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Channel 5 mocked for showing FIVE HOURS of Jane McDonald shows on NYE

Heaven for some, hell for others

It’s the biggest night of the year, and Channel 5 decided to mark if by sharing FIVE HOURS of Jane McDonald.

Lovely as she is, that’s got to be excessive for anyone but the most hardcore fans? Who wants to spend five consecutive hours in anyone’s company, come to think of it…?

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Jane is the busiest woman around (Credit: thejanemcdonald Instagram)

But there she was, stripped across five shows, from 8pm last night.

The Macca marathon began with Christmas Cruising With Jane McDonald.

That was followed by Jane McDonald and Friends NYE Special, Jane McDonald: My Life Story, another episode of Cruising With Jane McDonald, the second part of Jane McDonald and Friends NYE Special, and, finally, Jane: 12 Cruises of Christmas, which finished at 1.35am.

Happy New Year!

When the schedule was first released, viewers were not looking forward, with one tweeting: “Jane McDonald night from 8pm on New Year’s Eve until 1:35am on Channel 5 that’s a nightmare.”

A second added: “I like Jane but [bleeping] hell that’s ridiculous!”

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She’s a popular host of several shows (Credit: thejanemcdonald Instagram)

A third moaned: “That’s Channel 5 for you. Cheap and nasty.”

And, as the shows bedded in last night, there were more complaints…

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There were also messages of support from Jane’s fans, who are clearly of a cheerier disposition.

It’s not surprising Channel 5 is a fan of Jane. The channel won its first Bafta this year for Cruising With Jane McDonald, and the presenter said in her acceptance speech that it was testament to the channel’s “evolution”.

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And there’s set to be even more Jane in the New Year, as she’s going on tour, as well as doing more TV work.

The prolific star confirmed her plans as she wished her fans a Happy Christmas last week.

The Loose Women star commented beside the picture of herself by a tree: “I’d like to wish everyone a very merry #Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I hope to see many of you next year – I’m so excited to get out on tour again, it’s going to be the best one yet! Love to you all, Jane xx.”

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