Life is messy and stressed right now. If only we could get a little guidance from someone who seems to have it all figured out. Celebrity Call Center on E! (DStv 124) allows people with interesting problems to make a phonecall and reach out to the celebrity panel for help. The call gets routed to the celebrity most likely to be able to help, who then digs into their own lives and remembers how they confronted similar situations, or just offers their two cents on the issue. The rest of the panel chips in when they can weigh in on the conversation, sometimes just with amusing comments. The series was recorded live during the calls so celebs don’t have time to work things out – what you hear is what they’ve got.
The call-in panel of celebs changes in each call, with 4 different panels of 4 celebrities each standing by to dish out advice in each episode. But it will always feature celebs of a widespread set of ages, races, sexes and fields of experience, who’re standing by at home just waiting for the phone to ring.
Dr Terry Dubrow of Botched (who’s taking calls along with his wife, Heather) says, “I was amazed at how varied the advice was and how funny it was. Some of us agreed with other celebrities and didn’t agree with others. I thought I was particularly good.” Heather adds, “There were some out-there questions. I like to not know questions beforehand; I like to fly by the seat of my pants. Terry likes to hear everything in advance. He wants to think about things.”
Don’t call us we’ll call you? Not during lockdown! Now is the time for ordinary people to pick up the phone.
Make that call
Here are just 5 of the stars who could be on the line, and their areas of expertise: