The Very Hot Gossip Show (1982)

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Telecast by Britain's Channel 4, this weekly variety series was a vehicle for Very Hot Gossip, fresh from their stint as background dancers on The Kenny Everett Video Show. On each episode, the terpsichorean stars danced to all the latest song hits, with appropriately colorful "visuals" from the special-effects people. When the series originally aired in 1982, much was made of the fact that all the female dancers were white, and all the male dancers were black. However, it was not race but ratings which prompted Channel 4 to drop The Very Hot Gossip Show after a single season, making room for a new variety show starring the kiddie musical-imitation troupe, the Mini Pops.