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James Weir


Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Recent articles by James:

‘Gone rogue’: Channel 7 stars behaving badly

What the hell’s going on over at Channel 7? The once-family friendly network has reinvented itself as the free-to-air rebel and it’s not slowing down. The days of non-offensive programming are long gone. No more Packed To The Rafters or other wholesome dramas. Now it’s all about rogue talent and inflammatory opinions. Finally, someone’s giving the people what we want. It’s a win-win for the… → Read More

James Weir recaps SAS: Burgess’ eye-popping X-rated remark on TV

The bizarre and repeated mention of an X-rated act startles everyone during Wednesday night’s SAS Australia reunion, with the episode giving a candid insight into how disgraced footy star Sam Burgess dug deep and came out on top as the show’s only rimmer. → Read More

James Weir recaps SAS Australia 2021 episode 13

Four celebrities have completely wasted their time on SAS Australia – getting rejected at the finish line of the brutal course and stripped of their glory because there can only be one winner on Channel 7’s Sam Burgess Redemption Tour. → Read More

James Weir recaps SAS: Heartbreaking words that shattered Burgess

SAS Australia continues to burrow to the core of hard truths in an emotionally charged episode on Monday night that bravely tackles one of society’s most controversial debates: are sweet potato fries better than normal fries? → Read More

‘Hell’: Kylie’s struggle back in Australia

Australia loves when our prodigal celebs return home. → Read More

James Weir recaps: Cheating star’s shock marriage admission

The Sam Burgess redemption tour rolls on during Tuesday’s episode of SAS Australia, with the disgraced former footy star dropping an explosive bombshell about his broken marriage just seconds before a literal bomb explodes in what is some seriously highbrow symbolism for a free-to-air reality show. → Read More

James Weir recaps: Home And Away star’s sex fetish DM

Being a former Home And Away star comes with all the trappings of fame and fortune but, without a doubt, the two glitziest perks are: a lifetime all-you-can-eat membership at the Summer Bay diner. And kinky DMs from strangers. → Read More

Russell Crowe’s weird Hollywood entourage

Of course Russell Crowe’s entourage is a ragtag troupe of weirdos and misfits. → Read More

James Weir recaps: Aussie icon’s super cringey dating show past

What starts as a recap of Wednesday night’s SAS Australia spins out of control and morphs into an urgent dispatch from 2007 as one celebrity’s long-lost appearance on a terrifically hideous US dating show is unearthed. → Read More

James Weir recaps: Star’s gross incident at Russell Crowe’s party

The most compelling thing about SAS Australia is realising the celebrity contestants are just everyday people with average lives made up of mundane occurrences like grocery shopping, paying bills and projectile vomiting all over Russell Crowe’s house after getting drunk and stoned. → Read More

James Weir recaps SAS Australia 2021 episode 7

SAS Australia is a TV show that really engages the senses — sight, sound and … smell. → Read More

Channel 7’s secret weapon in Nine war

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James Weir recaps: ‘Insufferable’ celeb’s cringey TV behaviour

It’s that beautiful time of the year where the scent of jasmine’s in the air, the afternoon sun is hanging around just that little bit longer, and the SAS Australia celebrities are starting to turn on each other. → Read More

James Weir recaps: Celebrity fight kicks off after SAS humiliation

A screaming match between two SAS Australia celebrities kicks off in the back of a Range Rover on Tuesday night which — warning — may trigger traumatic flashbacks for viewers who suffered through long distance childhood road trips with annoying siblings. → Read More

James Weir recaps SAS Australia 2021 episode 4

Punches are thrown between celebrities during SAS Australia’s controversial boxing challenge on Monday — the scenes almost more distressing than the uncensored footage that’s aired of the camp’s communal toilet bucket exploding. → Read More

Harsh reality for celeb rejects: ‘Get a job’

It was either Maya Angelou or ‘90s punk rock band The Offspring who posed the eloquent and urgent question: “Why don’t you get a job?” Wait. No. It was definitely The Offspring. (Side note: It’s so surprising that not one single track from their stellar back catalogue made it onto Rolling Stone’s latest 500 Best Songs of All Time list. I’ll say it: The Beatles are overrated. Give me “Pretty Fly… → Read More

James Weir recaps SAS: Celeb cheater exposed on secret video

A celebrity contestant on SAS Australia is busted cheating on Wednesday when it’s revealed that this program — a reality show — has cameras filming the participants at all times. → Read More

‘Sl*t’ scandal cracks open on SAS

Ousted federal Labor MP Emma Husar details the harrowing aftermath of the alleged “Basic Instinct” scandal that ended her career during an emotional interrogation on Tuesday’s SAS Australia while, on a lighter note, disgraced footy star Sam Burgess gets stuck in a pipe. → Read More

SAS Australia: James Weir recaps episode 1

Disgraced former footy star Sam Burgess admits to an affair and drug troubles on Monday’s premiere of SAS Australia, the extreme reality series that leaves all its celebrity contestants wishing they’d just signed up to do an episode of Anh’s Brush With Fame instead. → Read More

Star’s painfully cringey TV appearance

Another day, another celebrity exposing themselves to ridicule and humiliation in an ill-advised attempt at boosting their profile. → Read More