5 reasons why Our Shirley Valentine Summer is the most relatable show on TV

On Our Shirley Valentine Summer, it’s been fun to discover that celebs really are just like us.

Front of the queue is Ninia Benjamin and Annabel Giles, always ready with a frank confession or a snappy remark that had us smirking into a glass of rosé every time they popped up.

Here are five reasons why Our Shirley Valentine Summer is the most relatable show on TV, based on episode one.

Our Shirley Valentine: 7 things we learned from Episode 1!

1. Annabel Giles is All of Us When it Comes to Hobbies

We’d all like to pretend we’ve taken up kite-surfing or origami, but let’s be real, most of us end up in front of the telly.

And if we’re not watching Shirley Valentine, we’re probably marathoning some boxset or other.

Hard to turn down a month on a Greek island when the alternative is catching up on Breaking Bad, ay Annabel?

Screenshot: Annabel Giles, Our Shirley Valentine Summer, ITV, Series 1

Lizzie Cundy Loves Her Impractical Shoes

The first episode saw Lizzie and Nancy stumbling over the sand in their heels, but they’re not going to let that stop them.

Lizzie does switch to flats for hiking, though, so no broken ankles thus far.

 

Let’s face it, some people are practical and sensible, and other people just have to Carrie Bradshaw their way through footwear.

We are who we are…

Screenshot: Lizzie Cundy, Our Shirley Valentine Summer, ITV, Series 1

Not Often You Hear Rumpy-Pumpy, Thanks Ninia!

When your last long-term relationship was 20 years ago, like Ninia Benjamin, you might want to cut to the chase on this stuff.

Find love, sure. Find a bit of action along the way? Definitely. Although, maybe it’s best not to bust-out the term ‘rumpy-pumpy’ on a first date.

Screenshot: Ninia Benjamin, Our Shirley Valentine Summer, ITV, Series 1

Annabel Giles Hates Mornings

It’s bad enough getting up before noon, but to a house filled with seven other people chattering and bashing around the kitchen? It’s enough to make non-morning people run for the private beach.

Annabel’s collection of horrified faces at the morning chaos are worth their own miniseries, honestly.

Screenshot: Annabel tells it like it is, Our Shirley Valentine Summer, ITV, Series 1

Ninia Benjamin is Not a Fan of Yoga

 We can’t all be super bendy, and there are less complicated ways of keeping fit. Luckily, qualified yoga teacher Aggie is on hand to run Ninia through the basics. Even if it does leave her feeling like she can’t breathe. She is determined to use the month to get fitter though, so let’s all cheer her on.

Screenshot: Ninia gets real, Our Shirley Valentine Summer, ITV, Series 1

 

WATCH OUR SHIRLEY VALENTINE SUMMER EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT ON ITV, AT 9 PM.

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