Dawn French has been showered with praise following the first episode of her new show, Little Big Shots. In the show, the 59-year-old chats to talented youngsters who show off their incredible skills, from piano playing to karate, and viewers were quick to praise the Vicar of Dibley star's hilarious antics. Kristina Rihanoff was among those watching, and tweeted: "Finally a great show with wonderful creativity! Better then everything we see now on Saturdays! Love @Dawn_French on Little big shots."
Dawn's show was met with widespread praise
Another fan wrote: "Dawn French is a legend. This new show Little Big Shots is GREAT FUN!" Phillip Schofield also praised the show, writing: "Well that was about as feel good and fun as it gets and @Dawn_French couldn't be more perfect for @LilBigShotsUK." Dawn had joined Phillip and Holly Willoughby on This Morning on Wednesday to chat about the show, and Holly revealed how excited she was to tune in. "It's so brilliant to watch… I'm in already, I can't wait to watch it," she said. Dawn revealed that she was worried about being a presenter, saying: "I was a bit nervous about doing this because I know presenting is a proper skill and it's not one I'm particularly experienced at, but when I saw what they did with the show in America, I saw how completely innocent and delightful it is."
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The star also shocked viewers when she revealed that she is almost 60 years old. "I'm 60 this year," she revealed "How did that happen? Because when I was a kid, you know I used to look at people who were 60 and just think, you should just really die... because what is the point of you now? When I was little, that's what I used to think about people who were 60. I did – and now I'm that person! Sixty doesn't feel like anything, it feels just like I was 40 or whatever."