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Karl Pilkington talks 'The Moaning of Life', Botox and Fabergé eggs

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Karl Pilkington is returning to Sky1 with a brand new series. The Moaning of Life sees the miserly Mancunian travelling the world alone to experience how other cultures face up to life's big issues.

Ahead of the show's Sunday premiere, Karl shares his musings on a few of the topics covered by the show - marriage, happiness and approaching life's end - and a few more besides...

Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life Episode 1 'Marriage'

© Sky / Freddie Claire

Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life



KARL ON... WEDDINGS

"There's going to be people who do it for religious reasons and I can't argue with that - if you've got to be married before you can 'ave it away, fine.

"But it just doesn't mean anything - people get divorced all the time. You have a fall-out over who ate the last Jaffa Cake and that's enough to split up.

"I said to Suzanne, 'Look, there's no-one else - I couldn't be bothered starting again'. There's a little bit of laziness 'ere. She knows that.

"If I met someone else, I'd be saying, 'Oh, Suzanne didn't do it that way'. It's been 20 years of my life, so I couldn't start again. It'd just be a hassle.'

KARL ON… THE BEST WAY TO GET MARRIED

"I don't know why it can't be done online - you can do everything online now. Can't you print off a 3D gun or something? Why can't you get married?

"With iTunes, you've got to agree to the terms and tick a box - and yet it hasn't been done with marriage."

Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life Episode 1 'Marriage'

© Sky / Freddie Claire

Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life



KARL ON… ROMANTIC GESTURES

"I bought Suzanne condoms once… she used 'em. When I first met her, I took her to Blackpool. She didn't like it. I gave up trying after that."

KARL ON… SPLASHING THE CASH

"If you've got money, some people go a bit daft and buy... I dunno... Fabergé eggs. What are you doing?! They cost millions! To me, I'd get the same enjoyment from a Kinder egg."

Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life Episode 1 'Marriage'

© Sky / Freddie Claire

Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life



KARL ON… GETTING OLDER

"These lines on me 'ead - I've had them forever. Me mam said I frowned as a baby. When I was in LA for the 'Happiness' episode, a woman got rid of a couple of 'em with Botox. But she was like... 'That is like an elephant's knee'."

KARL ON… REGRETS

"I always stand by the things I say - it's just that sometimes I forget. I'll say something about me Auntie Nora and then she ends up hearing about it off someone... and that's what's worse.

"They'll go, 'Karl was talking about you s**ting yourself again', and I'll go, 'Woah, hang on, there were good bits about her in there too' - but it's a headline, innit?

"You'll probably use that as the headline now - that will be the story. 'She's s**ting herself again' - that's why I'm not very good at this."

Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life Episode 1 'Marriage'

© Sky / Freddie Claire

Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life



KARL ON… WHY HE'LL NEVER DO REALITY TV

"Maybe some people love doing Come Dine with Me and having a meal with David Hasselhoff, but for me... I don't like having friends for food, never mind a stranger!

"And with the jungle, I'd rather go in there again with those scorpions and spiders I had to deal with, than be sat there with... Sinitta.

"Again, no disrespect to her. I used to buy her singles when I was younger - 'Big Red GTO', 'So Macho'. Listen, I know what Sinitta's done - I was a mobile DJ when I was younger.

"She's just the one who sprang to mind. I'm not slagging her off. That's the problem with these interviews."

KARL ON…. BEING A 'KITCHEN SINK PHILOSOPHER'

"I've never heard of that. Is that dying out now 'cos of dishwashers?"

Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life Episode 1 'Marriage'

© Sky / Freddie Claire

Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life



Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life begins on Sunday (October 20) at 9pm on Sky1.

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