The Bridge viewers baffled by lack of bridge building as contestants 'do nothing but eat and chat' in premiere

CHANNEL 4 reality show The Bridge has left viewers bewildered – with more banter than bridge building.

The new show has perplexed fans after they tuned into the programme – but hardly saw any 'bridge building'.

The series premiered last night and fans weren't too impressed with what they witnessed with one critic calling it 'a CenterParcs version of Shipwrecked'.

Twelve strangers (including Trisha Goddard's daughter Billie) were challenged to build a bridge over 250 metres of water in just 20 days in the British countryside with a £100,000 prize up for grabs.

Taking part in the TV challenge along with publicist Billie, 30, is a Dreamboys stripper and a plumber, while it's narrated by James McAvoy.

There's also a woman who took the internet by storm when she was filmed in hospital suffering from Covid.

Plus a student Brexiteer, a former Irish tennis protégé and a man who was previously homeless.

But fans weren't happy about the lack of bridge-building.

One viewer wrote: "Why is The Bridge a weird mix between Love Island and a documentary? I WANTED TO SEE A BRIDGE BEING BUILT."

One fan joked: "Are they gonna start building a bridge between all this eating?"

Another scolded: "Why haven't they started building the bridge? This is just Big Brother on a lake."

A viewer stated: "Is this a dating programme or a popularity competition? The building of the Bridge seems to be the last thing on their mind."

After battling back from booze and drug addictions, Trisha Goddard’s daughter Billie has landed a role in the new reality show.

Billie, Trisha’s eldest child, battled addiction from the age of 12.









But despite making a career on the box, chat show legend Trisha told The Sun exclusively she is concerned about how her daughter will fare on telly.

Billie revealed: “Mum is apprehensive, but also encouraging.

"She’s nervous about reality shows in general.

"However, she is supportive and understands I’m in a bit of a rut in life.

“I don’t really care what people think of me because I’m happy with who I am and how far I’ve come.

"My biggest concern is it could reflect on my mum. But, apart from that it’s a new experience.”

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