Apparently the first time the Commodore CD32 was showcased on TV anywhere in the world was on the kids’ Saturday morning, magazine-style show, Gimme 5. I did have a link to the YouTube video in which this claim was made, but it has since been removed, making this post a bit pointless. Nevermind, we’ll soldier on regardless. Gimme 5 was a sort of second-rate Going Live with presenters you’d never heard of, and a bi-pedal talking sheep called Nobby… I kid you not!
Even so, it ran for three series and the host, Jenny Powell, notable for having a cute voice and being attractive went on to have a cute voice and be attractive elsewhere. She also married a millionaire, had two daughters and then got divorced.
I’d take the CD32 boast with a pinch of salt; they also claim that Diggers is “reputed to be the biggest game ever for any console”, and we know that to be a mega-fib because this honour goes to Dangerous Streets!