Irish Twitter did what it does best when piling on comedian Michael Fry after it was revealed that he was to co-host Help Me Buy A Home, a new Virgin Media series about the property crisis. His unforgivable infraction was to interview the Minister for Housing about the housing emergency. “Be kind” social media hadn’t been so outraged since the last thing it was outraged about.

In fact, Fry’s involvement is largely peripheral in the first episode (Virgin Media One, Sunday, 8pm). That disgraceful sit-down with Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien will feature in a later instalment. The real star of Help Me Buy A Home is buyer’s agent Liz O’Kane, who steers the show into those familiar waters where you already find Channel 4′s Location, Location, Location.

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