This is just an extension of a new genre of TV - Desperation Television.
How long before a series of Z listers sitting on the toilet - with full surround sound from strategically placed microphones and a full commentary from the perpetrator? It's been done in Joyce's Ulysses, why not for the masses?
I'm old enough to remember when television closed down during the day. Perhaps this should be brought back so they don't have to stretch the meagre amount of good programming so wide.