How reassuring to see Stacey Solomon crowned 'queen of jungle' on I'm A Celebrity last night.
You can carp long and hard about the vacuous nature of the programme but it's only light entertainment (think Generation Game with bugs) and year after year the majority of the voting public gets it right with their choice of winner.
This year the public got it spot on again, right down to the last four of Dom Joly, Jenny Eclair, Sean Ryder (a very worthy runner-up) and Solomon herself.
"Dippy" Stacey was a revelation from start to finish. Good-natured, humorous and actually quite smart, she never had a bad word to say about anyone. She radiated warmth and her feel good personality was a tonic for everyone, including viewers at home - an extraordinary achievement.
On a parochial note, it was good to see Ryder, the only smoker in the group, reach the final. OK, that's not the reason people voted for him, but his habit wasn't held against him.
In fact - and this is something I've often noticed about "reality" TV programmes - smoking is rarely an issue among contestants or the voting public. (Politicians and anti-tobacco campaigners, take note.)
In I'm A Celebrity 2010 the only person to have a pop at Sean Ryder for smoking was the truly awful Gillian McKeith. Again, the public did exactly the right thing. They voted for the "World Renowned Holistic Nutritionist" while she entertained us with a combination of hysterics and alleged fainting fits, and then dispatched her to Z-list oblivion as soon as she had outlived her usefulness.
Thankfully, the woman who dominated the headlines in weeks one and two did not even come close to winning. Instead the finalists were two incredibly honest, likeable, down-to-earth characters and the public rewarded them with their vote.
Seriously, it made me proud to be British.
As it happens, the voting public also did the right thing in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend. We had enjoyed Anne Widdecombe's pantomime efforts (or, to be accurate, Anton du Beke's choreography) but enough was enough.
Most people, I think, realised that this year's competition had got to the stage when it would have been a travesty had a far better dancer been voted out. And so the Great British public decided that it was time for Anne to go.
I'm beginning to think that the Government should put more trust in the British people to decide certain key issues. Yes, a few Swiss-style referendums wouldn't go amiss. Now, where shall we start?