The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle sees Saunders play a talk show host called Vivienne Vyle, a caricature of Jeremy Kyle and other talk show hosts. The programme also stars Miranda Richardson as the talk show's producer.
Vyle will resolve paternity disputes with her now weekly DNA reveal slot (subtly named: 'who's the daddy?'). Show contributors come on either crying or shouting (usually both) and are then treated to what is now famously referred to as the 'Vyle treatment': Vivienne's own brand of straight-talking honesty which is always direct, blunt and dare I say it, often hard hitting and uncompromising.
Vyle will say what she thinks in a way that feels at times admonishing and even mocking - especially when she uses the audience to make a point whether it be a subtle raise of an eyebrow that gets an audience jeering or a direct invitation for the audience to support one of her longer diatribes with wild cheers and applause.
Gema Olaso (2009-2010)