After only a couple of months, the Arab version of "The Weakest Link" is not going over well. The presenter, Rita Khoury, used to be a not-too-famous but well-liked radio presenter. Now she is famous and hardly liked by anyone.
The reason? Well Arab men cannot stand having a woman humiliate them. In Saudi Arabia women have almost no rights, they cannot vote and they are not allowed to drive cars. Some of the women though admire and respect her for her boldness.
One woman said "She behaves just like a man,... who does she think she is?" A man from Beirut said: "She's a bitch... God help her poor husband." Khoury stands by her approach and remarks: "No woman contestant has ever got upset."