On Benefits: and a baby on the way

(20 Posts)
mycatstares Thu 06-Oct-16 20:04:07

shock is anyone else watching this?!

She's putting it on surely?!

LillyBugg Thu 06-Oct-16 20:08:10

I'm not sure how long I can leave it on. I'm weirdly attracted to these programmes because they bloody irritate me.

LillyBugg Thu 06-Oct-16 20:08:30

But!! Not because...smile

expatinscotland Thu 06-Oct-16 20:11:04

This type of programming is disgraceful.

mycatstares Thu 06-Oct-16 20:11:10

I'm exactly the same!!

That first woman was appalling she had to be acting up for the cameras..

Mozfan1 Thu 06-Oct-16 20:14:12

It's poverty porn isn't it. Taking advantage.

ICuntSeeYourPoint Thu 06-Oct-16 20:15:54

They seem like normal parents to me. Not everyone's a mn-er. Total idiots to go on a "look at these feckless spongers" programme. But then the producers don't want intelligent, articulate, middle class mums on there, ruining their carefully contrived narrative.

mycatstares Thu 06-Oct-16 20:20:54

The other 2 are ok it's the first one that's a bit dodge.

The80sweregreat Thu 06-Oct-16 20:22:35

Why do they show essex people as so shallow? I live in this county and i know so many ordinary people who work hard and do the right thing and not like Becky, who seems very irresponsible. We all dont want to be TOWIE wannabes. To have an overdraft just to be like others is just wrong. Its different if its for food or the gas bill, but this is just silly. Just my opinion of course. Winds me up.

mycatstares Thu 06-Oct-16 20:25:25

I live in Essex too, I very rarely meet anyone who acts like this either..hmm

The80sweregreat Thu 06-Oct-16 20:32:28

Mycat, Glad to hear it! Nothing against single mums or people on benefits, but its annoying when you know they could spend the money on things that matter. A knock off bag isnt it if your skint and have kids to bring up. Some peoples priorities seem skewed.

expatinscotland Thu 06-Oct-16 20:33:53

And some men don't pay to support their own kids.

mycatstares Thu 06-Oct-16 20:35:39

Feel quite sorry for the mum with the pink hair..

The80sweregreat Thu 06-Oct-16 20:35:53

No, the men do seem to get away with it. Where are they?

expatinscotland Thu 06-Oct-16 20:36:48

The whole show is about how terrible these women are. The men just swan off.

The80sweregreat Thu 06-Oct-16 20:39:33

Yes, Amy is struggling but she seems to have her act together. She seems quite sensible. It must be so hard being on your own with two of them.

Afreshstartplease Thu 06-Oct-16 20:39:44

The Essex one is awful

mycatstares Thu 06-Oct-16 20:44:27

Is that little boy her son? I thought she only had the little girl?!

The80sweregreat Thu 06-Oct-16 20:51:52

Becky is really winding me up.. Get a grip ( i want to move counties!) amy does have two children. I feel sorry for her.

mycatstares Thu 06-Oct-16 20:58:25

Who is it that Becky lives with?

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