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in being so bloody offended that Channel 4 have aired tonight's Wife Swap

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AdelaideJo Sun 21-Jun-09 20:46:31

Please tell me i'm not the only one sick to my stomach at what the Bristol family are putting that 18 month old baby girl through on a daily basis.

LovelyTinOfSpam Sun 21-Jun-09 20:48:34

Not heard about it/watching it. What're they doing? or don't I want to know...

SarfEast Sun 21-Jun-09 20:48:54

I didn't see it, what happend?

lockets Sun 21-Jun-09 20:49:23

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AdelaideJo Sun 21-Jun-09 20:52:34

The lady going into the home with the child walked into:

- cat faeces all over the floor/around the litter tray.

- Baby having crisps for breakfast as mum didn't get up til 11.30 and then it was 'make do'.

- fag butts squashed out behind the bathroom taps.

- Such a state of squalor she wanted to puke up.

Kimi Sun 21-Jun-09 20:52:53

What did I miss

HeavyweightChampion Sun 21-Jun-09 20:53:16

4 + 1 at 9pm?

LovelyTinOfSpam Sun 21-Jun-09 20:55:53

Why isn't it on "social services spectacular" rather than wife swap???

Alambil Sun 21-Jun-09 20:57:19

poor family sounds like they need some help

Kimi Sun 21-Jun-09 21:00:51

Right got it on for a look

Kimi Sun 21-Jun-09 21:03:49

Ok I already hate the bristol woman

Noonki Sun 21-Jun-09 21:07:43

what a lazy bint.

BitOfFun Sun 21-Jun-09 21:08:31

This looks like it's going to be carcrash tv- am I going to be able to stand to watch it?

Sorry, but I've got my judgeypants hitched RIGHT UP...

BitOfFun Sun 21-Jun-09 21:09:46

God, the daughter looks like she smelt something awful when she shook her hand. Perhaps she did?

Kimi Sun 21-Jun-09 21:09:48

Hope this might shame her in to being a better person

BitOfFun Sun 21-Jun-09 21:10:57

Aaargh! She's glued to the PC all day apparently- I hope to god she's not on here!

MIAonline Sun 21-Jun-09 21:11:51

thread here

There was a thread about this in TV topic.

I am mixed about whether they should show it really. I think it opens peoples eyes to what goes on on some families, but I agree with a post that says that the child didn't agree to it and I do often wonder about the continuing use of children in reality TV and how we are bystanders in what often verges on child neglect/abuse.

merlinthehappypig Sun 21-Jun-09 21:12:43

Did you see her sitting at the computer smoking a fag whilst her dd was in the same room? Ffs at least hang out the window and smoke.

Kimi Sun 21-Jun-09 21:15:21

Poor child, poor child's dad.

How can anyone have so little respect for themself, their child, their partner and their home??

rookiemater Sun 21-Jun-09 21:18:13

I think in this case that being on this show is the one chance that poor child has of a decent life.

Hopefully the mother will watch the programme and feel ashamed and want to make things better, but in my heart I know she will claim to be tired because of being pregnant, then will claim to be tired because of having a new baby and the whole thing will deteroriate again.

Or maybe the father, who whilst he is a doormat seemed reasonably sensible will wise up to whats going on and put his foot down.

I mean FFS she can put a slice of toast on for herself but not for her poor child.

Kimi Sun 21-Jun-09 21:18:27

Did she just say being a mother is the hardest job in the world?? How would she know she is not fit to be called a mother

ThePhantomPlopper Sun 21-Jun-09 21:19:03

Wasn't nice was it?!

FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 21-Jun-09 21:19:07

This is just horrific.

Marthasmama Sun 21-Jun-09 21:19:37

I think this might make me cry if I watch much more. That poor little girl. sad That's no way for a little girl to live.

Kimi Sun 21-Jun-09 21:19:44

What a lovely little girl.

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