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In the wake of Bear Grylls fakery scandals, what other tv programmes might be fixed?

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Kathyis6incheshigh Mon 13-Aug-07 12:30:10

OK, so sadly Bear Grylls did not sleep on his island or build his raft himself and they used dry ice to make the noxious fumes on the fake volcano look more scary

This has led me to wonder what else might be fixed. For example, do Susannah and Trinnys' researchers take binbags full of awful clothes to the homes of the victims on What Not To Wear?

Do diet programmes take thin people and film them looking gorgeous, then put them up in a top hotel for a few months and feed them up, take footage of them looking fat and then edit it to look like they lost weight?

Any ideas?

Whizzz Mon 13-Aug-07 12:33:39

Also I bet his name is really Kevin Smith

Kathyis6incheshigh Mon 13-Aug-07 12:35:47

LOLOL Whizz.

Kathyis6incheshigh Mon 13-Aug-07 12:37:41

Do you think they poke the children on Supernanny with sticks to make them tetchy and feed them lots of extra sugar? And the production crew are whispering to the children 'Shout 'fuck off' at the fat lady! Go on, I dare you!'

GrandMasterHumphreyLyttelton Mon 13-Aug-07 12:38:06

Trinny and Tranny use stylists.

Big Brother was filmed in a Warehouse in Prague last November. They've just put the finishing touches to next year's. Davina is a robot.

The news is created with a spin-o-meter at Broadcasting House. When Huw Edwards gets overenthusiastic and breaks it, the bbc claim a transmitter is down for 'routine maintenance.'

Gillian McKeith is an ex-wrestler called Colin 'The Obliminator' Sidebottom who is 6'7" and weighs 26 stone. It's all done with mirrors and trick photography.

The Simpsons is real.

Kathyis6incheshigh Mon 13-Aug-07 12:44:02

LOL Grandmaster.
I had never noticed that about Davina but now you mention it....

On the Supernanny episodes where one of the issues is children refusing to eat, they slip Bitrex into the food at the beginning and sweeteners in at the end, just to make sure the little buggers don't mess it up.

NadineBaggott Mon 13-Aug-07 12:44:54

All the ones involving members of the public - house buying etc

Whizzz Mon 13-Aug-07 12:50:06

Costa Chaos must be totally scripted - no two people can be that disfunctional, surely !

Kathyis6incheshigh Mon 13-Aug-07 12:58:11

I didn't see that - the one with the couple running the hotel in Eastern Europe (Slovakia or somewhere?) made me a bit suspicious though....

LIZS Mon 13-Aug-07 13:02:17

Big Brother, that thing where the contestants thought they'd go into space most "reality" tv come to that like Wife Swap and Holiday Showdown , all the find a bargain at a car boot/attic etc , house makeover shows...

Kathyis6incheshigh Mon 13-Aug-07 13:05:36

I loved Space Cadets.
Maybe that's the future for BB - do a show in which we the audience are privvy to the fixing....

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