3,000 sign petition demanding Ofcom investigation into Helen Wood's Big Brother win

3,000 sign petition demanding Ofcom investigation into Helen Wood's Big Brother win

Helen Wood in the Big Brother house

Helen Wood in the Big Brother house

Helen Wood emerges triumphant from the Big Brother house

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AN ONLINE petition has been submitted calling for communications watchdogs to investigate Helen Wood’s Big Brother victory.

It already has 3,270 signatures and has been handed to Ofcom and Channel Five after the 27-year-old won the reality show earlier this month.

The petition raises concerns about the Bolton hair and beauty salon owner’s behaviour in the Big Brother house and voting during the final.

It said: “Following a warning about her aggressive behaviour towards her fellow housemates, Miss Wood continued to act in a manner which could be perceived as lacking in basic civility and her pass to the final was not revoked despite pressure from the voting public.

“She left the house to heckles from the crowd, desperate to show their displeasure at her taking the title. There have been a number of concerns raised around the voting practices on the winning night; including the claim that many were unable to connect to their chosen housemates vote line.

“We demand an independent and impartial investigation into potential unethical practices that may have been employed.”

A spokesman for television regulator Ofcom said: “We are aware of this issue and the matter is currently under assessment.

“We have not reached a view as to whether we will open an investigation at this point.”

Following the mother-of-one’s win, Channel Five released a statement in response to complaints from viewers.

It said: “The behaviour of all housemates is regularly monitored by Big Brother and interventions are made whenever Big Brother considers it necessary.

“Some interventions are informal, some are formal — some result in serious warnings.

“Not all of these interventions are included in the material broadcast. In Helen’s case, the broadcasts twice showed her being reprimanded by Big Brother for her conduct.”

In terms of voting, Channel Five said: “All voting during Big Brother is independently verified as the voting occurs and when it ends.

“No votes were discarded because of voting irregularities in the period after lines were open for voting, in the final week of the last series, up until the lines were finally closed, when Helen and Ashleigh were the two remaining finalists.

“No voting irregularities were detected during that period.”

The channel also released figures for how the votes stood throughout the final day.

At 10.03pm on August 15, when voting lines closed for the final time during the live broadcast of the final, Miss Wood, from Bromley Cross, was 4,631 votes ahead of runner-up Ashleigh Coyle.

The statement also said Miss Wood auditioned for Big Brother in the same way as other applicants and did not have an agent, manager or connection with Channel Five owner Northern and Shell, or its founder Richard Desmond.

Helen Wood was unavailable for comment.

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9:04am Sat 30 Aug 14

Ernagy2 says...

This and te " Bake of" programme show how public have their priorities wrong.

The scandal involving children in Rotherham should be concerning people. People should be putting pressure on local councillors to check to make sure what happened in Rotherham isn't happening in Bolton. Instead all people care about is an awful programme that frankly shouldn't have been made in the first place.
This and te " Bake of" programme show how public have their priorities wrong. The scandal involving children in Rotherham should be concerning people. People should be putting pressure on local councillors to check to make sure what happened in Rotherham isn't happening in Bolton. Instead all people care about is an awful programme that frankly shouldn't have been made in the first place. Ernagy2
  • Score: 72

10:11am Sat 30 Aug 14

did-i-just-say-that says...

Ernagy2 wrote:
This and te " Bake of" programme show how public have their priorities wrong.

The scandal involving children in Rotherham should be concerning people. People should be putting pressure on local councillors to check to make sure what happened in Rotherham isn't happening in Bolton. Instead all people care about is an awful programme that frankly shouldn't have been made in the first place.
Unfortunately, that's become the purpose of TV - to divert your attention away from reality.

Rotherham is just the tip if the iceberg. In fact, you're probably fed more about it because it involves Asians and Muslims whereas in reality, there are probably white, upper class people (MP's?) that have sadly abused just as many minors. The powers that be will do everything to keep it under wraps.

For the past 3 months or so, I've stopped 'watching' TV like I used to. I no longer sit in front of the box watching soap after soap and I find myself much happier and content.

Try it. You never know!
[quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: This and te " Bake of" programme show how public have their priorities wrong. The scandal involving children in Rotherham should be concerning people. People should be putting pressure on local councillors to check to make sure what happened in Rotherham isn't happening in Bolton. Instead all people care about is an awful programme that frankly shouldn't have been made in the first place.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, that's become the purpose of TV - to divert your attention away from reality. Rotherham is just the tip if the iceberg. In fact, you're probably fed more about it because it involves Asians and Muslims whereas in reality, there are probably white, upper class people (MP's?) that have sadly abused just as many minors. The powers that be will do everything to keep it under wraps. For the past 3 months or so, I've stopped 'watching' TV like I used to. I no longer sit in front of the box watching soap after soap and I find myself much happier and content. Try it. You never know! did-i-just-say-that
  • Score: 38

10:21am Sat 30 Aug 14

Tim Burr says...

3,270 signatures? Do I live in a parallel universe or am I having a bad dream and non of this is real?
3,270 signatures? Do I live in a parallel universe or am I having a bad dream and non of this is real? Tim Burr
  • Score: 15

10:35am Sat 30 Aug 14

jenny50 says...

Doe"s anyone really care? What a world of sad people.
Doe"s anyone really care? What a world of sad people. jenny50
  • Score: 35

11:17am Sat 30 Aug 14

Browny91 says...

Ernagy2 wrote:
This and te " Bake of" programme show how public have their priorities wrong.

The scandal involving children in Rotherham should be concerning people. People should be putting pressure on local councillors to check to make sure what happened in Rotherham isn't happening in Bolton. Instead all people care about is an awful programme that frankly shouldn't have been made in the first place.
Of course it's happening in Bolton!
[quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: This and te " Bake of" programme show how public have their priorities wrong. The scandal involving children in Rotherham should be concerning people. People should be putting pressure on local councillors to check to make sure what happened in Rotherham isn't happening in Bolton. Instead all people care about is an awful programme that frankly shouldn't have been made in the first place.[/p][/quote]Of course it's happening in Bolton! Browny91
  • Score: 29

12:27pm Sat 30 Aug 14

wsw69 says...

Spot-on Ernagy2 and did-i-just-say-that

Big Brother, Great British Bake Off, Great British Sewing Bee, Jeremy Kyle, Loose Women etc etc are all utter 5h1te of the first order. It's no wonder we have a percentage of the nation who are completely brain f**ked!

How many programmes can a broadcaster find about how to bake an effing egg?

Sadly, it appears the 'great British public' have had their brains filled with Grade A 5h1te for so long, they can't comprehend decency, reality and quality.

It makes me laugh hearing people say they haven't enough time in a day, but they never miss utter c r a p when it's on.

As for paying a TV Licence, they can shove that up their ar5e5 as far as possible.
Spot-on Ernagy2 and did-i-just-say-that Big Brother, Great British Bake Off, Great British Sewing Bee, Jeremy Kyle, Loose Women etc etc are all utter 5h1te of the first order. It's no wonder we have a percentage of the nation who are completely brain f**ked! How many programmes can a broadcaster find about how to bake an effing egg? Sadly, it appears the 'great British public' have had their brains filled with Grade A 5h1te for so long, they can't comprehend decency, reality and quality. It makes me laugh hearing people say they haven't enough time in a day, but they never miss utter c r a p when it's on. As for paying a TV Licence, they can shove that up their ar5e5 as far as possible. wsw69
  • Score: 33

12:32pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Best an says...

For goodness sake with what's happening in this world this is less than nothing!!! That money could go to better use.
For goodness sake with what's happening in this world this is less than nothing!!! That money could go to better use. Best an
  • Score: 8

1:19pm Sat 30 Aug 14

adatherton says...

jenny50 wrote:
Doe"s anyone really care? What a world of sad people.
My thoughts exactly
[quote][p][bold]jenny50[/bold] wrote: Doe"s anyone really care? What a world of sad people.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly adatherton
  • Score: 10

2:54pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Say It As You See It says...

Ernagy2 wrote:
This and te " Bake of" programme show how public have their priorities wrong.

The scandal involving children in Rotherham should be concerning people. People should be putting pressure on local councillors to check to make sure what happened in Rotherham isn't happening in Bolton. Instead all people care about is an awful programme that frankly shouldn't have been made in the first place.
So what do you suggest, replace the entertainment on TV with the doom and gloom, just make everybody feel miserable about what is happening in the country. Personally I dont watch big brother, never have and never will. But if people have voted and charged they have a right to know if it was rigged. What happened to those children in Rotherham is extremely concerning and those responsible should be exposed and punished, however me or anybody else writing a strongly worded letter to a local councillor or signing a petition will not change how the victims feel, or change what has happened. The powers that be will investigate, the people in the wrong will be exposed and punished and the victims will be compensated. I know it may seem harsh but the world doesnt stop turning when atrocities like this happen
[quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: This and te " Bake of" programme show how public have their priorities wrong. The scandal involving children in Rotherham should be concerning people. People should be putting pressure on local councillors to check to make sure what happened in Rotherham isn't happening in Bolton. Instead all people care about is an awful programme that frankly shouldn't have been made in the first place.[/p][/quote]So what do you suggest, replace the entertainment on TV with the doom and gloom, just make everybody feel miserable about what is happening in the country. Personally I dont watch big brother, never have and never will. But if people have voted and charged they have a right to know if it was rigged. What happened to those children in Rotherham is extremely concerning and those responsible should be exposed and punished, however me or anybody else writing a strongly worded letter to a local councillor or signing a petition will not change how the victims feel, or change what has happened. The powers that be will investigate, the people in the wrong will be exposed and punished and the victims will be compensated. I know it may seem harsh but the world doesnt stop turning when atrocities like this happen Say It As You See It
  • Score: 6

3:10pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Ch227dsh says...

Is big brother still going? Gosh. I must have been too busy bothering with real life stuff to notice........
Is big brother still going? Gosh. I must have been too busy bothering with real life stuff to notice........ Ch227dsh
  • Score: 9

7:46pm Sat 30 Aug 14

calvin street says...

Say It As You See It wrote:
Ernagy2 wrote:
This and te " Bake of" programme show how public have their priorities wrong.

The scandal involving children in Rotherham should be concerning people. People should be putting pressure on local councillors to check to make sure what happened in Rotherham isn't happening in Bolton. Instead all people care about is an awful programme that frankly shouldn't have been made in the first place.
So what do you suggest, replace the entertainment on TV with the doom and gloom, just make everybody feel miserable about what is happening in the country. Personally I dont watch big brother, never have and never will. But if people have voted and charged they have a right to know if it was rigged. What happened to those children in Rotherham is extremely concerning and those responsible should be exposed and punished, however me or anybody else writing a strongly worded letter to a local councillor or signing a petition will not change how the victims feel, or change what has happened. The powers that be will investigate, the people in the wrong will be exposed and punished and the victims will be compensated. I know it may seem harsh but the world doesnt stop turning when atrocities like this happen
im nearly with you pal, you have fallen down when you say the paedos will be punished and the victims compensated. Its the uk, human rights/ lawyers like Cherie Blair have ruined us.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As You See It[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: This and te " Bake of" programme show how public have their priorities wrong. The scandal involving children in Rotherham should be concerning people. People should be putting pressure on local councillors to check to make sure what happened in Rotherham isn't happening in Bolton. Instead all people care about is an awful programme that frankly shouldn't have been made in the first place.[/p][/quote]So what do you suggest, replace the entertainment on TV with the doom and gloom, just make everybody feel miserable about what is happening in the country. Personally I dont watch big brother, never have and never will. But if people have voted and charged they have a right to know if it was rigged. What happened to those children in Rotherham is extremely concerning and those responsible should be exposed and punished, however me or anybody else writing a strongly worded letter to a local councillor or signing a petition will not change how the victims feel, or change what has happened. The powers that be will investigate, the people in the wrong will be exposed and punished and the victims will be compensated. I know it may seem harsh but the world doesnt stop turning when atrocities like this happen[/p][/quote]im nearly with you pal, you have fallen down when you say the paedos will be punished and the victims compensated. Its the uk, human rights/ lawyers like Cherie Blair have ruined us. calvin street
  • Score: -1

7:59pm Sat 30 Aug 14

calvin street says...

unfortunately. she will always be known as the one who appeared on BIG BROTHER who sucked Rooney off for money. I bet her mother, father and son are soooooo proud
unfortunately. she will always be known as the one who appeared on BIG BROTHER who sucked Rooney off for money. I bet her mother, father and son are soooooo proud calvin street
  • Score: 16

8:56pm Sat 30 Aug 14

artistpaint says...

What happened in rotherham is a product of coruption in power places.the authoritie concerned should be done.and the useless scum that were paid good dough of taxpayers money to protect them.all the slime that attacked them should be tracked down and justice done.
What happened in rotherham is a product of coruption in power places.the authoritie concerned should be done.and the useless scum that were paid good dough of taxpayers money to protect them.all the slime that attacked them should be tracked down and justice done. artistpaint
  • Score: 12

9:25pm Sat 30 Aug 14

madmandy16 says...

leave her alone soft gits.I didnt like her at first.un not particularly struck now.But who gives a crap.Stop watchin it if results not to your liking.
leave her alone soft gits.I didnt like her at first.un not particularly struck now.But who gives a crap.Stop watchin it if results not to your liking. madmandy16
  • Score: 3

9:39pm Sat 30 Aug 14

artistpaint says...

What a lady....not.
What a lady....not. artistpaint
  • Score: 0

11:05pm Sat 30 Aug 14

philipwalduck says...

every year there is "controversy" about the voting on one or other of the "Reality" TV shows. Just goes to show that the "Great British" TV watching public are bunch of bleeding morons!
every year there is "controversy" about the voting on one or other of the "Reality" TV shows. Just goes to show that the "Great British" TV watching public are bunch of bleeding morons! philipwalduck
  • Score: 5

11:14pm Sat 30 Aug 14

artistpaint says...

Tv is pathetic.£145 for a total load of cat **** and dog ****.time the fee was dumped
Tv is pathetic.£145 for a total load of cat **** and dog ****.time the fee was dumped artistpaint
  • Score: 2

4:42am Sun 31 Aug 14

GrumpyB says...

hehe heckler came knocking at the door... hmm im in a secure apt complex... Who is it... ** *** *** *uc*** so and so... Do you have an appointment?? errr can you open door... DO YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT.....i think he gets the jist now... NOOOOO he shouts ... cheeky sod screamed at me.. you need to make an appointment pal... how do i do that he asks...foolishly of course.
Well sir you need to Exit the Premmises let the door securely shut (or the phone system will not work... OK.. so he walks off security door shuts... low and behold (muppet) BUZZzzzzZzz .. (PMFSL)Hello >>? Hi its *BEEEB***BEEEEEEEB*B
EEEEEE*BEEEEEEEEE.. oh can i help you ?? Yes!! (i think he gettin really angry) CAN YOU OPEN THE DOOR!!!!!
hehe heckler came knocking at the door... hmm im in a secure apt complex... Who is it... ** *** *** *uc*** so and so... Do you have an appointment?? errr can you open door... DO YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT.....i think he gets the jist now... NOOOOO he shouts ... cheeky sod screamed at me.. you need to make an appointment pal... how do i do that he asks...foolishly of course. Well sir you need to Exit the Premmises let the door securely shut (or the phone system will not work... OK.. so he walks off security door shuts... low and behold (muppet) BUZZzzzzZzz .. (PMFSL)Hello >>? Hi its *BEEEB***BEEEEEEEB*B EEEEEE*BEEEEEEEEE.. oh can i help you ?? Yes!! (i think he gettin really angry) CAN YOU OPEN THE DOOR!!!!! GrumpyB
  • Score: -1

4:44am Sun 31 Aug 14

GrumpyB says...

hehe heckler came knocking at the door... hmm im in a secure apt complex... Who is it... ** *** *** *uc*** so and so... Do you have an appointment?? errr can you open door... DO YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT.....i think he gets the jist now... NOOOOO he shouts ... cheeky sod screamed at me.. you need to make an appointment pal... how do i do that he asks...foolishly of course.
Well sir you need to Exit the Premmises let the door securely shut (or the phone system will not work... OK.. so he walks off security door shuts... low and behold (muppet) BUZZzzzzZzz .. (PMFSL)Hello >>? Hi its *BEEEB***BEEEEEEEB*B
EEEEEE*BEEEEEEEEE.. oh can i help you ?? Yes!! (i think he gettin really angry) CAN YOU OPEN THE DOOR!!!!!
hehe heckler came knocking at the door... hmm im in a secure apt complex... Who is it... ** *** *** *uc*** so and so... Do you have an appointment?? errr can you open door... DO YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT.....i think he gets the jist now... NOOOOO he shouts ... cheeky sod screamed at me.. you need to make an appointment pal... how do i do that he asks...foolishly of course. Well sir you need to Exit the Premmises let the door securely shut (or the phone system will not work... OK.. so he walks off security door shuts... low and behold (muppet) BUZZzzzzZzz .. (PMFSL)Hello >>? Hi its *BEEEB***BEEEEEEEB*B EEEEEE*BEEEEEEEEE.. oh can i help you ?? Yes!! (i think he gettin really angry) CAN YOU OPEN THE DOOR!!!!! GrumpyB
  • Score: -1

4:50am Sun 31 Aug 14

GrumpyB says...

there he goes again screaming!! Errr can i *cough* No.. but you said you would open door?? did i? i think i had my fingers crossed.. no pal.. This guy actually says "im not your f*****g Pal... dunno how i kept it together... i said ...pmfsl... You got an appointment mate!!! : 3 min intervention of me rollin around having a laughing fit in the hallway hes screaming his head off.... How DO I MAKE A F******G APPT... no need shout pal ... IM NOT YER..........PAL!!!! send a letter mate... WEVE DONE THAT .... thats what them brown enveloped letters displaying in bold font " No Matter WHAT you WATCH... Where you watch or how you watch.. YOU NEED A TV LICENCE.... pfft muppets .. anyhow he buggered off after being on phone for a bit.. NOW THAT my friends is better than watchin any of that tripe and im FREEEE :) there i hope i made people feel like a fraction of there tv licence fee went to god use!! Thankyou Very much.. im here all weekend!!
there he goes again screaming!! Errr can i *cough* No.. but you said you would open door?? did i? i think i had my fingers crossed.. no pal.. This guy actually says "im not your f*****g Pal... dunno how i kept it together... i said ...pmfsl... You got an appointment mate!!! : 3 min intervention of me rollin around having a laughing fit in the hallway hes screaming his head off.... How DO I MAKE A F******G APPT... no need shout pal ... IM NOT YER..........PAL!!!! send a letter mate... WEVE DONE THAT .... thats what them brown enveloped letters displaying in bold font " No Matter WHAT you WATCH... Where you watch or how you watch.. YOU NEED A TV LICENCE.... pfft muppets .. anyhow he buggered off after being on phone for a bit.. NOW THAT my friends is better than watchin any of that tripe and im FREEEE :) there i hope i made people feel like a fraction of there tv licence fee went to god use!! Thankyou Very much.. im here all weekend!! GrumpyB
  • Score: -2

10:03am Sun 31 Aug 14

smw2012 says...

GrumpyB wrote:
there he goes again screaming!! Errr can i *cough* No.. but you said you would open door?? did i? i think i had my fingers crossed.. no pal.. This guy actually says "im not your f*****g Pal... dunno how i kept it together... i said ...pmfsl... You got an appointment mate!!! : 3 min intervention of me rollin around having a laughing fit in the hallway hes screaming his head off.... How DO I MAKE A F******G APPT... no need shout pal ... IM NOT YER..........PAL!!!! send a letter mate... WEVE DONE THAT .... thats what them brown enveloped letters displaying in bold font " No Matter WHAT you WATCH... Where you watch or how you watch.. YOU NEED A TV LICENCE.... pfft muppets .. anyhow he buggered off after being on phone for a bit.. NOW THAT my friends is better than watchin any of that tripe and im FREEEE :) there i hope i made people feel like a fraction of there tv licence fee went to god use!! Thankyou Very much.. im here all weekend!!
I feel you may have lost the plot... Literally

Made me laugh though! Obviously easily pleased
[quote][p][bold]GrumpyB[/bold] wrote: there he goes again screaming!! Errr can i *cough* No.. but you said you would open door?? did i? i think i had my fingers crossed.. no pal.. This guy actually says "im not your f*****g Pal... dunno how i kept it together... i said ...pmfsl... You got an appointment mate!!! : 3 min intervention of me rollin around having a laughing fit in the hallway hes screaming his head off.... How DO I MAKE A F******G APPT... no need shout pal ... IM NOT YER..........PAL!!!! send a letter mate... WEVE DONE THAT .... thats what them brown enveloped letters displaying in bold font " No Matter WHAT you WATCH... Where you watch or how you watch.. YOU NEED A TV LICENCE.... pfft muppets .. anyhow he buggered off after being on phone for a bit.. NOW THAT my friends is better than watchin any of that tripe and im FREEEE :) there i hope i made people feel like a fraction of there tv licence fee went to god use!! Thankyou Very much.. im here all weekend!![/p][/quote]I feel you may have lost the plot... Literally Made me laugh though! Obviously easily pleased smw2012
  • Score: 2

1:47pm Sun 31 Aug 14

bandit14 says...

GrumpyB wrote:
there he goes again screaming!! Errr can i *cough* No.. but you said you would open door?? did i? i think i had my fingers crossed.. no pal.. This guy actually says "im not your f*****g Pal... dunno how i kept it together... i said ...pmfsl... You got an appointment mate!!! : 3 min intervention of me rollin around having a laughing fit in the hallway hes screaming his head off.... How DO I MAKE A F******G APPT... no need shout pal ... IM NOT YER..........PAL!!!! send a letter mate... WEVE DONE THAT .... thats what them brown enveloped letters displaying in bold font " No Matter WHAT you WATCH... Where you watch or how you watch.. YOU NEED A TV LICENCE.... pfft muppets .. anyhow he buggered off after being on phone for a bit.. NOW THAT my friends is better than watchin any of that tripe and im FREEEE :) there i hope i made people feel like a fraction of there tv licence fee went to god use!! Thankyou Very much.. im here all weekend!!
Care in the community at work
[quote][p][bold]GrumpyB[/bold] wrote: there he goes again screaming!! Errr can i *cough* No.. but you said you would open door?? did i? i think i had my fingers crossed.. no pal.. This guy actually says "im not your f*****g Pal... dunno how i kept it together... i said ...pmfsl... You got an appointment mate!!! : 3 min intervention of me rollin around having a laughing fit in the hallway hes screaming his head off.... How DO I MAKE A F******G APPT... no need shout pal ... IM NOT YER..........PAL!!!! send a letter mate... WEVE DONE THAT .... thats what them brown enveloped letters displaying in bold font " No Matter WHAT you WATCH... Where you watch or how you watch.. YOU NEED A TV LICENCE.... pfft muppets .. anyhow he buggered off after being on phone for a bit.. NOW THAT my friends is better than watchin any of that tripe and im FREEEE :) there i hope i made people feel like a fraction of there tv licence fee went to god use!! Thankyou Very much.. im here all weekend!![/p][/quote]Care in the community at work bandit14
  • Score: 4

4:21pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Snakestail says...

I stopped watching TV 15 + years ago, haven't missed it one bit and every two years I get a letter asking me if things have changed and do I want to order a TV license online for £145...

Now that's what I call real TV comedy.
I stopped watching TV 15 + years ago, haven't missed it one bit and every two years I get a letter asking me if things have changed and do I want to order a TV license online for £145... Now that's what I call real TV comedy. Snakestail
  • Score: 3

4:22pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Snakestail says...

"Helen Wood was unavailable for comment."

Maybe her mouth was full?
"Helen Wood was unavailable for comment." Maybe her mouth was full? Snakestail
  • Score: 6

6:15pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Big Brother is on a par with WWE so those who believe everything they see is real deserve everything they get.

However, can't see why GB Bake Off is getting dragged in to this. It's a program about cakes so why would anyone get worked up about it?

If I want serious there are loads of news channels or programs like Newsnight that will focus on serious issues but telly is about far more than that.
Big Brother is on a par with WWE so those who believe everything they see is real deserve everything they get. However, can't see why GB Bake Off is getting dragged in to this. It's a program about cakes so why would anyone get worked up about it? If I want serious there are loads of news channels or programs like Newsnight that will focus on serious issues but telly is about far more than that. Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 3

1:54pm Tue 2 Sep 14

JhHens says...

I don't think the petition is directed at Helen Wood as much as the people behind the show and broadcasting in general.
As much as I'm bored with the subject if there isn't honesty in the show then it needs highlighting because if the votes have been manipulated then an act of fraud has taken place at the publics cost and all other TV voting shows such as Britains got talent, X factor etc will all come under suspicion. There's enough dishonesty in the major powers of this country without it spilling over into the so called entertainment shows.
I don't think the petition is directed at Helen Wood as much as the people behind the show and broadcasting in general. As much as I'm bored with the subject if there isn't honesty in the show then it needs highlighting because if the votes have been manipulated then an act of fraud has taken place at the publics cost and all other TV voting shows such as Britains got talent, X factor etc will all come under suspicion. There's enough dishonesty in the major powers of this country without it spilling over into the so called entertainment shows. JhHens
  • Score: 1

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