During the fuss about television fakery the Beeb reported on a Channel 5 show (the daily quiz Brainteaser – hosted by very jolly hosts and involving anagrams and other happy word games). On this show the heinous sin of a producer posing as a contestant was committed – because the viewing audience were too thick to rearrange the letters into a word/too clever to waste their money on phoning a premium rate line for the pelasure of guessing (*). This affected a phone-in contest, and the fakery related to a voice over the phone. Sadly, they illustrated this story with pictures of a bona fide contestant in studio, Mr Leigh Petters – who it appears was present when the phone call was made. Today, for those too stupid to realise that a person in the studio is not the same as someone on the phone the Beeb have issued an apology.
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