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Hunted is looking for Mancunians for new series

Know anyone who’d be perfect?

Jamie Roberts

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If you’ve ever wanted to just disappear, then this is your chance – and you could win a huge cash prize for your efforts.

Popular TV show Hunted is on the lookout for contestants for its new series, so if you think you’d be perfect then get involved.

The Channel 4 show pits ordinary people against a team of investigators, who try and track down the contestants as they seek to evade capture.

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You can do it by yourself or as a team, and if you manage to go on the run for just under a month you’ll get a large cash prize.

Those that manage 25 days without being found, and reach a secret extraction point on the last day, win a share of £100,000.

While it might seem easy at first, the hunters are following your every move using methods of surveillance employed by the state, including accessing CCTV cameras, hacking into phones and social media accounts, checking cash withdrawals, and interrogating family and friends.

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The application reads: “HUNTED, Channel 4’s hit series, is currently accepting applications for its SIXTH series.

“We’re looking for ordinary people to go on the run and try to disappear in one of the most watched nations on Earth. If you had to disappear tomorrow, for whatever reason – with some of the world’s best investigators looking for you, and some of the most cutting edge technology tracking you, could you just vanish?”

The closing date for online applications is midnight on Sunday March 8th 2020, so you best be quick.

For more info and to get involved, head over to the application site here – good luck!

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Fans in shock as Rylan’s mum accidentally reveals his real name on Gogglebox

It’s….. Rylan’s real name

Alex Watson

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Starring on Celebrity Gogglebox, Rylan and his mum settled in for an evening of TV watching, but fans were shocked straight away!  

Rylan appeared on the Channel 4 show with his mum Linda to react to the best TV shows and films from this week. 

But the duo immediately stunned fans at the start of the show as Rylan spoke to his mum about a snack he was making. 

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“I bet you’ll have one,” Rylan cheekily remarked.

“No I won’t,” she replied. “Ross will you stop it, I don’t want one.”

He responded with “Mum, they are nice though,”

“You eat it then, I’ll take a couple home with me,” she quipped.

And viewers have been gassed ever since after the reveal of his real name! 

One user wrote: “#CelebrityGogglebox Just spent 5 minutes wondering Rylan’s mum called him Ross than I realised I have the Internet and found out his first name is Ross thank goodness for the world wide web.”

Wait until people find out Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga are all show names too. 

Celebrity Gogglebox returns next Friday at 9pm on Channel 4.

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Piers Morgan hit with 312 Ofcom complaints on GMB in just four days

Some more negative attention for Piers…

Alex Watson

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Piers Morgan has racked up 312 Ofcom complaints over just four days on Good Morning Britain. 

On June 23rd, as his co-host Susanna Reid tried to read a statement from the Department of Health, Piers blocked her from doing so. This came after government ministers had boycotted the ITV programme for more than 60 days, refusing to be interviewed.

This clash received 221 complaints on the day, and the rest followed in the days after. 

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Piers interrupted her mid-sentence with ‘I’m sorry, why have we got to read this?’ and as she tried to continue to speak he said: “If the government won’t come on the programme, why should we read their wishy washy statement?”

“If they want to have their statement read, come on the show.”

Susanna then asked if she could read the statement and Piers replied with a firm ‘no’. He angrily said: “If they’re boycotting us, I am going to boycott their stupid little statements”. 

Despite Susanna explaining that he didn’t need to read the statement and that she would, attempting to read it once again, Piers put his fingers in ears and shouted: “Why should we read government statements if they can’t be bothered to come on the show?

“It’s not happening – not on my watch.”

According to Ofcom, there were a further 91 complaints spread over three other days, June 24th, June 26th and June 29th, with 62, 15 and 14 complaints on each day respectively.  

Piers has also been slammed by viewers for having a pint at 6:38am in the morning during the hosting of Good Morning Britain. 

According to Ofcom, he received eight whole complaints. Piers replied with an Instagram post captioned: “BOOM! First pint of Harvey’s in 4 months! Who cares it’s only 6:42am… and I’ve got 2 more hours of live TV.” 

But people were not happy with this response with one user responding: “Drinking beer while you are at work you should be sacked”.

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Shaun Ryder and Bez hit with 200 Ofcom complaints on Celebrity Gogglebox

Did you watch it?

Alex Watson

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Channel 4

Ofcom has received more than 200 complaints from viewers watching Shaun Ryder and Bez on Celebrity Gogglebox.

The popular TV show hosted a celebrity special with Happy Monday stars Shaun Ryder and Bez featuring on it. Since the programme started earlier this month, the TV regulator Ofcom has been receiving complaints regarding jokes made around drugs.

On last Friday’s episode, Shaun said: “My chat up line used to be, ‘Do you want a line?”.

They then went onto joke bout ounces and eighths when speaking about plans to reduce social distancing, with Shaun saying he didn’t know how far a metre was. 

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He quipped: “I know how many grams are in an ounce”, before Bez warned: “You should keep that knowledge to yourself, mate.”

They then went onto discuss their own experiences with drugs while watching the Al Pacino classic, Scarface. 

“When this film came out the cocaine in the country was absolutely sh*t,” Shaun said.

Meanwhile, Bez quipped: “If it was me and my first deal went like that, I wouldn’t bother again. It goes to show, don’t do business with people you don’t know.”

While many of the complaints were about Shaun and Bez’s drug comments, a hefty amount were regarding the lack of social distancing.

The production company, Studio Lambert, behind Gogglebox have altered the way they film the show by getting the cast to operate their own cameras.

Celebrity Gogglebox returns next Friday at 9pm on Channel 4. 

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