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BBC Bargain Hunt Accused Of Fix

by | 7th, August 2007

daved-dickinson.jpg NOT Bargain Hunt! Not the show that, along with Songs of Praise and the Antiques Roadshow, has beamed wholesome entertainment into the chintzy living rooms of middle England.

Not the show that, from its low-budget, daytime-TV loins, gave birth to the orange icon that is David Dickenson? Surely it couldn’t be the latest show to be found guilty of deceiving its loyal viewers? Well, yes, it could.

That’s according to former contestant Jim Samuels, who was seen on the show last month. The 70-year-old Samuels claims that the contestants’ ‘bargains’ are agreed before the cameras roll and that the experts even tell them what to buy, rather than just help them. He also said he saw a BBC crew member loading one of his bargains into their van after it was auctioned.


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