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Animal rights group condemns ITV show

An animal rights group today publically condemned the ITV1 “reality television” show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!” for its cruel treatment of animals and insects, insisting that it is “inhumane” to force them to share their habitat with celebrities such as Gillian McKeith and an X Factor loser.

The group issued a strongly worded statement criticising the popular show, which follows a group of celebrities as they set up camp in the Australian jungle, completing a series of tasks in order to win food and public sympathy.

“As if being forced to share their natural habitat with these vile creatures isn’t bad enough, the fact that many of these poor animals are subjected to the indignity of being eaten in death by so-called celebrities like Lembit Opik is an outrage.  We could just about accept it if Brad Pitt was to eat kangaroo testicle on television, or if Britney Spears swallowed an entire crocodile penis in the name of entertainment, but Lembit Opik?  It is extremely dis-respectful and frankly insulting to the animals involved.”

Producers of the hit show refused to issue an outright apology to the animal rights group today, but did intimate that they may be willing to apologise to the families of any animals or insects who may have been effected by the sight of their loved ones being seen on screen alongside Lembit Opik.


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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? to be revamped in accordance with the recession

The popular game show will be re-branded in its next series

In further evidence that nothing is safe from the economic crisis which grips Britain, the popular ITV game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionare?” is set to be re-branded with a new format in keeping with the times.

“Who Wants To Win £5,000?” will replace the former show in the ITV1 schedule starting next week.  Instead of answering 12 questions to reach the £1million jackpot, contestants will now be required to correctly answer 9 questions in order to win the new £5,000 prize.  Landmarks en route to the top prize will include £20, £100 and £999.99.

The new format comes with an added, some might say cruel, twist as contestants who leave the show without having obtained any of the ‘safe house’ prizes will now be forced to pay a £300 “tax”.

George Osbourne replaces Chris Tarrant as host.

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