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Topics: Local, Reality TV

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Following all the publicity arising from the filming of Channel 4's Reality TV show in the village, Grassington is being inundated with thousands of visitors and inquisitive tourists.

Nearly all of them are completely oblivious to the dangers of moving traffic and cobblestone roads. Many have had to be air-lifted out of the over-packed square. Rescue helicopters have been on 24-hour alert.

Most of those flocking to see the delights of Grassington have found nowhere to stay. All hotels and B&Bs are jam-packed - many squeezing in 10 to a room.

Hordes of displaced refugee tourists are forced to sleep on the outskirts of Grassington in tents brought in by the relief section of the Parish Council.

"Fortunately, the tents are very cheap," said one councillor. "We got them from our local camping and outdoor gear shop, where the manager had proclaimed: 'This is the winter of our discount tents."

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