Controversial reality TV show cancelled

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Sunday, 25 January 2009

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Wilfred Jones, 87

The controversial reality tv show "The Lock In" which has been screened by Channel 6 for sixteen hours per day for the last six weeks has been cancelled.

In the show, 8 contestants were locked into a fully stocked pub, and left to drink free of charge. The contestants were under 24 hour, big brother style surveillance.

The show was expected to highlight an opinion that the creative director of Channel 6 described - "people think being locked in a pub for 24 hours a day would be brilliant. We are going to prove to the nation that in actual fact the novelty will soon wear off and people will beg to leave". Due to the opinion that the contestants would not last long, the show was only booked to air for 3 days.

In actual fact, the 2 remaining contestants, Wilfred Jones 87 and Percy Owen 88 have sat at the same table in the King's Arms in Richmond, Yorkshire reminiscing about the war since the show began filming late 2008.

The gentlemen spent 3 days straight complaining about the metric system and a further 18 hours trying to recall the name of "that fella of the radio". Their opinions on the French were heavily beeped and lasted 17 days.

The other 6 contestants were all removed from the building with suspected alcohol poisoning within a matter of hours of the launch. However it seems that the 2 remaining senior citizens have an uncanny ability to drink pints of stout with no visible impact.

The show has been a disaster in both ratings and finances for Channel 6 after the shows advertisers abandoned the project as the project became heavily critiscised by the media.

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