Britpop Bargain Hunt ends with cheating claims
18 September 2018 - 11:00 AM

Britpop Bargain Hunt ends with cheating claims

Share article:

The Britpop "Bargain Hunt" pitting Pulp against Happy Mondays ended in chaos amid cheating claims.

The upcoming episode of the series features Jarvis Cocker and Candida Doyle battling Bez and Rowetta Idah, but the rule book had to be consulted during post-production.

While details are yet to be revealed, Bez has insisted he and his bandmate didn't mean to cause any trouble despite being pulled back to the Kent County showground to re-shoot.

He is quoted by the Daily Mirror newspaper as saying:"It was an honest error, we never meant to cheat ... the producer was fuming with us for ruining the show.

"So I phoned up and said, "I'll just go on and explain the mistake and how it happened, and it should be OK". So we ended up sorting it out.

Tamara Ecclestone to do Strictly Come Dancing?

Tamara Ecclestone to do Strictly Come Dancing?

18 March 2019 - 10:00 AM

Tamara Ecclestone to do Strictly Come Dancing?

"I think it made the show a little bit better, to be truthful."

It certainly wasn't smooth sailing for producers, as Jarvis also refused to wear the trademark "Bargain Hunt" fleece, instead insisting he stick to his own sense of style.

Amazon chief says Lord of the Rings writers are locked up by security

Amazon chief says Lord of the Rings writers are locked up by security

22 February 2019 - 1:00 PM

Amazon chief says Lord of the Rings writers are locked up by security

Bez said: "You won't get Jarvis out of his suit, not a chance. Especially not for a market-y type fleece. He's a rebel on the quiet."

The show - which features two teams competing to find the best deals on antiques - has never had to check its own rule book before, but executive producer Chris Tucker thought it added a bit of excitement.

He told RadioTimes magazine: "We had to deliver this show quite quickly after we filmed it, and of course we weren't expecting to have to do the ending again.

"Although it wasn't expected, it certainly added an interesting twist and another layer to the show. I guess it's what you might expect from a bunch of rock "n" rollers."

The "BBC Music Day - Bargain Hunt" episode airs on September 28 at 12.15pm on BBC One.

Gary Beadle and Emma McVey expecting second child
17 June 2019

Gary Beadle and Emma McVey expecting second child

Gary Beadle and Emma McVey expecting second child
Love Island twist sees Anna Vakili and Maura Higgins set up with new arrivals
16 June 2019

Love Island twist sees Anna Vakili and Maura Higgins set up with new arrivals

Love Island twist sees Anna Vakili and Maura Higgins set up with new arrivals
Sherif Lanre reveals secrets to his Love Island exit
16 June 2019

Sherif Lanre reveals secrets to his Love Island exit

Sherif Lanre reveals secrets to his Love Island exit
Samantha Mumba wants to be a judge on The Voice
16 June 2019

Samantha Mumba wants to be a judge on The Voice

Samantha Mumba wants to be a judge on The Voice
Catherine Tyldesley bemoans social media's 'heartbreaking' influence
16 June 2019

Catherine Tyldesley bemoans social media's 'heartbreaking' influence

Catherine Tyldesley bemoans social media's 'heartbreaking' influence
Linda Nolan plans to make the most of her 'second chance'
16 June 2019

Linda Nolan plans to make the most of her 'second chance'

Linda Nolan plans to make the most of her 'second chance'
Bobby Davro admits to 'punching' on the dating front
15 June 2019

Bobby Davro admits to 'punching' on the dating front

Bobby Davro admits to 'punching' on the dating front
Jim Davidson vows to never visit London
15 June 2019

Jim Davidson vows to never visit London

Jim Davidson vows to never visit London
Gabby Allen calls Maura Higgins' behaviour 'embarrassing'
15 June 2019

Gabby Allen calls Maura Higgins' behaviour 'embarrassing'

Gabby Allen calls Maura Higgins' behaviour 'embarrassing'
Love Island ends on cliffhanger as Molly-Mae asks Maura for a serious chat
15 June 2019

Love Island ends on cliffhanger as Molly-Mae asks Maura for a serious chat

Love Island ends on cliffhanger as Molly-Mae asks Maura for a serious chat
Former Apprentice winner Leah Totton wants to give Alan Sugar a neck lift
14 June 2019

Former Apprentice winner Leah Totton wants to give Alan Sugar a neck lift

Former Apprentice winner Leah Totton wants to give Alan Sugar a neck lift
Molly-Mae Hague and Maura Higgins compete for Tommy Fury
14 June 2019

Molly-Mae Hague and Maura Higgins compete for Tommy Fury

Molly-Mae Hague and Maura Higgins compete for Tommy Fury