For, while the show could be construed as entertainment when first aired in 2005, it has had its day in spite of two Yorkshire candidates – Sian Gabbidon and David Alden – making the cut for this year’s show.
And the infighting and incompetence – presumably encouraged to make ‘good’ television – does a disservice to all those young people, including three recruits at The Yorkshire Post, who are undertaking apprenticeships. Not only are they receiving on-the-job training, and learning the skills that will be integral to their chosen career in a structured way, but they’re understanding the priceless value of hard graft, team work and respecting colleagues. If only TV’s counterparts could, for once, do the same. It would make a change and encourage other young people to follow suit.