Fears for Brid’s image over Benefits Street style show

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Residents of a Yorkshire seaside town are fearful that another Benefits Street-style show could be filmed in their area.

Bridlington Tourism Association is leading the call for residents to ignore an invitation from Channel Five for people on benefits in the town to come forward to star in a new documentary.

It is known the programme would focus on benefits and employment, sparking concerns it may reflect badly on the town.

Bob Hillary, president of the Bridlington Tourism Association, said: “It’s just bad news, not just for the town but also for the people on benefits. Most people on benefits are decent, honest people and are in that situation through no fault of their own and this programme will undoubtedly just focus on the bad guys.”