Bosses of Channel 4’s Benefits Street have been accused of leaving out a working couple from the show because they are not on benefits.The couple, who asked to be anonymous, said they had been filmed for a year but were not included in the final cut. The makers of the show said one reason for the couple’s exclusion was because one of them was a benefits officer. The claim comes after a public meeting was told a studio debate would take place after the series finishes.’Incredibly proud’The resident told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Why was a working couple on the street filmed extensively for a year for them to be told by the production company that Channel 4 had cut the show from six episodes to five episodes and that the one working couple that was filmed extensively was going to be in the sixth episode, so we were cut out?”However, Kieran Smith, from Love Productions, which made the reality TV series for Channel 4, told the programme he was “incredibly proud” of the show and said they were clear from the beginning it was about benefits. He said there were lots of people coming up in the series… Read full this story
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