Popular TV program paints a picture of Europe’s crisis


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British TV viewers have been outraged.

Because in the middle of their morning coffee on Monday, they got a wet cloth slapped right in the head.

The popular British television program ‘This Morning’ on ITV returned to the screen after the summer holidays with a fan favorite in the back.

“Spin and win” on the wheel of fortune gives viewers the opportunity to call in to the program and try their luck at spinning for a coveted prize.

Monday’s win was welcome, but it was anything but pleasant. Because it emphasized the crisis Britain and the rest of Europe are in the middle of.

The prize was money to pay the rest of the year’s energy bills,

“It’s four months of energy bills that have been taken care of,” said one of the hosts, Philip Schofield.

“Wow, this is very important right now,” co-host Holly Willoughby chimed in.

“Black Mirror”-like

Britain is in the midst of its worst economic crisis for decades, with high inflation and extreme energy bills.

Therefore, the prize money left several viewers in shock and with a bad taste in their mouths.

The TV show was branded “dystopian” by fans, as well as drawing comparisons to doomsday series such as “Black Mirror” and “Squid Game”, as Newsweek writes.

A viewer named Alex from North London got through to the two studio hosts at the wheel of fortune. He shared his “enormous” concern about the current energy crisis. He described his situation as “absolute murder”.

Alex turned to luck and won an energy prize. A “relief”, he explained as he thanked the TV show.

From 1 October, the price ceiling on energy bills will rise. This means that an average household in Great Britain will pay 3,553 pounds per year, which corresponds to over 30,000 Danish kroner.

This is an increase of 80 percent. And it comes on top of the increase of 54 percent from April.

The gas is closed

The energy crisis has left households and small businesses in the UK deeply concerned about whether they will be able to pay the bills.

The UK is not alone in facing extreme energy prices up to its neck. It is occurring throughout Europe as a result of Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine.

Everything else being equal, the winter will be colder than before, because the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 1 is going through there, and there are no announcements as to whether it will be opened again.

Russia has shut off the gas, leaving European countries gnashing their teeth with record high energy bills.

As a British viewer writes on social media Twitter:

“I don’t think I’ll ever forget the day This Morning dished out heat on a spinning wheel. Black Mirror is alive and well in 2022 UK’.


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