Posted by julie (U14361475) on Monday, 5th November 2012
i noticed at the start of the results show on Sunday 4th of November the presenters Claudia and Tess came on with sparklers...with no gloves on!
while one of them was off screen they must have put her sparkler out or it went out on it's own, because when she came back on screen it was out...she was still holding it.
and while they talked one of the threw thier sparkler to the side of them...i'm guessing it must have been put out...at least i hope so!
i'm guessing these sparklers were either fake or could be put out without putting them in a bucket of water?
either way it's a very bad example to children [and anyone] of how to be safe with a sparkler.
Posted by santapup (U14659366) ** on Monday, 5th November 2012
You are not being serious surely?
Posted by purplecoat (U15492027) on Monday, 5th November 2012
I agree about the sparklers. So much so I have ended up here for the first time whilst looking to see if anyone had commented on the matter. Whilst I am reluctant to be complicit in the health and safety mania, I have to say I was very surprised to see Tess just chuck her sparkler on the floor just after it had gone out. Even Claudia said ouch as she swapped the sparkler from one hand to the other. I remember the campaign some years ago to stay safe with sparklers after a number of accidents which recommended holding sparklers with gloved hands and then sticking used sparklers into a bucket of water or sand. Obviously the BBC has not heard of any such advice. I had to explain to my five year old who saw that programme why Tess and Claudia didn't do what we do with our sparklers.
Posted by angelictennisfan (U8898769) on Tuesday, 6th November 2012
Ironic really seeing as the BBC have been relentlessly running the sparkler health and safety info film in the run up to Bonfire night! (The child, gloved hand, bucket of water one which seems to have been running for years!).
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