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Jobless fuel rise in demand for elocution lessons

19 January 2012 Last updated at 12:41 GMT

Elocution lessons are on the rise as graduates seek to improve their job prospects.

According to one provider, demand for classes has more than doubled since 2010.

Helen Hendrickson, an elocutionist based in Birmingham, told Radio 5 live Breakfast which were the 'worst' accents to have and how to get rid of them.

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