The end is in the post for CH4’S ‘se­cret’ show

Midweek Sport - - BATCHELOR ON THE BOX -

re­turned for a new se­ries with the chief ex­ec­u­tive of courier firm DHL pos­ing as a worker bee.

It was due to be broad­cast at 9pm on Chan­nel 4 but, with a courier firm in­volved, I’m sur­prised it wasn’t left on BBC3’s rain-soaked doorstep 15 hours later, with an il­leg­i­ble note.

The boss was an Aus­tralian guy called Phil Couch­man, whose mis­sus reck­oned he was too recog­nis­able to go un­der­cover.

What, THE Phil Couch­man? Oh yeah, he’s a house­hold name, luv. As it hap­pens, she was half right. At least one DHL worker smelled a rat – not be­cause he recog­nised THE Phil Couch­man but be­cause 60-year-old fel­las with baby soft hands do not usu­ally turn up at freight hubs ask­ing to start a new ca­reer in haul­ing boxes for 12 hours at a time. With a cam­era crew in tow.

One sus­pi­cious worker fronted Phil up.

I reckon some oth­ers also twigged but played along with it in or­der to wan­gle a pay rise or pro­mo­tion. And it worked. That is the dan­ger of a “se­cret” for­mat like which is now in its fifth se­ries.

Even courier driv­ers have got wise to it now.

And when men who can­not al­ways read an ad­dress from a printed label cot­ton on to some­thing, you know that the game is up.

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