BBC One Daytime’s successful consumer advice programme Rip-Off Britain is returning for a fifth series – and organising a special event at Liverpool ONE, offering consumers free practical advice and help.
Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford and Julia Somerville will be bringing the Rip Off Britain team to Liverpool One where, for one weekend only, they have teamed up with BBC Learning to open a Pop-Up shop where a team of experts will be on hand to offer problem-solving advice.
The team is excited to be coming to Liverpool One, and as Angela Rippon says, it is the face-to-face element that is so appealing: “No one likes being taken for a ride or finding that they’ve been ripped off and cheated out of their hard-earned cash. The team at Rip Off Britain are real consumer champions. So this is your chance to get practical advice and help – face-to-face – with our experts. Come and join us. We could just be the solution to your problems!”
The shop will be open to visitors throughout the weekend of June 15th and 16th, but the team are also keen to hear from people in advance who could then be featured in the new series.
Consumer experts will be there to offer general advice, assist with specific problems or queries – and give information to prevent consumers being ripped off.
The Rip Off team will also be running a series of free, drop-in workshops over the weekend where our experts will take to the stage to highlight a number of consumer issues which will leave shoppers with the relevant information to allow them to make better informed consumer choices and avoid being ripped off.
Visitors on the day hoping for advice on a specific problem are strongly advised to bring along relevant paperwork, or the experts may not be able to help.
Consumers are also encouraged to get in touch with the programme in advance – no matter how big or small their gripe – by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org / call 0161 335 7535 or write to Rip Off Britain, 4th Floor, BBC Quay House, MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2QH
Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford, Julia Somerville and their team will be in Liverpool One, on Sat 15th and Sunday 16th June.
Rip Off Britain Pop Up, Liverpool One, Unit 22, 8 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3EU (See map attached)
Dates: Sat 15th June 10am to 7pm and Sunday 16th June 11am to 5pm.
Rip Off Britain returns to BBC One Daytime in September 2013