How any self-respecting person who calls themself a translator could participate in something like this...!
It boggles the mind...Sure, he/she needed the money (according to the Daily Mail article), but then, we ALL need money, don’t we?! But we would not stoop to this!
And talk about "passing the buck"!:
BBC Worldwide said it had acquired the show from Fremantle Media and that there were no plans to air it again. "BBC Worldwide is committed to the highest editorial standards and will examine the claims made," said a spokesman. "We have only just been made aware of these concerns and we are in discussion with Fremantle to establish the full facts."
FremantleMedia Enterprises, which distributes the show, said the series was made by Cicada Productions. "FME did not make this programme. However, we are investigating the claims made earlier today," said a spokeswoman for FME.
A spokesman for Cicada Productions said that the company was not aware of the issue and did not have a statementat this time.
(From the article in The Guardian...)
Shameful excuses...all of them.