Dr Mumbo

Charlie’s goodbye ruins Secrets and Lies

It was an emotional event, one which the loyal bunch of Ten viewers have been building up to for weeks. Dr Mumbo is of course referring to the end of Secrets and Lies. Oh, and Charlie Pickering left The Project too.

And after five years hosting Ten’s current affairs show who can blame Pickering for being a tad self-indulgent and thanking literally everybody he has worked with on the show, from co-host Carrie Bickmore to the bloke who sweeps his parking space. While Bickmore was emotional, Dr Mumbo presumes whoever supplies Ten with hair gel will also be feeling the pinch of his departure.

However, his seven-minute soliloquy was obviously quite unscheduled, with the cast and crew looking on nervously as the show spiralled well over time. The TV Tonight blog noted: “While the crew were getting nervous about running overtime, a relaxed Pickering was having none of it. He had the floor and thanked a long line of people in the network, crew, family, cast and audience.”

Of course the unintended victims are viewers who recorded the final episode of Secrets and Lies on an hour after The Project finished, which after six-weeks came to a (Dr Mumbo presumes) thrilling conclusion. The problem being that anyone who did record it to watch later will not have the last few minutes of the show, when the killer was finally revealed.

Of course every cloud has a silver lining, and those viewers watching the show on record will now have to watch one of the many catch-ups or on TenPlay to find out whodunnit. Or turn to Twitter, Facebook, or their social network of choice.


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