I think it's about time this forum started blaming the right people for bids problems. It's all well and good blaming the presenters but they are hardly the ones running the company and have hardly been given free-reign to do and say anything they want!! The producers, assistant producers, sales managers, broadcast managers and buyers will all brief the presenters before they go on air. There will be TV's all around the building showing Bid and price drop. Meaning the heads of department, the CEO and managers are watching and listening to all the sells. At any time they can pick up the phone to the gallery and order a change of tone, direction, tact etc. yet they haven't! It's clear to me that the presenters are just pawns who are instructed to present in a certain way. The idea that they just say and do what they want and nobody can stop them is none sense and ridiculous! The presenters are the ones taking the full force of the blame while those who are really responsible remain hidden and anonymous behind them. It wouldn't surprise me if there was a fair bit of manipulation taking place too. I can't help but notice the presenters that this forum hate the most are generally the ones with families are about to start families! Being a mum myself I know I would have done pretty much anything to keep a roof over my kids heads - regardless how much I hated doing it !