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Martin Lewis Money Show viewers hit back over 'secret sacking' as they demand Angellica Bell returns | The Sun
MARTIN Lewis Money Show viewers have hit back over 'secret sacking' as Angellica Bell has vanished from the series.
Since 2017, the popular presenter has been co-hosting the show alongside Martin Lewis, but when the show returned for series 13 last month, she was nowhere to be seen.
The Sun recently revealed that a couple of days before filming, Angellica was told she would no longer be required for the show.
Producers claimed her decision to appear on Channel 5's The Gadget Show – freshly rebranded as Shop Smart, Save Money – represented a conflict of interest.
Officially no parties involved have commented on Angellica's exit, which has only added fuel to the online fire with fans taking to social media to question her absence.
One fan wrote: "Where's @angellicabell? Bring her back!"
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Another added: "Wasn't the same without @angellicabell."
A third chimed in: "So sad to see that you've left the Martin Lewis Show. Thanks for all your hard work, you will be missed."
"@angellicabell why aren't you on the new series of @itvMLshow?" another asked.
Angellica joined the show in 2017 and helped the programme receive a nomination for a TV BAFTA.
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A source close to the show said: "Angellica was a valued part of the team having joined in series seven, but, given the importance of maintaining a clear, individual and distinct identity for the show it was felt that her new role meant she would not be offered a new contract to continue on the Martin Lewis Money Show Live.
“The Martin Lewis Money Show Live production team did not become aware that Angelica's new show would be called Shop Smart, Save Money until that programme was announced to the media in late September, with filming for it involving Angelllica having already started prior to that.
“An amicable discussion was held with her regarding the situation.“
On her last episode of The Martin Lewis Money Show, Martin said: "I'd like to thank Angellica for the series, you've been wonderful…"
Angellica then replied: "Can I just say thank you to you Martin because you do so much work, you've put so much time into this show.
"You're absolutely brilliant and you help so many people. Thank you thank you thank you."
The presenter has been replaced by former Olympian Jeanette Kwakye.
When Jeanette was brought onto the show, Martin released a statement saying: "Jeanette is set to be a brilliant addition to the show.
"This is such an important series, as we’re far from out of the cost of living crisis – energy bills are set to be bigger this winter than the last horrific one, car insurance renewals are up over 60%, interest rates have rocketed.
"I need a great presenter with me in the studio to keep me in order and on track, so I can get as much information out in the hour, so who better to join the show than a former Olympic sprinter with her fast feet on the ground.”
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