Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford to present new consumer entertainment show, Do The Right Thing

LONDON 15 February 2018: Channel 5 today announces the launch of a primetime, people-driven, live audience programme which puts the spotlight on rogue companies and red tape, whilst championing inspiring consumer stories and creating emotional reunions.
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford present Do The Right Thing, a brand new series from GooWoo Media. Celebrating people doing the right thing and focusing on the companies and organisations doing us wrong, the show will inspire and engage the audience with a clear ambition: to try make the world a better place.  

Joining Eamonn and Ruth will be Capital FM’s livewire breakfast presenter Roman Kemp, presenter Michael Underwood as well as ex-politician Ann Widdecombe, the voice of common sense tackling Britain’s bureaucracy.

Each week, Eamonn, Ruth and their irreverent team will report on the examples of over-bearing officialdom, as well as meeting the people who actually make a real difference to others.  From the sublime to the ridiculous, the series will feature laugh-out-loud moments and social injustices, as the viewer is taken on a rollercoaster journey through personal consumer experiences.

In the series, Eamonn and Ruth celebrate the unsung heroes, stand up for the man and woman in the street and give a much needed voice to those whose voices are rarely, if ever heard. 

Eamonn Holmes said: “Do the Right Thing is a bold, crusading, consumer entertainment show unlike anything else on British TV, that will not only touch people’s hearts but will change lives.”

Ruth Langsford added: “The stories we are going to cover, the issues we are going to investigate and the campaigns we are going to run will strike a chord with people across the country.”

Richard Woolfe of Goowoo Media said: “Do the Right Thing will tell extraordinary stories about everyday people. Eamonn and Ruth, together with our fabulous team, will champion the underdog and celebrate all that makes us laugh - or drives us mad - in this bonkers world.”

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