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Last ooorders!… We’re sorry but for now, due to resources, we need to close the Money Savers Arms including Discussion Time.

It’s not easy to write this. We love the forum, but we also have a job to do to protect it, our users and MoneySavingExpert, and at the moment, with all our resources focused on Coronavirus information, and all the team at home, we don’t feel we have the resources to do a good enough job.

For four months, we’ve been struggling to cope with the huge volumes of messages we’ve been getting from Forumites – many of whom are in desperate and dire straits with their finances. The team have been working all hours to try and keep on top of it. At first we thought it’d be a short sharp spike, but it isn’t, it’s continuing, so we have had some difficult choices to make about prioritisation.

Unfortunately in, and likely because of, these stressful times, the Forum team have also been receiving an increasing number of complaints about posts made on the Money Savers Arms and Discussion Time. The team have done what they can to try and walk the tightrope of balancing all the various interests, but for now we need to draw a line under this and temporarily close this Board, so we can keep the key, MoneySaving boards – where people are supporting each other through this crisis - running smoothly.

We know this board is important to you, but as the MSE stance has been forbearance throughout this crisis, now we ask that of you. We’re sorry. Of course you can post on other boards, but we’d ask you to stick to the subjects of those boards, and not use them as a surrogate Money Savers Arms or Discussion Time. And as always please be kind and friendly to each other, especially any newbies.

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Strictly 2018!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
First competitors named:

Ashley Roberts from !!!!!cst Dolls

Dr Ranj Singh from This Morning.

Definite signs of. autumn in the air. Here we go, folks.
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  • CockettsCocketts Forumite
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    *waves to Polly*
    I can't believe it's come around already!:eek:
    Looking forward to the darker evenings and hoping I know a few more of the celebs this year!!:o
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  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    Hiya, and good to read you, lillibet!

    Of course, the cat name fell foul of the censor.

    I don't know either of these two. Hoping for a hunky sportsman again. Mike Philips has just retired from first class rugby, so he's a possibility.
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    Have subscribed
    Thanks for starting the new thread pollypenny :)
    Not a huge fan of the drawn out preamble and the 'drip feeding' of celebrities - but enjoy it once the series starts properly (I don't count the 'matching up the pairs' show)
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  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    I quite enjoy the speculation, as there seems to be a list of types to tick off:

    BBC person. - Steph from Breakfast would be good.
    An oldie
    A soap actor. Etc
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    I forgot the former boy-bander!


    And here he is - Lee Ryan of Blue. Mrs Ryan will be pleased.
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    No celebs are fully confirmed as yet. Starting to reveal one by one on Monday (13th) to end on One Show on Fri 24th with the last three.
  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    No celebs are fully confirmed as yet. Starting to reveal one by one on Monday (13th) to end on One Show on Fri 24th with the last three.



    Okay, I'll consider my hand slapped then, shall I? :cool:
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  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    A number of potentials mentioned in today's papers.

    I'd better hold my fire, though.

    Although one of my first speculations was mentioned......... :cool:


    It all feels so autumnal. University Challenge started weeks ago.
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    pollypenny wrote: »
    I forgot the former boy-bander!


    And here he is - Lee Ryan of Blue. Mrs Ryan will be pleased.

    Mrs R is ridiculously excited :D

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  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    Dan Walker and Louise Minchin really hamming it up.

    And it's Katie Piper as the first official one.
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