Tumble final: Alex Jones blasts show critics

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Tumble host Alex Jones has hit back at the show's critics ahead of tomorrow's final.

In quite the rant, Alex snapped at those who have had nothing but bad words to say about the BBC One series.

It's the show's final tomorrow after six weeks on air, which has seen figures dip as low as less than 3 million viewers on Saturday evenings.

But despite the show getting a right bashing in the press and seeing viewers tune out, Alex insisted it WAS a good programme.

"It is about the only show on television apart from kids’ telly that you can put the family in front of on a Saturday night," she claimed. “It’s not made for people in their 30s, it is made for families.

"Yes, it is going to be absolutely slaughtered, but everything is these days. It’s quite a sad state of affairs that nobody can write anything nice about anything."

In an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper, Alex went on:
"That’s pretty depressing. Even amazing shows that are doing so well like The Great British Bake Off, Strictly and X Factor – which is still doing well figures-wise – has to have a slating the next day.

"And you just think, ‘God, we have become a bitter nation who can’t enjoy anything.’ I think Tumble has the innocence in a way other shows don’t."

Tomorrow night sees the six remaining celebs - includng Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding and Steps singer Ian H Watkins - competing for the inaugural Tumble title on BBC One.

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