BBC's consumer rights show Watchdog to become part of The One Show

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Watchdog, BBC One’s consumer rights brand, is to be given a year-round presence on The One Show.

Rather than being limited to having their concerns addressed within two limited series a year, viewers will now be able to contact the Watchdog investigations team throughout the year, enabling the brand to be even more responsive to consumer complaints.

The One Show, filmed at BBC's London HQ, is the BBC's flagship live nightly programme. 

Matt Allwright and Nikki Fox will continue to be the faces of Watchdog and will investigate and expose the companies, institutions and fraudsters who’re ripping viewers off. 

Alison Kirkham, Controller at BBC Factual, said: “Nikki and Matt will continue to be the viewers trusted guide as the nation’s leading consumer champion moves to The One Show where it will achieve even greater prominence and success in raising awareness of their rights."

The move comes just weeks after the Victoria Show was axed as part of a cost-saving drive.

Rob Unsworth, Editor, The One Show, says: ”Bringing the quality, investigative journalism of the much-loved and trusted Watchdog brand to viewers year-round is an exciting move and a great opportunity for The One Show; and means that more than ever the team can react on behalf of consumers whenever stories come up."