FOR a second consecutive week a local Waterford couple have against all odds found themselves sitting through an entire episode of Dancing With The Stars, WWN has learned.
Heather Baffin and Peter Gilly, both 32, have previously expressed their outright dislike of entertainment programmes featuring dancing and celebrities, however, despite this fact and the ready availability of Netflix, the pair did not waver from RTÉ 1 between 6.30pm and 8.30pm this evening.
“If you had told me I’ve had watched this show twice in two weeks I’d have called you a liar and be pretty disappointed in myself, and to be honest I am disappointed in myself. I don’t know what I’ve become, I used to be fun,” Miss Baffin explained to WWN, as she reexamined all life decisions that had her arrive at this point.
“I can’t even sit here and tell you I enjoyed it, I guess somewhere in my subconscious I just want to punish myself or something, torture myself like,” added Gilly, who had earlier this week expressed a very real desire to binge watch that Stranger Things show everyone has been talking about.
The couple, who have an extensive TV package, an internet connection, phones and even a window to stare out of, still somehow chose to sit through the RTÉ programme but experts warn this is not an isolated incident.
“We’ve heard harrowing case after harrowing case. At first we presumed people had been trapped in some sort of momentary paralytic state, but they’re just sitting there on the couch, voluntarily watching it. We explored the possibility RTÉ had taken their loved ones hostage or something, but it’s not that. We won’t rest until we have answers,” shared confused TV viewing researcher Dr. Samantha Healy.