This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield invited Gemma Brett on Tuesday’s show to discuss her involvement in the BBC documentary Jobfished
Gemma started working for a fake design firm called Madbird in February 2021 but saw the red flags when she was invited to her first working meeting on Zoom.
Holly began the interview by saying, “It’s phenomenal, the extent of what people would do to deceive others is pretty unbelievable.”
Gemma, 28, explains: “The first meeting with Zoom posed quite a few questions for me and then I started digging a little deeper and then it started to fall apart as I did the research. “
Holly then addressed the fact that Gemma was told she’d be working on a “six months of commission-based probation” before adding: “What doesn’t feel quite right for you?”
“Yeah, I mean it’s not too unusual in the industry so it doesn’t sound too bad but yeah, it’s all a bit weird,” Gemma replied.
She also started using Google to find the names of her co-workers and noticed that the archive images being used and the company address were actually an apartment block.
Journalist Catrin, who made the BBC documentary, said she had never seen anything like it before and came across the story through a WhatsApp Coporation, group.
Even so, viewers watching at home are a bit confusing and don’t have much sympathy for Gemma and the others who have ‘worked’ on Madbird.
“All of them [red flag emoji] and she just sits on them I have no sympathy for idiots like this #ThisMorning,” one scathing person wrote.
Another tweeted: “‘Works for us for 6 months free…’ sure, nothing sly here #madbird #ThisMorning.”
This Morning airs at 10 a.m. weekdays on ITV and ITV Hub.
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