Dad defends twins in Channel Four TV 'Kid Brother' series

Two of the young stars from a controversial TV show are from Comet Country. Eleven-year-old twins, Holly and Lizzy Robinson who go to Hitchin Girls School, are two of the 20 children currently featuring in the Channel 4 series, Boys and Girls Alone. The

Two of the young stars from a controversial TV show are from Comet Country.

Eleven-year-old twins, Holly and Lizzy Robinson who go to Hitchin Girls School, are two of the 20 children currently featuring in the Channel 4 series, Boys and Girls Alone.

The twins spent two-weeks without mum and dad in a cottage in Cornwall with eight other girls aged between eight and 12, working out how to survive without adult supervision. Ten boys of a similar age did the same in a cottage next door.

The show, dubbed "Kid Brother", has caused outrage among social services who have called for the programme to be axed, claiming it is "damaging" to the children involved. Media watchdog Ofcom has received over 100 complaints.

Dad Roy, who was staying nearby during filming, said: "It has been blown out of proportion. The Star had a picture of one of my girls smoking which was a joke cigarette they had bought. They did do some gambling with a rabbit which I guess is a bit controversial.

But he said his daughters had been "real gems".

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"They loved it - they took it in their stride, made some new friends with it and they would do it again," he said.

The third in the four-part series is to be screened on Tuesday night.

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