FindMeTV reveals the nation’s favourite TV bitch


15th of November, 2010 Bookmark and Share
15th November 2010 - They're manipulative, scheming, quick-witted and they’re the characters we all love to hate. The bitch is one of TV's greatest creations and provides some compelling plots and storylines. Who is the Cruella De Vil of TV land? FindMeTV, your authoritative TV Guide , along with OnePoll, asked the UK public to vote for their all time TV Bitch. Below is a list of how the top ten faired in our survey!

10) Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl)
Gossip Girl's queen bee spends her time planning the downfall of others, recruiting admirers and making sure she’s the centre of attention. Her antics seem pretty mild however, as only a fraction of the country voted her as a bitch, making her last on the list!

9) Jenny Celerier (Apprentice 2008)
Jenny Celerier was a candidate on the fourth series of the UK edition of The Apprentice. Millions saw her reduce fellow contestant Lucinda Ledgerwood to tears. She was finally fired in week seven. Our surveyed men seem particularly aghast with this one, as do the over 55s.

8) Clare Cunningham (Hollyoaks)
This devious vixen tried to kill her other half Max, tried to seduce everyone in Hollyoaks, kidnapped Katy and was driven off a cliff to her demise- or so we think! She was last seen leaving Hollyoaks wearing a blood-red dress... Clare ranks highly amongst the surveyed 18- 24 year olds and with the Geordies!

7) Kim Tate (Emmerdale)
Kim Tate is one of the show’s most iconic characters. Her storylines featured plotting against her husband Frank and twice cheating on him with Dave Glover and Steve Marchant, who later became her second husband. Kim Tate is hated particularly in the north of the country and hated most by the Northern Irish. The over 35s don’t like her very much either!

6) Charley Uchea (Big Brother 2007)
Big Brother’s Charley became one of the most unpopular reality TV stars ever following her foul mouthed attacks on fellow housemates. Men and dwellers in the South East of the country really don’t like Charley and neither do the 25-34 year olds!

5) Sue Sylvester (Glee)
One of the newer bitches on TV…Coach Sue Sylvester has a particularly strong grudge against the Glee club- her life mission seems to be bringing it down. Sue has tried all the tricks in her book, from harassing colleagues to bribery and blackmail. The Welsh seem to predominantly hate Coach Sylvester, as do the 18- 24 year olds.

4) Wilhelmina Slater (Ugly Betty)
Creative Director and super bitch at MODE magazine, Wilhelmina Slater’s life revolves around getting the top editor job. More women than men in the UK rate Wilhelmina as a bitch and she ranks highest amongst the 18- 24 year olds.

3) Tanya Turner (Footballers Wives)
Number three on the countdown to the country’s most hated. Tanya did drugs, tried to kill the club chairman, swapped babies, blackmailed and illicitly taped gay sex. Tanya Turner ranks particularly high with the Welsh.


2) Anne Robinson (Weakest Link)
The older you get, the more you dislike her! Known for her assertive presenting style, the Weakest Link host offends the over 55’s more than any other age group according to our survey.

1) Janine Butcher (EastEnders)
You hate her! Janine Butcher is top of the list of all time TV Bitches. Walford's number one antagonist has been involved in all the nastiness; prostitution, cocaine addiction, sleeping with and blackmailing Ian Beale, running over Ronnie Mitchell's daughter and throwing husband Barry off a cliff.

You can find all your favourite TV bitches and catch up on any shows you missed at FindMeTV . Rate and recommend TV shows to your friends through the rated application.


Visit the site at www.findmetv.com.


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Note to Editors:

About FindMeTV
FindMeTV is a service available at www.findmetv.com and as an iPhone and iPad app that makes finding TV programmes online easy. By bringing together traditional TV listings with links to VOD content from the major UK broadcasters in one place, users can search, browse and discover TV shows to watch on TV or online.

Visitors to www.findmetv.com can find UK TV programmes on TV in the next 14 days and TV on-demand shows from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, Demand five and Sky Player, and navigate to catch up episodes. By signing up to the free service, visitors can also set reminders, rate shows and share recommendations with friends.

The service has been developed through a partnership between the Press Association and Vizimo.

Vizimo
Vizimo brings content and viewers closer together. The key to Vizimo's approach is a unique ability to understand the "aboutness" of content. By understanding what a particular programme is about, we are able to identify similar programmes, profile viewers' interests and dynamically generate recommendations across any set of broadcast or on-demand content.

We work with partners across the media value chain to deliver innovative services. Our technology allows flat media guides to be transformed into personalised storefronts through which viewers can be presented with relevant, personalised content from a variety of sources. And by targeting products and services based on users' profiles, we enable media guides to be monetised in new ways.

Our technology is key to driving the convergence of broadcast and on-demand media and is critical to delivering coherent, multi-channel services across web, mobile and set-top box.

www.vizimo.com

Press Association
The Press Association is the UK’s trusted source of compelling multimedia content, supplying everything from breaking news and showbiz interviews to real-time sports results and the weather forecast. As a digital business, PA can supply tailored text, pictures and video for use on any platform.

It is the market-leading supplier of TV guides; providing services to newspapers, magazines, broadcasters, websites and mobile operators. It maintains the most comprehensive database of TV and radio listings available in the UK with schedules for more than 650 channels.

www.pressassociation.com

OnePoll
OnePoll undertakes a wide range of market research projects, working on behalf of companies from various sectors within the UK and around the world.

Our data is used for a host of purposes such as to generate feedback on a website, new product or service or potential ad campaign. Stories based on our research are also covered regularly by the national press, TV and radio broadcasters and online.


For more information, please contact:
Johanna Hakala on johanna.hakala@leapfrogg.co.uk
James Mortimer on james.mortimer@leapfrogg.co.uk
Or call 01273 322 830
Johanna Hakala
FindMeTV is a service available at www.findmetv.com and as an iPhone and iPad app that makes finding TV programmes online easy. By bringing together traditional TV listings with links to VOD content from the major UK broadcasters in one place, users can search, browse and discover TV shows to watch on TV or online. Visitors to www.findmetv.com can find UK TV programmes on TV in the next 14 days and TV on-demand shows from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, Demand five and Sky Player, and navigate to catch up episodes. By signing up to the free service, visitors can also set reminders, rate shows and share recommendations with friends. The service has been developed through a partnership between the Press Association and Vizimo.