I don't like "entertainment" TV programmes of this format and normally wouldn't bother to tune in, but I was quite literally flicking channels on the TV last night and was appalled to see a sequence with animals in boxes and contestants putting their hands into boxes trying to ascertain the identity of the animal within.
The hedgehog was quite clearly frightened. It must have been stressful enough for it being under bright lights and in a noisy TV studio environment in the first place, but to have that woman's hand come into the box and poke it and knock it flying was just too much. She was hardly being gentle.
Using animals in this way in the name of (so-salled) entertainment is barbaric. This is the 21st Century and people need to be educated about animals and taught to respect them, not to treat them as objects of fun.
Please, I urge all readers, email the ITV at email@example.com and tell them that this kind of thing is just not acceptable.