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BOTH: Welcome to The Dumping Ground.

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CHEERING

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SHOUTING

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Help! Help!

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It's not as bad as it sounds.

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If you're watching this, you're one of us now.

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Relax. You're going to love it here.

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You'll meet some amazing new friends...

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Ta-da!

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..get to try exciting new food...

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Wh-h-h-h-h...

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We promise it's an experience you'll never forget.

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What?

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No, no, no.

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-Brilliant.

-But remember,

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This is a place where random chaos can strike at any time.

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SHOUTING

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So you have to be prepared...

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-My face!

-..for pretty much anything.

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EXPLOSION, SCREAMING

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And that's why we've made this video blog.

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-We've been through all this...

-..so you don't have to.

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On the Dumping Ground Survival Files this time,

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what it takes to be the boss -

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the problems and pitfalls of being in charge,

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and when being a leader becomes being a bully.

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Today we're talking about power and leadership.

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Harry, what makes a good leader?

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You do.

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Thanks, but we're not talking about me.

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-We're talking about the qualities that define...

-Did I say it right?

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Let's look at some examples of leadership.

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First of all, let's talk about our very own leader, Mike.

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What makes him such a good head care worker?

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Right, after all the trouble we've had recently,

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today is going to be a fresh start...

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Is it because he's charismatic, like Martin Luther King?

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Right! Let's move it out! Company, ho-o!

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An inspirational speaker, like Winston Churchill?

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There will be other cared-for young people there,

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so I expect all of you to be on your best behaviour this year,

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or you will all be seeing my cross face.

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-A seeker of justice...

-Is that mine?

-..like Mahatma Gandhi?

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Right, you put back everything that belongs to Toby. Immediately!

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Or is it...

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She ran out - I couldn't stop her. Look, I'll just go find her.

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-Something else?

-Tracy, we should... Tra... You do know I'm in charge?!

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How would you describe Mike, Mo?

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He's a man.

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Yeah... Anything else?

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I think he might be Irish.

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He makes you go to bed on time and eat vegetables,

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but he always gives in if you pretend to cry.

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What do you think of Mike, Tyler?

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He's all right.

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Nah, he's better than all right.

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He's just...Mike.

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PFFFFFRRRRRT!

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I've seen worse. A lot worse.

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Like Dennis.

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Oh, Dennis was a nightmare!

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Ah, Gina, you remember Dennis - Dennis Stockle?

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Yeah, hi.

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This morning there was a fire at Burnywood.

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-A fire? Is everyone all right? What happened?

-Calm down, calm down.

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They're fine. They're fine.

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We just had to move a few of the kids in here.

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And Dennis will be joining us for a while.

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-Just while they sort Burnywood out.

-Relax -

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I'm not here to take over. Got enough on my plate already.

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Mike, would you clear out some of your stuff?

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Tell me about this Dennis guy. What made him such a bad boss?

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Well, he's Dennis, isn't he? Loves power but hates people.

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Cor, check out the room.

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No padlocks.

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Yeah? They'll be getting some now you're here.

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We prefer to trust our young people, Dennis.

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-Here, Tyler, help yourself.

-Cheers.

-Hoo-hoo!

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I wouldn't tell him to help himself. There speaks the voice of experience.

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Let's crack on with the paperwork, shall we?

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Welcome to the world of pain that is Dennisville.

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And Dennis was only just beginning.

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All it took was some stolen money for this new care worker

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on the block to start laying down the law, Dennis-style.

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One of you has Johnny's money,

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and if it's not on my desk in the next ten minutes...

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No, no. You don't give them ten minutes to hide it somewhere else.

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We're searching your rooms! Now!

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When my savings got nicked, Dennis couldn't wait to get involved.

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Now, we haven't found Johnny's money yet, so we're giving you

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one last chance before we call the police.

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That's a waste of time with no evidence.

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They won't do anything, and we get left with a load of paperwork.

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-It's only fair to Johnny.

-Well, he's lost £200. There are ten kids here.

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We're taking a fiver off everyone's allowance over the next four months.

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THEY ALL COMPLAIN AT ONCE

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Find his money, keep yours. And this place is closed until further notice.

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He didn't care that I'd been robbed.

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He just wanted to act the big man and throw his weight around.

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-This is NOT a prison.

-Do you want to sit here?

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Write your letter of resignation.

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Why would I want to resign?

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Cos I'm taking over.

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So we got together, tried to fight back.

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There must be a way of standing up to him.

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Ooh.

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Council of war, is it? Come on, let's break it up.

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There's no law against them hanging out with each other.

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-There is if I say so. And isn't it time you went home?

-Not yet.

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What - his social worker gave you permission to visit?

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I used to live here. Mike said it's OK.

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Yeah, well, I'm his boss and I say it's not.

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You're nasty.

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Hmm. And you're out.

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Dennis was a bad leader. He was power-mad, cruel and corrupt.

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But Tracy got rid of him.

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Which was good, because history tells us that

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when a bad leader's in charge, bad things happen.

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Like what?

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Like poverty, war, famine.

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-That's when people don't have enough to eat.

-Like when you were in charge?

-No!

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Well, yeah, but...

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I never wanted to be in charge. It just kind of happened.

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It all started when Mike went on holiday for the first time ever.

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Now, no loud music, no kitchen experiments,

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and don't wind up the relief care worker, please.

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As if we would do something like that(!)

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Ha-ha-ha(!)

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# Caribbean... #

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It WAS going to be weird without him.

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# I'm going on holiday... #

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But at least we still had Gina.

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I told you my metal detector weren't a waste of money.

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Why - what have you found?

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Well, we DID have Gina...

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until a box of unexploded grenades got dug up in the garden.

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What does this bit do?

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-Harry!

-Harry, what are you doing?

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Get down!

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EXPLOSION, SCREAMING

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And then... we were TWO care workers down.

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-We need another one!

-Another what?

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-Mike!

-Mike's on holiday!

-Yes, I know!

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-One like him.

-I'll sort it.

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You just concentrate on getting better.

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And all I needed then was an earful from some shouty army guy(!)

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-It's a miracle nobody died. Fancy letting your kids play with grenades!

-They weren't playing...

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-Yes, they were! That crater over there and your colleague off to hospital proves it.

-But she's -

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Ready, sir!

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Right, you lot, move back.

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Let's go!

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-He thought that you were a care worker.

-So?

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You! Keep a tighter rein on this lot. They're obviously trouble.

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Cue Elektra's scheming mind switching to overdrive.

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-Who are you calling?

-The council. I need to find out what happened

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to the relief care worker and book another one.

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Why do we need a relief care worker when we've got you?

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I'm not looking after you lot!

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You don't have to look after us - just pretend you're the relief care worker and send the real one away.

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Are you being serious? You want to play Home Alone?

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It's better than a stranger here, ordering us about. I mean, you could really do this.

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The whole thing was Elektra's evil scheme, not mine.

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I just wanted a responsible adult to come along and take over.

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Until I met Mrs Dillon.

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LOUD CHATTER AND SQUEALING

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WHISTLE BLOWS

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QUIET LAUGHTER

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MRS DILLON GASPS

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Go to your room!

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Football in the house?

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No TV for all of you for three days.

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THEY ALL COMPLAIN AT ONCE

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Make that four!

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She was a monster. And she thought she could just walk in

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and take over the place. I couldn't let that happen

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I will not tolerate bad behaviour!

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-Good thing you won't be here to witness any, then.

-What do you mean?

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I'M the relief care worker. You've been double booked.

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You don't look old enough.

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Yes, I... I get that's a lot.

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Now, are you going to stand there and discuss my youthful appearance,

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or let me do my job?

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I'll show you out.

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'So before I knew it, I was running the Dumping Ground.'

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Hands up, everybody who wants Faith.

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I was the people's choice.

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Not much of a choice. You or Mrs Dillon.

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Yeah, I know, but everyone loved me - at first.

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Every day was party time and everyone was happy.

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Everything's fine. There's nothing to report, really.

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So how are you getting on with the relief care worker?

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Great. Everyone loves her. Get well soon.

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DIAL TONE

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But then out of nowhere, a crisis.

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Right, OK.

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What's the problem?

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We need a big shop.

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'No food...

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'and worse than that, no money to buy any more.'

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IOU £50? Tyler, 80? Frank, 70?

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-Go on, just one go.

-Get your own!

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-Oh, fine. I've got better things to do with my cash. BOTH:

-Gorgeous!

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Look, isn't she so cute?

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-It's a panda.

-Yeah, her name's Shi Shi, and I'm sponsoring her.

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-To do what - a parachute jump?

-Ha-ha(!)

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50 quid?! You spent 50 quid for that thing to sit on its bum

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-and eat bamboo all day?

-They're endangered!

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You said you'd spent your own money on this lot.

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The petty cash IS our own money.

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-With Mike and Gina gone, it belongs to us.

-And who told you that?

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-We'll pay it back.

-Yeah, we left notes.

-Oh, I know -

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Frank, £70. Tyler, £80!

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-So that's where you got the money for them stupid cars.

-Hold on,

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Carmen, cos you managed to spend 50 quid on false nails and make up.

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We have three days until Gina gets back, and we need to eat.

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Properly.

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OK, maybe I should have predicted the financial crisis,

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but I was dealing with a lot at the time.

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Like Elektra getting out of control.

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Do you really want to get on the wrong side of me?

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-I'm not scared of YOU.

-What, with no Mike and Gina about to protect you?

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All I'm saying is, whatever you're planning,

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-you better not hurt the rest of us. I'm watching you.

-Get. Out!

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I was supposed to be in charge,

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but Elektra was manipulating everyone behind the scenes.

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Yeah, I'm starving!

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And things got pretty ugly once news got out that Johnny was

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hiding secret food supplies.

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How long is it going to take?

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MUFFLED: I feel bad for the others.

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They wasted their own cash - why should I bail them out?

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I knew you had more money.

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I put in ten quid. That's more than most of them.

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Look, you've finished your pack. I've got more in my room.

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-Share it with the others.

-No, if they found out we'd got food, we'll lose everything.

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Elektra got wind of Johnny's secret food stash, and suddenly

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we were living in a police state.

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It was like having Dennis back in charge,

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except with blue hair.

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-You are so dead when Mike and Gina get back.

-Why didn't you open the door?

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-Why are you so desperate to see me in my undies?

-Where's the food?

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-I don't know what you're on about.

-He's lying!

-Prove it.

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If you were getting changed, why are you still wearing the same clothes

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-as you was before?

-Search his room.

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You can't touch my stuff. Tell them!

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-Get off the bed.

-Make me.

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Argh!

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Ah, told you!

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No-one gave Elektra any power. She just took it,

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and used it to punish anyone who dared stand up to her.

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-Johnny Taylor is charged with theft and fraud.

-What?!

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Who agrees that we should take Johnny's money

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and spend it on food for all of us?

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Oh, come on, guys. We don't tolerate liars and cheats around here.

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Aw, Harry, are you hungry?

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Do you want some food? Well, put your hand up, then!

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Seven votes. Majority rules. Come on.

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But that's not fair. Johnny's never taken from petty cash.

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He's always saved his own money.

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That makes you the one stealing, not him!

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That's Elektra for you.

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She has a way of getting into people's heads

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and making them do whatever SHE wants.

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Are you happy now? Johnny's locked in his room, Tee's in pieces,

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and everyone has fallen out.

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-Don't blame me. It's democracy in action.

-It's not democracy - it's you.

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Well, they're so easy to manipulate. It's almost criminal.

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And once Elektra's on a roll, there's no stopping her.

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Lock him in the coal bunker.

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-You can't do that.

-Oh, but he's going to ruin everything, so do it!

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-I'm sorry.

-Yeah? Well, if that were true

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then you wouldn't listen to everything she says.

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-We've got no choice.

-She's using you. She's up to something.

-We know.

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That day was Elektra at her very worst.

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In my book, that's not being a leader.

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That's just being a bully.

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I didn't know you'd written a book.

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So what have we learnt so far about being the boss

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to upload into the Dumping Ground Survival Files?

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Well, as I found out, being in charge isn't easy.

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It can be tough when everyone expects you to have all the answers.

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And if you are someone who likes to be liked,

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having to make unpopular decisions can be really difficult.

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There are many different ways to go about being in charge.

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A good leader tries to be fair and thinks of others.

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A bad one is only interested in results

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and doesn't care who gets hurt along the way.

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And the worst kind uses their power in a mean way, forcing people

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to go along with what they say with threats and rough stuff.

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Yes, you can tell a good leader by the way they treat their followers.

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Good leaders inspire and protect their people.

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Bad leaders lock them in a coal bunker.

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As Johnny found out.

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But the tables were turned when it came to the Living History day.

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For once, Johnny got the chance to be top dog.

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So let's talk about what happened at Hidden Hall.

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Do we have to?

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Afraid so. What happened was everyone was given a role in

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an Edwardian household, and some weren't exactly overjoyed

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with the result.

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This is the worst day of my life.

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Yeah, I know - me, a servant?

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Hello - do these look like servant hands?

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While Johnny got head of the household,

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although he had his doubts about it too.

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People don't always listen to me.

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Then today you must make them, show everyone

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that you're in charge.

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They have to respect you, look up to you.

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Are you up for that challenge?

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-I THINK so.

-No "think" about it. You have to be sure.

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Milligan?

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A keen young lad with everything to prove in charge.

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Your tasks for the day, my lord.

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You're my butler? Wicked.

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What could go wrong?

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I mean, um, very good, Milligan. Very good.

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Hm...

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What went wrong at Hidden Hall?

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Well, they put Johnny in charge, er...

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The real trouble started

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when Carmen decided she'd had enough of servant life...

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..and started joining in the fun upstairs.

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Put your hands up.

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And that's when we realised Johnny was getting way too into

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this whole Living History thing.

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What's going on?

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Oh, it's called the Grizzly Bear. Rachel's teaching us it for later.

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-She's a servant. She can't join in.

-Well, it's not up to you.

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Um, yes, it is. I'm the Earl. I'm in charge and what I say goes.

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Strictly speaking, he's right.

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Well, I hate being Edwardian!

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It's like he became a different person.

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He even tried to boss Elektra around.

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HIS FINGERS SNAP

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Now do mine.

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Johnny. Is it fair to say that a bit of power went to your head?

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Elektra would have done the same to me.

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Maybe, but that doesn't make it right.

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You don't understand the pressure I was under!

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CHATTERING

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And one of the biggest pressures facing the Earl

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was the job of getting his son married off to a rich wife,

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which meant being able to strut your stuff Edwardian-style at the ball.

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Put your hands up, like a bear.

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And Johnny's son for the day, my blogging assistant, Harry,

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wasn't exactly a natural.

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Right, start again!

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Get it right, otherwise you won't get married, and I'll lose the hall.

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Is that what you want?

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It wasn't fun any more.

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I didn't like it when Johnny was in charge.

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Nobody liked it.

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Now, I'm the first to admit that being in charge isn't easy.

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I learnt that myself the hard way.

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But Johnny was on a personal power trip.

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And it wasn't pretty.

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JOHNNY AND HARRY LAUGH

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Why do I have to do this?

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To make my son happy. Now tap your head and rub you belly.

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No, this isn't even one of my tasks!

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It is if I say so. Do it.

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-No.

-Then you're fired.

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So? This isn't real anyway!

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Yeah, but it's the best job you're ever going to get.

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I've seen your school grades.

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You'll be lucky to be a cleaner when you're older.

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I don't even know why he said those things.

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He was so mean. It's just not like him.

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It was like something had got into him.

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Maybe that old house was haunted.

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Johnny upset Carmen.

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Why? What happened?

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Who cares? She's just a maid.

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No, she's not - she's a person, and she should have rights.

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And she's still our friend.

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Not today. You don't care about her today.

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I don't want to dance with you any more.

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You have to.

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Um, I don't have to do anything, and I'm not marrying Harry either.

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-Why not?

-Because I wouldn't want to marry someone

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with such a rubbish dad.

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Doubt anyone will ever want to marry YOU, then.

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Wait - what?

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Are you talking about my real life? My real dad?

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That was totally out of order. No-one talks about my dad like that,

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no matter how important they might think they are.

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-Take it back.

-Don't tell me what to do.

-I said take it back.

-Make me.

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-No, no - stop, stop! Stop it, stop it!

-This is not Edwardian.

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Don't you ever say anything about my family again!

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Get out!

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Tia or Floss can marry Harry instead.

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That means I hate you!

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It's obvious that Johnny wasn't ready to be in charge.

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He couldn't control his temper,

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and that turned everyone against him.

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A true leader must practise self-control and discipline.

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Otherwise, you're just a spoilt brat throwing tantrums.

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Like Jody's nightmare of a big brother, Kingsley.

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We thought she was sorted once she'd gone back to live with her family.

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We'd heard all about her smart house and the new clothes and toys.

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Then, suddenly, one day she was back at the Dumping Ground.

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Pay the taxi, would you, Mike?

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Something had obviously gone horribly wrong.

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Something...

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or someone.

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Kingsley had always been a bad boy. Somehow, he'd managed

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to convince the social services that he'd changed.

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But that was all just an act.

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I shouldn't have snapped at you, Jodes.

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It's just not easy, coming out of prison, trying to earn a living.

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We have to keep working at it. Get used to being a family again.

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Does that mean I've got to go home?

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We want you to come and see us. It's just...

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This isn't your home anymore.

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-But it can be, though! Carmen said that...

-OK, Jody,

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let's have a little chat in the office, on our own.

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Don't take too long, yeah?

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I just want you to come home now. Don't want no more fuss.

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It's OK.

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There's nothing I want to say.

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Kingsley was the big brother from hell.

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But he was also the boss of the family,

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so nobody stood a chance, especially Jody.

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It's always been the same.

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Mum's scared stiff of Kingsley,

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so he just tramples all over her,

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and the rest of us.

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-She's just coming.

-Get her in the car, now.

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-But she's just...

-In the car, now.

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-It's my old one. It's got no credit, but I can call you, OK?

-Promise?

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I promise. Come here.

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It just felt wrong.

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I mean, Jody was back home, living with her family,

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and that's something we all dream of,

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so why did she act like she'd rather live in care?

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Come on, baby, don't be silly. Thank you.

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Come on, in the car.

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Put your belt on.

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All right?

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I wanted it to work. I really did.

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I kept hoping it might be different this time,

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that Kingsley might have calmed down a bit, or even that the others

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might stand up to him.

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But Kingsley was still in control,

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and just to show Jody he was boss, he locked her in her bedroom

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after he got it into his head that she'd been stealing from him.

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-Who unlocked this door?

-No-one.

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I needed the toilet!

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-One of yous idiots left the door open.

-Haven't you punished her

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-enough yet?

-What, for thieving my gear? Losing me money?

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She's just a kid.

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She's still got to learn. We've got to be able to trust her.

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You can. I'll be good now, I promise.

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And this is why the bedroom door was unlocked -

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me and Tyler had snuck in there just to see if she was OK.

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I promise that it won't happen again.

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PHONE BUZZES

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-You've got another phone?

-Um...

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KEY TONES BLEEP

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-"Are you OK?" What does that mean?

-I dunno.

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-From Tee? That girl at the kids' home? What you been saying?

-Nothing.

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Well, I just went over to see Jody.

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I wasn't up for a fight with the bully brothers,

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but Carmen really stood up to them.

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I just didn't think she had it in her.

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-You are really winding me up now.

-No, I'm not.

-How'd you open the door?

-I didn't!

-Liar!

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-Leave her alone!

-What?

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-WE opened the door. Jody didn't do anything.

-It's true.

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-So you can leave her alone now.

-And we won't say anything.

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Too right you won't.

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You breathe a word of this to the law or the social, or any of your

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-mates down at the kids' home, and she gets it.

-Do you understand?

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The thing is with Kingsley is no-one ever says no to him,

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especially not Mum.

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So he thinks he can get away with anything.

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And he usually does.

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Usually. But Kingsley was about to meet his match.

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-Where are they?

-Gina!

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-Gina!

-Are you all right?

-Kingsley's got Jody locked in her room,

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-and it's full of stolen gear.

-Right.

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-Yeah, trespassing, they were. Making stuff up.

-Just save it, yeah?

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-You knew about this.

-Mum, don't answer her.

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-She's got no right to be here.

-You want to argue with me about rights?!

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Go, Gina!

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It's hard to challenge bullies, but it's worth it

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because sometimes, when one person fights back, others join in too,

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and suddenly the bully isn't as powerful as everyone thought.

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You said we was going to be a proper family this time.

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We can't be.

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-Not while he's around.

-You little...

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I'm NOT scared of you.

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I'm only here for Jody.

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As soon as she's safe, I'm gone.

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Just let her go, Mum. She's better off with them.

0:25:160:25:19

I miss my mum. And Luke. A bit.

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But I can't live with Kingsley.

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So the Dumping Ground is my home now.

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When the person supposed to be in charge is weak,

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bullies can take advantage.

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If Jody's mum had stood up to Kingsley,

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the Jacksons could have been a happy family.

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Here you are, kid. Come here.

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That's what's so great about Mike.

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He never backs down to bullies.

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He always fights for what he believes in,

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and inspires us to do the same.

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And you may not think it, looking at him, but he is strong, inside.

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He's a good leader. And he makes us feel safe.

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Until he goes on holiday again.

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So what have we learnt about being the boss

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to upload into the Survival Files?

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We've all experienced good and bad leaders,

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so if you find yourself having to be in charge, try to think about

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what was good about the good ones and bad about the bad ones.

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Being in charge isn't easy, but that's no excuse

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for letting the pressure make you lose sight of everyone else.

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Just because you need to get something organised,

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doesn't mean it's OK to trample over everyone else in the process.

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Fairness and being able to listen are good qualities in a leader.

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But that doesn't mean just doing stuff that makes everyone like you.

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Sometimes being the boss means telling people things

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that they don't want to hear. Like "All the food money has gone,

0:26:370:26:40

"so stop blowing all our cash on stupid stuff that we don't need."

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Be careful, though.

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Power can be a dangerous thing

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and being top dog can do funny things to people.

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Elektra is a good example of that. She wasn't being a leader.

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She was being a bully.

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And poor Johnny took the brunt of it.

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But just because you've been a victim of someone abusing power,

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doesn't mean it's OK to try to settle scores

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if later on you find the tables turned.

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Be thoughtful. Be kind. Try to think things through,

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and don't make any snap decisions.

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Stick to these simple rules and you won't go far wrong

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if find yourself having to be the boss.

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And don't forget -

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-we've been through all this...

-..so that you don't have to.

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It is Faith's turn to make a video blog to help new arrivals settle into the Dumping Ground and, with a little help from Harry, she looks at what it takes to be the boss. It's not easy being in charge, and there are lots of ways of going about it - not all of them good.


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