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-Harry, are you ready?
-Cos it might be an idea to get started.
-Like today, if possible.
-And can you bring that popcorn I got for us to share, please?
-Harry, is everything OK?
-Well, should I just start the blog myself?
Right. OK, welcome to the Dumping Ground.
'It's not as bad as it sounds.
'If you're watching this, you're one of us now.
'Relax. You're going to love it here.
'You'll meet some amazing new friends.
'Get to try exciting new food.
'We promise it's an experience you'll never forget.'
'But remember, this is a place where random chaos can strike at any time.
'So you have to be prepared...
'..for pretty much anything.'
And that's why we've made this video blog.
We've...or should I say I, have been through all this
so that you don't have to.
This time on The Dumping Ground Survival Files, Coming Clean.
Taking the rap for bad stuff you've done can be tough.
And being honest with yourself can be even harder.
But we're here to help.
We've all been there.
You've done something bad
and know you should just own up and face the music.
But sometimes it's easier said than done.
-Oh, it's nice of you to show up.
-Sorry. Felt a bit sick.
No popcorn for you, then.
-Harry, where's the popcorn?
-You've eaten it, all haven't you?
Go on, then, where is it?
Giant hungry mice..? SHE SIGHS
Why does that not surprise me?
Basically, there's two types of people in life.
Those who own up when they've done something wrong,
and those who don't. Or, in other words,
girls and boys.
That's not true. Hiccup!
Admit it, then. Say, "I ate all the popcorn."
-Why does it not surprise me?
Popcorn Boy's the tip of the iceberg.
# Maybe it's time for me to come clean... #
Let's look at the evidence.
Here's a perfect example.
Plenty to say for himself, but never the word "sorry."
Remember the mess you made with the washing machine that time?
You must be thinking of someone else.
-Me and the washing machine are sweet.
That's not the way I remember it.
So, it wasn't you who spilt powder all over the laundry floor
and topped that up with millions of bubbles?
-Ah, you can't prove nothing.
-I don't need to prove anything.
The guilt was written all over your back.
You do know your name's falling off?
It's not about my back, it's about my feet.
I bet he didn't know how to use the washing machine.
-He had the water too hot.
That's just Bailey. Not all boys are like him.
Er, not true.
You don't need to leave the washing machine
to find our next example.
-It's not a full load.
-Well, I'm not having your...
-I'm not having those in with mine.
I said no!
You going to take them out, then?
Didn't think so. No more than a 30, or else.
Well, if you're that fussed about it, why don't you do it yourself?
Oh, get over yourself, Rick.
-She is beyond annoying.
-What's the problem?
-She wants me to do her washing for her.
-Oh, that is out of order.
I think you'll find, though, that the person who was most
"out of order" that day has a name that rhymes with plank.
-Is there something wrong with your ears?
Work fine, they heard you come in.
-So why have you not got up and got the washing?
-Because it's ages away.
You're sat there colouring, are you five?
-One, it's not because...
-Oh, shut up.
And two, we're in the middle of an intense championship...
RICK, get in here!
Look at my dress.
All my stuff's ruined, too.
Anyway, why are you complaining, girls wear pink.
-Look what he's done.
Frank, what were you thinking of, that time with the football shirt?
It was a mistake.
One Man U shirt in the wash and, before you knew it, it was war!
Boys vs girls, and we had to win it!
-You can't even put a wash on.
-Maybe I shouldn't have to.
You know, some things boys do, some things girls do.
-It's just the way it is.
-I don't know, cooking and stuff?
MAY-LI: Er, what about Jamie Oliver?
RICK: Exactly, if a bloke puts his mind to something he's better at it.
Can't believe you just said that.
All right, let me prove it. Name a challenge? Me against Faith.
MAY-LI: Er, well, I've never seen either of you bake a cake.
So, how about that?
All right. You want me to bake a cake?
MAY-LI: Yeah, a bake off, tomorrow.
Yeah, and the loser has to wear that pink dress.
Be honest. You were never going to win.
You and Rick baking a cake?!
Me and Rick took to it like a duck to water.
# If I knew you were comin' I'd have baked a cake... #
One, two, three.
-Whoa, turn it off!
-THE GIRLS LAUGH
# If I knew you were comin' I'd have baked a cake... #
And, let's face it, it's not like the opposition were up to much.
-What's that supposed to be?
You know what...
TYLER: Anyway, while this boys vs girls battle
was starting to get messy...
..the washing machine menace behind it all was about to be uncovered.
-Frank, why is your shirt pink?
-No, it's not...
-Did you put that in Rick's wash?
-I'm not stupid, Frank.
-Look, Rick didn't know.
-MAY-LI: So, it was your fault?
Now, for any boys watching, in case you didn't know, "sorry" is a word
you use when you want to show you've done something you wish you hadn't.
Well, at least you were big enough to say sorry, Frank.
Yeah. Even though it was a mistake.
I guess loads of people have made the mistake of supporting Man U.
Oi! Out of order.
-Right. I think Frank should decide.
-No, but he'll be on their side!
Yeah, but he's go to make up for the pink washing.
-RICK: You what?
-Yep. It was him that put the football shirt in the wash.
FRANK: Sorry, mate.
'Wow. Two "sorries" in one day. Amazing.'
So, the winner is...
Still, at least Frank got his punishment...
-They're coming, they're coming!
-MAY-LI: Ooh, Harry, you ready?
..along with the masterchefs of the Dumping Ground.
-Kind of suits you.
-Don't push it.
You guys ready for your close-up?
So, Harry. What do these two examples tell us?
You're right. I'm straight off to May-Li now.
To get my name taken off the clothes washing rota
-before I wreck everyone's stuff.
-No, that's not what I meant.
# Some point we all have to... #
OK. Maybe now would be good to talk about one time
when I really should have owned up about something much quicker.
It was when Jody had gone off to live with her family.
# ..come clean. #
And then, suddenly, she turned up back at the Dumping Ground,
-This is for you, Harry.
-Where'd you get that lot?
My brother says, "Ask no questions, and I'll tell no lies."
ELEKTRA: So, basically, they're nicked.
I don't know - but I wouldn't tell Mike and Gina.
I think this is for sporty people. FAITH: Thanks, Jo.
I've got a camera. Some MP4s. ELEKTRA: Yes!
TYLER: Are you sure about this, Jody? JODY: Yeah.
-Did Kingsley get all this?
-And he knows about it?
-I got this one for you.
-Are you serious?!
I thought you'd forgotten about me.
-I thought everybody had.
-Don't be a div.
JOHNNY: Do you want this?
-Not if it's stolen, I don't.
-JOHNNY: Well, we don't know that.
But then, Jody's brother from hell, Kingsley, turned up.
-Got everything you came with?
-Best check, hey.
You know what you're like. Picking up other people's stuff.
And all the presents turned out just to be borrows.
-I've got to go home.
He knows about the presents, I didn't think he'd realise.
In that case, we need to box everything back up
-like new and...
You can't just give back presents, even if they are nicked.
Elektra, just do it!
-I feel sick.
And that was when I did something a tiny bit stupid.
-Come on, then, Monkey.
I knew keeping the tablet was wrong,
but once you've done something like that, how do you undo it?
Jody, I'm so sorry about what happened
with the tablet and Kingsley.
I still can't believe I did that.
-He probably found her phone.
-Or dropped it down the toilet.
-It's easily done.
-Yeah, but what if something's happened?
Like, something bad.
Cos of her nicking Kingsley's gear?
FAITH: We gave it all back though, didn't we?
ELEKTRA: He can still sell it though. It's not like we broke anything.
Unless... It didn't all go back.
I mean, something could have gone missing.
OK, I took the tablet, I'm sorry.
I know I should have done it earlier, but I did own up.
Yeah, I know. But it was me who brought all that dodgy stuff
to the Dumping Ground.
So, it wasn't completely your fault.
Although it was mostly your fault.
We'd all heard from Jody about Kingsley's temper.
She ended up in real danger, all because of me.
Although we did manage to get her out, thank goodness.
The police are round there now. You were right.
Jody, I'm so sorry.
-No, it's not.
-This was all my fault.
-No, it isn't.
I shouldn't have taken Kingsley's stuff in the first place.
Look, if I'd known he was going to lock you out...
Carmen and Tyler wouldn't have rescued me.
That's why I'm not angry. I'm glad you did what you did.
It's because of you that I'm home.
Funny really. How something good could came from such a bad situation.
I suppose so. I still have nightmares about it.
-Well, you won't be doing it again then, will you?
Jody, there's no need to remind Harry about this, is there?
Too right! Girls got to stick together.
Did you get off the washing rota, then?
May-Li said she would put pegs on my ears
and hang me up with the washing.
So, I'm taking that as a "No."
Anyway, you're just in time for another story,
about a boy who finds it completely impossible
to come clean about anything.
# When will you admit it
# When will you admit you're doing me wrong... #
In fact, of all the boys
who live in their own private universe,
and never admit they've done wrong, however much damage they cause...
# When will you admit you're doing bad things to me... #
..this one is the worst.
Messing up the washing was one thing.
But that was just the tip of the iceberg.
What are you doing?!
-Why are you doing this?!
Not the TV!
-What are you doing?
Bailey? Bailey, wait!
And then things got really bad.
HARRY: But Bailey didn't mean for Faith to get hurt.
He might not have caused it, but he was really out of order.
-Look, he's wrecked the TV.
-Ah, where is he?
BAILEY: Faith's been hurt.
Meanwhile, guess who was apologising?
-I'm so sorry.
-Faith! Faith, what happened?
It's not his fault, I was trying to catch up with Bailey.
Tell May-Li that I've gone to the hospital with Faith.
-You can drop me off at the grounds...
-No, get out.
While as for Bailey...
No, you don't.
There's Faith in hospital
and all he cares about is this stupid football match.
It's pretty upsetting, actually.
Yeah. Missing the final. Gutting.
He did visit Faith in hospital, though.
He gave her the letter about getting into the athletics squad.
Yeah, you're right. It was a nice thing to do.
Way too late though.
So what have we learnt so far about coming clean to
upload into the Dumping Ground Survival Files?
If something has gone wrong,
it's best to tell rather than keep it to yourself.
Well, that's very easily said but harder to put into practice.
Don't you agree?
Look. Holding your hand up and saying you did something wrong
can be so difficult sometimes.
-I know that from hard-earned experience.
I thought you said it was only boys who had trouble owning up to stuff.
But, trust me, ignoring a problem you've caused or a mistake
you've made just makes things worse.
OK, Tee. If it's only boys that won't ever come clean about stuff,
-how do you explain this?
That time with Carmen and the football and Johnny's window.
No-one's going to want to talk about that, are they?
You just don't want a girl to be shown up.
It wasn't good for anyone. So let's just skip that, yeah?
No, it's a good example.
-You're not going to get anyone to talk about it.
-I like a challenge.
It's true. Bailey might have done loads of pretty bad
stuff in the past, but this time, he was completely innocent.
Not that Johnny though so, mind.
-Whoa, whoa, steady.
-I'm going to kill him.
-It was him. Smashed my window.
-I didn't. Have you seen my ball?
-Can you believe him.
-It was the garden, and now it's gone.
-Have you confiscated it?
-No, I haven't.
You know exactly where your ball is.
Now my room's covered in glass, thanks to you.
-I haven't done anything.
-I saw you! Saw me what?
-Kick the ball right at my window.
-You calling me a liar?
-Yeah, you are.
-I said enough.
Johnny? I'm doing one of those new kid blog things.
All right. How can I help?
Well, I'm doing it about owning up about stuff.
Just exactly how does that involve me?
Well, you know. That time with the broken window.
No. don't want to go over all that again.
Why not? It was your window got broken.
You didn't do anything wrong.
No. Not happening.
-Bailey, can I ask you a question?
-Do I have any choice?
It's about that time with the broken window.
I don't want to talk about it.
I've got to get something on it. It's for the blog.
-Yeah. Ask Johnny.
-I did. He wouldn't talk about it.
-Why doesn't that surprise me?
-So, will you talk about it?
Ask Carmen. She should have a lot to say about it.
Most of it's the word, "Sorry."
You know that time with Johnny's broken window?
You are joking me, aren't you?
So how did you get on?
You know. With Carmen and Bailey and Johnny?
Oh, yeah, great. Loads of good stuff.
Yeah? OK. Well, I tell you what. I'll take a look at the camera.
All that good stuff they told you, you type up on the computer
-what happened with the window that time.
-OK. Yeah, great idea.
Having the police knocking at the door, it was like having Liam back.
We're looking for a Bailey Walton?
-Can we deal with this internally?
We're not saying you're guilty of anything, it's procedure
-and we have to follow it.
-Did you do this?
You need to be interviewed under caution.
-He thinks he can do whatever he wants.
-I never smashed the window.
Then there's nothing for you to worry about,
but you need to tell us that in the interview.
Yeah, but they can't make him go, can they?
We have to let the police officers do their job.
None of us had a clue that all along Carmen was hiding something.
I am arresting you on suspicion of causing criminal damage.
And it gets worse, because not only was Carmen keeping it quiet,
but she was being blackmailed by Floss who is... another girl!
-Floss, if you don't get out...
-You smashed the window. I saw you.
I won't say anything if you give me the silver dog.
Have it. Now get out.
So there you have it. A girl lying.
That doesn't count. Carmen fessed up.
Mike, take me to the police station. I smashed the window.
-And she still came clean and owned up.
-Unlike, for instance, you, Harry.
-What do you mean?
About all the good stuff you filmed earlier with Johnny
and the rest.
Oh. You've not wiped it, have you?
You're not fooling no-one. Not even yourself.
Not that Mr Good Stuff would be
the first to kid himself about something.
Coming clean doesn't always mean telling someone else.
Sometimes, admitting to yourself something's wrong or that you
need help is the hardest thing of all.
And it's not just boys who do that.
Mike, are you all right?
I'm fine. Why do you ask?
Take Mike. You'd expect him to be setting a good example.
-It just you seem a bit...
-What's wrong with you? What's wrong with your stomach?
-Why are you shrieking?
-I'm not shrieking. It was a manly groan.
-You need to see the doctor. I don't
-to see the doctor. Mike!
It's like he was just sticking his head in the sand
and hoping whatever was wrong would just go away.
But ignoring the problem is never the answer.
Whatever it is, you can tell us.
All right. I didn't want you guys... Ah!
-Hi, Tee. How's the blog going?
I'm onto people who won't admit to themselves that there's a problem.
Well, there's plenty of examples of that around here.
Why are you pointing that thing at me? Huh?
-You, doctors, now.
-Why does everyone keep going on about doctors?
Last time I checked, this was a care home, not a medical school.
I was only trying to protect Gina and you lot.
-I didn't want you to worry.
-That is such a lie!
You ignored the problem because you didn't want to face up to it.
No, I didn't.
No, I did not.
Yes, I did. Didn't I?
-Did I ever tell you about my Uncle Declan?
-I don't think so.
Declan, my cousin Brian, my grandfather and his brother...
-they all died of the same thing.
-And this thing, has it been diagnosed?
Well, not by a doctor, no.
-Right, tomorrow, you go straight to the hospital.
-I don't need a doctor.
No arguments. You're being ridiculous, man.
See, I didn't want to waste the time of a busy doctor when I was
pretty sure I knew what it was and if it was what I thought it was...
OK, look. I was an idiot, right.
If you ever have any worries about your health, then you should
tell somebody about it and not keep it to yourself.
Because only a complete numpty would do that.
Because only a complete numpty would do that.
-What did the doctors say?
-It turns out I've got a kidney stone.
-What's a kidney stone?
-Is it serious?
No. But it's very painful.
-Thank goodness for that.
-So, you're going to be OK, yeah?
-I'm going to be just fine.
-Oh, be careful, careful, it hurts.
-Leave off him.
Honestly, he's worse than the kids.
But sometimes it can be more complicated than that.
Mike knew that he wasn't well because he was in pain,
but sometimes it's harder to tell.
Like with Tyler's Mum.
She suffers from a kind of depression which means some
days she's on a real high, but others she finds it hard to cope.
When she came to visit Tyler, it was a really big deal.
He needed her to be well as that was the only way
he could go back to live with her.
It seemed to start OK, although Johnny was his usual
Look at Tyler.
You'd never think she was not right upstairs
or been in a special hospital.
I'd waited so long for Mum to come for me.
I'd even had dreams about how it'd go.
Although none of them
had the whole visit turning into some giant rounders game.
-Who think Tyler's mum should come every week?
-Leave her alone.
Just cos your mum doesn't give a stuff about you,
-doesn't mean you can steal mine.
But we were going to play another game.
But she's my mum and this is our day.
-Nice meeting you all.
But things soon picked up. And seeing Mum happy was just amazing.
It was like she'd got all her troubles sorted out.
-Precious cargo coming through.
-I've got a stitch.
I'll take over then.
-How about an ice cream?
-I'll be sick.
Come on, my treat, whatever you want.
All right. I'll get an ice lolly.
-There you go.
-Two extra large peanut sundaes, please.
That's £3, please.
-Where are we going?
-What have you done?
-Oi, come back here.
That wasn't in the dream either.
And this was turning into a nightmare.
How about I pay now?
I've got some money in here somewhere.
Could you help me?
And it wasn't just to the police that Mum had some serious
explaining to do.
I definitely had some money when I left the house.
I couldn't believe it.
She hadn't been taking the pills that helped her with her depression.
What's this? Why aren't you taking the pills?
It's not like it was before, I swear to you.
I just didn't get why she'd stop taking the pills.
And she wouldn't listen to what I was saying.
Maybe she was thinking that if she pretended everything was OK,
-then it would be.
-Yeah, but life's not like that, is it?
-The pills were holding me back.
-They were making you better.
-So, today was a little bit of a hiccup.
-You don't get it, do you?
Mike and May-Li are not going to let you see me now
-because you think you know better than the doctors.
-Just stay away from me.
-You were quite hard on your mum.
-Yeah, I suppose.
But she hadn't been telling me the truth, had she?
That's why I lost it.
She lied to me, Rick. She promised she was taking the pills.
She must have had her reasons.
She comes out with big promises about how we we're
going to live together and then goes and does this.
It wasn't just that she was lying to me.
She was lying to herself.
What did you do?
Well, I had someone to talk to, who had
-plenty of experience of adults lying to him.
Yeah. He has his uses.
-She can't help being sick.
-Yeah, but she knew how important today was.
And she messed up, we all do it. Yeah? You more than most.
So it was good to talk.
Rick helped me come clean to Mum about something that had been
-It's my fault you're ill, isn't it?
-What makes you say that?
Because it's in my records. You were ill just have to you had me.
I have bipolar disorder, Tyler.
It's a chemical imbalance which I could have had all my life
but there's no way of knowing for sure.
But let me tell you one thing I do know, shall I?
You are and always will be the best thing that ever happened to me,
is that understood?
So there you go. It's best to be honest, to others.
-and to yourself.
-Which is what I always say.
Except when it comes to popcorn.
So what have we learnt about coming clean to
upload into the Dumping Ground Survival Files?
Well, some people find it harder than others to own up to stuff.
-No, not just boys.
Yeah. You're right. Some men too.
I'll ignore that.
It happens to us all sometimes.
You know the right thing to do is to admit you've done something wrong,
but that's easier said than done.
And sometimes it's not even about admitting
something is wrong to others.
Yes, Mike can tell you all about falling into the trap
of kidding yourself that everything is OK.
When you know deep down it isn't.
Believe me, though. However hard it may be owning up,
you always feel better once you've done it.
That's the lowdown on coming clean safely
uploaded into the Survival Files.
Good luck if you need to put any of this into practice.
-We've been through all this...
-So you don't have to.