Insanely interesting! I don't think one realises how much planning went into the Gotcha segments.
I suppose there had to be as they only had one go at it and so one mess up ruined the whole shoot. They had to plan for every eventuality too. The ones like Richard Whiteleys, which took place at their families place of work as they've not as much control over the environment, they've got to work with what they've got.
Interesting to note that on the last page Noels name is left off, as if the rest of the script isn't going to cause suspicion.
Incidently, Annabel Giles was on Richard Herring's podcast the other week and her Gotcha came up in the conversation as she was the only person to catch them out. A combination of spotting a hidden camera and noticing the same comms vehicle as she'd worked with the week before on another programme:
(starts at 50'50")
And here is that failed Gotcha:
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