ring-in

ring-in

n
1. Austral a horse that serves as a substitute for another horse in a race
2. Austral and NZ a person or thing that is not normally a member of a particular group; outsider
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The scandal comes after Blue Peter was forced to apologise this week for faking a ring-in when its phone system failed.
Last night CBBC admitted that five shows had been pre-recorded and said Stagecoach was used to supplement ring-ins.
Either as "ring-ins" or more commonly now over social media.
And we get just as many ring-ins communicating good news - sparkling achievements, community events, tales of triumph over adversity.
The situation is so bad that bosses don't believe one in three ring-ins. And they're right to be sceptical - 39 per cent admit they have made up their malady.
We will keep you up-to-date with the outcome of any cases featured in the ECHO based on ring-ins from our readers.