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Amanda Knox Verdict: The Wright Stuff's Twitter Outrage Over Would Ya Debate

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Producers of Channel 5 show The Wright Stuff have hit back at critics who said their coverage of the Amanda Knox verdict was 'abysmal' and 'sinking to new lows.'

Earlier today Metro.co.uk reported TV presenter Matthew Wright sparked fury on Twitter after asking viewers of his show The Wright Stuff whether they would consider going back to Amanda Knox's room after meeting her in a bar.

A preview blurb on the Channel 5 website under the tag line "Foxy Knoxy: Would Ya?" read: "So Amanda Knox has been cleared of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

"She's entirely innocent. She’s also undeniably fit and loves wild sex. Or did.
"So if you were a guy who’d met her in a bar and she invited you back to hers, would you go? I’m being quite serious. Or would something in your brain make you think twice?"

Since then The Wright Stuff is a term which has trended on Twitter with people saying things like: "Watching 'The Wright Stuff" to see if host Matthew Wright is showing any sign of drunkenness. Unsure."

And: "The Wright Stuff on C5 question today we have just heard - "Foxy Knoxy...Would ya?"- I don't have words to describe my feelings towards this."

A Wright Stuff spokeswoman told The Daily Mirror: "The discussion conducted between Matthew Wright and our panel of Kelly Hoppen, Christopher Biggins and Liz McClarnon was handled extremely sensitively and at no point did we lose sight of the fact that at the heart of the matter is the tragic death of a young girl - Meredith Kercher."

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