The perils of automated censorship

The Gloucestershire Echo's story on local boy Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards winning Splash! has an initially confusing sentence:

The former Olympic ski jumper beat Benidorm star Jake C****o and TV presenter Linda Barker in the public vote after a series of impressive dives.

A little Googling and it all becomes clear - the Benidorm star referred to is Jake Canuso.

Dear Gloucestershire Echo; you may wish to investigate smut-censoring software which is aware of the concept of a "word boundary" (\b in regex syntax).


  1. The Echo should just relocate to North Lincolnshire (specifically, Scunthorpe).


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