Chapter 159 : Pressure of Public Opinion
After sending Scarlett off, Bell could not calm down for a long time.
A day passed quickly.
Just like Scarlett Johansson had said, the production team had tried to contact Bell before. Now that they knew that Bell had returned to China, they immediately called Bell again.
Looking at the familiar phone number, Bell picked up.
“Hello, Bell, it’s me. Where are you now?”
The beautiful host’s voice sounded.
“I’m with Scarlett and others. You know the location.”
“Mmm, do you have time? If you do, let’s meet and chat. There are some things the production team wants to arrange and ask for your opinion.”
The beautiful host’s tone was solemn.
Seeing how hurried the other party was, Bell thought for a moment.
“Alright, come over now. I have time.”
After getting Bell’s reply, the host stopped wasting time and quickly hung up.
Sensing the other party’s hurried tone, Bell was puzzled, not knowing what was going on.
After a while, the doorbell rang.
As expected, it was the beautiful host.
After exchanging greetings with Scarlett and others, the host looked at Bell and got to the point.
“Bell, I believe you’ve heard of it. I’ve already tried to contact you, or rather, the production team has looked for you before.
However, since you were recording the program, we did not disturb you.
The situation is like this: Wilderness Survival’s response is very good. Every platform is asking us for the rights to broadcast the program.
But don’t worry, the leaders of the station have not agreed to this yet.
On one hand, it is because the program is not over yet.
On the other hand, they felt that this concerned the contestants, especially you.
You can be said to be the face of the entire Wilderness Survival program. It will not be right to sell the broadcast rights without your approval.
Therefore, the first thing I’m asking you today is if you have the intention to sell the broadcasting rights.”
The host looked at Bell and waited for his reply.
“Actually, even if you didn’t look for me, I would have looked for you soon about this matter.”
“I’ve met the person-in-charge of a station here. He also wants to buy the broadcasting rights. I believe he will contact the production team soon.”
He could not hold this thing with him. If he got a suitable price, it was naturally not a problem to sell the rights.
However, it has to be shown on my own platform first.”
While helping others, Bell also had to ensure his own benefits.
The beautiful host nodded in understanding.
“Alright, I understand. There’s no need to ask the leaders about this. I’ll acknowledge it right here.”
“Then there’s another thing.”
The beautiful host’s expression turned solemn.
The others couldn’t help but hold their breaths when they saw her expression.
“It’s like this, Bell.
In fact, the production team is in a crisis.
You were the only one who successfully passed the previous Wilderness Survival round. The other survivalists did not pass, nor did they obtain the approval of the audience.
Therefore, there has been a lot of response online recently. They feel that these people are not suitable to participate in the show at all.
But these contestants have already signed up.
Moreover, because of the program, it has also increased their popularity and traffic. It is not good to fire these amateur contestants halfway.
The higher-ups thought for a moment and suggested a suggestion related to you.”
Hearing this, Bell looked at the beautiful host, wanting to know what the production team’s suggestion was.
“It’s like this, the production team is preparing to conduct a training program for these Wilderness Survival participants.
You will be the mentor, including Bear and Ed.
The three of you will each lead a team of survivalists, and compete in the same environment.
Then, the three of you can choose to eliminate the unqualified contestants.”
“No way! Bell is a contestant himself. If you do this, the fans of the eliminated contestants will attack him. This will affect Bell’s reputation.”
Before Bell could speak, Scarlett and the others stood up to retort.
Bell also saw the problem.
No wonder the beautiful host looked troubled. So it was because of this matter.
In fact, Bell guessed that the host was not telling the truth.
They even said that they wanted Bell to lead these survivalists.
This was definitely a feint.
Bell’s guess was that the Wilderness Survival’s production team could not take the pressure from the outside world.
After all, every show was basically Bell’s solo show. It was hard to guarantee that there would not be more doubts in the outside world.
Moreover, these doubts were mostly voiced by the fans of other contestants.
Some contestants even encouraged and told them to say it.
Bell was the face of the Wilderness Survival program team. If the authenticity of Bell’s survival skills was questioned, then the reputation of the Wilderness Survival program team would also be affected.
Therefore, the production team made the decision to promote Bell from a contestant to a mentor.
Let him lead these contestants to prove his qualifications.
With these contestants watching from the sidelines, they could at least seal a portion of the audience’s mouths.
In this case, the envious contestants would not slander Bell too, which could be considered as helping Bell prove himself.
In fact, this issue had already surfaced when they were on the uninhabited island.
But because of Bell’s survival skills, the issue was resolved, and the two jealous guys received the punishment they deserved.
But now, it seemed like there were many such people.
Bell had only discovered two of them. In fact, there were many people who were envious and jealous of Bell.
The beautiful host looked at Bell and waited for his reply.
“Bell, you can’t agree to this. Otherwise, you will become everyone’s target.”
After all, Bell was only an eight-year-old child. There would definitely be many problems if a group of adults were led by an eight-year-old child.
There was no need to think to know how many voices of doubt there would be.
With a prejudice in their hearts, everyone would look at Bell’s actions differently.
If an accident happened related to the show, Bell would have to take the responsibility.
If someone wanted to make things difficult for Bell, this would be a perfect opportunity.
Bell’s reputation was at its peak. Once it collapsed, it would be difficult to salvage it.
The beautiful host did not speak either. She only waited for Bell’s reply.
Scarlett and the others looked nervously at Bell, hoping that he would not take the risk.
Bell was silent for a moment before looking up at the beautiful host.
“Where is the location of this Wilderness Survival adventure?”