Many cases on ITV Daytime’s Judge Rinder are fake and/or performed by people working as TV extras.
Despite the programme advertising for viewers to send in their cases with the potential of appearing on TV, those people are not always the people who get to perform the case on the programme.
Some real cases, from applicants, are taken and given to actors or people who work as TV extras. The actors are given scripts to outline the case, telling them the narrative their part of the programme should take and the outcome they should work towards. It’s also known that some cases are inspired by real experiences but are then exaggerated for TV.
[Source(s): Two people who have worked, or currently work, as TV extras. They were approached by the production company and given scripts, however decided not to take part in the recording.]