There was a healthy disrespect for the format. The presenters were rude to the guests, the children and each other, and the regular puppets (wolves, if I remember correctly) use to eat the children.
After Christmas in the second series the format suddenly changed and it wasn't nearly as good. If anyone has any information about what happened to cause this, I'd love to know.
Yvette Fielding has moved on to do 'Most Haunted', but what happened to every one else?