By Ben Elton
Ben Elton is set to place the "real" again into truth television in his biting satire of 1 of today's preferred cultural phenomena -- the television expertise show.
95,000 hopefuls. 3 judges. only one winner.
And that's Colin Simms, the genius at the back of the show.
Colin continually wins, simply because Colin writes the principles. yet this 12 months, as he sits smugly in judgment at the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his rigorously scripted "search" for a celebrity, he has no concept that the foundations are altering. The "real" is ready to be positioned again into "reality" tv, and Colin and his fellow judges (the nation's favorite mum and the opposite bloke) are approximately to develop into ex-factors themselves.
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