New depth to reality TV shows?
Friday, November 21, 2003
A reality TV show has left 12 young Russian's to fend for themselves in Berlin with no language skills, food or money.
Almost two weeks ago, the contestants, six men and six women, were deposited in a container and forced to survive, reports the Times.
They are being featured on a new Russian reality TV show called Golad, which means Hunger.
After the first three weeks, the audience votes to eliminate one person each week until just the winner remains, having - in the words of the show's website - survived 100 days without food or money.
The winner will get a guaranteed pension for life of £600 a month.
The Hunger website says that Yana, 24, has managed to earn some small change by busking while another pair managed to scrounge some bread, cheese and ham.
The shows producer Dmitry Troitsky says contestants won't starve because they can eat all the boiled pasta and potatoes they want, and are given a special vitamin drink.
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