Reggie Yates’ new drama Make Me Famous looks at the way fast fame can impact and change the lives of reality TV contestants.
The consequences of being pushed into the spotlight so suddenly is the main focus of the drama and tells the story of Billy (Tom Brittney), a young man who gets a shot at fame when he impresses the producers of a fictional reality show.
Billy is excited for his life to change, but a year after the show has aired he is struggling to balance his newfound fame, social media pressures and tabloid kiss and tells.
With his other co-stars enjoying thriving careers, Billy has to deal with strangers making assumptions about him and deeply buried insecurities coming to the surface.
Tainted by a reputation he has no control over, Billy tries to work out who he really is now the cameras are off.
The series also stars Amanda Abbington who plays Billy’s mum Amanda, who lives alone and works as a midwife, Nina Sosanya plays casting producer Stephanie, Emma Rigby plays fellow reality TV contestant Michelle and Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge plays Billy’s agent Gary.
Make Me Famous will stream on BBC iPlayer from Wednesday 17 June 2020.