Channel 4 announces new competition series Make Me Prime Minister.
Everyone has opinions on how our politicians run the country, and comments are often made that we could do a better job. However, who really has what it takes to run the country and get people to stay loyal to you as you rise to the top?
In the six-part series, 12 ordinary people with strong opinions that span across the political spectrum will put their skills to the test to see if they can survive in the vicious world of politics.
Just like a normal political candidate, the ordinary Brits will hit the campaign trail and be tested in prime ministerial style tasks that will see if they have the leadership qualities, resilience and integrity to be in charge.
The weekly group challenges will be set and judged by Alastair Campbell and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, two big names in politics who know how to make it in the political sphere.
With great power comes great responsibility, and the competitors will be tested on how to negotiate their way out of an international crisis, explain their new education policy to a group of five-year-olds, and withstand the scrutiny of an interview with one of the country’s top journalists with only minutes to prepare.
Under the watchful eye of Campbell and Baroness Warsi, the candidates will need to make it through the weekly vote by impressing former politicians, seasoned journalists and, most importantly, the public.
Who will have the charm, vision and political prowess to lead the country and be crowned Channel 4’s alternative prime minister?
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi commented: “Serving as chairman of the Conservative Party and a cabinet minister in a coalition government, I was convinced values and ethics matter as much as political ideology. So Alastair Campbell and I are putting aside our political differences to focus on what it takes to lead.”
Alastair Campbell added: “Done properly, being prime minister is about a tough a job as anyone can do. Fair to say politics is in a bit of a mess right now and I hope not only that some genuine political talent emerges through the series but also that it might inspire the watching public to get more engaged in politics and get properly involved.”