Reality TV has pretty much always been around, even if it wasn’t called reality back then. In 1964, Granada Television launched its documentary Seven UP, charting the lives of 14 British children to adulthood, and ordinary people’s lives continued to provide subject matter for documentaries such as the BBC’s The Family (1974), Sylvanian Waters (1992) and Airport (1996), plus MTV’s long-running hit The Real World, launching in 1992.
The Hype Life will focus on the lives of the popular TikTok collective The Hype House, who are a group of Gen Z influencers who collectively have over 150 million followers.
Viewers will see the unvarnished truth of what day-to-day life looks like for the group, and discover what motivated the social media stars to join TikTok and create The Hype House.
Tuesday 30th June, 9pm
The fourth series of the LA based comedy once again explores the complexities of friendship, dating and adulthood.
In the last couple of years, former contestants have found fame and fortune outside the villa, even if they didn’t find true love.
Here is a roundup of what happened next for some of the islanders from 2017 and 2018.
There was a press furore last month, when the BBC admitted that a scene showing tribal people living in tree houses was faked by the makers of Human Planet.
A few weeks later, the BBC withdrew the series from distribution after finding a second editorial breach. A scene showing a hunter apparently harpooning a whale was revealed to be inaccurate.
Walk of Shame Shuttle will see daring party animals in need of a lift home reveal details of their most outrageous nights out during a confessional taxi ride. The open passengers will reveal their wildest stories to a cast of shuttle drivers Jay, Max and AJ, who act as personalised chauffeurs and agony aunts as they delve into their hilarious confessions and exploits without judgement.
In 2008, equipped with cameras from Ginger TV, Stafford left the Peruvian Andes to begin a 6,000-mile quest to walk the Amazon. Two and a half years later he reached the mouth of the river and, despite receiving just “half a day’s filming training on Streatham Common” before he started, Stafford had enough footage for a two-part series, Walking the Amazon, which was shown on Channel 5 and Discovery in 2011.
Tayo Yusuff has researcher credits on Lime Pictures productions Ex on the Beach and The Only Way is Essex.
From discovering stars on social media to battling his producers, Tayo shares his tips to get ahead as a researcher on the casting team.