Almost forgotten and never-quite-made-it ‘celebrities’ have been straining themselves to take part in C4’s new show, The Dump. A Celador Productions spokesman explained that the new show will be a mixture of Scrapheap Challenge and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. Contestants are abandoned on a massive landfill site where they have to forage for scraps of food and clothing.
The working title ‘Help, I’m on the scrap heap’ was thought to be too demeaning but didn’t stop desperate agents clamouring for their clients’ inclusion. The line up already includes that dark haired one who once worked in the Rover’s Return and a bronze medal horse rider from the Athens Olympics.
In week one the contestants have to try and build a shelter from household waste with the one voted best having access to the only toilet on the set. During the following week strong laxatives will be introduced into food parcels at random making the competition more interesting and bringing new meaning to the title.