Reality TV

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The week in audio: Unreal; It’s… Wagatha Christie; Piers Morgan Uncensored; One Dish
Twenty years of reality TV are relived, the Wag wars are pored over, Piers Morgan rants, and Andi Oliver serves up much-needed warmth

Miranda Sawyer

21, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Lovestruck High review – Lindsay Lohan’s dating show is absolutely hysterical (in every sense)
This reality series sees a group of UK twentysomethings head to the US, pretend to be teens, and compete for prom dates. It’s objectively terrible – and hopelessly, shamefully addictive

Rebecca Nicholson

18, May, 2022 @7:51 AM

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Let’s Make a Love Scene review – silly, sexy cosplay inspired by Swayze and Clooney
No one’s looking for love in this new dating show – they’re re-enacting steamy movies instead. But thankfully, it knows just how trashy it is

Rebecca Nicholson

13, May, 2022 @10:05 PM

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Kim Kardashian for president! How my obsession with reality TV got out of control
From Wife Swap to Big Brother to Towie, Sirin Kale has been a proud and passionate reality TV addict since her tweens. But as she delved deeper for her new podcast, she came face to face with its dark side

Sirin Kale

13, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Rose Ayling-Ellis’s year in TV: ‘After Strictly, people told me they wouldn’t be upset if they had a deaf child’
The EastEnders star on inspiring other deaf actors, her passion for painting, and why missing subtitles make her switch off

Hannah J Davies

11, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Kardashians are back! But did they ever really go away?
The family’s latest reality show is a relic of the genre they basically made but remains a rich text for modern celebrity

Adrian Horton

14, Apr, 2022 @7:13 PM

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Destroying relationships in science’s name: how reality TV ‘experiments’ wreck lives
Justifying outrageous television as a ‘social experiment’ isn’t new, but exploitative shows are increasingly using it to tear couples apart – and no one believes them

Yomi Adegoke

14, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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TV tonight: My Brilliant Friend ends with tension, insults and fights
There’s plenty of drama in the finale of the third season of the Neopolitan saga. Plus, Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp hit the road again. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hannah Verdier, Graeme Virtue, Hollie Richardson, Ammar Kalia and Simon Wardell

07, Apr, 2022 @5:20 AM

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The Ultimatum: Marry or Move on review – absolutely terrible
Netflix’s 10-part bin fire gets couples on the verge of marriage to ditch their partners and date someone new. This is reality TV so bad you will pray for the accelerated heat death of the universe

Lucy Mangan

07, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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UK to ban gambling ads featuring sports and reality TV stars
Changes designed to protect under-18s and other vulnerable groups come into effect in October

Mark Sweney

04, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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The week in TV: Hacks; Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars; Falklands War: The Untold Story
Jean Smart is on top form as an ageing comic seeking inspiration from a younger one, Gordon Ramsay dials it down for once and the deadly blunders of the 1980s conflict are explored

Barbara Ellen

03, Apr, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Tom Parker obituary
Low-key, witty singer of the Wanted who found a post-boyband career in reality TV and the vlogosphere

Caroline Sullivan

30, Mar, 2022 @5:11 PM

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