Reality TV

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MasterChef Australia elimination recap: beef, bromance and bad ice-cream
Masters Week brought forth the hellish world of tempered chocolate – but the real pressure test came from the pressure cooker

Clem Bastow

16, May, 2021 @5:30 PM

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The Chase’s Anne Hegerty: ‘As a child I thought: one day I’ll be famous, then they’ll be sorry’
A little more than a decade ago, she was out of work and in debt. Now, ‘the Governess’ is one of Britain’s most famous quizzers. She talks about finding fame, Asperger’s and I’m a Celebrity

Sam Wollaston

14, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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MasterChef Australia elimination recap: psychic agony and fever dreams. But make it TV!
This week was one for the lovers of cliche – and also the lovers of nuanced and beguilingly obscure descriptors of food

Clem Bastow

09, May, 2021 @9:37 PM

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Tess Daly: ‘I was in two Duran Duran videos, my kids are so unimpressed’
The Strictly presenter, 52, tells Rich Pelley about modelling, her husband’s bad habits, loving cushions, hating flying and getting excited about Italian food

Rich Pelley

01, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Inside the rise and fall of The Jeremy Kyle Show: ‘It was a ticking timebomb’
Fuelled by conflict, the programme ruled daytime TV. Two years after it was taken off air, former staffers reflect on a toxic culture that ended in tragedy

Jenny Kleeman

01, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Why it’s high time for a gay Love Island
From Playing It Straight to Towie, queer people haven’t always had it easy on reality TV. But times are changing – and ITV has a chance to lead the way

Yomi Adegoke

30, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Channel Seven told to pay My Kitchen Rules contestant Piper O’Neill $22,000 a year
Former beauty queen given compensation for ‘vilification and bullying’ while appearing on the hit cooking show

Amanda Meade

28, Apr, 2021 @5:48 AM

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Russian man 'trapped' on Chinese reality TV show finally voted out after three months
Vladislav Ivanov says he regretted his decision to join Produce Camp 2021 but fans refused to vote him out

Helen Davidson in Taipei and Andrew Roth in Moscow

27, Apr, 2021 @8:39 AM

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‘It’s satisfying to learn the wealthy have problems’: why is reality TV obsessed with the super-rich?
From Bling Empire to Made in Chelsea, the uberwealthy trend in TV is here to stay – and it might even be good for diversity

Michelle Kambasha

27, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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MasterChef Australia season premiere: meet the new contestants – and prepare to cry
Supercharged with post-Covid sentimentality – and higher post-Covid stakes – Monday night’s return promises fresh faces, affecting stories and a lot of tears

Meg Watson

19, Apr, 2021 @8:21 PM

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The week in TV: Climate Change: Ade on the Frontline; Seaspiracy and more
Ade Adepitan and Greta Thunberg showed how to reach people rather than preach at them

Euan Ferguson

18, Apr, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Catfish UK hosts Julie Adenuga and Oobah Butler: ‘Manipulating people online has never been easier’
As a British version of the hit US reality show launches, we spoke to its presenters about the rise of dating deception in lockdown – and what they’re doing to help

Coco Khan

16, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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