The Great British Fake Off
We all know that the guy Ian Beale on Eastenders is not a real-life guy even though he’s been on our screens for more than 3 decades. That show’s rubbish but it’s not the sort of fake TV we’re talking about here. What we’re looking at are those reality TV shows that sell themselves to the viewing public as reality TV. Fans of The Great British Bake Off will hate us after they’ve read the next bit.
“Every single thing is fake,” Reddit user henfrigate wrote on a thread about reality TV shows. “I was on a cake competition show. The judges recorded 2 takes for every comment, one positive and one negative so the editors could put it together however they wanted. They rolled the clock back an hour so everyone else could finish. We had over three months to plan our “spontaneous” cake.”
Maybe we should call it The Great British Fake Off.
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