We've had "Big Brother" and now a new George Orwell-related reality show is to air next winter.
Taking as it's inspiration Orwell's "Down and Out in Paris and London", the nine celebrity contestants will be taken to Leningrad, dressed as tramps, and have to fend for themselves for 3 weeks in the Russian winter. The celebrities will be secretly filmed as they beg and scavenge for food, warmth and cardboard boxes and will not receive any outside help from the crew, in temperatures as low as 15 degrees below freezing.
With the working title of "Strictly Tramping - On Ice!", producers already have a list of 40 celebrities eager to kick-start their careers, including someone who used to be in an '80's band and a former "Eastenders" actress, and will narrow this down to the final 9 later.
The series will be made by Pisspoor Productions, who are behind the top shows "Chicken Tease", "Celebrity Dog-Swap", "Police, Camera, Letoff" and last year's surprise hit "Drain Inspector".