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Saturday, 6 June 2009

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Controversy has once again hit TV screens, this time involving the Holocaust theme adopted by the programme makers of a popular reality TV series.

This year, contestants will be divided into two groups, with the smaller group forced to wear yellow stars and live in the 'ghetto', a run-down area of the house. They will eat basic rations and are to be subjected to random acts of violence.

Series producer Greg Donkey-Punch, 33, explained: 'We have a mandate from our audience and advertisers, especially in these times of reccession and hardship, to produce television of such immorality and dysfunction that we have decided that the persecution of a small minority of housemates perfectly defines the notion of 'entertainment' in 21st Century western culture.'

It has been suggested that the large, bare rooms behind the kitchens will, at some point, be used as gassing rooms. These will possibly be for evicted contestants, or jews.

Contestant Selina Learning-Difficulties, 22, a hairdresser and part-time serving trolley, said, when told she would be made to wear a yellow star, 'What? Yeah. Shoes.'

OFCOM have made no comment so far, though they have suggested that show branded products like soap and lampshades due to be sold later in the series may contravene certain product-placement guidelines.

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