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Teenagers Wanted To Live With Other Families For New Reality TV Show.

Bummed out that when you are 18 you will not be able to audition for Big Brother. Well now you if you are 16 or 17 you have the chance to audition for a new reality TV show which will include a trip overseas.

Channel Seven is looking for 12 Aussie teenagers to spend 10 days in Africa, Asia, America or Europe living with somebody else’s parents. The show is called World Strictest Parents.

The teenager must be willing to live with “a different family on the other side of the world.”

TV Tonight has more details or just go straight to the Channel Seven’s production company.

8 comments

1 injera { 12.18.08 at 8:20 am }

Oh, God. This sounds like a recipe for disaster. Delicious, delicious disaster! I wonder what sort of restrictions the producers will put on the “strict” families? I’m assuming they’ll be after the feel of American “Wife Swap” rather than the gentler British version.

2 Reality Raver { 12.19.08 at 2:54 pm }

It will be interesting to see what type of teenagers they pick, as they will need to be resiliant.

3 Anon { 07.26.09 at 7:08 pm }

Opening episode was a bit predictable. American Christian family take the wayward teens Kyle and Jess bowling, church, homeless shelter and a high school basketball match. Capped by the letter from home. Cue tears and voice-over. Yawn. Brat Camp raised the bar for deplorable behaviour and by comparison Kyle and Jess were tame. Channel Seven must be hoping for cultural shock to subdue the teens not discipline.

4 Anon { 08.02.09 at 11:19 am }

Second episode could easily have been subtitled ‘spare the rod and spoil the child’ as we follow Baylie and Jono to South Africa. Severely doubt Baylie had even heard the word ‘no’ before she meet Portia and Thembile Bethe.

So we have the episode template established. Disbelief at the new rules-check. Token resistence-check. Letter from home-check. Day with the underpriviledged (orphanage this week)-check and promises to amend errant ways-check.

Would love to see an unrepentant teen at the end of an episode.

Begs the question though-are the schools in South Africa really that strict? Bodes ill for the education system here.

5 Anon { 08.07.09 at 7:52 pm }
6 Reality Raver { 08.07.09 at 9:50 pm }

Anon – Marieke Hardy is a legend. Great article. I watched it for the second time last week, and it was better on a second viewing, but still not certain why it is attracting such a huge audience, maybe it is the better of the two evils. Australia’s Perfect Couple is particularly bad.

7 Anon { 08.12.09 at 9:49 pm }

Can’t comment on APC as have not strayed to that channel.
Was anyone else freaked out by the “daddy-daughter” date on tonight’s episode?

8 Anon { 08.19.09 at 11:23 pm }

Well we finally have the unrepentant teen-Memphis. Zaine and Memphis’ s sojourn with the Chua family in Singapore didn’t bring anything new to the program format. The teens exposure to school ( Raffles Institution which only the top 3% students attend) was a disaster. A day volunteering with Meals on Wheels was meet with Memphis observing that the organisation doesn’t exist in Australia (um…yeah…right). Letter from home and back home.

What is disturbing about this series is the degree to which education is devalued in the broader Australian culture and the general ignorance of the adolescences on display.