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SPOILER: Celebrity Apprentice – We Know Reality TV Is Not Real But Is This Taking It Too Far?

Viewers know a certain amount of manipulation goes into making reality TV shows, and if they are entertaining so be it.

However is it taking it too far when a star is signed up for an elimination type show and it is known beforehand that they will have to leave at a certain point due to work commitments?

Personally I think so. The Herald Sun has outed David Hassellhoff Β and said he has now left the show and is back in the US for work commitments. This means he was always going to be eliminated in a particular challenge no matter what. Also this indicates he was only able to sign on for the show for a limited time-frame.

Do you think this diminishes the “integrity” of the show?

10 comments

1 MolksTVTalk { 02.06.12 at 12:23 am }

I guess until we see the show we don’t know if he was a true “contestant” or simply there as a special competitor. He did change teams immediately after the first challenge and has enough cache that it would be unfair if he was on one team permanently through his people pulling power. Of course, that may have also been scripted too.

ARE WE BEING LIED TO?! πŸ˜‰

2 bella vita { 02.06.12 at 12:32 am }

As if he’d want to be stuck on a reality show in Australia with a bunch of people he’s never heard of. The US version yes…our version NO.
Of course he was only contracted for a short time….they do this quite often in TV land

3 Rachel { 02.06.12 at 12:36 am }

I think that instead of being a contestant, he should have been a guest on some of the challenges.

4 Reality Raver { 02.06.12 at 6:40 am }

MolksTV Talk and Bella Vita – I know the harsh reality of this genre, but sometimes like a child who believes in Santa Claus I still try and sometimes delude myself.

Rachel – If he had not been part of a team it would not have had the same impact.

5 littlepetal { 02.06.12 at 6:59 am }

My hubby knew someone who is one of the producers for US Celebrity Apprentice. She couldn’t understand why we have Hoff (he is a has been in over there) and also the the producers of the Australian show keep ringing them to check on the things they want to do. They do not have a good impression of the producers here.

6 TMC { 02.06.12 at 8:50 am }

If that is the case, both teams should of had members like DH, in which both would leave at the same time.
Now who would be the equivilant to the Hoff?

7 Anonymous { 02.06.12 at 9:31 am }

Pamela Anderson.

8 reality Raver { 02.06.12 at 9:32 am }

Anonymous – LMAO – but true.

9 some random { 02.06.12 at 11:02 am }

What integrity?

10 Culinary Boner { 02.06.12 at 2:16 pm }

but only with Tommy Lee in tow… *honk* *honk*