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It is official reality tv is manipulated!

Trainer Jillian from The Biggest Loser confirms what most savvy reality tv viewers know that producers manipulate the show to keep things interesting.

Jillian is peeved over claims that she handpicked JJ for the Black team.

TV Week reveals this was not the case.

The story is when Steven left the black team, Biggest Loser producers decided to replace him with a contestant who had been voted out of the white house.

While a recent episode appeared to show US trainers Bob and Jillian deciding that JJ was the best candidate for their team, Jillian says nothing could be further from the truth.

“[The producers] manipulated us and tried to make it look like we chose him,” Jillian fumed. “We did not choose him. And I had a trantrum on set because I was like, ‘I did not choose him and I’m not going to pretend as though I did!”

“We didn’t even know him,” she said. “We had nothing to do with him and I was quite adamant about that actually.

Her opinion on JJ? “That guy’s an idiot – throw him under a bus.”

Personally I think we all know that reality tv involves some type of manipulation by producers, and if it makes it more interesting so be it. I am sure producers on Idol decide who gets the lucky last spot and it is not drawn out of a hat.

I would like to know of other scenarios like this – they tend to be kept very well hidden, a reality tv aficionados have to guess at them.

March 18, 2008   1 Comment

Reality TV Not Real reveals Producer

In shock news today it was revealed Supernanny producers would make toddlers cry all in the name of good tv. Article here http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22496714-5001026,00.html

Someone blew the lid of the manipulation of the show, to say that this was just one of the liberties taken on the show to make it more watchable.

I kind of thought this was the case in Supernanny as we all know that our kids behave like angels when people are around and then as soon as they are gone the performances begin.

It was also revealed that there were also changes to things on Wife Swap. To think I thought this was typical American behaviour…… No one came out looking real good on that show. However I found it strange how some families in the US eat their dinner off paper plates and drink out of disposable cups so they don’t have as much washing up to do. No one there is a greenhouse issue.

September 28, 2007   Comments Off on Reality TV Not Real reveals Producer