Contestants Live In Wilderness FOR A YEAR Only To Emerge And Learn The Show Was Cancelled 7 MONTHS AGO!
Here’s the most WTF story you will probably read today.
A British reality/survival show called Eden left 23 contestants in a remote area of Scotland with the goal of trying to start a society in the image of, well, Eden.
The contestants had a year do try to complete their task with no contact from the outside world. Something that might have been helpful to them since during their last seven months out in the wilderness the show wasn’t even on the air!
So when the final 10 contestants finally emerged back into civilization (13 had already quit) they were met with quite a surprise.
Reports The Press and Journal…
Intended as a combination of reality TV and sociology experiment, the participants were challenged to create a new model of society. But just as in the Biblical Eden, temptation proved too strong on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula.
With the group torn apart by sexual jealousy, hunger and feuds, more than half the cast quit.
Struggling to live off the land, they resorted to smuggling in junk food and booze.
Local resident Maria Macpherson said yesterday: “The last 10 have left. In the end the show was a joke. Some of the participants were even seen in the dentist at Fort William needing treatment after eating chicken feed grit.
“It has not done this area any favours – it has just not lived up to expectations.”
Apparently not, since only four episodes ever aired.
On the plus side, I guess, The Press and Journal reports, “A Channel 4 spokeswoman confirmed yesterday that Eden had ‘drawn to a close’ and would be aired later, but no date had been confirmed.”
So, uh, yeah, I’m sure that will make the contestants feel a whole lot better about losing a year of their lives, right?