Reality TV producer reveals "talk of doom"

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A reality TV producer opened up on the "talk of doom" which gives all competitors before they agree to appear in a show.

Marrion Farrely worked on reality shows including Big Brother, Celebrity apprentice, X Factor is The farmer wants a wife.

"Before going to my shows, I give them the" fate speech ", as I like to call it," Farrely told SBS Viceland The feed for their investigation into the reality of reality TV. "I know it by heart because I said it so often."

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The speech proceeds as follows:

"You will leave here and be too famous to return to your work but not famous enough to be famous, so you probably won't work for two years.

"If you are a boy, people will want to fight you in the pub. If you are a girl, no one will want to go out with you. Anyone who has ever slept will come forward and tell their stories to the press.

"You think you are the person on TV that everyone loves, but … when it was the last time you were in a bar and you saw someone on TV and you said," C & # 39; is that & # 39 idiot out of the television! "I think the idiot will be you, but you probably will be."

Farrely also revealed some of the subtle tricks that producers used to confuse competitors in Big Brother home in the hope of getting more extreme reactions from them.

"We would like to do things like lowering the ceilings and turning on the lights and making the sofas out of rubber," he said. "They would have pillows that would have bites in them. The colors might be a little too bright.

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"People always said," You give them alcohol. "Actually, no. You don't want people getting drunk because you don't want to see drunk people. What we would sometimes do is give people sugar".

Over the years there have been an infinite number of reality TV contestants who have blown up the shows they appeared on to make them look bad with selective editing.

In some cases, the lives of competitors have been ruined and their reputation has never recovered.

But it's all part of the risk you run, Farrely said.

"I think there's a great balance between taking care of people and getting votes," he said. "It is something that as a producer is a tight rope that you walk constantly."

If you've read this and are still eager to make a turn for reality TV, the apps are now open for a new season of Big Brother. But don't say we didn't warn you.

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