kids 12 to 15 years old will live in the jungle as part of a new BBC series.

kids 12 to 15 years old will live in the jungle as part of a new BBC series.
Called Serious Jungle, a new show coming to the BBC resembles the BBC’s Castaway with a little bit of Lord of the Flies thrown in. The participants–who will learn how to survive in the jungle, trek deep within it to build a community, and then live their for two weeks–will be kids 12 to 15. The results will air in a six-part documentary. The BBC is currently searching for kids to participate.
+ plus: Canada looking for kids 10 to 14 for Swap TV, which is like Trading Spaces without the redecorating.

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