UK show will follow three guys who try to get sick.

UK show will follow three guys who try to get sick.
In a twist on the Big Brother formula, a new UK show called Sick as a Dog will follow three men who “will try and catch as many ailments as possible,” the New York Post reports. What might they catch while living together in a house? “Potential maladies include nits, lice, flu, venereal diseases and warts (a virus) and a cold.” E4, the network that will air the show, says, “None of [them will be life] threatening,” and a doctor will make sure the contestants don’t get too sick.

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