race around Antarctica called “world’s biggest reality television program.”

race around Antarctica called “world’s biggest reality television program.”
A small production company is planning to film the 42-day Antarctica Cup yacht race and then make it into a daily reality TV show. “If you could imagine a Big Brother on each yacht then that’s exactly what we’re turning this into,” the show’s producer tells the Sunday Times. Producers plan to invite celebrities from the boats’ home countries to participate in the race, which will circle Antarctica starting March 5, 2005.

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