Made in Brixton gets green light
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 May 2013
New reality show 'Made in Brixton' promises to offer a more realistic view of London life than super posh 'Made in Chelsea'
'Made in Brixton' has been given the go-ahead.
The new reality show will focus on a group of 20-somethings living in the gritty south London area and promises to give viewers a very different taste of city life than super posh E4 hit 'Made in Chelsea'.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Brixton has long been associated with gangs and gun crime. Any show based in the area will be a million miles away from the spoilt lives featured in 'TOWIE' and 'MIC'.
"You can't imagine Spencer Matthews or Ollie Locke having a pint in a backstreet boozer off Brixton High Street. And while the 'TOWIE' cast like to think they're streetwise, you probably wouldn't see them out in south London after dark.
"Up to now, reality shows have been popular because they give people a glimpse of how the other half live. Maybe it's time to see what life is like on the other side of the tracks."
Forget swanky soirées and trips abroad to luxury hotels, 'Made in Brixton' is likely to feature boozers and alternative venues as the fly-on-the-wall show offers a more realistic look at the lives of young professionals in London.
Several channels are allegedly vying to snap up the rights to the show.