CHANNEL 5 is making a documentary about feckless, irresponsible idiots who happen to be middle class.
Stupid But Somehow Affluent features the same appalling decision-making as Benefits Britain, but with less terrifying dentistry.
Producer Tom Logan said: “Viewers will meet Nat, an Oxford university student who’s been spunking his parents’ money on weed, coke and recording equipment he doesn’t know how to use.
“Then there’s Roger, a 55-year-old engineering company director whose family’s luxurious lifestyle is about to end because he hasn’t paid tax since 1995 and instead spent the money on ‘classic’ cars and a Polish prostitute.
“And for comic relief there’s Charlotte, a scatty 40-something who’s never had a job because she’s too busy writing unpublishable children’s books and drinking wine during the day.
“Although she’s dependent on benefits, that’s not scrounging because she has tasteful framed prints in her flat and sounds like Mariella Frostrup.”
Logan denied the show’s participants were being manipulated, saying their only inducement was being told they could be famous and earn millions of pounds.
TV viewer Nikki Hollis: “I loved it when Sally the middle-aged housewife completely fucked her family’s life up by becoming a jihadist. I felt really superior.”