Famous Rich And Homeless

9:35pm Friday, January 22 on TV One

In the TV ONE series Filthy, Rich And Homeless, five of Britain’s wealthiest young people were made to live the life of the homeless in a thought-provoking television experiment. Now it’s the turn of celebrities on Famous, Rich And Homeless.

Most people think homelessness is something that happens to ‘other people’, but as a consequence of the credit crunch, homeless charities like Shelter and Crisis in the UK, are predicting an acute rise. Suddenly, losing a home is becoming a very real prospect for many more people. To bring this daunting fact to the wider public’s attention, this series sends five well-known celebrities to experience homelessness firsthand on the streets of London – in the middle of winter. The five celebrities featured are: Former tennis star Annabel Croft; Coronation Street actor Bruce Jones; journalist and writer Rosie Boycott; TV personality and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli; and the Marquis of Blandford.

It’s a city they are all familiar with, but only see from the point of view of the privileged. Now they’re going to experience a whole new level of engagement. What will they learn by sleeping rough for 10 days and 10 nights? Moreover, what will it teach us about the realities of homeless life?

9:20pm Friday, January 15 on TV One

In the TV ONE series Filthy, Rich And Homeless, five of Britain’s wealthiest young people were made to live the life of the homeless in a thought-provoking television experiment. Now it’s the turn of celebrities on Famous, Rich And Homeless.

Most people think homelessness is something that happens to ‘other people’, but as a consequence of the credit crunch, homeless charities like Shelter and Crisis in the UK, are predicting an acute rise. Suddenly, losing a home is becoming a very real prospect for many more people. To bring this daunting fact to the wider public’s attention, this series sends five celebrities to experience homelessness firsthand on the streets of London – in the middle of winter. The five celebrities featured are: Former tennis star Annabel Croft; Coronation Street actor Bruce Jones; journalist and writer Rosie Boycott; TV personality and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli; and the Marquis of Blandford.

It’s a city they are all familiar with, but only see from the point of view of the privileged. Now they’re going to experience a whole new level of engagement. What will they learn by sleeping rough for 10 days and 10 nights? Moreover, what will it teach us about the realities of homeless life?