BBC commissions ‘Look at the State of You’

by Lynn Connolly

The BBC has reported that BBC3 is to air a new show which examines what us Brits “really think and get up to.”

Promising to be a show that “delivers an alternative social census of the UK and caters for the nation’s number one obsession – themselves” the new series will be based on the results of a huge nationwide questionnaire, which asks everything about the respondents’ lives.

That includes their sex lives, their “moral compass” and what-if questions such as, what’s the least you would charge if someone wanted to chop off your toe?

Other questions that’ll be asked include, how often do you really delete our internet history? And who’s more likely to have a favourite child – mums or dads?

Radio 1 DJ Greg James and comedian Russell Kane will co-host the show over six weeks, and during each edition, they’ll reveal the results of the unique questionnaire…

The BBC’s press release adds, “The show will involve celebrity guests, audience surprises and hidden camera stunts, along the way exploring how beliefs and behaviours differ across the nation.”

Greg James said of the new series, “I’m pretty sure we live in a nation full of characters – this show will find out once and for all just how weird we actually are.

“It’ll also make me feel better about how often my internet history is cleared!”

And Russell Kane added, “I am absolutely thrilled to be involved in this project.

“Given that I don’t even have a clue who I am, I’m going to enjoy picking apart who everyone else is.”

And finally, Zai Bennett, Controller of BBC Three, said, “Look At The State Of You will be a unique show examining the state of the nation that is the BBC Three audience.

“With Greg and Russell at the helm it promises to be an irreverent and hilarious look at exactly what our audience are up to and what they think of one another.”

I wonder how they’re going to decide who gets the questionnaire?

We’ll keep you posted as to when this show will air, but we can assume it’ll be later this year.

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Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.