Ben Elton is about to put the real back into Reality TV in his biting satire of one of today's most popular cultural phenomena the TV talent show.
95,000 hopefuls. Three judges. Just one winner.
And that's Colin Simms, the genius behind the show.
Colin always wins, because Colin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgment on the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted search for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The real is about to be put back into reality television, and Colin and his fellow judges (the nations favourite mum and the other bloke) are about to become ex-factors themselves.