Thinking of applying for Britain’s Hardest Grafter? Read this first.

This is NOT what the BBC should be carrying. Some might argue that it is just entertainment – BUT – it is “entertainment” that invites ridicule for vulnerable people. Basically the nature of this show, if it gets to air, runs entirely against the BBC charter. Watch out for the petition and campaign I intend, with help from friends, to get up and running soon.

JACK MONROE

TwentyTwenty productions are looking for applicants for a new television show that has been described as ‘Benefits Street meets The Hunger Games’. Are you thinking of applying for the chance to win that staggering £15,000 sum? Here’s what you should know first – and I am probably doing myself out of ever getting another job in television by writing this article but you know what? Fuck it. Because I wish someone had told me.

1. Only one of you will win that £15,000. It’s also classed as ‘earnings’, so you will have to pay tax on it, and National Insurance contributions.

2. The rest of you will be ‘recompensed’ ‘not less than the National Minimum Wage’ for your time on the show. Bear in mind that the people you will be surrounded by, the presenters and camera crew and the ubiquitous ‘celeb’ they’ll roll out here and there, will be…

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