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Five celebrities undergo an extreme junk food eating regime in a thought-provoking scientific experiment. 

Singer Peter Andre, The Chase mastermind Shaun Wallace, politician Nadine Dorries, actress Hayley Tamaddon, Olympian Tessa Sanderson and TV personality Hugo Taylor bravely donate their bodies to science and eat nothing but junk food for 21 days to assess exactly what impact it has on their bodies and brains. The extreme trial take place under the watchful eye of Dr Michael Mosley.

The celebs live on a diet made up of the UK’s top three favourite junk types – fried chicken, burgers and pizza.  Every seven days, they undergo a full-body MOT, comprising a suite of over 60 different medical tests designed by experts to reveal exactly what is happening to their bodies.

It’s a real eye-opening look at what serious issues each nation faces, with plenty of factual takeout, as the participants demonstrate the very real impact of calorie-laden diets, meeting families to get their insights.   

Throughout the experiment the celebs will record how they are feeling through round the clock video diaries, including sleep cameras, as they try to cope with the demands of day-to-day life.

 

Ratings

 

  • The Junk Food Experiment reached an impressive 3.3 million viewers. 
  • It delivered a high audience of ABC1 adults with 600,000 tuning in. 
  • Combined with the transmission of The Indian Dream Hotel On Tour, The Junk Food Experiment gave Twofour a primetime share of 35%.