Celebrity journos revealed for Street-Porter's reality TV challenge

The ten celebrities set to face the challenge of producing a weekly celebrity magazine in a new reality TV show with Independent on Sunday columnist Janet Street-Porter have been revealed.

Deadlines, starting on ITV2 in April, will see Street-Porter take on the role of editor, with Daily Star showbiz columnist Joe Mott and notorious paparazzi king Darren Lyons assisting her in moulding ten "celebrities" into hard-hitting hacks.

The ten brave faces who've signed up to dig the dirt on their peers and "out-pap" the paparazzi are…

Abi Titmus – former nurse who's first experience with the press was when a sex tape of her and ex Blue Peter presenter John Leslie surfaced in the tabloids. Since then she's been a regular feature in lads' mags and has appeared on other reality TV shows such as Love Island and Hell's Kitchen.

Dean Holdsworth – former Wimbledon soccer ace, who once played alongside Hollywood hard man Vinnie Jones, now signed with Newport County. Holdsworth was involved in his own celebrity scoop in 1996 when a tabloid scandal revealed his extra-marital affair with the 36GG Page 3 girl (now porn star) Lindsey Dawn McKenzie.

Chris Parker – played Alfie Moon's younger brother Spencer in BBC soap Eastenders and reached the finale in the first series of Strictly Come Dancing. Parker hit the headlines when it was revealed he had attempted suicide by slashing his wrists.

Dom Joly – award winning comic who already has plenty of journalism experience. Joly has a column for the Independent on Sunday and has written pieces for The Sunday Times, GQ, Esquire and FHM.

Yvette Fielding – TV presenter most renowned for ghost hunting series Most Haunted and Most Haunted Live, for which she is also executive producer.

Iwan Thomas – MBE awarded Olympic Athlete who represented the United Kingdom at the Olympic Games in the 400 meters. Thomas has featured on other reality TV shows such as ITV's Celebrity Wrestling.

Imogen Lloyd Webber – daughter of composer Andrew Llloyd Webber by his first wife, who has previously worked as a researcher for A. A. Gill.

Lisa I'Anson – former Radio One DJ who was sacked when she went on a bender in Ibiza and failed to turn up to present her show. I'Anson's CV also includes Celebrity Big Brother.

Ingrid Tarrant – TV presenter who's featured on ITV1's This Morning and BBC1's successful TV Mail. Tarran't marriage hit the headlines last year when it was revealed her husband, Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Presenter Chris Tarrant, had been cheating on her.

Blair McDonough – actor best known for playing the role of Stuart Parker in the Australian TV soap opera Neighbours. McDonough has also been named one of the '25 Most Beautiful People' in the Australian publication Who magazine.

Over six weeks viewers will see the celebrity hacks put together a weekly 12-page magazine that will sit inside Emap's weekly celebrity glossy, Closer.

Each week, a celebrity who's not cut out for life on the fast-paced magazine will be singled out and fired.

 

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