Wanted: homeless for life-changing show

A homeless tramp will be given a taste of the high life in a new reality TV show called Pimp My Life in Holland.

The Dutch Evangelist Broadcasting Union [Evangelical Broadcasting OrganizationRNB] is behind the programme, based on MTV’s Pimp My Ride.

Spokesperson Martin van Oosten told De Morgen: “We want to make this programme because we want to give a future to extremely poor people.

“First the presenter will let him taste of the advantages of luxury. They drive him around in a limousine, get him new clothes, take him to dinner in fancy restaurants and book him a room in a fine hotel.

“Then he has a week to find himself a job and an apartment. He will get help from a lot of organisations and proper training. After that week the tramp must do it on his own.”

Broadcasters say the hardest part will be finding a tramp who can cope with the phsychological pressures of being turned into a normal citizen in just a week.

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Feb. 18, 2006

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