Episode 5

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Duration: 1 hour

Nine young adults who have been waited on hand and foot their whole lives must live together in a house and fend for themselves. They compete against each other in tough work challenges set by their parents, designed to force them to become more independent. After each assignment, their parents get together to watch back the footage of the task and decide who, based on behaviour and performance, should be eliminated from the competition. At the end of the series, the winner will receive a round-the-world trip for two people.

The contestants face their fifth work placement at an old people's home, where they will help the residents with their shopping and cleaning, then lead a dance class.

Part of The Adult Season on BBC Three.

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Sarah Spencer
Rachel Bloomfield
Executive Producer
David Granger
Executive Producer
Helen Hawken


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