UK food poverty to be explored in Famous, Rich And Hungry for Sport Relief on BBC One

Date: 14.02.2014     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.15
BBC One can confirm the commission of a new two-part documentary series, Famous, Rich And Hungry, as part of the Sport Relief season of programming, which will explore the issue of food poverty in the UK.

This new series (2x60-minute) will see four well-known personalities – Cheryl Fergison, Rachel Johnson, Jamie Laing and Theo Paphitis - put their lives of privilege and luxury behind them and experience what life is really like for people in Britain today who often cannot afford to eat.

Cheryl, Rachel, Jamie and Theo will live with families and households around the country who are experiencing food poverty and will see first-hand what it means to not have enough for a decent meal.

Famous, Rich And Hungry is produced for BBC One by Love Productions. The executive producers for Love Productions are Richard McKerrow and Kieran Smith. Maxine Watson is commissioning editor for the BBC.

Previous series include 'Famous, Rich And In The Slums', 'Famous, Rich And Homeless' and 'Famous Rich And Jobless'.

The Famous, Rich And Hungry series will be broadcast on BBC One in March 2014.