Maidstone to star in reality show
by Chris Hunter
THE Only way is... Maidstone? The idea of a reality show based
in the County Town will either send you jumping up and down with
excitement or running for cover.
But TV producer Ben Gorman (right) says forget your
preconceptions of other well-known shows when filming starts for
his radical new format, For Entertainment Only.
Like The Only Way Is Essex and Made In Chelsea, FEO will follow a
group of real-life young people. But fake tans and designer
clothing are not centre stage as we follow the fortunes of
Maidstone entrepreneur Samantha Fellows (pictured below) and
the would-be stars of her Entertainment Agency.
“You’re about to meet a group of people with a difference,” says
the show’s trailer, and 24-year-old Ben, originally from Hempstead,
agrees. They’re role models,” he said. “Samantha is 25 years old
and she’s created her own business.
“With TOWIE and Made In Chelsea, they’re not really role models –
they just dress up and think they’re pretty.”
Ben heads up his own production company, GormVille, and is
convinced his new show will be snapped up after the pilot episode
is seen by commissioners next year.
The pilot will be filmed in and around Maidstone in early January
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