Brits Down Under | Preview (Channel 4)
RDF West (part of RDF, a Banijay UK company) has been commissioned to produce a six-part series for Channel 4 in which a group of adventurous young backpacking Brits will be transported to the Australian Outback to do farm work in one of the most extreme regions.
Brits Down Under cameras will follow the group as they live and work together, capturing every moment of their new lives as they work hard on the farms by day and let loose at night.
From the moment they arrive, the 12 backpackers will be thrown straight into the deep end, expected to handle everything from sheep shearing to harvesting crops and operating heavy-duty machinery.
Charting the highs and lows of life working on the farm, the series will capture the parties, first loves and adventures across the Outback as well as the lows – including homesickness and hardcore manual labour.
And if that wasn’t tough enough, each one will be battling against the constant looming threat of losing their place if the farmers don’t think they’re up to the job. So if they don’t knuckle down and get the job done they could be on the first flight home!
Anna Miralis, Senior Commissioning Editor added: “What could be better than offering up the incredible opportunity to live and work in my home country? The series is guaranteed to be an outstanding, incredibly challenging and a rich adventure in one of the most beautiful parts of the Outback...
"I’m in no doubt this will be a life changing experience for our young, dynamic and fearless Brits as they grab the farm work by the horns and grapple with the numerous tasks set before them.”
Brits Down Under begins Monday 8th January at 10pm on Channel 4.