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SBS makes room for “Filthy Rich Homeless”

Aussie pubcaster SBS has picked up a local version of Filthy Rich Homeless. In the series, five wealthy volunteers agree to swap their privileged lifestyles for the streets of Melbourne. Those preparing to ...
May 30, 2017

Aussie pubcaster SBS has picked up a local version of Filthy Rich Homeless.

In the series, five wealthy volunteers agree to swap their privileged lifestyles for the streets of Melbourne.

Those preparing to live among Australia’s homeless are: self-made millionaire Tim Guest; Kayla Fenech, daughter of boxing champion Jeff; beauty entrepreneur Jellaine Dee; bar baron Stu Laundy; and model and Sydney socialite Christian Wilkins.

The group will have their phones, ID and money taken away from them in exchange for second-hand clothing and a sleeping bag.

Filthy Rich Homeless is produced by Blackfella Films for SBS in association with Screen Australia and with assistance from Film Victoria. It is based on a format created by The Great British Bake Off‘s Love Productions, broadcast by the BBC and distributed by BBC Worldwide.

Filthy Rich Homeless will air over three nights on SBS starting June 27.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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