Drama by Reggie Yates exploring the impact and consequences of fast fame on reality TV participants and their close friends and families.
When Billy succeeded in impressing the producers of a constructed reality show, he believed his life was set to change forever. A year later, while some of Billy’s co-stars’ careers are thriving, Billy is struggling to balance the afterglow of fame with social media and tabloid kiss-and-tells and the resulting assumptions people have made about his character, forcing deep vulnerabilities to the surface. Can Billy escape the reputation that now precedes him?
“Make Me Famous should be compulsory viewing. For teenagers, for parents, for anyone wanting to break into the world of entertainment and for anyone who uses social media.”
– The Metro ****
BBC THREE – 1 x 60’
Written & Created by Reggie Yates
Executive Produced by Colin Barr, Sue Horth & Reggie Yates
Produced by Margaret Conway
Directed by Peter King