28 Marzo 2017 15:41
Last 18 June, Channel 4 broadcast the first episode of Eden, a reality show in which contestants were challenged to spend a year cut-off from civilisation in a remote area of Scotland to try to build their own community.
In March 2016, 23 young people said goodbye to modern society and ventured into the Highlands. The ten participants who made it to the end must now be feeling both bewildered and just a little bit peeved.
Anyone remember Eden on Channel 4 last year? Are those poor people still actually living there without Channel 4 actually showing it?
— The CustardTV (@LukeCustardtv) January 2, 2017
After 12 months scraping a living in the middle of nowhere, contestants have just discovered that the series hasn't been aired since last August.
In November, people were already commenting on Twitter that the contestants were sure missing out on a lot.
God can you imagine those people on that channel 4 show Eden, who don't know about any of this, or Brexit or anything. Must be nice
— Calum G. ? (@LitZippo) November 9, 2016
If anyone is still left in the Channel 4 #Eden programme, someone has to tell them about Trump AND Brexit.
— Pete MacLeod (@petemacleod84) November 10, 2016
Brexit, Trump, all those celebrity deaths... they knew nothing about any of that. And what's more, all the things the contestants hoped they'd get after their year in the wild – fame, interviews, book offers – none of that has happened. Nobody remembers their faces. Nobody cares about their TV show.
Channel 4 has promised that it will broadcast the programme again soon. And there are even rumours that this whole story is a marketing ploy to generate public interest in the show's relaunch.