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Could you pass off a complete stranger as your new best friend for one short weekend to win £10k, even if your 'friend' was actually a brilliant actor hell-bent on humiliating you?

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Could you pass off a complete stranger as your new best friend for one short weekend to win £10k, even if your 'friend' was actually a brilliant actor hell-bent on humiliating you?

Series 1 Summary

Six competitors take a turn to try and convince their nearest and dearest that their new friendship - with a deeply troubling individual - is genuine. With £10,000 for anyone that can last the distance, the stakes are high.

Unfortunately for them, their so-called 'friend' is really an undercover actor whose sole aim is to irritate, infuriate and exasperate them into giving up - and giving the game away.

So, will the contestants grin and bear it as their nightmare house-guest meets their friends and family and turns the screw, or will they crack and confess all, just to get him to stop? And how will their friends, families and partners react to all the tears, tantrums and inappropriate touching?

Guaranteed to make you squirm (although not half as much as the contestants do), one brilliant performer inflicts six different but equally vile 'friends' on six participants.

No pain, no gain. Ten grand is a lot of cash. And if you want it, you're going to have to earn it... .

  • Episode 1

    Stevie is an ultra-camp care worker who enters the life of Tim, an ex-public schoolboy living in London. Tim considers himself a man's man - he's big on babes and can't stand weirdos - so how he's going to cope with Steve is anybody's guess.

    Introducing himself as Tim's former counsellor, Stevie proceeds to turn Tim's life upside down by making him insult his friends, ruin his cooking and announce to the world his deepest, most intimate secret.

    Can Tim control his temper for long enough to win the money?

  • Episode 2

    Continuing the comedy series where members of the public try to pass off a complete stranger as their new best friend for an entire weekend. If they can convince friends and family they win £10,000.

  • Episode 3

    Continuing the comedy series where members of the public try to pass off a complete stranger as their new best friend for an entire weekend. If they can convince friends and family they win £10,000.

  • Episode 4

    Continuing the comedy series where members of the public try to pass off a complete stranger as their new best friend for an entire weekend. If they can convince friends and family they win £10,000.

  • Episode 5

    Continuing the comedy series where members of the public try to pass off a complete stranger as their new best friend for an entire weekend. If they can convince friends and family they win £10,000.

  • Episode 6

    Final programme in the series where members of the public try to pass off a complete stranger as their new best friend for an entire weekend. If they can convince friends and family they win £10,000.

My New Best Friend synopsis

Could you pass off a complete stranger as your new best friend for one short weekend to win £10k, even if your 'friend' was actually a brilliant actor hell-bent on humiliating you?

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