My New Best Friend
About the Show
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... .
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, so how he's going to cope with Steve is anybody's guess.
Daniel's not the most relaxed person to spend time with. A high-maintenance hypochondriac, he turns up to pester Tiffany, a tough talking girl who likes no-nonsense men.
When Wicky turns up at Michael's door, Michael's world rapidly begins to unravel. He loves his tidy, clean flat and neat, structured life but Wicky is a messy, new-age neurotic who loves to hug.
Sasha's never done a day's work in his life, but then he doesn't have to while he's living off his trust fund from daddy. Pompous and condescending, he descends upon mild-mannered Matt.
Demanding and needy, Simon attaches himself to Sam, a snowboarding globetrotter who needs his space
Loutish, loud mouthed and in your face, Gary's a wide boy in every way. He, literally, crashes into the life of Emma, a bubbly Coventry lass who's nice to animals.