Channel 4 has commissioned a four-part series from Studio Ramsay, which brings the teenage offspring of the UK’s most successful celebrities and invites them to live a life had their parents not found fame.
For one week, they will be sent to the communities their superstar parents grew up in, to discover what their own lives would be like today and question how different it is being young in modern Britain from when their parents were growing up.
Jack Ramsay, son of TV chef Gordon Ramsay (pictured), will live in Bretch Hill, Oxfordshire where his father lived as a teen before he found success; Phoenix Chi, daughter of Spice Girl and America’s Got Talent judge Mel B, will spend time in Hyde Park, Leeds; Bethany Mone, daughter of millionaire Ultimo founder Michelle Mone, will travel to the East End of Glasgow and Ria Ince, daughter of former Manchester United and England football captain Paul Ince, immerses herself in Dagenham, Essex.
Each privileged teen will be paired with a local teenager to discover how their lives would have turned out if their parents hadn’t had the opportunities that came their way, while confronting feelings of privilege, class and celebrity and uncovering the realities of social mobility in 2018.
Born Famous was commissioned by Channel 4 Education commissioning editor Emily Jones and will be made by Studio Ramsay with executive producers Chris Brogden and Helen Cooke.
Jones said: “There is a myth that talent will out whatever the circumstances. Using extraordinary access so some of our most successful celebrities, Born Famous is a novel way to explore the degree to which we’re all in denial about how hard it is to be young today.”