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House of Extraordinary People – Channel 5

House of Extraordinary People
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People with unusual appearances live together in a Yorkshire house for 10 days, and share their personal experiences in Channel 5's new three-part series House of Extraordinary People

People with unusual appearances live together in a Yorkshire house for 10 days, and share their personal experiences in Channel 5's new three-part series House of Extraordinary People

What’s it really like to stand out simply because you’re different?

To get a real insight, this life-affirming series (showing across three days this week) sees nine people who differ from the norm living together for 10 days, while confronting public prejudices and facing their greatest fears.

For 43-year-old Rachael, who has thousands of benign tumours all over her skin, a trip to the swimming pool is an anxiety-inducing experience, while self-confessed ‘bearded lady’ Harnaam Kaur struggles with self-confidence when she embarks on a rare night out on the town.

However, the camaraderie and support that these amazing individuals show one another proves to be life-changing…

TV Times rating: *****

 

Mandy Cooper
Mandy Cooper

As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.