Studio Ramsay is producing the new four-part series Born Famous, featuring the teenage offspring of some of Britain’s most successful self-made celebrities, for Channel 4.
Four teens with famous parents 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. They will have their “alternative life” mapped out for them by leading social mobility experts.
The participants are Jack Ramsay, son of TV chef Gordon Ramsay; Phoenix Chi, daughter of Spice Girl and America’s Got Talent judge Mel B; Bethany Mone, daughter of millionaire Ultimo founder Michelle Mone; and Ria Ince, daughter of former Manchester United and England football captain Paul Ince.
Channel 4 Education’s commissioning editor, Emily 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.”
Helen Cooke, executive producer for Studio Ramsay, added: “We’re hugely excited to be making this inspiring series which shows some of our biggest celebrities in a way you have never seen, through the eyes of their teenage children. It promises to be compelling TV as the famous teens come to terms with their own privilege, whilst delivering searingly honest accounts of what it is like for young people growing up in Britain today.”