JUST weeks after one contest to become the country’s Prime Minister finally came to an end, another one begins.
Make Me Prime Minister has launched on Channel 4Credit: Channel 4
The programme is headed up by Alastair Campbell and Baroness Sayeeda WarsiCredit: Channel 4
Over six weeks, the hopefuls will be split into two “parties” and asked to develop, launch and present policies to an electorate and two judges.
The candidates will need to persuade and convince former politicians, experienced journalists and most importantly the public, that they have the charisma, vision, and political acumen to lead.
Across the series, the candidates will be whittled down until just one secures victory to be crowned Channel 4’s Alternative Prime Minister.
Those tuning into tonight’s debut episode, however, were left ridiculing Channel 4 for “ripping ideas” from BBC’s The Apprentice.
Alongside an array of confused-faced emojis, one person penned: “Let’s face it, Make Me Prime Minister is basically just The Apprentice, but on Channel 4.”
Echoing their comments, someone else said: “Why are Channel 4 ripping ideas from the BBC? Make Me Prime Minister is too much like The Apprentice.”
While a third quipped: “Make Me Prime Minister has potential, but it’s really missing a Karen Brady facial expression at their rubbish ideas.”
Ahead of the show’s debut on Channel 4, judge Sayeeda said: “Serving as Chairman of the Conservative Party and a Cabinet minister in a coalition government, I was convinced values and ethics matter as much as political ideology.
“So Alastair Campbell and I are putting aside our political differences to focus on what it takes to lead. I hope we can inspire a new generation of passionate voters and politicians.”
While Alastair added: “Done properly, being Prime Minister is about a tough a job as anyone can do.
“It is great that so many people think they can do it and I am looking forward to working with Sayeeda Warsi to guide and challenge them to see if they really have what it takes.”
Make Me Prime Minister will air over six weeks at the same time on Tuesday nights – straight after Bake Off.
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