It’s pretty disappointing to see that Nine has reportedly given Clare Werbeloff an on-air role for a new show called Scammers.
The show is based on a UK format that warns people about scams or confidence tricks. A bit like network programming.
Werbeloff had 15 minutes of infamy after creating a false account of a street violence incident in Kings Cross and it became a YouTube hit.
Never mind that such incidents often involve innocent victims. Instead the media turned its attention to somebody who fabricated the events purely for media gain. And it’s been rewarded. So the best we can do is ignore the show altogether.
The move arguably follows TEN signing ‘MySpace partyboy’ Corey Worthington for 2008’s Big Brother.
But where will this lead to next? Actually committing a crime just to get a role on Funniest Home Videos?
Inmates. Asylum. You know the rest.