Southwell stars in new reality show

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A BBC reality series filmed at The Workhouse in Southwell is to be screened this month.

Six celebrities, including Ann Widdecombe, Alistair McGowan and Colin Jackson, are taking part to reveal the day-to-day life of poor people in the late 19th century.

Currently running on BBC1 at 9pm on a Tuesday, The Workhouse was chosen for the fourth and final location because it is the most complete surviving example of its kind.

The stars have endured the back-breaking workhouse regime, slept in dormitories and even had to empty their chamber pots in the privies.

The episode is to be screened on Tuesday, 19th May on BBC1 at 9pm.