Jon Richardson to host Channel 4 show Trash Monsters

Thursday 22nd July 2021, 1:35pm

  • Jon Richardson is to host Trash Monsters, a one-off Channel 4 show looking at consumer habits
  • The format sees Kerry Katona, Jodie Kidd and John Barnes wearing their household rubbish
  • Richardson says the show will be "funny, enlightening and an incredibly vivid depiction of how easily we all accumulate vast amounts of waste"
Jon Richardson. Copyright: Andy Hollingworth.

Jon Richardson is to host a one-off show for Channel 4 in which three celebrities will wear their household rubbish over the course of two weeks.

Trash Monsters will seek to "highlight important climate change issues and inspire the celebrities and viewers to reduce their waste output."

Kerry Katona, Jodie Kidd and John Barnes will put on a trash-suit containing waste from their household, which they will bear for two weeks as they go about their daily lives.

Channel 4 explains: "Throughout this experiment the celebrities will aim to reduce their carbon footprint.

"They will also create a handful of hard-line rules for their families to live by, in order to reduce their rubbish and cut down their trash suit's bulging 'waste-line'. The celebrity who reduces their carbon footprint the most will be crowned the winner."

Jon Richardson says: "We have reached the stage of impending climate catastrophe where a rodent-looking comedian is forced into making well-meaning celebs go and wear their trash. I believe Trash Monsters will be funny, enlightening and an incredibly vivid depiction of how easily we all accumulate vast amounts of waste."

Natalie McArdle from producers Naked Productions says: "We can't wait to reveal a hidden side to our celebrities as they bravely grant us access-all-areas inside their homes and their bins - and wear their waste."

Executive producer Matthew Cox adds: "By literally carrying the weight of their own trash, they'll hopefully question the amount of rubbish they create, in the noisiest and most revealing way possible."

Harjeet Chhokar from Channel 4 comments: "This is a brilliant mix of entertainment and education for a very important issue. Here we'll visibly see how much rubbish an individual can accumulate in a relatively short period of time. Plus, there's a great opportunity to delve into the 'trash habits' of the celebs taking part and find out what they will do to change them."

Trash Monsters will air on Channel 4 at a later date.

Richardson is also working on a second series of Channel Hopping With Jon Richardson for Comedy Central, and is set to film a third series of Meet The Richardsons for Dave.

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