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Chance to ‘swap a life’

Friday July 15, 2016 Written by Published in Local

BRITISH Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Creative Label Casting assistant producer Oscar Davis says the BBC been receiving “a good number” of applications from Cook Islanders wishing to take part in their Life Swap Adventure television show.

 

Davis said the general response from the public to the show had been overwhelming. However, they were still keen to hear from even more people.

He said the show would be a good opportunity for participants to experience a particular lifestyle from somewhere around the world where they had never dreamed they would get to live.

“For someone to be right for the show they need to meet the below criteria and live in a rural community or a village.

 “Applicants should be farmers and they should be over 30-years-olds, grow their own crops and own livestock and have a small holding of land.

“They must not have lived outside of the Cook Islands for a significant period of time (it’s fine if someone has spent a few months or so outside of the islands), but if they have spent a good few years (away) then that may rule them out.”

He stressed that applicants would not live as tourists, but as locals and would swap lives with a UK citizen and experience what it was really like to live in Britain.

“The deadline for applications is July 23 and people who are interested should get in contact with us sooner rather than later.” Any Cook Islanders interested should send their applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or email Davis on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.