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22nd Aug 2018

Rubber Bandits’ Blindboy set to get his own BBC Three show

Carl Kinsella

Blindboy BBC Three


Blindboy Boatclub of the Rubber Bandits has been announced as the presenter of a new satirical, undercover programme on BBC Three. The working title of the project is Blindboy Undestroys the World.

The announcement was contained in a press release published by the BBC. Here’s how the show was described:

“With a combination of investigative reporting and absurdism, anarchic polemist Blindboy from The Rubber Bandits leaves Limerick to unpack the housing crisis. From dodgy landlords to the multinationals, he seeks to expose the stark reality of being a millennial simply looking for a place to call home.

“He explores how it is possible for some landlords to prey on the vulnerable to developers who manipulate the system, how it is possible for money launderers to invest their money in swanky Mayfair property, to the Government policy that gave birth to Generation Rent.

“With a unique mixture of irreverent commentary, absurdism, secret filming and a band of undercover reporters, Blindboy seeks to expose the socially corrupt practices that exist in the dark and shady world of property.”

Blindboy has often been an outspoken commentator on social issues such as homelessness, mental health, suicide and emigration — all things that affect young people in both Ireland and the UK.

We’re a bit curious as to how the undercover thing will work while he’s wearing a plastic bag on his head, but we’ll certainly be tuning in.

Here’s how the man himself announced the news on Twitter:

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