Competition in which spoilt young adults learn to fend for themselves. Ruby and Ryan hit the London streets to beg and the young dumbers are sent to work in a dog shelter.
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Ah, children. They're cute, they say funny things, then before you know it,
they're all grown up and ready to fly the nest, starting a life of their own.
Well, that' s how its supposed to work.
Stop acting like a spoilt brat!
Well, I am a spoilt brat!
In these recession riddled times
it's harder than ever for young people to get a job,
so what chance do these reprobates have
of standing on their own two feet?
This lot are selfish...
You give me money so I don't have to work that is my reality.
Give me the change.
-You ain't ironed that yet, have ya?
Jack, I've just ironed it.
..and completely useless.
I don't know how to use the washing machine, the microwave, the dryer.
I can lick my elbow.
Their parents are sick and tired of waiting for them to grow up and move out.
But they have only got themselves to blame.
Grace has been one of my biggest mistakes in life.
I'm ashamed of myself, really.
I've reached a point where I can't do it any more.
So they are finally kicking them out and forcing them
to run their own home.
Not one bit of food in the house.
We've got to buy sheets, pillows, everything.
I know this isn't prison,
but they're doing better off in there than we are here.
They are going to be made to get jobs like the rest of us.
When you've finished socialising, do some work.
Let me know when it's convenient, you know what I mean.
I've never seen such a negative group, such a negative attitude.
-I don't care.
-No, you don't cos I'm meant to be head chef.
It makes you despair for humanity seeing people like this.
It's all under the watchful gaze of their own parents,
who will judge their progress.
I just thought they were acting like spoilt brats, every one of them.
And each week the most useless gets the boot.
At stake, the prize of a round the world trip.
Will a month of independent living finally make them grow up?
I can't live with animals.
This is who we are.
-Before I smack you in the face.
-I hate her.
I didn't realise how hard it was going to be for me.
Or will they remain young, dumb and living off Mum?
BEEP, I've had it.
Our young dumbers are two weeks into their journey of self-discovery.
Why do I have to live with people who act like this?
Such a pair of dickheads.
And they've discovered they are definitely, absolute little brats.
I can't live with animals.
This is who we are!
Last week, the house divided into two camps -
Camp Tom and Jack - no pun intended...
-This is true bromance right here.
-..and camp the rest of the house.
Can't be arsed being around them two fucking knob heads.
Don't talk to anyone, don't touch any of our stuff.
They're not talking to us and we're not talking to them. We've completely fell out.
But not making up, quickly turned to making out,
and the team joined forces to run a pop up restaurant from their home.
-Have any of you got any catering experience?
-Have you two cooked?
-A microwave burger.
But the team only managed to cook up a disaster.
-We've got a huge problem.
-We've got six people that ain't got seats.
-What are those big lumps in it?
-That's the paper out of the tub.
-I'm losing my bloody temper!
What we going to do?
And they failed to make their boss, or themselves any money.
You've lost me £150. I'm glad you lot find it funny, cos I don't.
It's up to their parents to decide each week
who goes home, based on their behaviour and attitude.
-Is anyone sorry yet?
-This is war.
Really quite shocked about the way she was behaving.
I would have went absolutely mental if Jack done that.
See you later guys, love you.
Jade was the third person to be sent packing
for making no effort to improve her behaviour.
So now there are five, and they're competing to win
a round the world trip and finally gain some independence from their parents.
There's 18-year-old hell raiser Ruby Jo
who treats her mother like a skivvy.
Mum! Mum! Mum! Will you zip my dress up please?
If she didn't give me what I want then I wouldn't be like this now. It's her own fault.
19-year-old lazy bones Tom won't lift a finger for anyone.
I can't be expected to run around after other people
they should be the ones running around after me.
Ryan, who's 18, has yet to join us in the real world.
If I were the king I would make sure
everybody was proper good looking and could afford spray tans.
19-year-old ladies man Jack
thinks everyone should be at his beck and call.
I deserve to be spoilt and looked after so well.
It's because I'm awesome. I know I'm meant for higher things,
so people should treat me as royalty.
And 20-year-old daddy's girl Gracie, gets what she wants at any cost.
This will probably put my dad in debt for the next 10 years,
but I just want this car. I don't really care what it costs.
Until now, the group have failed to impress in any
of the work placements set by their parents.
Oh, no! I broke a nail!
The girls don't want to get their hands dirty.
There's piss round the toilet!
And the boys have been messing around.
They are giving a bad impression of my company.
This week their parents send them to work with creatures
with similar manners, hygiene and social skills.
Sleep with her, good boy.
But will becoming a dogs body in a dog shelter
make them any more responsible?
-Sorry can you just try...
-I didn't mean to.
I think you should maybe take it a bit more seriously. And...
It's the start of a new week, but some things never change.
Last night the group decided to empty the contents
of their bean bags all over the floor.
In the cold light of day, maybe not such a good idea.
But for Ruby Jo, who's come close to being booted out before,
it's an opportunity to show the parents she's starting to grow up.
I've been in bottom now twice in a row,
so, clearly, I've got to step my game up.
So after a quick bite to eat, Ruby Jo leads the clean-up of the house.
The only problem is they don't have a vacuum cleaner.
-I'm going to the neighbours to get a hoover off them.
Let's hope it's a big one.
-Hi, we're from number 30 over there and we were wondering if we'd be able to borrow a hoover.
-And we'll bring it back.
-Is that OK?
-Hold on a sec, I'll just go get it.
Thanks a lot. We'll bring it straight back for you.
-It works pretty well so good luck.
Great, so now all they need to do is clean up
and then return the vacuum cleaner to the kind, elderly, trusting neighbour.
-Bag full or clog. Oh!
-You've broken his hoover.
Go and ask another neighbour if they've got a better hoover.
Excuse me. I was wondering, have you got a hoover I could borrow because our hoover's just broke.
We'll look after it. Thanks a lot. I'll be back soon.
Just cos they live in medieval houses
doesn't mean they need medieval hoovers.
It's got a bag and the bag's full.
That's a hoover bag - think how big the bean bag was.
After identifying the problem with her knowledge of physics,
Ruby Jo puts her brilliant mind to work.
Why don't we take the bag out and hover up without the bag?
It would just come straight back out again.
That's the most stupid thing you've ever said.
But Ruby Jo isn't the only Einstein.
-Why don't we all get hairdryers?
-Yeah, as long as it's out of sight...
-It's out of mind.
While most of the group get back to cleaning/moving the mess
to a different part of the lounge, Jack and Tom get back to relaxing.
Thinking back now, the bean bag was probably a bad idea.
Job done, and Ruby Jo returns what she's borrowed.
-Did it do the trick?
-Yeah, it did, thanks.
-Good. Is it still working?
Yeah, it's fine.
It is, but not as effective as hairdryers apparently.
So, the beanbag problem was just the tip of the iceberg.
The rest of the house is also a mess.
And Ruby Jo, keen to clean up her act
and the house, gets stuck in.
While best buds Jack and Tom, exhausted from relaxing downstairs,
give themselves a break and relax upstairs.
Once the house is tidy, we can chill and not worry about it.
I just wish people would help a bit more.
They're cleaning just to look good.
Yeah, they're trying to make themselves look good.
I'm pissed off. Jack and Tom said they cleaned the bathroom,
but I just picked shit off the floor. I don't know that they've cleaned.
Back home in Stockport, 18-year-old super brat Ruby Jo
leaves a constant trail of muck in her wake.
It takes three hours to find a shoe. The other one will be miles away.
Single mum Jo waits hand and foot on her daughter,
answering to her every demand.
Mum, where's the toilet rolls?
I do feel, a lot of the time, like I'm a slave for Ruby Jo.
She doesn't wash her own clothes.
She doesn't wash any pots.
She doesn't even flush the toilet a lot of the time.
Can you remember to flush the toilet, please?!
I'm sick of asking you.
It doesn't really take much for my mum to flush the toilet, does it?
It's not a big chore, like washing my clothes.
Tom and Jack, it seems, aren't toilet trained either,
which is giving Ruby Jo a glimpse of what life must be like
for her long-suffering mum.
Look at that!
I don't fancy sitting on that for, like, days.
Their lazy attitude is really pushing Ruby Jo over the edge.
13 days we've been here, right.
To be honest, I've not ever once seen them get off their arse
and help when they've seen us all cleaning.
I can't think of one time I've seen them clean, I really can't.
So, Ruby Jo, never one to shy away from confrontation,
decides to let the boys know how she feels.
Jack, you didn't get up once when we was cleaning.
-So you're not being part of it?
Right, so you two are just going to sit and watch everyone else clean up?
I said I'll clear up after myself if I make any mess.
But we've all used the bathroom!
You don't bother to clean it, or offer to clean it.
I've cleaned up my towels.
I've cleaned up someone who pissed all over the toilet seat.
I sit down!
I've been sitting down as well!
I always sit down.
Yeah, well I wouldn't bother sitting on it, it's fucking disgusting.
I don't like living like a tramp in a manky toilet.
It's like you're just avoiding the fact that you haven't done anything.
So, that went down well.
As well as struggling to clean,
our domestically challenged group are struggling to eat.
They've been surviving on budget options of 10p noodles, crisps,
tinned tomatoes, and eating them out of dog bowls.
I'm eating tomatoes for the second day in a row.
That's all we've got in the house.
Whilst all of them complain about not eating properly,
its Jack's diet that sounds most unsavory.
We're just eating crap.
There's, like, no meat whatsoever. It's pure shit.
Surely that's bad for you?
The group gets a budget of about £7 a day,
which is the equivalent to Jobseeker's Allowance.
It feels nice just to see that purple head again.
Having lived on E numbers and alcohol for two weeks,
the group plan a healthy shop now their money has arrived.
Right, bread, eggs, potatoes, milk, crisps, cheese, butter, teabags,
sausages, chicken, bacon.
But the lure of someone else cooking them cheap fried food
is too strong for the weak-willed young dumbers to resist.
I'm starving, can't wait to eat. Get a proper meal inside us.
We've got our budget, we're treating ourselves.
Can I please have two eggs...
Only five minutes after receiving their budget, disaster strikes.
Ruby, where's my money?
Oh, my God. Oh, my God.
Ruby, where's my money?
I've lost my money.
Check your back pocket.
I've got my change.
Did you have it in the shop?
Yeah. I pulled it out and then gave you change, which I've lost.
The girls try and retrace their steps to find Gracie's lost money.
I promise you, I did not! I'm 100%...
You didn't happen to find any money on the floor in here?
If there was anything, they'd put it in the till and tell me.
Right, no problem. Thank you.
-I ain't got nothing to be careful with. I've lost it all.
I'm really fucking pissed off.
It's not even funny.
What am I supposed to do for four days with nothing?
Spoilt 20-year-old Gracie
is not used to worrying about money.
I am spoilt. I love every second of getting spoilt.
Gracie does get whatever Gracie wants.
Nails, hair, make-up,
clothes, food, going out.
A lot of money. Probably £200 - £300 a week.
And it's Gracie's poor parents who have to foot the bill.
Is that it?!
Grace is a budget free zone.
I can get anything I want at any time. I just have to ask.
She doesn't know the reality of life.
The reality is you go out to work, earn money, and you buy a house...
No! The reality is, you give me money so I don't have to work.
That is my reality. Your reality's different.
Maureen and I go without because of what we give her.
Can I have another one please?
She has no appreciation of the value of money,
because she hasn't had to physically do it herself.
I'm very proud of the fact
that I've pulled off being nearly 21
and I still get everything off my Mum and Dad.
Being away from home, this the first time Gracie and the group
have had to live on a tight budget.
And now that she's lost her dosh, she does the responsible thing,
I'd rather go home as I'm not going to have any money for four days.
What home, Gracie?
Home. My home.
Why do you want to go home?
Because I'm pissed off.
I can't have it now. I lost my money.
Sorry, I did say to him I'd lost my money.
Money's really important because I can't eat. What am I meant to do?
I can't eat, I can't drink. I can't do anything.
I need to go home because I'm not living with no money.
I'd be upset if no-one would share with me.
No, I agree.
I think she thinks it was only me. You need to tell her as well.
We can help her, but we can't get her back the full 30 quid, can we?
£30 to me at home is nothing. It's nothing at all. It's just nothing.
And now I'm going from having everything I want
to having absolutely nothing. I can't do it.
Normally, this selfish bunch only ever think of themselves,
but in a rare act of kindness, they decide to club together
so that Gracie can at least have something to eat.
We'll pay for you to have something to eat now.
If we all put in a pound.
I don't know how much it is - £4 or £5.
That'll be enough for you to have something to eat.
It's because you haven't eaten as well.
If you have something to eat you might feel better.
We've got to buy essentials anyway.
But not even a big sausage is enough to lift Gracie out of her mood.
Even though Gracie's stomach is now full, courtesy of the group,
her wallet is still empty,
and she's thinking about giving up and going home.
Something that's bringing the mood down in the house.
You'd think she'd be grateful.
Yeah, you'd think so.
The mood is pretty low though.
I'm reaching for the razor blades right now.
She says she wants to go home as she's not used to having no money,
and she just wants to go back home and leech off her parents.
The point of being here is that we're learning to cope without our parents.
If you want to go back just so you can have money from your parents
then it's sort of defeating the point of the object.
If Gracie does decide to stay,
she's going to have to buck her ideas up.
Tomorrow is the work placement.
and the parents will be judging their performance,
along with their behaviour in the house.
What to do, what to do, what to do...
With less money and no parents to sponge off,
Ruby Jo and Ryan have a brainwave.
Let's go and sit on the high street looking like tramps,
see how much money we can make.
Mascara and fresh dirt from the street
provide them with the perfect cunning disguise as beggars.
And they find the very thing that will help their plight.
They're going to sit on Kingsland in a wheelchair with a blanket
and hope they'll get some money.
I'm not being funny. I'd rather be trying to make money
-than sat on me arse in there all day.
I'm very sorry!
But life on the streets is tough
when you're a terrible wheelchair driver.
Also out and about are Jack and Tom
and they're having their doubts about Ryan and Ruby Jo's plan.
I'm not doing it, it's embarrassing.
-They might be getting money, but...
I'm not going to act like a knob just for money.
I'd actually rather have no money than do that.
Ryan, why do I want..?
I've got nowhere to put it and I'm trying to get you up the kerb.
Just because you were stupid enough to go and get yourself disabled.
Ryan, I'm not pretending to be disabled.
Yeah, but if anyone asks...
Just somewhere to sit. No! That's discriminating against the disabled.
It's just a bit embarrassing and insulting to homeless people.
And dirty people.
It's insulting to just about everyone, really, isn't it?
We've got to look sad.
I wonder how tramps sit all day and just, like, look bored.
I'm bored already.
We'll have to ask people.
I've forgotten what homeless people say.
Any spare change?
Can you spare any change?
Any spare change?
MUSIC: "Beggin'" by Madcon
Spare any change?
-Not one person's given us a penny.
-Any spare change?
-Thank you so much.
At least we're trying to earn a bit of money.
Having spent 30 minutes
on the street, all they've got to show for their hard work is 10p.
Oh, and a condom which they brought along so the bowl wouldn't look empty.
Very strong idea.
I think I understand what being homeless is like now.
It's cold, it's boring.
Shall we go home soon? I don't think being homeless is for me, to be honest.
We've got condoms.
You can breathe into it and blow it up. Breathe into it.
Breathe into it!
Breathe into it and blow it up.
Ow, my eyes!
Oh, it's more fun being homeless than what I thought.
Ruby Jo and Ryan have learnt that being homeless isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Maybe tomorrow they'll have more fun when they're set to work,
along with the rest of the group, for the fourth time.
-So far, they've run a busy youth hostel...
-Oh, my God!
Worked through the early hours of the morning on a fish market...
And tried to run a pop-up restaurant from their homes.
This week, Ruby Jo's mum will be setting the challenge.
She's worked in the healthcare industry for three years,
and she's keen for the kids to take responsibility for something other than themselves.
I've worked hard all my life since school.
It taught me that without getting out of bed and going to work,
you don't have any money.
And if you want to go out spending money, you've got to work.
Yeah, are you?
Yeah! That's the best one ever.
Ruby Jo's mum has decided to set them to work at a dog shelter.
It's time the kids learnt what it's like living with something that only ever eats, sleeps and BLEEP.
Which of our young dumbers will finally show signs of improvement,
and which will the parents have to put down?
I prefer cats to dogs.
-I love dogs!
-I love dogs!
But only small dogs - like a Chihuahua! I'd love a Chihuahua!
Gracie's upset about losing most of her allowance this morning,
-but she's at least trying to get into the spirit of things.
-I love dogs.
Dogs are awesome.
-But Jack and Tom are taking delight in kicking Gracie when she's down.
Shut up! Stop being a prick. You're being a fucking knob, Tom.
You're a pair of dickheads being stupid, taking the piss out of everyone.
-Wouldn't be funny if I took the piss out of you, would it?
-I wouldn't mind.
-Whatever. Crack on, then.
-Is this cos you lost your money?
No, it's because you keep taking the piss.
You can see I'm upset or whatever,
and you have to carry on taking the piss.
It's just stupid, immature.
If I were a dog, I'd be a long-haired Chihuahua.
And I'd be called either Bambi or Trixie,
and I'd have a pink collar and wear tutus.
-If you were a dog, what dog would you be?
-I'd just choose not to be a dog.
With the others not taking her seriously,
Gracie needs some time alone.
I want to go home. I want to go home.
I think she's being a bit ungrateful.
-We did buy her breakfast and stuff.
-We paid for breakfast.
I just want my mum and my dad.
It's just making an atmosphere.
There's only five of us now, and I want us to get on.
-There's only five of us. Might as well have a laugh, really.
-I'm going home.
-You're not going home.
-I am going home.
I'm sick of them two knobheads.
Any time anyone's upset or whatever, they've got to take the fucking piss.
I feel so angry.
Under normal circumstances, I wouldn't fucking sit here and cry.
Oh, it's pissing me off so much that I can't do anything
-and it really gets on my nerves.
-They piss me off as well.
I could be at home with my mum cooking dinner and having all the money I want,
and I've got to listen to them idiots.
Gracie's emotional ups and downs seem to have taken their toll,
but she'll have to control them
if she's going to succeed in this week's work placement.
Wanting to lift everyone's spirits and hopefully convince Gracie to stay,
Ruby Jo suggests heading out to paint the town red...
But not before they paint their bodies orange.
That's really dark.
Look at the difference!
That's, like, beyond fake colour.
I hope I go that colour.
Yeah, it looks like you're black on the bottom and white on the top.
I feel good!
There's fake tan, and then there's looking like that.
If they're planning on pulling, how are they going to get lucky dressed like that?
Despite their 6am alarm call and lack of cash,
the group want to party. Ryan makes sure they're prepared in case they get lucky.
One for Gracie, one for Ruby. One for Jack, and one for Tom. Oi, Jack.
-Ryan shows Jack his box of tricks.
-OK. Just proper go for it, right?
-OK, that's cool.
-How would you dance if I was in a gay bar?
-Don't dance like that.
No, dance up against them like that.
Really, like that? OK. That's cool.
Watch out east London, this bunch of orange wotsits are on the prowl,
and who could resist such exotic tans?
Ruby, you look hot.
Despite failing to get any action,
the group are in a better mood after dancing the night away.
I haven't been clubbing in about two weeks, so it was amazing hearing music again.
But they might not feel so good when they have to get up for work.
-Two and a half hours' sleep probably isn't enough.
-The whole thing's just going to be shit.
-That's the spirit, Tom.
-God, I feel like shit.
-Gracie is the first one up at 5am.
The car will be here in half an hour.
It's the start of a very long day,
and the parents will be watching everything they do,
deciding who has made the least effort.
After only two and a half hours' sleep,
our groggy group embark on a journey to a dog shelter in Oxfordshire.
Lewknor Blue Cross dog shelter is home to 270 abandoned dogs a year.
Without the care and support of this charity, many of them will be put down.
Today, each of our young dumbers will be given a pooch to look after.
At least they'll have lots in common, like not being house-trained and smelling badly.
Luckily for our four-legged friends, some of the group are dog fans...
Hair of the dog, that is.
I love dogs. They're not my favourites. My favourites are cats, koalas and penguins.
Yeah, I love dogs. I like dogs better than humans.
But others are less enthusiastic about the day ahead.
I've had about an hour and a half of sleep today.
I'm hanging out of my arse, I'm so tired.
Worst nightmare with dogs? Cleaning up their shit.
First things first,
and our group are briefed by animal welfare assistants Emily and Jess,
who are the same age as our clueless bunch,
but between them have worked at the shelter for four years.
-Today, you'll be exercising, cleaning kennels
and showing them off to potential adopters, trying to find these animals their new home.
-Get yourselves into two groups.
-Girls, I'm Ryan.
-Ready to meet your dogs?
Jo, this is your dog, Ferdy.
At first when I seen him, I was a bit like "Oh, he's a bit small". But he was actually really cute.
-Gracie, this is Freddie.
-First impression of my dog was that he hated me.
It likes Ryan more than it likes me.
Ryan, this is Martha.
I am so happy with mine. She's the most...oh, she's gorgeous.
-This is Susy.
-I just don't like dogs. They jump up, they slobber, they're generally horrible.
-They shit everywhere and you've got to clean it up.
-Jack, this is Lupin.
I've been given a cute little cheeky one.
I suppose I'm cute, cheeky and little, so we're similar, I guess.
Now they've met the dogs they'll be looking after,
our group will be expected to carry out work in two stages.
First, they'll have to clean, care for and exercise their dogs.
Then they'll present them to a group of people considering adopting a new pet.
For some of the kids, it's a daunting start to the day.
I'm scared of dogs. I do not like dogs. I really, really don't like dogs.
And whilst Ruby Jo has been worried about the impression she's giving the parents...
I need to do well. I don't want to be in the bottom three again.
..Gracie has other incentives on her mind.
The deal with my parents is if I made enough effort to stay
for over 14 days and didn't walk and didn't get eliminated,
then when I got home, win or lose, I got a Chihuahua. So I made it.
14th day today. Hopefully by the time I get home, they'll have a Chihuahua waiting for me.
The group have been split into two.
Ruby Jo, Ryan and Gracie will muck out the kennels,
while Tom and Jack start their shift walking their dogs, Susy and Lupin.
-It smells really bad.
-Once again, Ruby and I have got the rubbish job of cleaning shit.
So yeah, really happy(!)
-What are the other two doing?
-Walking the dogs.
Yeah, while we're cleaning their shit.
# Walking the dog Just walking the dog... #
What could possibly go wrong?
Sleep with her. Good boy.
She's a lesbian!
I would just take them away from each other, so it doesn't get too much.
As usual, Tom and Jack blissfully ignore everything they're told.
Lupin's been jumping on Susy's head a lot.
I think the boys sometimes think it's quite funny that he's jumping on her.
But they need to take a step back and think "How would I like it if someone was jumping on my head?"
Jack, keep walking, because Susy's getting a bit worried. So just walk.
-She's more relaxed now.
-Yeah, she is.
Back at the kennels, Ruby Jo, Gracie and Ryan are shown
which areas they'll be cleaning.
Gracie, you clean this one.
These are gloves.
Ryan, you're cleaning this one out down here. This is Martha's kennel.
Oh, my God, there's no poo.
-Ruby Jo, you'll be cleaning out this kennel here.
After several hissy fits at home over the past few days,
this is a chance for Gracie to turn things around and show the parents what she's made of.
This dog's so stressed that it made this mess overnight.
So we're going to tidy it up, so it's fresh for him in the morning.
I get diarrhoea, and everyone else gets a clean cage.
I haven't started yet, and it's tidy already.
All I've got to do is put the tyre back over here, and make the bed.
I absolutely love dogs. But I don't like cleaning their poo.
My daddy normally does that.
You don't have to get it on your hands.
She has mentioned that she's going to get a Chihuahua.
But she's not quite happy about doing the dirty work,
picking up their poo, doing the cleaning.
You need to do both sides of it to get the good out of it.
Just scoop it together.
-It's time for Gracie to wake up and smell the poo
-if she's going to be a responsible Chihuahua owner.
-Where did I put it?
If you just want to walk round here...
Back from their walk, the boys' next task is to give their dogs a basic medical check.
-OK, so maybe look in her ears.
-And the only thing Lupin wants to do
is check out Susy, thanks to Jack letting go of the lead.
For goodness' sake! Get that dog out.
-Sorry, can you try and keep...
-I didn't mean to.
It's quite important.
-If the gates were open, he could run into the main road.
-I didn't mean to let him go.
You got me in trouble. I can't even remember his name half the time.
Sometimes I think it's in one ear and out the other,
especially when you can't remember Lupin's name, bless him.
So far, Tom and Jack have been unprofessional.
And once the parents see that they weren't best in show,
it could be a blow to their chances of staying in the competition.
-Jess, are we doing a good job?
-I think you should take it
a bit more seriously, because this is what we do every day.
The main aim of what we do is to rehome as many dogs as possible.
These dogs have not had the best start to life...
-No, we're sorry. We're not being rude.
Just got the giggles now.
Back at the kennels, Ruby Jo is showing
that she's taking the basic caring needs of her dog very seriously.
-I've decided my dog's gay.
Which gets Ryan thinking.
I wonder if dogs can be gay or lesbian, or if they sleep with anything?
Ruby said that her old dog was gay, cos it used to bum other boy dogs.
-No, I didn't.
-You said it was gay.
-It liked dressing up.
In girls' clothes. And yeah, it did...bum another dog.
That's not always a sexual sign. It could be a sign of frustration.
-So dogs aren't lesbian, gay or straight?
-They're not, no.
Get your bloody dog off mine.
Across the yard, self-confessed ladies man Jack has discovered he shares a similar nature
to his dog and has learnt a valuable lesson in life.
I've got a sex pest dog. I don't know why they gave me that dog.
He's just trying to sleep with anything that moves. It's not the right way, is it?
No, you don't, no.
Ruby Jo, Ryan and Gracie are coming to the end of the first part of their work.
-Is that all right?
-Yeah, that's really good.
-I feel a bit better about doing it now.
This dog's got, like, four layers of bedding.
They were really smelly at first,
but we've cleaned 'em dead good, so they don't smell any more.
It's the boys' turn to transform their dirty, smelly kennels
into something their parents would be proud of.
So Jack, this is Lupin's kennel.
This will be what you're cleaning up today. There's your scoops.
Do I not inspect it first?
-You can see from here. What do you think it looks like?
Do you think it is normal poo,
or is it maybe too hard, too soft?
It looks soft.
It's quite normal.
They might also be proud of Tom's ingenious idea.
-What would be good would be a doggy poo Hoover.
-You'd just go bzzz...
HE IMITATES VACUUM SUCKING NOISE
The Poo-a-matic, I'm thinking of calling it. That would do the job.
More messing around from the boys,
who if they want to impress the parents, need to pull their socks up.
Actually, Jack, you might want to pull your pants up.
-So we're going to go and walk the dogs now.
But before that, there's a small matter that needs attending to.
Martha did this earlier, so if you could pick it up with the poo bag.
Thank you very much.
-Is it squidgy, Ryan?
-Yeah, it's squidgy.
There you go. Turn the bag up.
Though they've spent most of the day mucking around, Jack and Tom are keen to get some feedback from Jess.
Would you hire us?
Um...yeah, I think you could be a little bit more enthusiastic about it.
You need to put more effort in.
That's it. There we go.
-So there's lazy Jack...and then there's good Jack.
You can see already how much of a difference that's made.
With the kennels clean and tidied, it's time for Martha's daily walk
but it's not immediately clear who's walking whom.
-While Ruby Jo makes an effort to get to know her dog better...
-So what breed's my dog?
-What breed do you think? Do you know about...
-Got to be half Jack Russell.
Yeah, it looks a bit like a Jack Russell. I've had one.
Jack isn't even on first-name terms with his dog yet.
What's he called again?
Loopy. Is it Loopy? Lupin. Lupin?
-It says Clupin up there.
No, that's a bracket!
Since losing her money, Gracie's mood swings have been erratic.
I don't want to go any further.
Just think, you're giving Freddie this time out during the day.
Yeah, I know, but I'm giving myself a hernia!
She's moaned throughout the day about the most basic of tasks
and now she's only got one thing on her mind.
-What's up Grace?
-I want to fucking go home.
And there's no persuading Gracie.
I don't know why Gracie's feeling the way she is.
She was that upset yesterday as well.
-It all started when she lost her money.
And it's just, kinda, carried on.
I want to go home. I don't want to be here, I want to go home.
Most of the time she is fun and bubbly, happy and all that.
But this is probably what she's like when she doesn't get her own way.
Emily, who is the same age as Gracie,
has a shot at trying to talk her around.
Did you want to try with Freddie, finish the day off?
Get your mind focused on something? Then potentially get him a home later on today.
It looks like that did the trick.
It certainly was quite unprofessional.
They're here to learn, they should be taking
all the information under their belt,
working the best they can, they're here to learn.
If they're not, they're not learning and taking in everything they could be.
Gracie's going to have to get over it as it's nearly time
to show their dogs to potential adopters.
Can Jack and Tom pull it out the bag after messing around all day?
No, no. I'm trying to make him sit, but it's really hard work.
What am I meant to do when she's doing this?
Look, she won't even sit.
Surely that's the most basic thing a dog's meant to do, isn't it?
Will Ryan and Ruby Jo do their dogs proud?
-Good boy! He even jumps and sits.
And after Gracie's third tantrum in 24 hours,
can she put a smile on her face and impress
the adopters and the parents watching?
OK, well done, guys. You've done well there.
So the next task we'll do is we're going to show all the dogs
you've learned everything about today to potential adopters.
Let's go then, guys.
It's the final part of the kids' work placement.
Now they'll have to give a short presentation to potential adopters
on what they've learned about their dogs.
The shelter prides itself on being professional and informative
and if the group do a good enough job, one of their dogs just might find a new home.
Tom's first up with Susie.
She doesn't really like people, so it's a hard sell.
He's struggled to take anything seriously today,
so can he up his game for a family audience?
This is Susie, she really likes other dogs
but make sure they're not, like, puppies or anything.
Been with another puppy today and I think it was starting
to get on her tits a bit
cos it was jumping up on her every five minutes trying to hump her.
Does it get on with other animals or not?
If I'm really honest, I'd probably say no.
I think she's unsure of a lot of things.
Well, if there's no more questions,
then thanks for not throwing stuff at me.
He mentioned that other dogs may get on Susie's tits,
not quite the way we would word it when potential adopters come up.
I hope it didn't come across I hadn't bonded with it.
I struggled, I'm not really a dog person.
Ruby Jo takes to the stage with her dog, Ferdie.
He's three years old, and he's a Jack Russell.
I spent the day with him today and he's been really good.
He's learned new tricks really quickly.
Um, I'll show you one of them what he's learned today.
Ferdie, what's this? Good boy.
He can sit as well. Ferdie? Good boy.
So he's a really quick learner and he's a clever dog.
She did a very good job. She showed both the tricks
she taught him today. She knew all his background information
and shared that with everyone so she listened to everything throughout the day.
I hope I get this little fella a home now, cos I did try.
-It's the turn of Jack and Lupin, or is it Clupin?
It is Lupin, isn't it?
And after spending a whole day with his dog,
he's as ready as he'll ever be.
I mean, what is there to learn about a dog?
I know his breed, I know roughly his age, I know what he's like.
But it's not going to be very long, is it?
Lupin's only 14 weeks old, he's quite young.
-Um, I've spent all day with him and I've learned
-he's really fun and stuff.
Out of all the dogs, he's probably the most active
so he's probably more for fun people and stuff
-cos all day he's done fun stuff.
-If you're after a really fun dog, this is the dog.
He was sniffing quite a lot which, you know, is a bit off-putting for the people watching.
He looks like a cross-breed. Have you any idea what breeds he is?
Um, I'm not entirely sure, I just know he's a Japanese breed
but I can definitely ask someone else who works here as well to clarify it for you.
He was a little bit less informative than the other guys. He could've
gone into a little bit more detail about what kind of home he needs
in terms of experienced owners because he'll be a big dog.
Next it's Ryan and he's feeling apprehensive
about his presentation on Martha.
I get really shy when I have to talk to big groups of people.
I'm just, like, this is my dog.
She's a three-year-old Collie. As you can see, she's absolutely gorgeous.
She's so lovable. Any family would be lucky to have her.
-Is she obedient?
-Does she obey you?
-Does what you say.
-You know, like your parents.
Sorry, I don't know what that means.
-Does she do what she tells you to?
She does. Sorry, I didn't understand what you were saying.
We did go through obedience and a lot of that so really
he should've known the answer to that question.
Last but not least it's Gracie and her dog, Freddie.
Can she compose herself for the sake of getting him a home?
IMITATES KISSING SOUND Come on, Freddie.
Hello, everybody. This is Freddie. Freddie, say hello.
To be honest, I wasn't very keen on dogs before today
and I've come here and met this little fella and he has
absolutely blown my mind. He's really fun and energetic.
He's very playful and he's just looking for a loving home
to look after him and basically give him the love
that he'll give that family back in return.
Is he vicious to humans or any other animals?
He's not vicious at all. He's really good with kids. A proper family dog.
Thank you! Come on, Freddie.
I think the dog actually cheered me up, I really do.
He's such a playful dog. I was playing about with it,
trying to teach it how to sit and whatever. It was just... It was fun.
-You're such a good boy!
-With the presentations over,
the audience consider how well the group did.
I liked the actual Collie. I don't think he explained it very well.
He seemed quicker to get through it.
On some of them, it seemed like the dog was more in control.
Some of them found it, obviously, more difficult
to present in front of everybody than some of the others.
Jess and Emily finish up the day, feeding back to the group.
OK, guys. So throughout the day, some of you have done really well,
some more than others. Gracie, I noticed your attitude this morning
was a bit disappointing. You let everyone know unfortunately
you're quite unhappy. We need to be quite professional here
and make sure we leave baggage at home and when we come to work,
work's time and just get on.
Tom and Jack, I think in the afternoon your enthusiasm did,
kind of, waver and I think maybe you and Jack mucking around
was a bit disrespectful at times and I think if you start to act
a bit more seriously, maybe we'll take you a bit more seriously because it can be quite rude.
Did any of the dogs get picked?
There's a few people interested in Lupin and Susie.
So even though Tom and Jack messed around all day,
they didn't make a total dog's dinner of their presentations. They must be over the moon.
-I'm still not a dog person.
-It won't make a difference if we say goodbye to them.
I can't be bothered. I just want to go home, make tea.
It's just a dog.
Ah, that's a life-long bond right there.
But it's up to the parents to assess how well the kids did overall.
# Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. #
Each week, the parents decide which one of their little darlings should be kicked out of the competition.
To help make their decision they'll watch footage of their kids living and working together.
First up, a look at how things are going in the house.
Look at that, it's disgusting.
Ruby Jo's mum is pleased to see that her daughter is starting to
take some responsibility for cleaning...
She wouldn't do that at home.
..But is disappointed to see Jack and Tom not pulling their weight.
So youse two from now on are going to sit there and watch everyone else clean up?
I just said, I'll clear up after myself if I make a mess.
Yeah, but we all use the bathroom and you don't bother to clean it.
I cleaned up someone who'd pissed all over the toilet seat. It's fucking disgusting.
You know what? I'm not living like a tramp in a manky toilet.
I think Ruby's done fantastic. I think that's what the boys needed, a bit of a kick up the backside.
Ruby, where's my money?
The parents have different opinions about Gracie losing her money.
I'm really fucking pissed off.
£30 to me at home is nothing, it's nothing at all.
It's just...nothing. And now going from having everything I want
to having absolutely nothing, I can't do it.
Grace has a history of losing money. She's generally very careless with things.
She does tend to throw tantrums.
That's probably why she gets money off us indoors
because I don't personally want to see the tantrums.
There was part of me that thought
Grace is really starting to appreciate the value of money.
Normally, I should think, for most of them, 20 quid's nothing
but, suddenly, that's a big deal.
We think you can have something to eat now, then?
And we've got it anyway so...
They're pleasantly surprised to see the group pull together and offer her help.
I was really relieved when they all offered to club together,
because I was really worried there, at one moment, they were all
going to sit there and eat their breakfast,
and I was thinking, when I see Tom, I could really slap him in the chops for that.
Shut up, stop being a prick! You're being a fucking knob, Tom.
You're a pair of dickheads.
Being stupid, taking the piss out of everyone.
Is this cos you lost your money?
It's because you keep taking the piss.
Tom's attitude is something that I've seen before.
I genuinely don't think there's any malice with him,
I just think that he still needs to grow up, at the end of the day.
Sick listening to their shit. Any time anyone's upset they take the fucking piss.
I could be at home with Mum having dinner, and all the money I want,
and I've got to sit here and listen to them fucking idiots.
She was obviously quite upset about it,
and I don't think that she's very happy with the boys,
because they were cracking jokes and winding her up.
Ryan and Ruby both went out to her as well.
Didn't have a lot to say, but sometimes Ryan is like that.
If he sees somebody upset, he'll put his arm round her.
Next, the parents watch how well the group did
on this week's work placement.
Sleep with her, oh good.
Oh, she's a lesbian!
And they're not surprised to see Tom and Jack messing around.
Sorry, can you just try and keep?
I just, I actually didn't mean to.
Got the giggles now.
You and Jack, mucking around a little bit,
was a bit disrespectful at times.
It seems like, when Jack and Tom are together, it's bringing the worst out of them.
It just seems like they need to turn things into a slight comedy act.
I'd like Jack to take more responsibility,
instead of acting the goat all the time.
What's up grace?
Want to go home.
I don't know why Grace is feeling the way she is, to be honest.
-It all started when she lost her money.
It's just kind of...carried on.
It was quite a shame that she didn't try and put that behind her.
I don't think she's very happy.
She's not getting a puppy or anything, because...a Chihuahua.
Her friend got one, and it's a lovely little thing.
After watching the footage, the parents identify three kids
who they think have made the least effort.
But only one of them will be sent home.
I think this has been the hardest week for me, to date.
I've been in quite a turmoil with the way I'm going to vote.
It's really awkward for me to vote this week.
He let his self down.
He didn't take it seriously.
He joked about, you know, it was a joke.
Don't vote Grace off because she's unhappy.
Vote her off for her behaviour, but because she's unhappy,
please don't vote how off for that.
She said she wanted to leave.
That might've been because she was upset.
The group wait for this week's decision back at the house.
-I don't think it's really obvious who's going this week.
-No, it's not.
-I guarantee I'm in the bottom three.
-I guarantee I'm in the bottom three.
They have no idea which parents will walk through the door to announce the verdict.
GRACE SHRIEKS EXCITEDLY
This week, the parents have decided that Gracie, Jack and Tom
haven't been up to scratch, and have put them in the bottom three.
But only one of them will be leaving the house for good.
Ruby, Jo and Ryan are safe for now, and wait for the final decision.
Shocked. I'm seriously shocked. Who should go now?
I think it's Grace or Jack.
Quite disappointed in this last one.
-It's your mucking about, Jack.
-What did I do wrong?
With the dogs.
Mucking about with the dogs, and being really cheeky, a bit sarcastic.
You know what you were doing. You don't pull the dog away, Jack.
Yeah, but it was really amusing.
Well, it's not, really, because you just make yourself look stupid.
We can see that you and Jack are really good friends.
And you do seem to egg each other on, and you're being silly.
I think we were all quite disappointed to see that
you went from what you did last week, to this week.
And that's why you've ended up where you were.
Grace, I was a bit disappointed this week with you throwing your tantrums.
You lost the money and we understand you was pissed off with yourself,
but you seemed to let it get into the next day,
with the kennels, where you had a bad attitude.
You've done certain things well in the last couple of weeks.
And I think the wheels fell off this week, a bit.
It's time to put the young Dumbers out of their misery.
Grace, you'll be coming home with me tonight.
Can't wait to get my phone, to see Mum.
Home first, Mum second.
While Gracie and Dad chat,
Tom and Jack's mum drag them out for a one-on-one.
What I want you to do is just to stop being silly.
Because, at the end of the day,
it came across that you were mocking.
Joking about Jack, he's not funny, it's not working.
Showing me up in a lot of ways. I've got to sit there and watch that.
Say you got me a Chihuahua. I lasted one or two weeks.
You ain't got one.
What do you mean I haven't got one?
-I'm not getting you a Chihuahua until you start backing up...
So another one bites the dust.
Has Gracie learnt anything from her time in the house? Will the others find her lost money?
And what will she call her new Chihuahua if her dad gives in and buys it for her?
Who knows? But for the time being, Gracie remains...
Young, dumb and living off Mum.
Next week, it's time to bring out the clowns
as our gang try to run a children's party.
I'm not in the mood to entertain any more.
Where's the disco?!
But when they bring the party home...
It's so fucking cold!
..Things get out of hand.
-You've done fuck-all since you've been here!
-Oh, my God!
And it looks like the house could be split for good.
I fucking had it through with the fucking lot of you!
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A group of eight 18 to 20-year-olds who have been waited on hand and foot all their whole lives are thrust into the adult world of responsibility. They must live together in a house and fend for themselves, live on a basic weekly budget and take part in tough work challenges.
Their parents watch exactly what their kids have been up to, and the one they judge the most useless is sent packing. Ultimately only one will win the prize of a round-the-world trip, as well as earning their parents' pride. Gloom reigns over the household when Gracie loses her money. It's desperate measures when Ruby and Ryan hit the London streets to beg and things don't get any better when the young dumbers are sent to work in a dog shelter.