Show creates the same fear as watching scary movies

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Hooray, Fear Factor is back on our screens on Channel Five, with couples competing in disgusting stunts in order to win a cash prize.

I say disgusting because they often involve eating animal parts like eyeballs, kidneys and testicles.

It produces in me the same fear I had as a child watching scary movies – hands-in-front-of-the-face, tell-me-when-it’s-over moments.

The couples are themed each week, such as real couples, exes, siblings or best friends.

Alas, my husband and I are far too old to enter. But he did suggest that we could compete in a bad-back Fear Factor where one stunt would be bending over and putting on a pair of socks.

At our age, that’s as hard as eating sheep brains.

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