Ben Elton is about to put the "real" back into Reality TV in his biting satire of one of today's most popular cultural phenomena -- the TV talent show. 95,000 hopefuls. Three judges. Just one winner. And that's Colin Simms, the genius behind the show. Colin always wins, because Colin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgment on the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted "search" for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The "real" is about to be put back into "reality" television, and Colin and his fellow judges (the nation's favourite mum and the other bloke) are about to become ex-factors themselves. From the best-selling author of The First Casualty, Popcorn, and Dead Famous comes Chart Throb. One winner. A whole bunch of losers.