Reality Television are programmes in which ordinary people are continuously filmed

Reality Television are programmes in which ordinary people are continuously filmed, designed to be entertaining rather than informative. (Oxford Dictionary of English). One of the criticisms levelled at reality television is that it is anything but real and blatant Voyeurism; but despite the stigma shadowing it, reality television has many positive effects on our society. Not only is reality television entertaining, but it can also be educational and help highlight social issues and holds the potential to provide inspiration for positive life changes; such as losing weight and using birth control. Reality Television also gives a voice to the average, everyday person rather than a celebrity, which viewers find personally relatable.