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BBC3 orders Adam Pearson freak show doc from Betty

BBC3 orders Adam Pearson freak show doc from Betty
Jon Creamer
15 December 2015

Actor and presenter Adam Pearson is to explore the world of freak shows in a new one off documentary, Adam Pearson: Freak Show (w/t), for BBC Three.
Adam Pearson has neurofibromatosis - a genetic condition that causes non-cancerous tumours called fibromas to grow along his nerve endings. Whilst these can grow anywhere, most of Adam's have grown on his face, causing severe disfigurement.
After being asked to work with a famous American freak show, the documentary will see him enter the world of freak shows to explore whether the performers are being exploited or empowered, whether there is money to be made from medical conditions, and if he would be happy to join a show himself.
Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three said: "I'm glad Adam is back on BBC Three with this new documentary. BBC Three will always be the place to find distinctive documentaries that make you think about the world around you."
Neil Smith, joint managing director, betty, said: “'Adam is a unique emerging talent with a razor-sharp ability to tackle difficult subject matter in a disarmingly direct yet often very funny way. We're delighted to be working with him on this latest in a raft of provocative shows.”
The executive producers are Ceri Jones and Vicky Hamburger and the producer director is Nick Poyntz for betty. The commissioning editor for BBC Three is Asif Hasan.

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