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David Blunkett, the ex-Home Secretary, is to front a TV show called Banged Up With Blunkett.

Sadly it seems the title is slightly misleading - Blunkett will not be sent to prison but will oversee a Big Brother type show where off-the-rails teenagers are scared back onto the straight and narrow by Blunkett and some ex-cons.

The short-tempered MP heads up a pseudo parole board which decides what to do with errant youngsters.

Blunkett has scored several well-paid jobs since leaving the Home Office. Blunkett resigned as Home Secretary when it emerged that a visa application made by his lover's nanny had been fast-tracked. The Budd Inquiry said: "I believe that I have been able to establish a chain of events linking Mr Blunkett to the change in the decision on Ms Casalme's application for ILR."

He works for Entrust, which may bid for the national ID card project so long championed by Blunkett. He also has a column in The Sun alongside his guide dog. His fee from the paper was recently reduced from £150,000 to just over £100,000.

The four part series for Five is currently in pre-production and is expected to air later in the year. ®

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