Can parents of spoilt teenagers and twentysomethings reverse the years of over-indulging and mollycoddling?
Thanks to them their kids have become bone idle, workshy and devoid of life skills. Now these parents have had enough. They want to fast-track their overprotected brats into fully functioning, independent adults using real-life challenges in just four weeks.
With the prize of a round-the-world trip on offer, these eight 17- to 25-year-olds give up their home comforts for a house in south-east London where they must fend for themselves for the first time - cooking, cleaning and, worst of all for them, working. Each episode, the most useless kid is ejected by the people who made them what they are: their parents.
The six remaining spoilt brats experience the first hard graft of their lives when they are forced to work a day's labour on a farm in the depths of Hampshire.
Reluctant to clean up after themselves, they turn on each other and the house becomes divided, with Nicky and Rachel on one side and Dogan, Dina and Sean on the other. Confronted by Dina about her lack of hygiene and domestic cleanliness, Rachel is determined to prove to the house that she is not the dirty girl they think she is, and attempts something she has never done before - to use the washing machine.
At the farm, Nicky is true to form and pleads to quit as soon as the going gets tough; Dina confronts her worst fear in the form of a meat cleaver; and Danielle's inability to get to grips with pie-making nearly leaves a restaurant full of hungry customers without any supper.