A group of eight 18 to 20-year-olds who have been waited on hand and foot all their whole lives are thrust into the adult world of responsibility. They must live together in a house and fend for themselves, live on a basic weekly budget and take part in tough work challenges.
Their parents watch exactly what their kids have been up to, and the one they judge the most useless is sent packing. Ultimately only one will win the prize of a round-the-world trip, as well as earning their parents' pride.
There is disharmony when two members of the group reveal they have been hiding money. Things don't go smoothly when the gang become children's entertainers for a day and a night out ends in a huge row when a drunken Ruby Jo takes on Tom and Jack.