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Reputation Rehab: can reality TV rescue public figures from a lifetime of cancellation?

From Nick Krygios to Abbie Chatfield, the ABC’s new show aims to give makeovers to those maligned by the public

We’re living in a moment in which everyone’s 15 minutes of fame is just as likely to become 15 minutes of being cancelled. Now reality TV, the space in which reputations are so often made and then ruined, has decided to come to the rescue.

Hosted by The Checkout’s Kirsten Drysdale and Zoë Norton Lodge, ABC’s Reputation Rehab promises to find Australians with bad reputations and restore their good names. But is un-cancellation possible?

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