Star-driven reality shows

American-born Chinese actor Daniel Wu
American-born Chinese actor Daniel Wu
Jessie J
Jessie J
Nicholas Tse
Nicholas Tse
Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu of Meteor Garden (2001) fame and her husband, Chinese restaurant tycoon heir Wang Xiaofei (both above, left). Hong Kong celebrity couple Julian Cheung and Anita Yuen (both above, right)
Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu of Meteor Garden (2001) fame and her husband, Chinese restaurant tycoon heir Wang Xiaofei (both above, left). Hong Kong celebrity couple Julian Cheung and Anita Yuen (both above, right)
Chia and her family
Chia and her family

There was much hype over reality show Back To Youth (2016) because it managed to get Hong Kong A-lister Aaron Kwok on board.

The idol had never done a reality show before and fans were eager to see another side of him in the series where he and other celebrities such as Taiwanese singer-actor Jimmy Lin travel around China to fulfil their teenage dreams.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 02, 2018, with the headline 'Star-driven reality shows'. Print Edition | Subscribe