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Category: Series (4 x 60')

Executive Producers: Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn, Mitchell Tanen and Matthew Moul

Producers: Delphine Jaudeau, Sally Brindle, John Henshaw

Commissioner: Esquire Network


In a four-part documentary series Clay Aiken, the second-place star of American Idol and Celebrity Apprentice embarks on his third attempt to win American hearts and votes. From his home state of North Carolina, Clay launches a grassroots Congressional campaign on the blue ticket, endeavouring to bring a fresh, honest voice to Washington politics. But throughout his run, Clay struggles to be seen as a viable, relatable candidate to the conservative voters around him. Can he convince his district that there is more to him than the celebrity they know from reality television?

"The Runner-Up is a stunning unscripted television series."

Reality Blurred - Andy Dehnart 7th April 2015

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