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Cannibalistic Dutch TV Show Hosts Eat Each Other’s Bottom, Belly

Posted on the 20 December 2011 by Periscope @periscopepost
Cannibalistic Dutch TV show hosts eat each other’s bottom, belly

Screengrab via ABC News

Just when you thought reality television producers couldn’t sink much lower in the taste stakes in search of a ratings spike, it has emerged that two Dutch TV presenters are set to make TV history by eating each other. Yes, you read that correctly – presenters Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno have both undergone minor surgery to have a small piece of muscle removed for the other to eat in front of the cameras.

The show has already been filmed in front of a studio audience and is scheduled to air on BNN. The truly bizarre and pretty disgusting stunt was part of a TV show called Proefkonijnen – meaning ‘Guinea Pigs’ – in which they try to answer ‘stupid questions’ by undergoing unusual challenges. Unsurprisingly, the ratings chasing stunt has shocked and appalled in equal measure.

The Daily Mail reported that Storm opted to lose a chunk of his backside, while Zeno’s proffered meat from his abdomen. The meat was fried in the studio (with a little sunflower oil but no seasoning) and then eaten by the presenters. The pair insist that their stunt was entirely legal as both entered into the cannibalistic pact voluntarily.

Storm admitted that “it is weird to look into the eyes of a friend when you are chewing on his belly”’, according to ABC News, but said that he did not regret his decision.

Gawker said that the show had “set about tackling the ultimate taboo head-on. No, not that taboo. The other taboo: Cannibalism! The gluttonous consumption of tasty, fatty, crispy-skinned human flesh. Mmmmmm. Peeeeeople.Gawker joked that Storm and Zeno had “submitted themselves to what is informally known on Fire Island as ‘the Gentleman’s Agreement’ – you eat my meat, I’ll eat yours.”

Those with stomachs strong enough to watch the presenters tucking in can watch the cannibalistic action unfold below.

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