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What the ‘Eden’ reality contestants missed in a year

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A group of reality show contestants missed a few things after producers reportedly neglected to tell them their show had been canceled.
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A group of reality show contestants missed a few things after producers reportedly neglected to tell them their show had been canceled.

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Contestants agreed to be cut off from civilization for a year

They apparently didn't know their show had been canceled

CNN —  

If a reality TV experiment continues filming after the show is canceled and no one watches it, did it really happen?

In the case of the Scottish series “Eden,” that’s exactly what happened.

According to the Guardian, 23 contestants entered into the wilds of the Scottish Highlands last March to live for a year, completely cut off from modern society.

By the end of the “social experiment,” only 10 contestants remained. But “Eden” producers neglected to tell the participants the show was canceled in August, after only four episodes.

The group of 10 has emerged a year later to a very different world, which includes Brexit and a President Donald Trump.

Here’s what else they missed:

Celebrity deaths

Many celebrities died, including Prince, George Michael, Alan Thicke, Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, just to name a few.

They can click through our gallery for a more comprehensive list.