I caught Space Cadets for the first time last night. Johnny Vaughn explains that three 'ordinary people' are being put into space - or so they think. Actually, the whole thing is a hoax, and they're not going anywhere, except a disused base in Suffolk.
During the show, without noticing any particular reasons, I started to wonder if this actually was all a put-up, and that we, the audience were the ones being duped.
Slashdot have got in on the act (and see the comments - seemingly a lot of people think it's what it claims to be). However, there's a link to a (seemingly) well researched entry at coolsmartphone that indicates that indeed, the viewers are being duped.
If nothing else, it's cast a shadow of doubt over everything on the subject. Who's working for C4/Endemol by saying these things? Maybe we're all working for ITV to 'ruin' the show? Maybe we're all stupid, or maybe the experiment is a failure because we've sussedit. Either way, we'll find out soon enough...