Reality bites as bosses swap jobs for TV special

A contestant on the latest TV reality swap show almost caused a riot when he
exchanged his job as boss of a car dealership to help run an estate agents.

Boss Swap, the latest offering from the makers of the TV show Wife Swap,
ended in chaos after both bosses’ people management skills were tested to the

Mike Porritt swapped his role as boss of a North East car dealership with
Bruce Burkitt, the head of an estate agency in Surrey. But Porritt walked out
of his adopted business after he sacked Burkitt’s wife and complained of a
"school playground mentality" after staff refused to speak to him.

Ferrari-driving Burkitt, meanwhile, also failed to complete the 10-day stint
after staff complained about his management style.

The programme will be shown on Channel 4 in the New Year.

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