Germans TV reality show Sperm Race. where Twelve men will compete against each other to see which one of them has the ‘fastest’ sperm.
The competitors, who include two German celebrities and a health gig, begin by donating sperm in a clinic, say the programme’s producers, Endemol.
They will then be frozen and sent to the company’s studio in Cologne, where the sperm will ‘race’ towards an egg – lured by a chemical that encourages them across the finishing line. Three doctors, including a gynaecologist, will be on hand to make sure the they behave correctly, while cameras will record it all.
As well as laying claim to the title of Germany’s most fertile man, the winner will also be rewarded with a red Porsche.
Endemol Germany’s president, Boris Brandt, denied yesterday that Sperm Race represented a new low point in dumbed-down TV. He claimed that the show had a serious scientific purpose. ‘Sperm Race is serious. Fertility is a big thing in Germany,’ he told Germany’s Bild newspaper.
‘About 1.8 million German men are unable to have children because they suffer from poor sperm. And there are disappointed girlfriends and wives, as well as parents who wait in vain for grandchildren.’
Brandt, whose company is responsible for the German Big Brother , said the cameras would not follow the contestants into the cubicles when they donated sperm.