Fans lay floral tributes to Godfrey Gao in the east China city of Ningbo. Photo: DPA
Fans lay floral tributes to Godfrey Gao in the east China city of Ningbo. Photo: DPA

Godfrey Gao death highlights dark side of China’s reality TV craze

  • Insider says high ratings and lucrative advertising revenues are driving the chase for young audiences looking for plenty of action and excitement
  • Success can come at a price and there have been several cases of injuries and death in the world of celebrity reality shows

Fans lay floral tributes to Godfrey Gao in the east China city of Ningbo. Photo: DPA
Fans lay floral tributes to Godfrey Gao in the east China city of Ningbo. Photo: DPA
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