Sky pays contestants on transsexual TV show £500k

LONDON – Sky One is reported to have reached an agreement to pay the contestants of a controversial reality show, which tricked six men into dating a transsexual, £500,000 in compensation.

According to reports, Sky has reached a deal with five of the six contestants who were filmed for the show 'There's Something About Miriam', although there is no news about the sixth contestant.

The payout comes after the contestants took legal action against Sky and producer Brighter Pictures in November, hiring law firm Schillings. They argued that they had been tricked into taking part in the show having been led to believe they were competing for the affections of a gorgeous woman.

The show featured scenes of the men kissing and cuddling with "Miriam" in a hot tub. It was only at the end of show that the Miriam lifted her skirt to reveal unexpected assets.

Yesterday it was reported that Sky was near a deal that would allow it to pay off the contestants and also win an agreement to air the show. The show had been originally due to air in November last year.

The contestants sued for conspiracy to commit a sexual assault based on the fact that they had not agreed to be kissed and fondled by a man.

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