How to turn a hit TV show into an international success

If you happen to switch on the TV in Brazil then you might come across a four-hour live talk show presented by a popular celebrity and her puppet parrot. The programme includes pre-recorded video clips, which the parrot and presenter then discuss. So far, so foreign television. But what you may well not realise is that these clips are actually the Brazilian version of British reality TV programme Come Dine With Me.

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