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Fox reality show to trick single women with 'Prince Harry' ruse

Fox reality show to trick single women with 'Prince Harry' ruse
Matthew Hicks, a Prince Harry lookalike, will face 12 single American women looking for love in "I Wanna Marry 'Harry.' " (Daniel Smith / Fox)

Fox's newest dating show is out to deceive contestants royally.

In "I Wanna Marry 'Harry,' " 12 single American women travel to Britain to meet a young man they are led to believe is -- yes, you guessed it -- Prince Harry, the rakish 29-year-old grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and fourth in line to the British throne.

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Harry he is not, of course, but, rather, one Matthew Hicks, a lookalike who is not in line for anything except the starring role in a dating show that proves just how hard it is to embarrass TV programmers. (It's incredibly hard.)

As the Fox release puts it: "Will he be able to convince them he's regal? And if he does, will they fall for the crown, or fall in love with the real him?"

Another question: After seeing this show, will viewers have any faith left in human nature?

Oh, well, that probably disappeared a long time ago for anyone who watches a lot of reality TV. Actually, "Harry" recalls the pre-"American Idol" Fox of more than a decade ago, when sensationalistic fare like "Joe Millionaire" and "Celebrity Boxing" ruled.

"I Wanna Marry 'Harry' " will premiere on May 27.

What do you think of this show?

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