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Priest turns pauper

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As the blockbuster show, "American Idol," has begun its 9th season this week, a new show this spring on the BBC is its polar opposite:

An Anglican priest turns pauper: A new BBC series to show clergyman living without money for eight months in return to "the simple life."

The priest, Peter Owen Jones, will be begging for food and shelter, bartering his skills for scraps and living off his own produce.

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Jones previously presented the BBC series "Around The World In 80 Faiths." The new show "How To Live A Simple Life" will be broadcast in the spring.

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