Children should not be the focus of any reality TV shows because they are not fully matured humans. There is no point watching underdeveloped people because they receive preferential treatment from adult judges, afraid of hurting the little ones' underdeveloped emotions. Here are three of the worst:
Junior Masterchef - Seeing children coming into contact with the individual ingredients used to make a meal is nauseating. The majority of them probably have a permanent layer of encrusted snot bacteria on their baby calluses, which no amount of cleaning agent can remove. More importantly, the judges cannot berate them to the same extent as they can adult competitors - something which has proved to be a sizzling hit on the normal Masterchef and with Gordon Ramsay's shows.
Junior Apprentice - Successful business people tend not to be the coolest of cats, so seeing them in their mid-pubescent 16- to 17-year-old form is uncomfortable. They are all at different stages of puberty and at least two of them are gay but probably haven't outed themselves yet, which could lead to extra bullying in the schoolyard.
X Factor/Pop Idol and all that shit - Children who are talented will nearly always become more talented when they grow into young adults. The idiot audiences in shows like X Factor seem to ignore this. There are also a lot of cases where fame from a young age can damage a person - Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and most professional footballers. And then this can happen, which is just awful for everyone appart from Cowell.