Susan Boyle is No. 1! JLS are unstoppable! One Direction virtually own Twitter! The old phrase "It's not the winning, it's the taking part that counts" wasn't much consolation at our school Sports Days, but it certainly comes in handy when it comes to reality TV.
Reality TV has coughed up hundreds upon hundreds of losers over the years, but an impressive amount have actually managed to go on and enjoy careers that, in many cases, have overshadowed the success of the winner.
Take a look at the ultimate Entertainmentwise gallery of the Top 20 reality TV losers, from shows including The X Factor, Big Brother, American Idol and more...
Top 20 Ultimate Reality TV Losers