Mervyn has a very particular set of skills.
I think there's a rule which means they have to keep moving.It’s a great series but I assume there is many rules in the background that keeps people on the radar.
Using phones, having an up to date Facebook account seems to be a must.
Should be fairly easy to go camping for a few days without phoning anyone, however it would make crap tv.
They have lots to follow. The one where the mayor of Sheffield was in it a couple of years ago and he told everyone what they had to do. Not allowed in the same place for more than 48hours must be seen on cctv is another. The cctv they use for live shots are another camera crew taking them.I think there's a rule which means they have to keep moving.
Which makes the whole show pointless.....and no, not the Richard Osman programIt wouldn't be difficult to win,live on the streets,eschew any contact whatsoever with anyone you know,however that wouldn't make interesting viewing,they are certain to have clauses written into a contract that make you a bit more traceable while playing the game.