Katie Price, Lord Sugar and Kerry Katona are set to feature in 'Celebrity: A 21st Century Story'.

Katie Price

Katie Price

The upcoming BBC Two series - which is being made by the BBC Studios Documentary Unit - is set to explore the explosion of celebrity culture over the past 20 years, with some famous faces interviewed for the project.

Commissioning Editor Abigail Priddle said: “With famous faces and household names offering us their candid reflections on the price and power of fame, this series is a fascinating exploration into the cult of celebrity, which has become such a defining feature of the past 20 years, and offers a tantalising glimpse ‘behind the curtain’ at how the celebrity machine actually works.”

Other names attached to the four-part series include Ed Balls, Charlotte Church, Spencer Matthews, Rachel Johnson, Rebecca Loos, Jamie Genevieve and Georgia Toffolo.

They will be joined by Amy Childs, Stanley Johnson and Omarosa Manigault Newman, as well as a host of industry figures and journalists including Matt Frei, Perez Hilton and former newspaper editors David Yelland, Dawn Neesom and Martin Townsend.

The BBC revealed: "The world of celebrity has, in just 20 years, gone through a set of seismic changes driven by some of the most dramatic technological and cultural developments in recent times.

"From the early days of reality television through the rise of social media stars to the phenomenon of the celebrity politician, our complicated obsession with fame now impacts every aspect of our lives from the things we read, watch and buy to who we vote for.

"Today, celebrity is currency. It has made some in the industry millions of pounds, but for others fame has come at a terrible cost.

"The people pulling the strings and the celebrities themselves are ready to lift the lid on the realities of the fame machine."