‘Gold Rush’ Is Fake, According To Former Cast Member

Gold Rush is a hit show on Discovery, but news is coming out that Gold Rush could actually be fake. A former cast member of Gold Rush says that he was fed lines on the show. Radar Online shared what Jimmy Dorsey had to say about his time on the show Gold Rush. This reality show is based out of Alaska and honestly isn’t the first show from Alaska to be accused of being fake.


Jimmy Dorsey of Gold Rush did an interview with Oregon Gold, and in this interview, he shared the details.

“It is scripted from the beginning. They knew exactly what they wanted to see out of the program… They actually direct you in these situations.”

Dorsey went on to say that Todd Hoffman would act out on purpose to create drama on the Gold Rush set. Of course, this works for the show because Gold Rush has a huge fan base. Dorsey went on to share more about how things go on the Gold Rush set. It turns out that his big exit from the show was planned as well.

“It was in the script for episode four, which ended up being episode six, that I would end up leaving the show. They kind of push you towards making these things happen. They would tell me to say, ‘We’ve got to get gold in 70 hours.’…Then they would say, ‘What are you going to do if you don’t get gold?’ They push you towards saying I was going to leave if we did not find gold. It was never my intention to leave.”

While Jimmy Dorsey was on the show Gold Rush, you would assume that he made big money, but that isn’t the case at all. Dorsey is now saying that he only made $3,000 for the entire time he was on the show.


Jimmy Dorsey did share that a lot of people have really accepted him on the street and that they are hopeful to hear what is coming from him next now that his time on Gold Rush is over. Dorsey said that they do cut out about 90 percent of the positive things they do when it comes to this show. He does admit that he was not experienced in mining gold or the construction field. Jimmy said they never even show him turning a wrench on the show.

Jimmy Dorsey actually thinks he is pretty good at gold panning now. Even since leaving the show, he has done some mining. He is even taking classes about gold panning and learning more about it. This is not the last of his time in the gold mining field, so you just never know where Jimmy could turn up in the future. After already being on reality television, someone else could decide that they want him to join their show as well, or Gold Rush might even realize their mistake of letting him go. Now that Jimmy has shared that Gold Rush is fake, he might have made them decide they don’t want him back.

At this time, Jimmy doesn’t have plans to head back to Alaska for mining, though. He is actually looking at some mines in Oregon instead to work on his mining skills.

Are you shocked to hear that Gold Rush could be fake? Do you think that Jimmy Dorsey is telling the truth? Sound off in the comments below, and don’t miss Gold Rush on Fridays on Discovery.

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