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Has Big Brother Had Its Day?

I can’t believe I am actually posting this. I have watched Big Brother since the very start. I was watching at home when Craig won the first series, I laughed along with the nation as Helen declared ” I love blinking, I do!” and Jade Goody asked, “am I minging?”. I shed several tears when the lights went off in the (channel 4) Big Brother house for the very last time.

When I found out that Big Brother was returning to our screens in the UK, I was ecstatic. I couldn’t wait to watch the new series. I tuned into Celebrity Big Brother (which I’m not usually such a fan of) with low expectations – especially as I knew that Jedward were going to be housemates, and that the other celebs entering the house were mostly z-list, if that. I absolutely loved it! I loved Paddy’s shouts of, “woman!!!!” and Amy not having a clue how to cook, trying to cook scrambled eggs in her bikini! I loved Darryn with his ‘body sculpted’ abs (ahem) and, dare I say it, I even found Jedward quite entertaining!

As for the non-celebrity version, I know it’s early days yet, but I’m just not feeling it. It seems so random that they’ve put Pamela Anderson in the house as part of a task, and all the housemates seem to want to talk about is how many people they’ve slept with, or which housemates they’d like to sleep with. I’m pretty sure I heard one of the housemates (Tashie, I think) telling the other girls that her boobs were ‘doing a little dance’ inside her body! Oh my life! Where do they find these people?

Is it me? Maybe I’m getting old. Maybe I’m starting to prefer celeb Big Brother because they put older housemates in, I don’t know, but Big Brother, you’re going to have to pull something big out of the bag to impress me this year!!

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