I used to be a big fan of Big Brother. I cannot explain what it was I liked about it, but I was hooked. However, when things went badly pear shaped last year in the Celebrity big brother version of the show I became more aware than before just how the producers of the show were pushing contestants to produce a form of "shock-porn", where people are almost seduced in to being allowed to be unpleasant, abusive and downright rotten to the core.
So when the normal version of Big Brother was launched last summer, I ignored it (along with several million other viewers) , and I did not miss it at all. Indeed, in many ways fro the outside, as a non Big Brother viewer I could see the show more for what it was, which sadly was a show about a bunch of nobodies and ignorant people playing up for the cameras in a desperate attempt to become famous. It was an epiphany. Indeed, the Emperor was not wearing any clothes.
So what has Channel 4 done this year in order to keep its advertising revenue up after they promised that there would be no more Celebrity Big Brother ? We have instead the launch of Big Brother - Celebrity Hijack, the premise of which I won't bore you with, but if you are an insomniac I could suggest you read a summary of the show HERE, or alternatively, if you don't have a wall to paint and watch dry, you could watch the show tonight on Channel 4.
Now where is that tin of Dulux ?