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Oh Brother

I’m not going to be watching Big Brother habitually this year. I saw the opening show last night and hardly took a liking to any of the housemates. They’ve evidently been chosen to create the maximum amount of tension, for example, choosing someone who hates asylum seekers alongside a former asylum seeker, and it’s almost certainly been done just to boost ratings. incidentally a poll on the official site asks the question “What do you think of the housemates” and already 59% say “What a bunch of freaks”.
But, based on my first impressions, I hope Shell wins this year, or, if I had to choose a bloke, I’d go for Ahmed, although I don’t agree with some of what he has to say.


  1. Indeed, I turned off before the third person went into the house. I was actually looking forward to it as a replacement for Friends – but I guess I’ll have to find some other way to spend Friday nights now.

  2. Yes, I am also inclined to say that I would like Shell to win. She seems very nice and down to earth.

  3. A reality show that looks to ratings over content… Sounds normal to me. 🙂