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Celebrity Big Brother 2 - Our Conclusion
Boy bands. What do they all have in common? Answer: Kens!
Ugh, we hear you mumble? Well, think about 90's boy band
East 17: You had Brian Harvey, Tony Mortimer and um, two other
Now, think about Boyzone and you had Ronan Keating, Stephen
Gately and erm, three other blokes. The point is, the average
person has no idea who those 'other blokes' are.
They are not the best performers, they're certainly not the
prettiest band members, so what do they do?
They are there just to make up the numbers it seems and,
seeing as we don't know their names, we like to call them
Ken (thanks to 'Viz', who christened 'the other bloke who
wasn't Matt or Luke from Bros' Ken!).
The problem is, too many Kens simply doesn't work and we
wonder whether Celebrity Big Brother 2 has suffered from this
problem, namely not enough performers.
Remembering the original Celebrity Big Brother last year,
we recall how Chris Eubank was fascinating to watch and how
we hung on to his every lisped word, however ridiculous the
conversation! A real eccentric character.
Then there was Vanessa Feltz, who quickly went stir crazy,
scribbled a load of big words on the table and told Big Bro
in no uncertain terms where to go. The nutter!
And of course, how could we forget the antics of original
CBB series Winner Jack Dee? The grumpy comedian's antics began
when he nicked a screwdriver right at the start of the series
and tried to take the loo ceiling apart. He later made an
escape from the house with his face all camouflaged up!
CBB2, however, was rather less eventful.
Sure, it was very interesting if you watched enough of it,
but there lies the problem: that the majority of people don't
have access to e4 or simply can't stay-up watching TV / the
'net until 3am.
Rather than 'antics', the emphasis this time around seemed
to be on 'conversations', but that doesn't necessarily make
for the best Big Brother viewing, particularly when the housemates
are celebs. Even then, some might say that this bunch didn't
really give enough away about themselves?
Of course, the show did have it's moments, but we fans did
exactly what we did last time and voted-out the most controversial
character straight away (Chris/Goldie); something we managed
to avoid doing throughout BB3 luckily (Jade).
That said, we can honestly say that here at BBO, we've enjoyed
the series and have had some laughs; we know that a lot of
you have also enjoyed following the lives of Sue, Les, Mel,
Goldie, Anne and Mark for the past ten days.
However, although Big Brother fans usually take a while to
get used to new contestants and ideas (like the highly successful
but originally disliked rich/poor divide during BB3), we're
aware that some fans wanted more from the show and got bored
as time went on.
The virtual appearance of tumbleweed in our normally-buzzing
Discussion Forums during the show was a bit of a shock and
served as testament to the general lack of interest/ things
Still, all that said, viewing figures have been very good
and the final eviction show was watched by upto 44% of the
viewing population. More importantly, a shed-load of money
was raised for charity and that, after all, is the name of
the game for Celebrity Big Brother.
So to that end, it must be considered a success and we think
the contestants have done a great job. You have to hand it
them as, supposed C-List or not, they have much more to lose
than any non-famous Big Brother contestants.
Finally, thanks for sticking with Big Brother Online throughout
this special series. We won't recap on all the Celebrity Big
Brother 2 happenings here as you can always re-read our 100-or-so
stories for that.
See you again soon and don't forget that we'll continue to
update our usual 'Latest
News' section from now on, available via our Home page.
PS. Note to Channel 4: Can we have less Kens and more Jonny
Vegas or Jonathan Ross type characters next time please? i.e.
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