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The Big Brother 10 Backlash Has Begun
The new series is just a few days away now, but the Big Brother
10 backlash has already begun. How predictable is that?
Every summer, just before a series begins, some celebrity
or another comes out-of the woodwork to say that the Big Brother
format has had its day. And, somewhat ironically in what is
the show's 10th Anniversary year, that someone is Craig Phillips,
Winner of the original UK series back in 2000.
Just in case you can't remember, Craig was the cheeky builder
who became something of a national hero after challenging
'Nasty Nick' Bateman over his cheating antics. The gym-going
Scouser went on to win the £70,000 prize money and duly
gave it away to down's syndrome pal Joanne Harris (who sadly
died last spring, aged 25).
Craig subsequently released a Christmas single, began making
personal appearances, started his own training academy and
appeared on a large number of TV shows, generally forging
himself a lucrative media career that continues to this day.
But now, nine years on, the considerably richer handyman
has decided to diss Big Brother, effectively saying that it's
nothing more than a showcase for a bunch of freaks. The 37-year-old
also reckons that Channel 4 should scrap the show now, perhaps
not bothering to consider the fact that many millions of fans
still want to watch it.
Craig is doubtless a decent guy, but to us – given
that he's sitting pretty and about to release his autobiography
– his comments are a bit: 'I'm alright Jack'. In other
words, it was okay for him to try and make some cash by appearing
on the show (albeit for Jo), but it's too bad for others that
want to do the same?
However, Craig isn't alone in knocking the show, as comedian
Michael McIntyre (someone we really like) has just piped-up
to say that Big Brother is a dead format. The posh funnyman
actually hosted 'Big Brother's Big Mouth' for a while last
summer, but after his negative comments we rather assume that
he won't be returning this year.
Still, the celebrity pair inevitably won't be the only detractors,
as we get fed-up with the sort of people who groan loudly
and say that Big Brother is a load of rubbish each year, but
are completely hooked by the end of the summer and know everything
about it. You know the types.
So, if you're one those people who think that BB has had
its day, we have two things to say to you:
Firstly, why are you reading a website specifically geared
towards fans of the show? And secondly, go tell someone who
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