Big Brother 2013 has arrived, with a never-before-seen launch night split over two consecutive days and a whole host of new faces to keep us entertained through what is promised to be a very wet Summer.
Emma Willis now fronts the main show, and is doing a fantastic job whilst looking A-MAZING!
90.73% of the housemates chosen this year seem genuine from the outset for the first time in a while, and we finally have a wide age range – something die-hard fans have been requesting for years.
We could be back to the days of Big Brother at its best, and this season certainly has all the ingredients to make one of the greatest yet. This is exactly how Big Brother should have launched on Channel 5 two ‘normal’ seasons ago.
Glamour models, sugar daddies, mothers, daughters and fisherwomen are just a few of those in one of the UK’s most famous compounds.
Did I mention Michael the mole? For the first time ever, Big Brother has hired an actor to go into the house to play “the people’s puppet”. He will make decisions and act in the house according to how the public votes on a series of polls, which have already seen him pretend to shred a majority of the housemate’s suitcases, and bitch about his housemates in the diary room whilst saving the second night’s entrants cases.
Michael’s latest mission involves nominating the first three housemates for eviction, and those three housemates will be chosen by none other than the viewing public. (Remember – whilst you may dislike someone’s personality, it doesn’t take away from them being an entertaining housemate!)
What hasn’t been specified is the amount of time Michael will spend in the house. Some of his fellow housemates already seem to have twigged that he may be on some sort of secret task or mission and so it’ll be interesting to see how the Big guy will deal with any potential rumblings, and just exactly how long he’s going to stick around for.
Disappointing news however comes in the form of first launch night ratings, which saw just over 2 million tuning in – the lowest ever for a Big Brother UK launch.
That being said, there are high hopes that the season will continue to reel in fans who may have drifted away from the show, and hopefully figures will only go up from here on in.
Shoutout to Rylan Clark and AJ Odudu for doing a great job on Big Brother’s Bit On The Side. I wish my teeth were that shiny…
So, who are your early favourites, and who do you hope gets the boot first? Let me know in the comments below!
Me? Catch the second episode of BBBOTS and check out Jackie’s dancing moves. Then you’ll understand why I’m currently rooting for her to win.