I've decided to give BB UK a go this year - my first Channel 5 BB. I stopped watching when the live feed was axed. Now it is partially restored I'm going to see how long I last!
A few observations so far -
It almost seems like Celebrity Big Brother - professional boxer, model, glamour model, headline making sugar daddy, headline making spoilt brat, police officer who has just worked on a high profile case, well known 70s dancer. These housemates are at about the same status as the majority of celebrity BB housemates. Why can't they just have normal people from all areas of the UK?
The twist - why do all BB UK launch night twists revolve around the suitcases. Haven't the producers realised yet that the viewers really couldn't give a toss about whether the housemates get their suitcases or not.
The mole - has potential to be a good twist, but they have put all the focus on Michael too soon and given that they all know the show is called Secrets & Lies this year, the housemates are already suspecting Michael. They will be lucky to get more than a week out of this one.
There are some positives though -
Emma - much better presenter than Brian. Why she was thought to be only worthy of a spin-off show until now is a mystery.
Live feed - OK so we only have 2 out of 24 hours a day, and pre-watershed meaning lots of censoring, but it's better than nothing. Ratings where very good last night, so if people keep watching perhaps C5 will expand the number of hours.
Nominations twist - whilst I usually hate messing with nominations, I quite like the idea as a one off, that the public do the nominating and the evicting - has this ever been done before?
So far I give this edition 7/10.
My favourites from Day 1 are Sam and Wolfie.
My least favourites from Day 1 are Sallie and Dexter