18th July 2018 – 18 years ago today the first ever episode of Big Brother aired, and to celebrate Big Brother has just released the theme and eye logo of the upcoming series of Celebrity Big Brother!
Now, I’ll forgive you for forgetting, thanks to Love Island taking over the summer airwaves, but Big Brother 2018 is coming and we have been promised a big overhaul and a return to its social experiment roots to try to save the show from the axe.
Here I’ll take a few of my ideas for a great series to come which I’m convinced will drive up the ratings, along with making an exciting series for viewers to enjoy.
Short answer, no I don’t think so.
Long answer, well I’m glad you asked! Big Brother has been a staple on British television for 18 years, however since being axed by Channel 4 in 2010 due to “creative renewal” by the channel, Big Brother has lost its edge, its purpose and subsequently, viewers.
Celebrity Big Brother 2018 is currently in full swing and response to the show by the majority of viewers has been extremely positive. Many viewers both fans and casual have been singing the praises of a show that had become a parody of itself.
However, it is Day 15 and the facade that Celebrity Big Brother placed is starting to slip. It’s beginning to look a lot like every other Channel 5 series, albeit with a better mix of housemates. Let me explain. Read the rest of this entry
Big Brother is dead, the ratings are hugely down and it needs saving. Another series of Celebrity Big Brother has been and gone, and even Channel 5 can’t deny it any longer. In this post I’ll outline how to save Big Brother before it’s too late.
When Channel 5 and Endemol announced that they were bringing back Big Brother for its twelfth series I was ecstatic. The show on Channel 4 was brilliant, it broke down social barriers, it gave limitless hours of entertainment in the form of real drama, comedy and romance, and it was simply event TV that I personally thought was easily the best thing on UK TV, no matter what the general public opinion on the show was. It was pure entertainment.
The Daily Star became the official news outlet for Big Brother, and why not? Fair enough they print a load of lies, but the paper is owned by Richard Desmond, who also owns Channel 5, OK! and the Daily Express. Therefore I thought anything printed about Big Brother would likely be true, why would they lie about this?