Well, well, well – who could have predicted that the bajillionth series of Celebrity Big Brother would turn out to be such absolute TV gold?
One minute Denise Welch is making a cup of tea and the next she’s jumping into the hot tub topless! Well, we always knew she was a Loose Woman… (har har) But seriously folks, it looks like anything could happen on this year’s CBB. And I must admit, I’m enjoying every single minute of it.
Denise’s arguments with Michael Madsen have been a particular point of interest to housemates and viewers alike. Both parties clearly exasperate one another, and as a result their relationship is fascinating to watch. In fact, it’s gotten us all wondering just what the hell is going on with those two. Is it sexual tension? Is it cabin fever? Do they really hate each other? Or are they destined to become BFFs? Why do we even care?? Who knows, but WE LOVE IT!
And just when we thought we were starting to get to grips with the dynamics of that relationship, it’s now been reported that Denise has also had a spat with Nicola McLean. Oh crikey, we can’t keep up.
So, what went on there? Well, according to reports today, Nicola has criticized Denise Welch for her hot tub antics with Frankie Cocozza. The former glamour model is reported to have said to Denise: “I was a page three girl for a lot of years, and you flash your boobs openly on telly and you’re cool with that? I’m not!” That’s right, the page 3 model is criticizing someone else for showing their boobs to the public. The words “pot kettle black” spring to mind.
But Denise and Nicola aren’t the only pair causing a stir in the house; identical twins Karissa and Kristina also seem to be rubbing people up the wrong way. The ex-playmates can often be found whispering in various corners of the house, plotting against their fellow housemates and discussing the best ways to ensure their own combined victory.
The blonde bombshells, who have their eyes fixed firmly on the Big Brother prize, are cold, competitive, and calculating. What’s not to love? Apart from their complete lack of emotional empathy, of course…
But you have to admit that the duo are turning out to be great bad guys. They remind me of the Siamese cats from Disney’s Lady and the Tramp. You know, the sneaky felines who parade around in unison singing their own praises (see below).
Anyway, to summarize, this year the CBB house has a truly combustible mix of characters. From gentle giant Alfie to libidinous teen Frankie, a colourful spectrum of personalities has exploded all over our TV screens. And boy have they been coming out with some cracking quotes! Here are a few examples:
1. “It’s so difficult to conversate with Georgia” – Romeo
Conversate? Really? And you call yourself a lyricist, Romeo…
2. “What is this, an ocean or a sea? A sea is like what’s really, really deep or whatever, and an ocean is just like, regular. Right?” – Karissa. Or Kristina. Who knows.
3. [In response to the above] “No, it’s the other way around.” – Frankie
Endearing, or just plain thick? Probably both.
4. “My dignity’s not for sale Big Brother” – Michael Madsen.
Err, I hate to break it to you Michael, but I think you forfited the right to say that sentence when you agreed to do a reality TV show for money.
Do I sound annoyed at Michael? Well I am. And I’ll tell you why I’m annoyed at him: because he’s ruined Mr Blonde for me. Now I’ll never be able to watch Reservoir Dogs again without also thinking about Celebrity Big Brother.
More specifically, I’ll never be able to watch the uber-disturbing but really cool revenge scene in Reservoir Dogs without imagining the theme tune to Loose Women. Call me crazy, but I think the bad guy loses his edge if you can picture him bickering with Denise Welch.
Anyway, that aside, cool cowboy / hot-headed Michael Madsen is certainly entertaining to watch on Big Brother, mainly because the acclaimed actor and award-winning poet has a penchant for winding up the other housemates (clearly because he ‘understands it’s all a game’ etc.)
But even if Madsen wasn’t in the house, I suspect emotions would still be running high. And one reason which might explain why tempers have been particularly volatile on CBB this year is the fact that housemates can now freely discuss nominations with one another.
This new rule, which I predict may soon turn CBB into some sort of televized Lord of the Flies, is an absolute genius decision on the producers’ part, and I for one cannot wait to see what happens next…