Sunday, 12 September 2010

A Different Kind of Mourning

For the last 10 years our summertimes have been filled with the goings on of a reality television programme called Big Brother.  For thirteen weeks of the summer we are subjected {optional} to watching a group of {ordinary}wannabees live there life contained in a house built on a car park of one of Britain's most famous and successful film studios...Elstree Studios

The "housemates" abode is fitted with many cameras and microphones dotted about the place, also within the grounds {garden} of the house, to record 24/7 every move, conversation, mishap and tantrum.

Under the watchful eye of Big Brother the "housemates" are isolated from the outside world for 13 weeks and have to take part in daily tasks in order to win prizes, a weekly shopping task to win their shopping budget for the week and also have to nominate each week on their fellow housemates to put them up for eviction, which is then put to a public vote of which housemate will actually be evicted and televised live every Friday hosted by the gorgeous Davina McCall.

Over the weeks the 15 housemates are whittled down until only four are left who are then "voted" for by the public who they want to win.....and therefore receive the cash prize, this year the amount being £100,000!  The final is televised live.

The fifteen "housemates" are from all backgrounds and usually consist of wannabees looking for their 15 minutes of fame....we have had some characters over the last ten years varying from the sublime to the ridiculus, the nasty to the hilarious, the sweet to the offensive....some have been lucky enough to gain career's in the spotlight from it and one in particular, Jade Goody, actually became the first millionaire from it!  Sadly, last year Jade lost her fight against ovarian cancer.


And so, as with everything in life, it has come to an end....

Friday saw the last ever UK Big Brother, it was a big affair.  After 10 weeks of  BB11 where we saw Josie Gibson as the winner, Ultimate Big Brother took over for the remaining 3 weeks.....a number of previous BB winners and BB celebrities entered the house to chase the title of Ultimate housemate, the format was the same with tasks, shopping budgets and nominations, with the addition of even more previous housemates being part of the tasks.

The Final was on Friday {10th} and was a celebration of all the programmes over the past 10 years and was based on "The Funeral" of Big Brother.

Brian Dowling was crowned Ultimate housemate with Nikki Grahame coming 2nd and Chantelle Houghton coming 3rd. 

There have been some hilarious moments over the years, some ingenius catch phrases, some really ugly moments, some emerging personalities and some who quite frankly you'd rather forget, or indeed are just very forgettable!

It's a programme you either love or hate
and I know for those who will definitely be missed.
What does Channel 4 have up it's sleeve for summer time now........

I leave you with Big Brother's Obituary


hello gorgeous xxx

No comments:

Post a Comment

I LOVE receiving comments, they make me, don't be shy ;o) xx