Posted by Dom
After my usual Thursday night TV routine of Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Lead Balloon, I settled down to the all-new Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 4 +1 (a handy new addition to the schedules) with something of a heavy heart.
The concept of a ‘celebrity hijack’ sounded weird, the show being shunted off to E4 for the whole of the season seemed suspicious, and there was no Davina (actually a positive thing).
And yet… it worked. And I actually laughed out loud loads of times, which hasn’t happened with me and BB for years. Whether it was just the obvious enjoyment on the face of Matt Lucas as he went about his evil business, or the fact that some of the ‘bright young things’ in the house seemed relatively interesting, or maybe I was just in a post-Xmas TV stupor… but it just seemed to all click, after an understandably slow beginning.
It could all still end in tears, boredom and crushing indifference, of course, but last night’s fun took me totally by surprise.
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