So even though it feels like Big Brother should have gone many years ago, somehow it still remains a staple of the television schedule.
I have not watched Big Brother since series three, which was way back in 2002, yet for some reason I watched this series. The main reason for that principally was Jedward.
As painful as this sounds I am a fan of Jedward and the strange little world that they live in. So I got hooked after I saw Jedward making sand castles wearing hot pants.
To be fair they have entertained with their supermarket dash, trashing the house and then cleaning it afterwards rather sheepishly and Edward dressing up as a girl. Whilst the other housemates would be worrying about what the public would think about them afterwards and if they really wanted a relationship with Amy Childs, Jedward were just happy to have one another as company.
Although I would never watch the last ten minutes of the show, which would generally be following their antics after midnight because Jedward would be tucked up in bed and nothing interesting would happen.
Although the Irish twins were the most exciting contestants Paddy Doherty, the King of the Gypsies from the Channel 4 series Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, won the show. The man who sat in the sun, shouting about his “woman” and mumbling so incoherently that he needed subtitles.
Overall the revamped Big Brother on its new home at Channel 5 felt the same as every other series of Big Brother. There were changes such as no live feed, strange editing and Marcus Bentley sounding like a caricature of himself. At the end of the day it was nothing special and if you got stuck in it then it would be a guilty pleasure that you would only let certain people know that you were watching it.
I do have a better appreciation of Jedward and I am glad they have one another because otherwise they would be lonely souls.
But we aren’t rid of it as the new normal series of Big Brother starts tomorrow with Pamela Anderson. Yes the famous person after the celebrity series has finished…