Hereby hangs a problem. My initial intention was to give my views on the Derek v Roberto eviction match but I realised that such a column would date rather quickly.
So what topic on which to base my column?
How about match the current housemate to their predecessor?
A bit of lad and a football supporter, surely Bubble would be a good match. Except that Bubble had a soft spot and the laddism was merely a front for genuinely funny bloke who was a joy to watch on screen.
Maxi-boy is all front from what we’ve seen on screen and his threatening body language towards Science during an argument over a bottle of wine may betray his true character more than the traits displayed in his frankly boring pursuit of the “lovely” Saskia.
Kate Lawler is the most obvious comparison. Kate won of course. I’d really like to think we’d wised up a bit since then.
Saskia wants to be one of the lads when it suits her (a la Kate) but this has left her distanced from the other women in the house. Whereas Kate managed to keep her posse around her for most of the run, one major spat with Max or Anthony could see Saskia totally isolated.
Derek and Roberto
The Alex and Sandy of series six and no mistake. It’s amazing how fastidious they’ve become. It makes you wonder how they ever wanted to join the BB experience in the first place.
I’d have loved to see Derek climb the walls in a bid for freedom.
Camp as a row of tents and quick to befriend some of the girls in the house, Kemal is fairly close to our own columnist Marco, only without the annoying seal noises.
You’d have to say that Marco’s relation with Jason was far more interesting to watch than Kemal’s grudge against Roberto.
If only the Cookie Monster had appeared in Celebrity Big Brother, this would have been so easy.
You just have to hope that the best of Vanessa is yet to come. In terms of lack of presence I suppose she’d compare best with Gos.
Thinking about it, he loved to cook and she loves to eat. Could be a match made in heaven.
A one off.
They say no man is an island but Science is having a good stab at disproving the theory. To be honest, his lack of camaraderie isn’t helping him much at this stage and his behaviour seems to be taking a turn for the worse.
I was wondering whether my current case of Big Brother fatigue really had kicked in earlier than usual, so I’ve been looking back at my comments from around this stage in previous years:
Big Brother 5, Day 31
“After a very entertaining start, the aftermath of the big brawl has lead to some really dull television. From an entertainment perspective, Emma has proved to be a massive loss. This on the top of the fact that the housemates are taking more care not to upset each other and so much of the drama has gone and many tensions have been relieved “
Big Brother 4, Day 31
“The Saturday task continues to leave me cold. Watching gormless people sticking pins in maps is not the way I like to spend my weekends.. “
Big Brother 3, June 23
“As for Kate and Jonny, who seemed to think there were in a concert party in the first two weeks, I’m now referring to them as Dull and Duller. Jonny’s behaviour is obviously being affected by his own perceptions of what we the public must be thinking. In Kate’s case however, it’s becoming increasingly clear that she is not a person at all but merely a puppet. With no Alison or Spencer to pull her strings she’s totally lifeless! “
So it seems that this period of the show is often the period where I’ve been flagging before events have sparked my interest again.
Well that’s all from me for week and a bit, I’m off to the seaside. I believe that where I’m going, The Wurzels will be playing live. Who needs Big Brother when you can go and see that sort of entertainment?
Missing you all already.