Big Brother Launch: Twitter reacts to this year’s shocking housemates and a few familiar faces
IT’S BACK! Big Brother smashed its way onto our screens last night with the opening line, “the game has changed”.
We learnt that the housemates are in for a bumpy ride as Big Brother promises to dole out some evil tasks this year. We were also introduced to “The Others” – a group of six housemates who will live in a separate house unbeknownst to the main housemates. Their aim is to target and destroy the main housemates in order to take their places to be in with a chance of winning the competition.
One Twitter user summed “The Others” up very succinctly:
The others are all gimps #bb
— Sana Pasha (@sanapasha_) June 7, 2016
The fun twist we are yet to experience is that each of The Others have some sort of personal connection to the housemates. We’ve already been teased the idea that there are a couple of exes floating around. Prepare for explosive consequences.
Back to the main event; we were introduced to 12 housemates in varying shades of crazy. This year Big Brother has decided to throw into the mix a handful of pseudo-celebrities in the form of failed reality TV stars. Whether this was to jazz things up a bit or just because we no longer have normal members of the public left, who knows?
First up, Marco Pierre White Jr. – yes, son of the famous chef. The 21 year old has the look of a serial killer in his eyes and promises that this will be a “f***ing summer to remember”. Although engaged, he has already claimed his fiancee has given him a “hall pass” to cheat whilst in the house.
Next to enter the house were twins Emma and Victoria who will count as one housemate. Essentially the Cheeky Girls 2.0, these two are full of unbridled enthusiasm we imagine will get annoying within about five minutes of meeting them.
There had to be one good guy, Andy West takes that role. West was fired from the BBC for protesting that homophobic and misogynistic boxer Tyson Fury was nominated for Sports Personality of the Year. He says if he can’t have intelligent conversation with someone in the house he may go mental. Good luck Andy.
Laura described her life trajectory as going from housewife to “international baller”. Her current trajectory in the house has been over-confident airhead to possible first evictee. She claims that when she walks into a room she knows she can have any guy she wants.
Best friend to queen of the jungle Vicky Pattinson, Alex has already got quite a lot of fans. The model and co-star of Judge Geordie is sure to get a healthy dose of female attention in the house.
Hailing from another dodgy reality show, Lateysha is Welsh and so proud of it she had a sheep tattooed on her… well, guess. Not afraid to show a bit lot of skin she has bags of self-confidence and is not afraid of anyone, except her mum. Hmm, I wonder if her mum is busy this summer or if she fancies a little holiday in a strange house?
Evelyn tells us she has an “ugly attitude” but also that she’s “f***ing awesome” so that’d good to hear. So far, people seem most interested in the fact she’s Australian. An accent – how thrilling!
“Man about town” Sam actually comes across as quite a nice guy in his VT. Until he tries to claim he has the best hair in his “area”. Cue Twitter frenzy.
Self confessed posh tw*t Georgina is next up and immediately alienates herself by saying her biggest annoyance is un-pedicured feet. Way to go babe. Georgina joins the increasing list of reality TV monkeys as she has previously been featured on Taking New York. We hadn’t heard of it either…
Jason may look terrifying at first, but he’s just a big softie – or so he tells us. He tells presenter Emma Willis that the worst thing he could encounter in the house were his three exes. After he trots indoors a giant picture of Charlie (one of The Others) not-so-subtly pops up on screen. Ooh err, we’re in for a treat. Jason bizarrely works as a film stand-in, so chances are we’ve seen a limb or two of his before.
Jackson has already made himself a fan favourite by telling us he’s a simple fella who has a whole lot of respect for ladies. He calls himself an “anti-man” and claims his life motto is “f*ck it”. As long as that doesn’t apply to the housemates, we’re on his side.
Chelsea is a winner in his words. We have a feeling that won’t prove true in this series as this entrepreneur has just a smidge too much arrogance coursing through his veins. We are seriously interested in watching his do his hair in the morning.
Tune in tonight at 10pm on Channel 5 for more dramatic Big Brother action.