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Big Brother 9 Contestants Revealed: Julie Birchill And Caitlin Moran:

by | 3rd, June 2008

big_brother_jade_goody1.jpgBIG Brother 9 is casting a shadow over the Club 18-30 toilet bowl and the columnists are coughing up their opinions as what lies in store.

Caitlin Moran in the Times, spends 740 words explaining why Big Brother is rubbish and she will not be watching it.

Of the show’s tabloid, and broadsheet, fodder, Moran says: “To me, in 2008, they are dead.”

“’It’s such a bloody relief,’ said my friend Mark, who gave up BB last year. ‘I felt as if I’d been released from a cellar.'” Austrians can only nod.

Over in the Sun, Julie Birchill tells readers: “REALITY TV was recently listed alongside capital punishment as one of the worst inventions of all time. Which really tells you all you need to know about the kind of airy-fairy seat-sniffers who hate it.”

Reality TV might even be capital punishment, albeit a slow death witnessed by millions rather then a quick offing seen by a few ghouls and harpies.

She continues: “Journalists from the posh papers will doubtless sneer at the allegedly mindless chatter of the BB9 housemates – but believe me, I’ve been a hack on those papers for more than 30 years now, and those ponces were my friends.”

Moran concludes: “This isn’t a matter of transformation, revelation and redemption any more. It’s more important than that. It’s about telly.”


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