Big Brother Australia – It’s Back And It Is Looking Like It Is Going To Be A Fun Ride
Well currently there are potentially more virgins in the Big Brother house then ethnic groups, and having Layla there from Manchester, England does not add diversity.
In an exciting launch episode it was disappointing that each person who kept on being put into the house was white and young, at the moment the oldest is 32 year old vintage girl Charne.
Surely there has to be at least one Asian in the house.
Also the doomsayers who thought the series could not reboot without Gretel Killeen were wrong. Sonia Kruger did a great job, keeping the conversation running but not dominating proceedings when viewers just wanted to find out was who the housemates were.
The episode started off with 26 year old advertising copy writer Michael going into the house. He has long red hair, and it looked like a wig or Brisbane’s version of a mullet. Predictably his hair already has its own Twitter account. He also looks like the type of guy that could star in an Australian version of the movie Clerks.
Will he be this year’s version of Chrisse Swan, she was a copy writer, and at this stage he appears to be the funniest person in the house.
Then it was time for all the females to be put in the parlour first in was Sarah a 30 year old car sales person from Dubbo. She has a boyfriend and seems a little bit dull and a little bit serious, but hey it is only the first episode. Her mantra was she is a glass is half full kind of person.
Angie the blonde 21 year old sales rep who loves hanging out with the boys was next in. You get the feeling that if Zoo magazine shuts down before she gets eliminated she is going to be very upset indeed.
Zoe is a 23 year old university student who is studying teaching who is from the country and has never had a boyfriend. She says she does not think it is right that people come to Australia by boat to claim refugee status. She also seems a tad excitable.
Cue potential future conflict with Estelle a public servant/law student from Victoria. She states she is into humanitarian issues, but don’t be surprised if she manages to get into conflict with people other than Zoe. One of the housemates is related to royalty and @MichaelIdato Senior TV Writer at the SMH said on Twitter that he thinks their is a Makim in the house, that is someone related to Jane Ferguson, who is Sarah Ferguson’s sister.
I think he might be right as Estelle (see below) does have a slight resememblence or maybe I am going with the rumour because she has pearls. Quite frankly I did not think pearls was a part of the skater girl look she is trying to give off.
Layla 24 year old from Manchester a former beauty salon owner she reckons she does not shut up. She looks like she would also fit into The Only Way Is Essex or Geordie Shore. She is currently unemployed and is living with her father. She looked like she was a tad shocked when she saw Josh enter the house, like she knew him or maybe she was just wanting to get to know him as at the moment he is the best looking guy there. Not that there is much competition.
Josh is a surfer/wannabe rock star so of course he is not in there for the fame….. He also works for Nova FM in Adelaide. When he was talking girls with the other two guys he did not seem adverse to getting some romance in the house.
Charne is a former “Miss Pin-Up Australia” she works in musical theatre restaurant as a cabaret singer on the Gold Coast and lives at home with her parents.
Stacey is a 24 year-old account manager from Sydney she is single and maybe it is her vernacular that is keeping her that way. She uses “cray cray”, “totes” and “amazeballs”, however her standard is not high her answer to Sonia’s question of “What type of guy are you looking for?” was just “some guy who says yes with legs”. Maybe she should have gone on Farmer Wants A Wife instead.
Bradley was the last guy to enter the house. He is 18 year old from Coraki a very small town on the Northern Rivers of NSW. He works at his parents supermarket. He has never had a girlfriend and also suffers from a stutter.
At this stage the girls were in the pink parlour, and the guys were outside. The girls were set their first challenge of trying to match the secrets to the guys. However considering there are only three of the seven guys in the house it is a bit difficult.
The seven secrets of the guys are:
- I have the IQ of a genius;
- I have Ornithophobia (fear of birds) because of an emu attack;
- I have been fired from every job I have ever had;
- I have not had a girlfriend since I was 11;
- I am a juvenile offender;
- I have dated more than 100 women;
- I am a multi millionaire.
If the girls manage to match the secrets they will be immune from elimination this week. The girls finally got to mingle with the guys and there did not appear to be any booze after their first glass of champagne. Were the girls just drinking water? No wonder it was an early night for all.
Michael did take a dip in the pool and Sarah was grilling poor Bradley and with some of the questions she was asking he must have thought she was a bit loopy.
Angie thought Josh had the IQ of a genius and sad “I would love to get him into a political or economical conversation and see how he goes”. Yes she would be lost in the first 30 seconds. Also Angie and Estelle were becoming BFFs.
It was a good first episode, disappointing about the lack of age and ethnic diversity, but it is nice to see a fresh version of Big Brother back on our screens.
Tomorrow night two more guys enter the house and one of them is the multi-millionaire, and by Wednesday night the full housemate quota will be full.
What did you think of the contestants? Do you have any idea which secret matches with each housemate?