Big Brother Australia – To Many People Wanting Fame In The House?
When they were casting Big Brother we were told they were not looking for people wanting to go on the show just to be famous. However it appears quite a few people in the house have a background in the entertainment industry.
The Daily Telegraph reports eight of the fourteen contestants in the house have or had connections with the entertainment industry.
Despite selling the new batch of housemates as everyday Aussies, almost half of this year’s contestants have a background in the entertainment industry.
Tim Trainor, of independent fansite Behind Big Brother, said the prevalence of professional entertainers undermined the concept of the show.
“The whole premise of this season was built around everyday Australians and the producers made a really big deal of reaching out to everyday Australians in each state,” he said. “If these people are with agencies and have been on TV it flies in the face of what they’ve been saying.”
While she’s listed as a law student on the show’s personality profiles, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal Estelle Landy, 23, is an actress and model represented by casting agency StarNow.
Beautician Layla Subritzky, 24, also has acting and modelling experience in the UK, where she auditioned to be part of the British version of the reality show.
Male model Ryan Buckingham, 21, has also been cast in the programme, along with accomplished musician and musical theatre performer Charne Louise. Along with being the frontman for rock band Messrs, Josh Moore, 28, is also a roving radio reporter for Nova FM in Adelaide, while 25-year-old vet Ray Baxter wants to be the next Dr Chris Brown and entered a contest for dishy doctors through the network’s Brisbane station.
Benjamin Norris, 32, is open about his work in media and TV. His resume includes SBS, while Stacey Wren, 24, has worked for Muse TV, and has links with the BBC and MTV.