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Big Brother Australia – New Contestants And A Mini-Meltdown

Big Brother is shaping up to being very entertaining this year with most people in the house appearing to be articulate or having some positive or negative traits in their personality that are going to be interesting to watch.

However in the 24 hours since the housemates have been announced it appears there are quite a few with an entertainment background. So if the aim was for the producers to weed out “fame whores” then they did not do a very good job of it.

Tim Dormer profile has not mentioned any of his media experience which makes you wonder how many of the others profiles are dodgy.

The media background contestants are:

  • Tim Dormer – Works for NOVA and was on The Hit List, also viral sensation for streaking  on Rhianna’s plane;
  • Tahan – Host of a show on NITV, also states she has done acting and modelling;
  • Xavier – lead singer of a rock band plus apparently hosted a show on community TV;
  • Heidi – breakfast host on NXFM; and
  • Matt – Has said he is interested in media work
  • Also Rohan the potential intruder is rumoured to be an actor according to Behind Big Brother forums.

The other clique of contestants appears to be former flight attendants and rumour has it they are all from Virgin Australia. Does this mean Virgin’s hiring practices are similar to reality TV casting?

If they are all former flight attendants from the same company it would be strange that a couple of them would have met? Could a voting clique form based on this? As we don’t get live feed we don’t get to see or hear if they did recognise the other. The same goes for Tim it would appear strange that no one thought he looked familiar.

Last night Jade and Drew entered the house as a pretend married couple. If they pull it off they are safe for nomination and if they don’t they are nominated. Jade a 22 year old model/actress aka bartender, was right when she said that this role meant she could not really show the real her. This might impact on her at a later date with housemates and viewers.

However she was enthusiastic about her role getting all touch feely with the electrical engineering student Drew. It was ironic when Jade moaned it was unfair their honeymoon suite was so cold, considering she is lucky she is not in the half way house, nor in a crowded bedroom.

I hope the fake marriage bit of the show is over soon because that has taken over the plot line. I don’t want to hear made up bits about the contestants I want the real deal.

Other highlights from the episode:

  • Tahan having a spiritual, physical and emotional breakdown over not having a hair dryer;
  • Tim thinks he is on Survivor rather than Big Brother as he basically wants to starve the other side out. However he did redeem himself when he pointed out the amount of time Tahan spent under the shower saying “Yeah we get it your hot!”.
  • Caleb running after Tahan like a puppy. Dude she is just not into you;
  • Ed could be a psychopath and the girls would still love him. Tahan thinks they would bond probably because she thinks she’s good looking and he’s good looking and that is all you need for a connection;
  • Tahan having to cope with no clothes in the house. She went and saw BB about it thinking a pout and an eyelash flutter might get her some. Nope BB does not work that way.
  • Ben looks like he is going to be very popular in the house and you get the feeling the only person going to sabotage his time on the show and the $250,000 first prize is himself.

What do you think of the fake married couple twist?


1 daisy { 08.01.13 at 12:26 am }

How cute was Mikayla when she had to be bad.

2 Techhater { 08.01.13 at 12:43 am }

Oh Dave Dave Dave Dave Dave have you been spying through my windows. What with MC, TGABO, The Mole, and BB, Desi has decided that he wants to watch XFactor when he gets home from work. I’m losing my mind. We are a family of musicians and have avoided music talent shows for some time, until now. He’s decided it’s time to view what the wannabee’s have to offer. :-S HELLLLLLLLP!!!!

I’ve been trying so hard to keep up with everything but now feel like it’s spiralling out of control.

I watch MC’s encore the following day and record everything else except BB (which we watch live) BUT hang on I have to allow for 7th Heaven and Ballykissangel and don’t forget Criminal Minds, Waking The Dead, the midday movie, and whatever else 2 eldest sons want to watch. Arrrrrrrgh!!!!!!!:@

What to do, what to do?????

3 Andrea { 08.01.13 at 7:31 am }

Daisy@49, I read that too, that could be possible that we are all being taken for a ride as they are aspiring actors after all!
Emp@50, why not? Everyone else is an actor on this show.
Techhater@52, don’t stress, I feel your pain, but BB comes first remember!

4 Carole { 08.01.13 at 8:10 am }

Yeah, I’ve taken to taping MasterChef now so I can watch Big Brother live. I’m hoping MasterChef will come to an end soon. I had to tape Offspring & Criminal Minds last night. Too much on TV to watch it all live!!!!

5 Andrea { 08.01.13 at 8:19 am }

Carole@54, me too, there’s too much to watch, especially with ANTM on foxtel as well, how will we cope?
Do you comment about BB on TVTonight? Just wondering because there’s a Carol on there who loves BB.

6 Veronicali { 08.01.13 at 8:30 am }

Now that would be a great twist if they are actually married. Otherwise, lame.

Tahan needs to go low-tech with a brush or comb.

Ben reminds me of Beaky Buzzard.

7 Carole { 08.02.13 at 6:41 am }

Yeah, that’s me Andrea. Only found these sites about a year ago, so am pretty much a newbie. I don’t have foxtel so have less shows to choose from.

8 Andrea { 08.02.13 at 8:04 am }

I thought it was you Carole , I comment on there too occasionally
(andy pandy )

9 Carole { 08.02.13 at 9:57 am }

Oh ok, I’ll look out for your comments Andrea. Bit more stricter on that site, you’re not allowed to swear. I wrote bitch and it was censored. Naughty naughty.

10 Carol { 08.02.13 at 10:02 am }

Try typing b!tch instead…

11 daisy { 08.02.13 at 10:07 am }

Carole and Andrea. We are now having to use two recorders sometimes.
Tonight will be a busy one for me with If You Are the One, BNTM as well as Big Brother and whatever else there is.
Carole I always watch Law and Order but started finding Criminal Minds a bit too grim. I like some of the UK crime fighting shows.
I also like a little visit to the British countryside in ETTC and Fantasy Homes.

12 daisy { 08.02.13 at 10:09 am }

We dl ANTM.

13 Carole { 08.02.13 at 12:52 pm }

Daisy, I’m loving The Americans at the moment and am looking forward to the newest Underbelly. I taped it but haven’t watched it back yet. I love Revenge too and The Mentalist. I watch heaps of shows, it’s lucky I don’t have Foxtel, I’d never find time to watch them all. But I do get annoyed when shows I want to see go to Foxtel and I miss out. I’ve had a couple of shows where they have shown season 1 on regular TV, then the following seasons have gone on Foxtel. It happened with Damages & Pretty Little Liars. Channel 9 eventually showed Damages, but I am waiting for them to show the final season. Hopefully one day they will.

14 daisy { 08.02.13 at 12:59 pm }

Carole, Pretty Little liars sounds intriguing. I will check it out.
I have turned into a bit of an RTV viewer and in that I also include Dr Phil, Judge Judy and Bold and the Beautiful. They are about as real as MC has been .

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