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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #100 on: January 18, 2007, 03:20:33 AM »
Um, in short, no!

They've always picked contestants they knew would clash with each other, as it makes good TV, but never in any of the Celeb BB series or even the regular series have a gang of housemates teamed up to pick on one of the other housemates.

To be honest, I'm *this* close to stopping watching as it's now just too uncomfortable to watch and not only can I not believe that the producers haven't stepped in to sort this out but I have also lost complete respect for Cleo as well who seems not to want to pick sides...

In fact, no-one seems to be standing up to them at all, which leads me to believe that either:

a) The editing is such that they're making it look like Jade is out of line and Shilpa is doing nothing but in actual fact Shilpa is being just as bitchy?

b) Everyone's scared of Jade (for some reason)

My money's on b.

If it's any consolation to anyone, Jade has now completely blown any sort of career she did have over here because the press are tearing her to shreds!!!

I see that Jade and Shilpa are now up for eviction - this doesn't surprise me at all and if I were Channel 4 I would have tried my best to find a way to get her up for eviction anyway because if she stays in there much longer the whole show is going to go down the drain...

Seems like they thought putting Jade and her family back in was a good idea but it has backfired spectacularly!!

Mind you, with the amount of press coverage they're getting I can only imagine that the ratings are up a fair bit so they probably don't care!

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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #101 on: January 18, 2007, 08:49:13 AM »
Yes, I think the producers are glad this is happening. Forget the image it's giving British people, this is good television! (Yes, I was being sarcastic. I don't believe that, but do believe that's how the producers feel.)

I have a few friends in the UK who actually told me they almost felt ashamed with all the coverage this is getting in India. Of course I told them they shouldn't be, but this is obviously getting out of hand. If this summers BB is like this, I may stop watching, way to much drama. Maybe Dirk had it right, it's a girlie show - like a girls locker room.
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Big Brother loses main sponsor[
« Reply #102 on: January 18, 2007, 10:20:00 AM »
Big Brother loses main sponsor
Thursday, January 18, 2007

A distraught Shilpa Shetty finally admitted on the show that she is a victim of racial abuse.
In what is seen as the first major fallout of the Shilpa’s racism row, the show's principal sponsor Carphone Warehouse has pulled out of the show. Carphone Warehouse has suspended its sponsorship with immediate effect. Carphone Warehouse founder and chief executive Charles Dunstone had earlier spoken directly to the Channel 4 chief executive Andy Duncan about the seriousness of the situation after reports of racial abuse towards Shilpa drew worldwide criticism. Channel 4 had given guarantees to Carphone Warehouse that any such behaviour during the rest of the series could result in removal of the offending housemate. However, Carphone Warehouse said on Thursday it was suspending its sponsorship of the current series, saying it did not want its name associated with claims of racist bullying of housemate Shilpa Shetty by fellow contestants. "We had already made it clear to Channel 4 that were this to continue, we would have to consider our position," Carphone Warehouse said in a statement. "Nothing we saw last night gave us any comfort. Accordingly we have instructed Channel 4 to remove our sponsorship name and branding with immediate effect," it added. A small spat between actor Shilpa Shetty and fellow contestants on the UK show Celebrity Big Brother has snowballed into a full fledged race-row with political, economic and diplomatic implications. So much so that the main sponsor for the show has now pulled out -- something that has made the producers of the show very edgy as they contemplate legal recourse.
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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #103 on: January 18, 2007, 11:21:44 AM »
I just finished with Carole's eviction, and I only saw a smudge of the first part of this ordeal.  The good news is that the show ends on the 28th (10 more days).  I sure hope Channel 4 doesn't end this show early.  I'm still watching.   :groan:

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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #104 on: January 18, 2007, 11:26:24 AM »
They have no immediate plans for ending the series.
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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #105 on: January 18, 2007, 11:59:52 AM »
If this summers BB is like this, I may stop watching, way to much drama. Maybe Dirk had it right, it's a girlie show - like a girls locker room.
I'll watch Big Brother 8 no matter what!  I doubt it will get this out of control, I doubt I'll watch next year's Celebrity Version though.

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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #106 on: January 19, 2007, 08:27:13 AM »
What if the celebrities they get are more well known? I mean, I was shocked last year by how many people walked out, same for celebrity. I was beginning to think that was the norm, but James says it's not. So I guess I'll decide on next years CBB when it comes.
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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #107 on: January 19, 2007, 10:26:56 AM »
Wow, this even hit your TV news!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mTVuJqkA6E

Looks like the eviction is going ahead tonight but there seems to be no question in the UK that Jade is going.

Suggestion on the UK forums from people watching the live feeds is that Jade was briefed last night about how her actions are being perceived, maybe even told of the extent of it - she certainly seems to be backpedalling a bit now from what we've seen on the feeds but it's certainly all for effect!

There'll be no crowd at the eviction tonight and Jade is apparently also getting security escorts for the next few days.

Unbelievable!

I must admit this whole thing is very sour and uncomfortable. Generally there's never been anything like this though in regular BBUK shows,with people ganging up on one housemate. I guess the closest we had was Shahbaz last year but it was obvious he was insane and the others were actually right!

I'lll be interested to see if they even do another Celeb BB after this fiasco... I think they certainly need to think twice about some of the things they do just to get a rise out of the housemates. If you think about it, something like putting those people back into the house in the middle of last season could have had some serious repercussions given the amount that some of the parties involved seemed to hate each other...

They obviously thought that after last year's 'Non celebrity wins Celeb BB' twist worked out so well, they'd try this year 'normal BB contestant wins Celeb BB' - boy did they get that wrong!!

I see Celeb BB made the podcast this week but haven't heard it yet! Any of our voicemails make it?!

James

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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #108 on: January 19, 2007, 10:58:03 AM »
Both of our comments made it. I was apprehensive how I sounded when I called, but I don't think I sounded that bad.

As for Jade, her perfume has been pulled off the shelves! Yes, she's going to be in hiding for a week after she leaves tonight.
Sorry Mark if that's a spoiler, but it's not really definate, but it is obvious.

There was a section on More4 News yesterday James regarding the general thoughts on this whole affair. It sure is turning messy, making even some of us dedicated watchers, rethink our viewing options for next year. (or this year).
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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #109 on: January 19, 2007, 11:15:43 AM »
Do you think that after this season of CBB that they'll cancel the Celeb version, or will this mean bigger stars will want to join the house? 

Don't worry about the spoliers for me, Jeff.  I already knew it's Jade vs Shilpa tonight.  And thanks for the YouTube video, James.  Hard to believe this ordeal is getting SO HUGE!  Now, I just need to catch up and watch the rest of the episodes. 

What I think would be interesting, if they did a season like this:  Half the contestants are normal everyday people, and the other half are celebrities.  Would make for a good show.   


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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #110 on: January 19, 2007, 11:20:15 AM »
Both of our comments made it. I was apprehensive how I sounded when I called, but I don't think I sounded that bad.


Hey, cool! I think I was also quite nervous when I rang up, bizarrely enough! I'll look forward to listening to what you had to say later... I wonder if Rob edited my rambling 4-minute call about everything under the sun?!

As for the idea of half celebs and half non-celebs - could be okay! I think the major problem this time was having half celebs and half 'not really celebs' like Jade and her family. I guess Jade really felt she had something to prove, that she was just as big and famous as the others (hence her comments last night about her programmes being second only to shows about Princess Diana in the ratings!, and she was really threatened by the big names in the house.

Conversely, we had a couple of the bigger names like Leo and Ken walking out because they couldn't take having someone in there who was famous for being stupid and loud! So it got the reaction they wanted I guess but I don't think they expected it to go this far...

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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #111 on: January 19, 2007, 11:21:56 AM »
And to answer Mark's question about next year's show - I'd say its future is in serious doubt. I can't see anyone wanting to be associated with the show in its current state - that's how serious the situation now is in this country...

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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #112 on: January 19, 2007, 11:27:48 AM »
I think if they do CBB next year, they will do away with the non-celebrity twist.
You know, when I first heard Jade was going to go into the BB house I thought I heard, it was Jayne. I think this years show would have been much different.
Jayne was crude at times, but at least she was well liked.
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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #113 on: January 19, 2007, 04:16:22 PM »
The votes have been counted and verified and I can now reveal that the third housemate evicted is...

JADE GOODY!!!!

...poor Jack.  He has no one else in that house.

I'll be posting an article about the entire controversy late tonight on the Home Page.

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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #114 on: January 19, 2007, 04:30:47 PM »
Like that was a big surprise. Jack who? Oh yea, I keep forgetting about him. Too bad he's so quiet, he'll go under the radar till the very end.
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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #115 on: January 19, 2007, 10:02:24 PM »
Article about the Controversy is posted on the home page!

Edit: They also mentioned Celebrity Big Brother on VH1's "Best Week Ever".  Nothing about the recent controversy, just a quick mention about Leo Sayer and why he left the house.  I just thought that that was really cool.   :yess: ;D
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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #116 on: January 22, 2007, 02:01:30 AM »
Yes Rudy, that'll be plenty. I'm just worried about your download rate. But it's worth a try.
Sorry it took so long for me to get back to ya, Jeff.  Yeh, the DL rate would probably take forever.  I think I'll just forget it for now.  Thanks for the good info though.  :waves:

   

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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #117 on: January 22, 2007, 11:10:37 AM »
If you can manage it, there are plenty of clips on youtube.
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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #118 on: January 26, 2007, 09:09:19 PM »
We had a double eviction today!  I don't know if you guys want to be spolied about it, but I wrote an article about it on the home page today, plus breaking down the Final Six who will face the public for the final vote. 

Let's keep this thread alive!

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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #119 on: January 30, 2007, 04:14:55 PM »
Actually, the rest of the series is over and I know pretty much how it all went down. It was a great series if not for all the drama about Race.  :groan:
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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #120 on: January 30, 2007, 07:41:33 PM »
It was great.  I hope you both come back to join in the chat in May for the regular season.

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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #121 on: January 31, 2007, 09:38:49 AM »
Oh yea, I'll probably be back. It's been very chaotic around my house lately but it should be quieting down so I'll have more time for the real BB. Plus all the drama over the race issue took me out a bit as well. I still need to go back and finish watching the ending few shows.
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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #122 on: January 31, 2007, 09:52:00 AM »
I know what you mean.  I still need to watch Jade Goody's exit.  I've been waayy too busy lately.

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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #123 on: January 31, 2007, 10:04:57 AM »
She was treated with kid gloves, or so I'm told. But Jo was not given such liberties.
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Re: Celebrity Big Brother UK
« Reply #124 on: February 05, 2007, 03:36:42 AM »
Hi guys,

I haven't deserted you - just didn't feel much like writing about this show after all the crap that went down!

UK press is still full of the argument - Jo and Jade have been doing lots of interviews, coming across like broken women - Jade is playing the fully apologetic card whereas Jo is trying to blame it all on editing...!

Yesterday's Sunday papers were all full of Shilpa's side of the story and she's now having her turn of doing every interview inder the sun... I really wish they'd all shut up and go away now!

Looks like Shilpa will have a good career over here if she so chooses, she's really made a name for herself!

Anyway, it had its ups and downs but generally it was a good series - hopefully they'll learn some lessons for BB8 and
not put people in who they know will fight with each other, and not do things like the master/servant task which they know will cause conflict... but then again, since this series has had the most press coverage of any BB series, celeb or non celeb, perhaps they'll just stick with the formula!

See you guys soon!

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