Big Brother is one of them; without those crazy Dutch TV brains we would never have met Nasty Nick, Jade Goody or (God forbid) Brian Belo. We would certainly never have seen Denisse Welchâs boobs in a hot tubâ¦ok, maybe we would have.
Anyway, I digress. The point is that today brings news of a brand new series of the original reality show, with Channel 5 going all out to make this yearâs Big Brother the biggest and most outrageous yet.
The sheer girth of the house in Elstree has already prompted plenty of speculation that there will be a record number of housemates entering this year.
There have also been reports about sexy murals being plastered all over the walls, not to mention the rebirth of the infamous hot tub. Despite a few close encounters involving the likes of Makosi and Anthony, Jade and PJ oh, and Michelle and Stuart under a table (yes, that was from memory), there has never actually been confirmed or even vaguely visible sexual intercourse taking place in the houseâ¦perhaps this year will mark the start of a new and raunchier sex-fest BB.
An insider told the Daily Star, âThe house is almost ready. But knowing Big Brother they may well throw in some last-minute changes.
âThe insider added, âTheyâll have to make a decision which will have a massive impact on their time on the show.
âThe show wonât be a walk in the park for them.â?
BB favourite Brian Dowling is due to return as host for the second year running, despite calls from some fans to replace the Irishman.
Dowling has already teased fans about the prospect of a dramatic new âtwistâ? in the action this year: âLet the fun and games begin!â?, he said.