I was so excited about Big Brother and I couldnâ€™t wait to start blogging about it. Then the fear set in. I was scared that if I started blogging the true extent of my Big Brother addiction would be revealed to all and sundry. Then that wise saying came to mind,
â€˜The first step to curing your addiction is admitting you have a problemâ€™.
I also realised that it would be a good way to keep track of my ever changing opinions on housemates.
So for all those people who claimed not to like Big Brother please realise that this is my first step to recovery. Do not mock me or judge me instead offer group hugs and support and clap for me as I loudly declareâ€¦
My name is Kui and I am a Big Brother Addict.
Preamble over. On with the therapy.
Well, on the race front Big Brother has gone all out and let in 4 black people!
The first of the black contestants to enter the house was Derek, a 30 year old Conservative. He is incredibly upper class with a true Queenâ€™s English accent. Sadly he openly admitted that his nickname is Golly and he owns a golliwog!!! I find it slightly disturbing that a black person would so happily embrace something so racist and offensive. That aside there is something about his personality that I like; I think it is his seemingly calm nature and the way he carries himself. But as comedienne Gina Yashere pointed out, this brother is from South London, a posh part, but still South London so he may very well go all Rude Bwoy on us.
The other black male contestant has the most original name, Science. Granted it is not his birth name but that is the name he seems to go by inside and outside the house. He labels himself the Ghetto-Spokesman. Not sure what to make of him but he has beautiful hair.
The other two black contestants are both female but for now I shall only focus on one of them because as far as I know she is the first African female to enter the Big Brother house.
Her name is Makosi, she is from Zimbabwe and is by the far the most beautiful female contestant in the house. What I love about her is that from the very start she is shattering common held views of Africa and Africans. She is clearly from the Zimbabwe middle/upper class and told shocked housemates that all her life she has grown up with maids, chauffeurs, gardeners and guards. For those who imagine Africa to be nothing but jungle, war, poverty and wild animals, Makosi is one to watch. She also has a fantastic Afro and despite spending nearly three hours in the pool she did not get a drop of water on her â€˜fro. Not sure if it is real one thoughâ€¦.
The increase in colour shall hopefully mean that for once I donâ€™t have to contend with all the acting to the cameras, commentary and editing that seeks to portray the black contestants in way that simply reinforces racist stereotypes. Plus it means I can openly express my dislike for one black person without the rest of my people looking at me like I am Bill Cosby.
Aside from the increase in colour, the other thing that stood out for me was the plethora of ample bosoms. The average breast size must be 38 FF. I am not just talking about the female contestants; some of the men have contributed to this figure.
One of these men is Maxwell, who did openly admit to having man-breasts, so I am not spreading malicious gossip. He is a Londoner, an Arsenal supporter (a wise choice!) and very much the current peopleâ€™s favourite. He is a bit too much of a lad for me and he refers to women as birds (a not so wise choice!). That said I love the way he speaks his mind. Some of the stuff he says can be quite harsh but it makes good viewing and that is what the show is about.
The other thing that the show is about is the pleasure of watching people say stupid things and this year we already have a contender for dumbest comment caught on camera. In her audition video Promotion girl Saskia began a sentence with the words,
â€œI am three quarter Sri-Lankan so I CANNOT be racistâ€?
She then proceeded to declare that we should have no (more?) foreigners in the country. I think she also added that the ones here should be sent back. Priceless!
No Big Brother is complete with at least one weird and wonderful housemate and this year white witch Mary is the chosen one. She arrived dressed in a cloak and carrying a broomstick and though the audience booed her I really like her. How can you not like someone who has been abducted by aliens SEVEN times?
Ohâ€¦and how could I forget the one normal housemate? Roberto. Not much else to say about him for now other than he is undoubtedly the sexiest male house mate.
I would love to ramble on about the remaining housemates but this is only my first therapy session. The Big Brother website has a lot more information.
Just before I finish up I have to mention one more thing:
The Unlucky House Mate:
Anyone who has seen past shows will know that when the voice of Big Brother calls out to housemates and asks for â€œsomeoneâ€? or â€œa housemateâ€? to go to the diary room, it is usually not wise to volunteer. The only exception was when Cameron (BB4) volunteered and won himself a week in the Big Brother Africa house. All other times, the eager beaver housemate is given some nasty task.
Clearly Makosi has not watched that many shows. She responded to the call with such enthusiasm only to be met with Big Brotherâ€™s solemn voice telling her that this was her first mistake. Her eagerness means that she is automatically up for eviction. The only way she can save herself from the public vote is by ensuring that she gets the most nominations from fellow housemates. She was warned that she can not discuss this secret task with housemates. So for this entire week Makosi is on a mission to annoy and irritate the house. Roll on the drama!