I'm just going to say it; I think that this series of Celebrity Big Brother could be the best one yet. Don't get me wrong, the show still lacks that natural magic spark it once had, but it has been replaced by comedy so genius that it writes itself. The phrase 'shooting fish in a barrel' springs to mind, only the fish are a bunch of people you'd expect to see in an Iceland advert and the barrel is a mock- up of Pete Burn's actual home.
The comedy aspect began with a flash back to the celebs entering the house, and what particularly had me fixated was the tagline under each person's name, such as Michael Madsen 'Hollywood Hellraiser' and Natalie Cassidy 'Soap star.' I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what Natasha Giggs' would say, but was more than a little disappointed when 'ex footballers wife' popped up; last I remember she was no Chardonnay.
Highlights from last night's show include Romeo and Andrews man-o-man chat in the garden, with Romeo constantly reminding Andrew not to flirt with him, as poor old Starlight Express flicked his newly dyed tresses and hit Romeo with the knowledge that he is in fact a member of the So Straight Crew ya gets me? But after seeing Andrew's reaction to Michael Madsen slapping his arse in the kitchen while cooking sausages (honestly this is too easy...) I feel it's only a matter of time before the Starman is weeping and thinking of the money he'll make from those 'coming out' interviews.
Poor old Gareth Jones stepped right in it when asking Natasha Giggs who she was married to, and made my cringe-o-meter loop the loop by uttering 'oh Giggs? Is he any relation to Ryan?' Natasha coyly played with her hair as giggled like the Playboy twins on Hugh Hefner's trampoline, and I couldn't help think that she wanted to be probed about this; she obviously has a thing for Big Brothers.
When Frankie hopped in the hot tub I rubbed my hands together and thought 'Yes!' Cocozza is getting his freak on, but alas the poor pasty lad has yet to even muster a fake lashed wink in his direction; which has me wondering how on earth he does it in the real world. When he entered the diary room he looked like a lost little boy, and I bet he is starting to reconsider that offer from Natalie Cassidy.
Front runner for me so far has to be Romeo Dunn, with his sultry tones, perfect teeth and ability to rock a set of zebra print pyjamas; he seems genuine yet still able to floor you by spitting some bars if the moment called for it.
Everything is peachy keen in the house so far, and everyone is banging on about how much fun they will have, but this is Big Brother, and as the hours tick by the pressure mounts. So my predictions for some firey moments include Romeo telling Kirk to play it cool with Georgia so he can swoop in and work his magic in less than 21 seconds, Kirk then going on the rebound with the twins but constantly getting them confused, Wankie Cocozza becoming a headline as Frankie's loneliness becomes too much to bare, and Nicola McLean dropping the good wife act to tell Natasha Giggs a few home truths.
Rumour has is that Jodie Marsh will be entering the house to flex her muscles at some point this weekend, and I didn't think there was anything else left to make Andrew Stone feel less of a man.
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