It's A Hit! Big Brother Launch Pulls In Huge Audience

Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Celebrity Big Brother's launch gave Five one of its biggest ever audiences with an average of 5.1 million tuning in last night. ...

A Sign Of Things To Come? Amy Childs Offers MP's Wife A Vajazzle

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

Less than 24 hours has passed since the launch of Celebrity Big Brother but already the pouty reality TV star Amy Childs is offering vajazzles to Sall...

Nasty Nick's Verdict: 'It's More Like A Treatment Session At The Priory'

Eleven | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

In 2003 Channel 5 spent two thirds of their annual budget on a show called Back to Reality. I appeared in it, alongside the late Jade Goody and others...

Caroline Frost

Celebrity Big Brother: Jedward, Katona, Bercow Lead Line-Up | Caroline Frost | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

So it’s finally arrived. After all the hype, Celebrity Big Brother has kicked off its 2011 season, with ten new guests in the house, most long and w...

'Stay Clear Of Our Quiffs!' - Jedward Demand Special 'Big Brother' Clause

The Metro | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

Jedward have had a special clause written into their Celebrity Big Brother contract stating they cannot be involved in any tasks which involve cutting...

Charlie Sheen Spotted At Heathrow - On His Way To The Big Brother House?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

Charlie Sheen has sent the rumour mill into overdrive. Spottings have been reported of the wayward star at .... drum roll... Heathrow Airport, and it'...

Celebrity Big Brother Returns Tonight - Have Channel 5 Backed A Winner?

Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Weeks of speculation will come to an end - and the humiliation will begin - as housemates are revealed for the return of Celebrit...

Jedward Confirmed For Big Brother - Will They Count As One Contestant Or Two?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

Jedward are the first confirmed contestants on this year's edition of Celebrity Big Brother. Their long-rumoured entry into the house was confirme...

First Look Inside The Bling-tastic Big Brother House

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

For those who can't wait to peek inside the Big Brother house, Channel 5 have today released a titbit offering, with snaps of the bling-tastic mansion...

Speaker's Wife Sally Bercow Latest Celebrity To Enter Big Brother House?

Posted 05.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Sally Bercow, the wife of the House of Commons Speaker, has become the latest celebrity to be linked with the new series of Big B...

Reality TV and Tribal Peoples

Stephen Corry | Posted 08.10.2011 | UK
Stephen Corry

Call it cinema verité, fly-on-the-wall documentary, or just plain old reality TV: programmes such as Big Brother, Survivor, The Apprentice and Tribe have been big business for television production companies for more than decade.

Big Brother Kicks Off On Channel 5 In A Fortnight - Will You Tune In?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

Just when you thought it was all over, Big Brother is preparing to burst back onto our TV screens. Sold last year by Channel 4 after a phenomenal ...

Pamela Anderson For Celeb Big Brother?

Posted 02.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Pamela Anderson is reportedly set to star in this year's Big Brother. The reality TV show is relaunching on Channel 5 in mid-A...

10 Years On Brian Dowling Returns To Big Brother – As Its Host

Sarah Dean | Posted 20.09.2011 | UK Entertainment

Brian Dowling has been announced as Channel 5’s Big Brother host. Dowling won the second series of the original Channel 4 reality-show back in 20...

Big Brother: The Circus Is Back In Town And What's Wrong With That?

Philip Escoffey | Posted 02.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Philip Escoffey

2000 years on, the "circuses"remain an effective tool for keeping the hoi polloi suitably distracted. The scripts have remained much the same, although the current batch go as far as creating an illusory sense of democracy, with the democratic narrative of reality TV voting proving far more popular than that of any genuine leadership election.