Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Oh Brother. Who Art Thou? ; PICK OF THE DAY CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER: LIVE FINAL (CHANNEL 5, 9pm)

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Oh Brother. Who Art Thou? ; PICK OF THE DAY CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER: LIVE FINAL (CHANNEL 5, 9pm)

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SO YEAH, it'd be pretty easy for us to make a "Wow, is that still on?" joke. And even easier to be snippily sarcastic and joke that if you'd tuned in recently, you could be forgiven for having absolutely no idea that this was the Celebrity version.

I mean, that's all completely true, but it's probably a bit obvious and lazy.

Although this series has been particularly suspect when it comes to that celeb tag.

Full of people who have 'made' their 'names' on a host of other reality TV shows and who your average man and woman in the street wouldn't have been able to pick out of a line-up. And probably still can't.

The more well-known names in the house didn't last long - with Christopher Biggins' removal being amongst the notable early incidents. And instead viewers have been kept entertained by reality rejects with a penchant for getting their clothes off and engaging in explosive rows - all of which have involved a certain Stephen Bear (an Ex on the Beach 'star', apparently). …

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