Big Brother

Among the overheated media frenzy over Celebrity Big Brother – was it just nasty girls bullying or was it racism? – the thing that depresses me most about this is that this already odious programme suddenly saw its ever-sinking ratings suddenly turn around and jump up by a million. Furious arguments over alleged racial abuse in a bad ‘reality’ show and a million British couch potatoes go, oh, I must tune in and watch! I think that says even more about the state of Britain than the supposed racism (which looks more to be a bunch of bitter, talentless and ugly women ganging up to pick on the one who is famous and pretty really and doesn’t resembly Miss Piggy after being hit by a frying pan in the face).