Big Brother 7 update: evictions, tasks and nomination twists
by Martin Conaghan, posted Jul 10th 2006 4:43PM
Now that the World Cup is over, I'm able to get back into some Doctor Who reviews and trying to keep up with the goings-on in the U.K. Big Brother house (more's the pity, in the case of the latter).
I reckon I've enjoyed every Big Brother since the series kicked-off here in the U.K. over seven years ago, but something about the current series has killed it for me. Perhaps it's the quality of the housemates this year, or the constant over-egging by the producers to try and make the show seem twisted and cruel -- perhaps it's because a World Cup has taken precedent for four weeks -- but it's probably just that the format has out-lived its shelf-life and maybe it's time to say goodbye.
Warning: spoilers after the jump.
Following Lea's eviction from the house on Friday night, and the introduction of new housemates all during last week, the house now feels over-crowded and over-populated with people lacking in basic personality skills, but with the ability to annoy viewers with the simplest of actions.
Not that Lea was in any way brimming with life herself. The plastic-surgery-addicted porn star certainly made her mark on the house, and clung to her place in the hierarchy largely by sticking close to the favourite Pete and cementing her position as a motherly figure in the house.
However, it simply wasn't enough to stave off votes over Canadian-born Richard, who managed to fall short of the number of public votes required to evict him from the house.
In the period since her departure, the housemates have taken part in a tennis-related task, while bickering over the usual things like food, relationships and chores.
Pete's position as hot favourite to win the show diesn't seem to have changed since day one, despite the self-belief in some of the other contestants that they stand a chance of going all the way.
Well, if anyone has a chance of going all the way this week, it's loud-mouthed Jayne, whose rule-breaking earned her a repreive from nomination -- with all of her fellow-housemates facing the public vote on Friday instead of her.