Big Brother day 91
Is it really that long since a fresh-faced bunch of would-be z-listers entered the house? Three months?
It hardly seems like the same show that PHD co-founder Jonathan Durden was in. He left the show two months ago.
Somebody called Emily Parr left three months ago following a racially offensive comment she made towards housemate Charley, who has also gone. I'm not sure when she went, but I haven't seen more than an hour of this latest season since it began.
Emails keep arriving from Channel 4 with a seeming endless array of tasks. Even the people writing these sound bored
"Housemates direct and star in Big Brother 8 the Movie"
"Jonty regrets not sticking up for his former halfway housemates…again"
"Carole confesses all to Big Brother"
12:38pm – For today's task housemates have been given three hours to make a movie of their experience of the Big Brother house, Big Brother 8 the Movie. The first scene is Amanda and Sam's entrance into the Big Brother house. Liam and Ziggy have been chosen to play the twins. At the end of the scene Amanda says: "That was dead good guys, that was like me and Sam."
Someone probably thought it was amusing to get the housemates to re-enact their time in the house as if once was not enough, but what else are you going to do on Day 91, which sounds like some post-apocalyptic milestone from Cormac McCarthy's brilliant novel 'The Road'.
Millions of viewers have deserted the show since it began at the end of May when 6.2m tuned in. Figures went as low as 2.1m, but have rallied to an average of 3.6m, which is still a lot and probably why, despite the boredom, Channel 4 is rolling on with the show.
The good news is that this Friday we will reach Day 93. The End. The Finish. Oh the twins might win. Sam and Amanda. Good? Bad? Who's to know.
With Celebrity Big Brother on ice and interest at an all time low surely this is the moment to rest the whole reality showboat. Maybe it will come back fresh or maybe something new and different will return in its place – now there's an idea.