Last summer’s Big Brother gave us a chance to assess sister show Big Brother’s Big Mouth without the indefatigable Russell Brand. In short, it was a mess. Some days it was worth watching (Ian Wright was good), but in the main, it was symptomatic of the mess Big Brother (UK) itself is in; directionless, unfocused, sloppy.
The loss of Dermot O’Leary, the face of companion show Big Brother’s Little Brother, has compounded the problems. How to replace him? Well for a start, it takes two. George Lamb and Zezi Ifore have been confirmed as the new presenters of Big Brother’s Little Brother. The pair – said to be hugely excited about their new challenge – worked together on E4 Music and breakfast entertainment show Freshly Squeezed. For anyone unfamiliar with them, here you go…
George Lamb has interviewed some of the biggest names in music and film, including 50 Cent, Gwen Stefani, Kiefer Sutherland, Ian Brown, and Lindsay Lohan, to name but a few. Not bad for someone who has only been presenting for a year or so. He’s the son of actor Larry Lamb who’s been in The Bill and Gavin and Stacey.
South East London ‘It’ girl Zezi Ifore seems to have tried it all before becoming an E4 Music presenter; past jobs included DJing and editing a fashion magazine. She’s also one half of DJ duo ‘Zapotecsoundsystem’ with E4’s Nick Grimshaw.
It’s definitely a new era for Big Brother; George and Zezi have enormous shoes to fill. If you believe the constant rumours that Big Brother 9 is Davina McCall’s swansong, change is something fans will have to grow accustomed to. Time will tell whether that will turn out to be a good or a bad thing.
Today I am mostly lovin’ – The fact that I have finally worked out how to connect additional external equipment to my TV using a scart splitter (it should be a GCSE qualification!). Also, Birmingham’s relegation (it’s called karma for Eduardo). I’m only sorry Bolton didn’t go down too.
Today I am mostly hatin’ – The change to the Come Dine With Me theme music.
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