Reality TV News: Big Brother, BGT & So You Think You Can Dance

Our first look at reality TV news today is a report from Ofcom which rejects former Big Brother winner Nadia Almada’s complaint that Davina McCall humiliated her on live TV.

Nadia claimed that during her eviction interview on last year’s Celebrity Big Brother, Davina joked about Nadia’s “boyish good looks” which of course touched a raw nerve since Nadia is a transsexual.

Her complaint to Ofcom accused Davina of being “transphobic and offensive” when the BB host said of a contestant, “He has the charm of Coolio and the warmth of Ulrika (Jonsson). And he has the boyish good looks of Nadia.”

Ofcom reported that it “recognised the potentially offensive and personally hurtful nature of Ms McCall’s comments to Ms Almada”.

However, a statement about their rejection of Nadia’s complaint went on to say that given the “light-hearted tone of the programme”, Davina’s comments were not made with malicious intent.

Davina issued an apology after she made the comments and added that Nadia “has always been one of my favourite housemates of all time”.

Over to Britain’s Got Talent now, and one of this year’s hopefuls has caught the eye of teen singing sensation Justin Bieber.

Bieber told The Sun that in his opinion, Michael Collings is “an amazingly talented guy”.

He added, “I know we are only one show into the season, but I am guessing he must be a big favourite already.

“He really was an amazingly talented guy. I am sure his life will never be the same again.”

Michael, who lives on a residential caravan park in Plymouth, received a standing ovation after he performed Tracy Chapman’s hit ‘Fast Car’ at his audition.

Bieber went on to say, “You’d think, after Susan Boyle, people would be prepared for the unexpected. But I still don’t think anybody expected that.”

And finally, it seems the BBC are about to axe Saturday night show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ because the show doesn’t pull in enough viewers.

Last week, the dance show – which is hosted by Cat Deeley – drew just 3.63 million viewers, whereas ITV’s BGT attracted 10.4 million viewers.

A show source told the Daily Mirror, “It looks as though viewers have got bored of So You Think You Can Dance, which has gone into freefall in terms of viewing figures.

“Producers are struggling to halt the decline, and senior bosses have lost patience with the format. It’s unlikely there’ll be another series.”

A BBC spokesman added, “So You Think You Can Dance is only four shows into its 12-week run.

“No decision has yet been made on the next series.”

More reality TV news soon!

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