Plus, my prediction for who’ll be in the top three on BGT final night!
We’ll begin today’s foray into the world of reality TV with the report from today’s Daily Mirror that Big Brother’s Bit on the Side journo Jamie East has been doing a spot of top secret filming with some of this year’s housemates…
And by the look of the picture above, there’s a child involved! So are BB about to make history by putting a kid into the house?
Well, we’ll find out in June when it all kicks off, but with regard to what Jamie et al were up to yesterday, he told the paper, “I can tell you that I’ve been filming something for the past four months for something which has NEVER been done before in the history of Big Brother.
“Our dressing rooms are being hoovered as we speak [and] Brian has been spray-tanned to within an inch of his life.”
And yesterday, Jamie tweeted, “Today is a MASSIVE day for #bbuk filming. It’s tense as anything here.”
The paper’s photographers took the snaps outside London’s Café De Paris, and the show’s production team made sure everyone was well and truly under wraps.
But apropos of housemates, this year, we viewers will be able to choose one Wild Card housemate to go in.
A show insider told the Daily Star, “For years, fans have said that they want to choose housemates for the show and now they’ve got their chance.
“The wild cards will be characters who will stir things up and set the sparks flying.
“The lucky few will be brought out and do a Vote For Me piece to camera to explain why they should be chosen.
“Then it’s down to the public. This lucky person stands a good chance of possibly winning.
“If viewers have picked them and they live up to expectations then they should be favourites to win.”
O man, I cannot wait for BB this year! Let’s have a quick reminder of the ‘eye flash’ ad that aired earlier this week…
Bring. It. On.
Finally today, as I’m off on my jollies on Saturday night, I won’t be around to give my opinion of the Britain’s Got Talent final, or who ultimately wins it, so I figured instead, I’d tell you who I think will be in the top three finalists, and who I think – and hope – will win!
And I’ve thought long and hard about this – because I have no life – and for the top three, I reckon it’ll be Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Sam Kelly and The Loveable Rogues.
However, that said, Jonathan and Charlotte are also in with a very good chance, and even though there are of course lots of variety acts in this year’s final, I think it’ll be singers who make it to the bitter end.
But as to who I’d like to see winning, it’s got to be Ryan…
And that’s been a tough call for me because I love Sam Kelly’s voice – it’s really beautiful – and I’m equally fond of cheeky lads The Loveable Rogues and in terms of vocal abilities, Jonathan and Charlotte are veritably oozing the stuff.
So why do I want Ryan to win? Well, the fact is, though I’m old enough to his *cough* big sister, I fell a little bit in love with him when he sang No Name for his audition, and a little bit more when he sang in the semi-finals last night.
I was the same with Chris Rene when he sang his own song, Young Homie, on X Factor USA.
And just like Chris, Ryan’s voice is so stunningly captivating, and his words are so deep and meaningful without being pretentious and self-indulgent, it’s hard not to give a piece of your heart to someone so evidently talented, and in Ryan’s case, someone so unashamedly romantic.
Here’s a reminder of Chris singing Young Homie, followed by Ryan’s BGT performances…
So, what are your predictions for who’s going to win the show? Let us know!