Big Brother: So, Craig's Out. Cry Us A River

By Jo Last edited 145 months ago
Big Brother: So, Craig's Out. Cry Us A River
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Oh dear, Craig, you're out on your arse! The Londonist dungeon rang with shouts of glee as your eviction was announced, you wobbly-lipped sex pest. Managing a pitiful 4.1% of the vote, it really is a case of "Whatever, minger". Sod off back to East Angular and good luck with your chatshow idea. No, really, we mean it - it could be the worst best car crash viewing since Nigella.

Sorry if we're sounding a touch sour - must be the steady diet of lemons and vinegar - but it was galling watching far worthier housemates get the boot (we still love you, Science) while this creepy stalker swanned around, apparently immune to nomination. And look what happened when we had a chance to speak our minds! Let's repeat ourselves: 4.1%. Not a lot, is it? Davina was far too soft on Craig, too - blame time constraints (although it was worth giving up BB time for Lost, which was, as predicted, bloody fantastic). Why Craig won't come straight (!) about his sexuality is anyone's guess, and his denial of feelings deeper than friendship towards his beloved midget Geordie seems to stem from the if you tell a big enough lie, people will believe it precisely because it is so outrageous school of thought. Maybe he's cleverer than he looks.

In other news, our Eugene will walk out of the house a lot richer than he went in, thanks to his shock decision to accept half the winnings - that's £50,000, which will buy a lot of radio equipment. Had he turned down the money, the winnings would have been doubled - although he didn't know this at the time. Londonist is torn between congratulating him on his windfall, or lamenting the fact that, as Lancelot before him, our shining paragon of virtue, honour and chivalry has revealed his feet of clay. "It just goes to show, even I've got no morals," as the knight said to the king's wife. Or was it the bishop to the actress? Ant-knee is back as favourite to win again, boringly. Can't a geek win for once? Not that we're biased *cough* ...

A final gobbet of bleeding steak for thought: will BB be homeless next year? Say it ain't so! "It is reported that complaints to the council about noise have actually increased since the arrival of Kinga" ... hands up if that news surprises you. No-one? Thought not.

Last Updated 11 August 2005

Joe

Boring commentary. What has this got to do with London? Not a great deal.

Katie

People in London watch TV too.

James

The Big Brother house is in London!

kevjep

Joe - there's quite a range of articles on here. If you don't like it, don't read it. People in London watch TV! Shock revelation! In fact, many of us like to read about it too. Many of us were virtually brought up by our TV sets and have a vested interest in what it chucks our way.

Stop whining.

Tamara S.

I loved your commentary, Jo. Keep it coming. I only hope that Eugene can creep his way back up to no. one. Honestly, where is the morality in not taking the money? Isn't that just being a chump?

Jo Oakley

A geek did win in 2003, didn't he??? Or have we all forgotten Cameron!!!

Kenneth Yau

Eugene, being the geek he is, would have made a simple calculation. He could have won double the amount had he not taken the cash, but he would have been effectively putting a bet on himself at even money (£50,000 to win £100,000) when the simple odds of him winning are 3/1 against. It would only have been worth him turning it down if he was one of two left in the house. Even then, a guaranteed £50,000 or possible £100,000 when you have no idea how the public perceive you? I'd have done the same as the tearful one.

scott

big brother is a simply a very elaborate game show - there are risks, and there is chance. No one can be blamed for playing a safe hand. Eugene not only bagged 50k, but he is still in the running for the other 50! If his choice included an eviction it would have been a bit different, but this way is win/win for him.

rai

Big brother is a big pile of steaming poo. I say move the house to Afganistan, see how many morons they can get to stay there

COMPACMAN

Why is this show still popular? I just dont get it, its like watching CCTV footage of some city hairdressers. I thought that presenter Davina something was good on late night show God's gift, what are you thinking woman,, get out now! or you'll end up a female Alan Partridge.