Big Brother 2013
This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
The world was a very different place back in July 2000 when Big Brother hit our screens. The Twin Towers were still standing, Chelsea were in debt and Marcus Bentley’s narration of a group of strangers vying for public popularity on Channel Four seemed an idea unlikely to spawn beyond the year never mind the decade.
Whilst even the biggest TV hits in the world, such as Friends, realised the end of the road had arrived after 10 seasons, not so Big Brother whose 14th season shares a home with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea on Channel 5. 14 housemates are vying for the prize money and the right to be/have a meet and greet with a genuine reality television star, like Rylan.
23 year old Welshman Sam was the favourite on the opening night of the show and he’ll be hoping to emulate 2012 winner Luke Anderson who was installed as 5/1 front-runner after the opening night 12 months ago. Two 18 year old twins, Jack and Joe currently lead the betting after nearly three weeks in the house, but we don’t think it’ll be a first victory for a duo after all these series.
Our suggestion is to put your money on 20 year old Sophie Lawrence. Good looking, but not an easily dislikable glamour model like Hazel, she comes across as a genuine East Londoner who appears to be getting on best with more people than anyone else in the house. With just one nomination in the opening two weeks she looks set for a long stay and at 6.7 on Betfair she looks the best value investment at this stage.