The Situation and Former 'Bachelor' Join 'Celebrity Big Brother' in U.K.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
If you're a U.S. fan of the reality series Big Brother, you've
probably wondered what a celebrity version would look like. Well, that's
a common occurrence in the U.K. and today marked the start of the 10th
edition of Celebrity Big Brother in England.
While the pool of houseguests includes a large number of random British celebrities American audiences have probably never heard of, there are two fairly recognizable U.S. reality TV stars. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from Jersey Shore and former Bachelor star Prince Lorenzo Borghese are both contestants in the British reality competition this season.
Sorry ladies, but that means the shores of New Jersey will be Situation-less for the foreseeable future. But it won't be for too long. The celebrity editions are less than a month long, which is probably the only way they could get celebrities onto the show.
Given how boring the live feeds have become for the U.S.'s Big Brother 14, knowing that The Situation is burning up the British version is enough to make you a little jealous.
Could there ever be a Celebrity Big Brother in the United States? I imagine they would need to do it much like the British version, where it's a shortened three or four week event, possibly coming right before or right after a shortened regular season. Even if it were only for a month, the idea of celebrities on the 24/7 live feeds would be great to see.
Or he's an even more interesting idea: Run the Celebrity Big Brother concurrently with a regular season. Maybe they start with 12 new HGs playing their own game and eight celebrities in the same house at the same time playing a completely separate game.
If the British version can get The Situation, surely a U.S. version of Big Brother could get comparable stars. I wouldn't expect George Clooney or anything, but anyone good enough for Dancing with the Stars is good enough for a Celebrity Big Brother.
What do you think of The Situation on the U.K.'s Celebrity Big Brother 10? Could a celebrity version work in the U.S. and would you be more likely to buy the live feeds if you knew celebrities were on them?
(Image courtesy of MTV)