Big Brother meets Willie Wonka

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MSB2B Posts: 80
Did you hear they're planning on doing a 'willie wonka style' competition for big brother this year? They're putting 100 'golden tickets' into kit kat bars and all the names of the lucky winners will be put into a hat and the winner will be joining the house after 2 weeks. Sounds like fun...if it's for real......if not, you can blame 98fm!
charli Posts: 5994
that sounds brill, i suppose they need to keep updated it to keep BB interesting, wonder what the other winners of the golden tickets get. when is it starting btw, usually the end of May?
clucky Posts: 26471
19th I believe
MSB2B Posts: 80
Think it's starting in the next 2/3 weeks......can't wait!
AVENGER Posts: 4595
LONDON (Reuters) - "Big Brother" is trying to find its very own Charlie Bucket, hiding golden tickets in KitKat bars that will win the finder entry to the hit reality TV show's house. It is the first time a member of the public will be chosen at random to participate in the programme, which generates big TV audiences and tabloid headlines for contestants. There will be 100 golden tickets placed in KitKat bars distributed to 40,000 retail outlets starting at 10:30 p.m. on May 18, Channel 4 said on Friday. The competition ends on June 2 at 10:20 p.m. The winners, following thorough background checks, will be invited to a live TV broadcast where one of them will be chosen at random to enter the "Big Brother 7" house. "We are always looking at new ways of trying to find brilliant housemates and the golden ticket feels like a genuinely exciting way to do so," said Angela Jain, Channel 4's commissioning editor for "Big Brother". Ripping a page from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and its famed chocolatier Willy Wonka is the latest in a long string of stunts tried by the show's producers. On the last series, a non-celebrity fooled a houseful of C-list stars into believing she was as famous as they were, and ultimately won the competition by surviving eviction. Originally shown in the Netherlands in 1999, "Big Brother" has become a global sensation despite widespread derision for the programme's voyeuristic premise and giving celebrity status to people often lacking any noticeable talent. The show, created and produced by Endemol, is also credited with spawning the new age of reality TV. Nestle owns the KitKat brand.
charli Posts: 5994
awh thanks Rome 07, looking forward to it now, only pi**-off is that we don't have channel 4 with our sky digital just E4 :(
clucky Posts: 26471
[quote:24pi0mw8]awh thanks Rome 07, looking forward to it now, only pi**-off is that we don't have channel 4 with our sky digital just E4 :([/quote:24pi0mw8] same here
AVENGER Posts: 4595
You will just have to avoid all media and watch the repeats then.
Ghostbuster Posts: 1268
Host Davina McCall will announce the top secret golden ticket plan on the first night of Big Brother 7 on May 18. The special KitKats will go on sale the following day.
Glittergal Posts: 1504
I bet you a tenner BB is going to be on the same time as celebrity love island. That happened last year aswell. Just typical.