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Twist
Tuesday 21st August, 2007 17:04 Comments: 0
Someone joked about Big Brother on the Digital Spy forums:

I'd like them to just take it off air. That'd be an actual twist, not like all these limp excuses for twists they've had all series. No final night, no fireworks, no crowd, no Davina, no interview, no press. Just "Please leave the diary room by the door on your left". The End

I couldn't help but smile. Given how fickle American networks are and how quick they are to drop a show due to bad ratings without giving it a proper conclusion, it's the sort of thing you could actually see happening in the US, but probably not in the UK.

The annoying thing is that I've read many great suggestions on the forums, which could make Big Brother far more interesting. Some of the best ones I've heard are:
  • Start with a big prize fund and decrease the pot every time a housemate breaks a rule (this could be done at Big Brother's discretion, so annoyed housemates couldn't repeatedly break the rules to intentionally reduce the pot; although such a housemate could be removed for their consistent bad behaviour)
  • Every time a housemate talks about nominations they lose a nomination that week, if they already have no nominations left they are automatically put up for eviction
  • Failing a weekly task results in everyone being up for eviction (and a standard food budget); passing a task will gain the housemates a luxury food budget and nominations will occur as usual
  • Whatever housemates say in the diary room remains private and is never repeated to anyone in the house
I might add more when I remember them. Feel free to leave your ideas as comments.
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