We've all seen and heard that Big Brother is finally ending after the next season, although I've got to say I won't be lamenting its loss from our screens. Each to their own, some people find it entertaining but I just don't see the attraction of people sitting around in a house not doing very much.
Reality TV has moved on, though I’m not sure it’s for the better. Yes, now we are inundated with the same old thing, whether it’s Simon Cowell telling another deluded “singer” to go home or “celebrities” ice skating, dancing and generally making fools out of themselves.
Now I think about it in a bit more detail, reality TV shows past and present like the X Factor, American Idol and Britain’s Got Talent are only really entertaining during the auditions. It’s a sad but true fact that people never get bored of watching someone else either fail miserably or surprise us all- SuBo, I’m talking about you!
However, I must admit I watched Britain’s Got Talent right through to the end last year because it celebrates talent rather than people trying to be famous for no reason. Plus it does put the meaning of the word "variety" into action, I personally hope the impressionist wins this year but we'll see, it's quite a tough competition.
No, reality shows aren’t really my cup of tea, I’d much rather be sat in front of the box watching silly albeit entertaining programmes like The Tudors or True Blood with a tub of Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough ice cream!