From the Daily Mirror. A fairly obvious publicity stunt to get the geeks talking about Big Brother. An off-air cock-up is always a surefire hit to attract a bit of publicity.
NET BOOB REVEALS WHAT BB BOSSES THINK
Jun 7 2004
Exclusive By Andy Rudd
BIG Brother bosses became stars of their own show yesterday when fans watched them slagging off housemates.
Viewers of live coverage over the internet were shocked when cameras switched to the Little Brother studio where staff were sitting.
They saw a production leader called Dave and a colleague turn to a live feed screen to stare at Michelle taking a shower – then heard them make lewd comments as a female workmate listened in disgust. The conversation ran:
Member of staff: “Go on, Shell, get em out, luv.”
Dave: “Ahh, oh no. OK, so you’ll give a bloke a h**d-on on telly but you won’t show us your nips – your puppies – no puppies for Christmas.”
Vanessa then joins Michelle in the shower and is named.
Staff member: “I know totty when I see it. It’s the blokes’ names I can’t remember. She’s got her a**e hanging out.”
Dave: “Who’s that?”
Dave: “Miche – Dirty Michelle we call her.”
Colleague: “It’s not even worth putting on that bikini.”
Dave: “She should have covered her face with it. She would have been much better to look at then.”
Colleague: “She’s nice.”
Dave: “She’s not. She’s got a face like a bulldog – a face like a bulldog licking the p**s off a thistle.”
Evicted Kitten was also mocked. A staff member held up a newspaper with her picture and said: “Minger alert, minger alert.” She was “the sort of girl you’d take home to your mum – in a coffin”.
Thousands watched the gaffe for more than 15 minutes yesterday morning.
Fan James Gill was “gobsmacked”. A Big Brother spokesman confirmed: “There was a technical problem with the live feed that meant some of the streaming with the house was lost. We apologise to viewers.”
Yesterday, Big Brother set the housemates their first weekly task of running a fast food restaurant. Housemates will don fast food workers’ outfits and must provide, at any time of the day or night, whatever food the Voice of God wants within 30 minutes.