Big Brother’s latest series ends tonight, bringing to a close another marathon session of ogling at a group of people desperate for fame but with nothing to recommend them but dysfunctional personalities, loud mouths and deep wells of (often misguided) self-belief.
It really doesn’t have to be that way, as this entry to the Fame Formula competition, by a personable young man from Australia called Scott Johnson, shows.
Here’s a guy who says “I don’t want to famous but I want [the] key issue I’m sponsoring to be famous, who is prepared to do a lot of hard graft on behalf of a charity and who turned up to one of the Borders video booth auditions with a mission to use fame for the general good.
He exemplifies the point of the Fame Formula competition in that it is a competition for people with a talent or cause that they feel deserves recognition, be they poet, preacher, artist, dancer, singer, novelist, actor or, in his case, charitably-minded activist. Fame without talent, after all, is like mustard without meat – it leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
To find out more about the competition, or to enter, click here.