Big Brother fans would have been in their element last night.
Not only did Channel 5 introduce us to a made-over house AND a fresh batch of housemates, but we were also let in to the secret of this year’s BIG twist.
Yup, we met the ‘others’ (who, quite frankly, sent shivers down our spines) and house number 2 (really) which will house them whilst they continue on their mission to take spots from their neighbours in the main house.
But away from the thrill of a new series, the audience seemed pretty confused.
As the new faces entered the Big Brother house, social media was quick to notice that some of this year’s names already boast quite impressive online followings.
Tweets included: ‘300k followers verified and on the ‘normal’ big brother’, ‘this is normal big brother no?’ and ‘supposed be regular big brother this?? Half these house mates are already verified on Twitter’ [sic].
Eagle-eyed viewers were also quick to notice that Lateysha was formerly on the reality show The Valleys, whilst Alex Cannon, who has modelled for a number of publications, is close with his Judge Geordie co-star Vicky Pattison.
The audience flooded Twitter with accusations of it being a ‘fix’ and ‘staged’, with comments including: ‘Big Brother bit of a fix this year, first lot either know each other or half famous already’, ‘Always the same, complete fix, just feel sorry for the people that still bother auditioning…’ and ‘Lateysha Grace and Alex Cannon – big brother is an absolute fix’ [sic].
And this wasn’t the only thing that seemed to spark some controversy around the return of the Channel 5 show.
New face Chelsea Singh, who made quite the impression with his slicked-back ‘do as he made his entrance, dropped a big hint that his introductory video had been influenced by producers.
After the guys and girls at home watched his VT, Emma quizzed him about his revelation that he’d miss his Bentley most (well, he does have children, so you’d imagine they might be higher up the miss list, right?).
He told the host that ‘they’ told him to say something ‘materialistic’.
Some people believe that he could have been referring to the producers, but who knows?
Despite the hiccups, it does look like it’s shaping up to be one entertaining series…
We don’t know about you, but we’ll be tuning in tonight to see how it all continues to unfold.
Because, it’s BIG BROTHER.