Using the word ‘celebrity’ in the name of Celebrity Big Brother is like calling the third tier of Welsh football the World Cup.
Celebrity(?) Big Brother
So why is it full of people we’ve never heard of and still called a ‘Celebrity’ Big Brother? Well, mainly because it’s aimed at reinvigorating the failed careers of has-beens and never-weres. Also because no self-respecting current celebrity would go near it.
One of this year’s batch was Brandon Block, a 49-year-old forgotten DJ from the 1990s. Back then, he was infamous for spending £2,000 a week on cocaine and for storming the stage of the Brit Awards completely drunk.
Now he tried to roll back the years as an inhabitant of the Big Brother house, but only lasted a week.
Ok Magazine reported that only days into his stay at the house, Brandon started experiencing chest pains and the Big Brother medics were unable to diagnose the cause. Fearing his condition could deteriorate, he was granted permission to leave the house and rushed to the hospital.
Luckily it turned out not to be serious, but a few days after he returned to the house he admitted to feeling “miserable and unhappy” and requested permission to leave the show. On leaving he said he was “extremely honored” to be a part of Celebrity Big Brother. There were also a few teary-eyed goodbyes said.
The DJ was not the first participant to be taken to hospital this season.
Edward Grimes from pop duo Jedward, was taken for a check-up on his back and spine after he fell off the stage when entering the house.