• July 2021
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Big Brother 8: Not me, not this time. Pt.2

Another deviation from Community Media, just for another second…..

I turn my back for a minute and see what happens!

This is a transcript of the conversation between Emily, Charley and Nicky that led to Emily’s departure from the house in the midst of another race row for the show.

EMILY: (referring to Charley dancing/pushing her hips forward) You pushing it out, you n****r.

NICKY: (shocked laughter) Erm, I can’t believe you said that.

CHARLEY: You are in trouble.

EMILY: Don’t make a big thing out of it then. I was joking.

CHARLEY: I know you were… but that’s some serious s**t, sorry.


CHARLEY: Oh, my God. I’m not even saying it.

NICKY: Just don’t talk about it.

EMILY: I was joking.

CHARLEY: Do you know how many viewers would watch that?

NICKY: Okay, don’t make a big deal out of it.

CHARLEY: Fancy you saying that. I can’t believe you said that.

EMILY: Somebody has already used that word in this house.CHARLEY: No way. (Pause) Yeah, me. I’m a n****r.

NICKY laughs.

CHARLEY: I am one. Fancy you saying it. I know maybe you see it in a rap song. Maybe you and your friends sit there saying it.

EMILY: I’m friendly with plenty of black people.

NICKY: You call them n****rs?

EMILY: Yeah and they call me n****rs. They call me wiggers as well.

NICKY: I’m quite shocked.

CHARLEY: I’m in shock.EMILY: It’s not a big deal though, is it?

CHARLEY: Not for us it ain’t.


Shawn’s note: Just to clarify, even if you don’t think it’s a big deal, it is for us. Ignorwe the ignorant rappers! The n-word is not a term of affection so don’t use it! It isn’t funny.


To read BBC News article about this story click here.

Big Brother: Series 8. Not me, not this time!

A deviation from Communiyu Media, just for a second…..

For 8 years it had me, hook, line and sinker, but not this time. Since the first series I’ve said “not this year”, and I still end up hooked. Like Zammo, though smacked on the nose by addictive reality tv, not heroin. Much the same thing I guess.


My downfall every year is that my curiosity usually makes me watch the “characters” (as they’re are now called, not just people!) enter the house. From that moment I just kiss the rest of my weeks goodbye. Whether the civilian series, celebs or teenagers, I’ve been there witnessing all. After last year’s civilian series with that prat Anthony winning I said “never again”. But along came the celebs with Jermaine Jackson so of course I had to watch that. (Don’t you think that Jermaine is what Michael could have become if he hadn’t gone off the rails of sanity. Such a shame!!) After the “race row” car crash of that series, sure enough I said “never again!” But I meant it this time.

It’s quite refreshing to stumble over Big Brother conversations on tv, radio or by the (mythical) water cooler and not have the faintest idea who they are talking about. I know there are loads of females and one boy band look-a-like guy in there. And a WI woman and an activist type, and a pair of twins, but these tit-bits have been picked up along the ways, There’s no harm in that. I also know there’s various guitar bands out in the world called Razorlight, Muse, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand and a few others, but I couldn’t pick any of them out in a crowd – sonically or visually. Just the stuff of life, in the mix with the things I’m actually more interested in.

So, what am I doing with all my Big Brother free time?

Yep, writing blogs about Big Brother.

Surely there’s more to life than this?

A water cooler, yesterday.