Wednesday 24 January 2018

Big Brother resorts to Guantanamo Bay-esque torture methods in latest series 'Timebomb'

Big Brother 'Timebomb'
Big Brother 'Timebomb'

Christopher Hooton

Now in its sixteenth series (had to Wikipedia), Big Brother is getting brutal with its housemates in a bid to keep ratings ticking over, with Channel 5 dropping hints that the next edition will involve sleep deprivation and the confusion of day and night.

The broadcaster dropped a teaser this morning for the overhauled series, presented by Emma Willis and Rylan Clark, which will be called Timebomb and involve "time-based disturbances".

"Days will turn into nights, time will stop, rewind and tasks will get turned on their heads," Willis is heard saying in the 30-second trailer.

Not being allowed to know whether it is day or night is something prisoners complained about being subjected to in Guantanamo Bay.

"Time may be a friend or an enemy and for some it may well run out…" a press release for the show said ominously.

Despite its potentially sanity-ruining premise, the newly revamped house will be "decorated in a sophisticated, sleek ‘Mad Men’ 60s style".

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