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A blog on the BBC radio programme Just A Minute

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

September 04, 2012

celebrity big brother

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, see here, JAM semi-regular Julian Clary has been appearing in the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother in the UK. Others involved in the series include Coronation Street star Julie Goodyear (Bet Lynch), Jersey Shore star Michael Sorrentino (The Situation) and rapper MC Harvey. Some kind person is putting all the shows up on YouTube within an hour or so of transmission, and so I've been following the series.

Julian is still in the house. He has been quiet but funny in a bitchy way having struck up a good relationship with Julie Goodyear. He is popular with the other housemates although he doesn't seem quite so enamoured with them!

The show has only a few days to go and I think Julian has some chance of winning though Harvey and Olympian Ashley McKenzie are more likely winners.

JAMmers to have appeared in previous series are Sue Perkins and Jack Dee (who won the first series).

In New Zealand they used to show the Australian Big Brother series and I used to enjoy that. Two big differences though - the amount of smoking and the amount of swearing! Just about all the housemates chain-smoke all day - including Olympian Ashley! And (sadly) including Julian. And all the swearing including frequent use of the F-word is uncensored as it was in Australia and New Zealand. (Here Julian seems  not as foul-mouthed as many.)

Anyway it's been a really interesting series and if you are interested in learning about Julian and seeing him in pressure situations, look in on him here. I was interested to hear that Julian knew he was gay at the age of nine and that he has continuing mental health issues.

Let's hope he can win and blow away those health issues!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, Julian is gay?!?

1:28 pm  
Anonymous illuminati sacrifices said...

There is only one thing one can say to any performing artists after a performance, and that's 'Wonderful.' Later, the next day, sure, you can talk about things that could be implemented next time around.

10:30 pm  

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