Big Brainy Brother

September 29, 2000

Nominations please for an academic to take part in the next series of Channel Four's Big Brother, the dumbed-down version of a balloon debate where contestants are locked in a house while viewers vote to evict them.

The makers are apparently looking for someone to follow "Nasty Nick" Bateman, and they think that a "brainbox" would be a perfect hate figure. The upside? They want more sex in the next series.

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