With the bookies at the moment, the Top 4 Big Brother contenders are Deana, Adam, Lauren and Luke A – the four members of the group known to each-other and to the viewers as The Outsiders.
This week, with face-to-face nominations, Lauren and Luke A are up for eviction, outnumbered by ringleaders Conor and Caroline and their sort-of-followers Scott, Becky, Sara, Ashleigh and Luke S.
When it comes to who’s going to win, it’s inevitable that the public will pick the underdogs over those who take up the classic high school-style Regina George role. But there’s a flaw in the system if we’re forced to choose between two of them for eviction. With the unfortunate and thoroughly disappointing transfer of Becky from bubbly and entertaining favourite to superior bitch, The Outsiders are now the only four will almost certainly beat whoever they are up against in a public vote – except, of course, if they’re put up against each-other.
Forced to pick, the show could probably cope better without the increasingly grumpy Luke A; but some kind of twist now needs to be introduced to ensure that some of the more loathsome ringleaders are shown the door before The Outsiders just get plucked off one by one over the next few weeks.
It’s all well and good wanting to keep the firey characters in for the drama, but we’re sure as hell not gonna be tuning in night after night if we don’t actually like anyone.