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Another weekend of shameful patronising and vile treatment of people ensued once again as the X Factor six chair challenge took to the air. Allegedly Simon Cowell billed this series as the one that would showcase original artists, those who write and preform their own creations. So why was the hugely talented and popular Benji Matthews, a 17 year old singer songwriter from Cornwall, dumped after a sing off with yet another generic wannabe? Even after Anthony (Skippy) Russell bowed out of the X Factor process due to allegations of drug taking, fans assumed Benji would take his place at... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TV Odds
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The X factor machine just keeps pumping regardless of how cruel the outcome. Last weekend we witness the first X Factor six chair challenge after it was revealed Sharon Osbourne had been allocated the Girls Category. One by one the young ladies, some as young as sixteen, took their place on the stage to give the performance of their life. More often than not they were asked to take a seat and then told to give it up. Why does this section of the show exist? The judges all know who is going to perform and what they sound like.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at TV Odds
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On Sunday night Mother and Daughter duo Descendance auditioned for the X Factor. Stating they had been singing together for 3 years Mum Debye and Daughter Hayley took to the floor. Debye, although facially looking many years younger than her age and dressed like an older teen on a night out didn't have the vocals or the moves of the young trendy daughter. Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger all agreed Hayley was great. Simon claimed 'It's quite rare to see someone like you [Hayley]. I think the fact you're happy to do this with your mum... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at TV Odds
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The X Factor opened it's doors over the weekend to 6 million viewers, the lowest since the program started in 2004. It was still the most watched Saturday night watched program but a long way from the 10.8 million in it's heyday. I suspect next Saturday BBC's Strictly will be win the war of the ratings. Simon Cowell has openly suggested X Factor can not compete with Strictly as the audiences are very different. Strictly having an older audience and X Factor catering for the youngsters. So this year Mr Cowell and the producers of the show have cancelled the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at TV Odds
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After three shock evictions including a back door eviction Celebrity Big Brother will open it's doors tonight for the last time this year. On Tuesday night Helen Lederer and Sandi Bogle lost their places in the house with the least votes to save. A shocked house and audience looked on as they both left together supporting each other down the stairs. On Wednesday some of the ex house mates entered the CBB house for a final party. Prior to their departure Big Brother launch a bomb shell telling the existing house mates viewers had been voting to save once again... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at TV Odds
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It was no great surprise when Brandi Glanville was evicted on Friday night however, shortly after Paul Danon also got his marching orders. Paul slipped in and out of favour during his time in the Big Brother house but on leaving you suddenly realised he would be missed. Since Paul and Brandi's departure Big Brother has opened his vault. The first task in the vault was nominations. One by one the celebrity house mates entered and pinned a picture of their nominations in to a locker. Dramatically, Big Brother revealed the nominations by opening the lockers. One locker opened for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at TV Odds
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This series of Celebrity Big Brother has been a bit of a damp squid until recently when Sarah Harding and Jemma Lucy became sworn enemies. Sarah Harding is no doubt high maintenance while Jemma is hot headed and direct. Initially Sarah appeared to be a victim of Jemma's wrath but in the last few days it's becoming apparent that Sarah does like to play the victim and despite many fellow house mates advising her to chill out and walk away she continues to spout 'woe is me.' When Trisha Paytas walked out of the house she tweeted about Sarah saying... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at TV Odds
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Marissa, Trisha, Karthik, Sarah and Chad will all face the public vote this week. For the past few days the celebrity house mates have been trying to get themselves in to the members club and away from Riff Raff status. Being in the club ensured they would have immunity from the first public vote. As Marissa Jade received a killer nomination from Shaun Williamson on launch night she was never eligible to enter the club. Derek Acorah, Paul Danan and Helen Lederer were first to enter the members club receiving immunity, luxury foods and waited on hand and foot. Between... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at TV Odds
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So most the rumours were spot on apart from Miss World 2003 Rosanna Davison and The Real Housewive Dawn Ward. Instead Karthik Nagesan from The Apprentice entered the Celebrity Big Brother house on Tuesday night. However on BBBOTS there appeared to be three spaces on the picture wall, one on the left and two on the right. Could there be more house mates to enter? Shaun Williamson aka Barry from Eastenders was the first to enter the house and he was given a special task which could see him immune from the first public vote but would also see him... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at TV Odds
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On Friday night we waited with baited breath to see if Deborah Agboola, Isabelle Warburton or Raph Korine took the title of Big Brother 2017. Isabelle was victorious and a worthy winner. Today we wait in anticipation to see who will be entering the Celebrity Big Brother house tomorrow night, Tuesday 1st August. On Sunday The Sun revealed who would be entering the CBB house and with record low viewing figures Big Brother producers are mindful of getting the right 'celebrities.' Love Island has been drawing Big Brother viewers away this year and it's claimed BB viewers have dropped to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at TV Odds
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Big Brother final is due to air tonight minus Kieran Lee and Hannah Agboola. Both were booted out unceremoniously via the back door. No crowds, no interview with Emma Willis, just a three minute slot on Rylan Clarke Neal's BBBOTS. In the final are Isabelle Warburton, Deborah Agboola, Tom Barber and Raph Korine. Second chance house mate Andrew Cruickshanks is still in the BB house and will be leaving first tonight. He and we have known for a while that he can not win yet Andrew makes the most of his airtime. Bookies favourite for the win is Isabelle, her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at TV Odds
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The latest victim has left the Big Brother house and what a way to go. During a classroom setting and wearing school clothes the house mates were being given grades for various achievements. From dress sense to popularity, the two most popular in the categories were bought to the front of the class to receive their grades, usually an A or A-. When it came to popularity, Isabelle and Charlotte made their way up. Isabelle opened her envelope to reveal an A, Charlotte received an F. The house mates looked confused asking what does this mean? Big Brother informed Charlotte... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at TV Odds
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Big Brother's eviction on Friday saw Chanelle McCleary sent packing, a shock for some and clearly a shock for Chanelle too. The larger than life character will be missed in the Big Brother house. Ellie Young was the second house mate to be evicted, she joins her beloved (or not so beloved depending on your view) Sam Chaloner who vacated the BB House after spending days being a 'dead man walking.' The double eviction wasn't the only surprise Big Brother had up his sleeve that night. After Sam, Chanelle and Ellie had left the house mates where informed face to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at TV Odds
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Last night we witnessed Andrew Cruickshanks not only bag £18.900 from the steal task but then £15 grand from evicting fellow second chance house mate Sam Chaloner. Some may say he was greedy to do so but others would appreciate the game is there to be played. Sam now lives in the Big Brother house as a dead man walking and will leave during the eviction show on Friday night. He won't be alone though as Big Brother have decided two others will join him. Up for the public vote this week are all the greats. Hannah Agboola, Chanelle McCleary,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at TV Odds
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Andrew Cruickshanks has won The Steal task and bagged £18.900. During the tense climax of The Steal task, the gold team minus Kieran Lee entered the task room and were told they now had a chance to win the £18.900 which had been accumulated during the task. In order to win all that was needed was to hit their buzzer first however, Big Brother added a sting in the tail by stating whoever won the money would then have to evict a fellow house mate. Sam Chaloner, Isabelle Warburton and Ellie Young appeared to take a step back while Andrew... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at TV Odds
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The Steal task is in full flow and with £20.000 at stake the house mates are truly motivated to gather the money. The task consists of the house being split in to two teams with Andrew Cruickshanks, Kieran Lee, Hannah Agboola, Ellie Young, Isabelle Warburton and Sam Chaloner in the Gold Team while Deborah Agboola, Chanelle McCleary, Raph Korine, Charlotte Keys and Tom Barber make up the Black Team. There is a button in the living room that needs to be pressed on the sound of the klaxon, who ever gets there first wins the money stated for their team.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at TV Odds
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On Friday night Big Brother televised Simone Reeds dramatic departure from the house. Chanelle McCleary, Isabelle Warburton, Susan Evans and Simone were called the woods. Standing behind podiums, the lights went out and amidst screams from fellow house mates a hand was placed on Simone's shoulder and she was gone. Friday nights eviction was just as dramatic. Emma Willis entered the house and told Isabelle she had received the least votes to evict and therefore was safe. Chanelle and Susan were then asked to stand in a designated space while fellow house mates took it in turn to stand behind... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at TV Odds
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The Hunt task has taken it's toll and left Chanelle McCleary, Simone Reed, Susan Evans and Isabelle Warburton all facing the public vote tonight. We know the vote is 'to evict' and we also know the house mate with the least votes will literally disappear via the back door. We have also been informed there will be a twist for the remaining three which will see one naming the house mate to be evicted. Both Simone and Susan have been rubbing their fellow house mates up the wrong way for the past week so naturally the house mates would be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at TV Odds
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On last night BBBOTS it was revealed Lotan Carter and Rebecca Jane are now an item. Where did that come from? There was no clue when they were in the Big Brother house. Yes Rebecca obviously fancied the 28 year old Dreamboy but all the females did apart from Isabelle Warburton. Since being thrown out of the house for aggressive behaviour, Lotan has lost his 8 year career with the Dreamboys. The company stated they did not 'condone' his behaviour. Lotan took exception to Isabelle Warburton when she appeared not to comply and hang off his every word like the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at TV Odds
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On hearing his nominations Joe Quaranta stated 'Everyone’s got their opinion, I don't really give a f##k.' Do you care now Joe? On Friday night we said goodbye to the Daddy of the Big Brother house. Joe (The God Father) Quaranta was the fifth house mate to be evicted. Through out his stay Joe appeared threatened by anyone who was intelligent including Arthur Fulford, Rebecca Jane and Raph Korine. He certainly took a dislike to Raph pulling him up on many occasions to give him what can only be described as warnings. Joe isn't the most articulate and seemed to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at TV Odds
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The latest nominations have been revealed and we weren't the only ones privy to the information. Big Brother freaked the house mates out but delighted viewers by showing the latest set of noms in to the house. Only second chance house mates and those who had entered the BB Void during the latest task were eligible to nominate. After only just entering the BB house, Sam Chaloner, Andrew Cruickshanks, Simone Reed and Susan Evans could not be nominated. Ellie Young was the only cool gang Void winner with Hannah Agboola, Raph Korine and Deborah Agboola being the other three winners.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at TV Odds
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The second chance house mates are settling in well and making an impression on their fellow house mates. Sam Chaloner has made a beeline for Ellie Young and the two are cosying up together nicely. Ellie seems happy and loved up but her fellow cool crew have been less enthusiastic about the situation advising her not to go there. Surely at the age of 23 Ellie is old enough to make her own decisions. Hurricane Susan Evans is mixing with the whole house flitting from one person to another asking questions and pushing for answers. The straight talking 48 year... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at TV Odds
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Tuesday Voting Stats All Big Brother house mates are facing the public vote for tonight's eviction after Big Brother made their nominations void by way of a punishment for 'Big Brothers fight night.' For the first time ever Big Brother have released voting stats for the upcoming eviction. For the last two night BBBOTS presenter Rylan Clark Neal has given us the 'vote to evict' stats. The most dramatic change from Tuesday nights stats to Wednesday's stats are Isabelle has dropped by 6% and Savannah is up by 6.5%. Wednesday's Voting Stats So why are we being given these stats?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at TV Odds
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After the fiasco of the weekend which led to Lotan Carter being expelled from the Big Brother house, Big Brother informed the house mates their nominations were void. Instead and as punishment for all the house mates actions, Big Brother told them they would all face the public vote this week. With this in mind it didn't take long for Lotan's side kicks to start making amends with previously arch enemies. Ellie Young and Tom Barber who had always backed Lotan's ridiculing of others, did the rounds apologising for their behaviour. Both Hannah and Deborah Agboola also sprang in to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at TV Odds
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An explosive weekend ended in Lotan Carter being removed from the Big Brother house. The self proclaimed head of the house couldn't keep his 'I'm such a wonderful human being' act up for ever and over the weekend the halo slipped down to his knees. For some time now some viewers of Big Brother 2017 have viewed Dream Boy Lotan not as wonderful as he would like to be viewed. Lotan would hold court yet blank what others were saying, walking off mid sentence. He had his click who hung on his every word, never questioning his behaviour and backing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at TV Odds