hanklee Posted March 27, 2007 Share Posted March 27, 2007 March 27, 2007 article on News.Com.AU about this years housemates... Big Brother housemates 'more worldly' By Michael Gadd March 27, 2007 06:21pm Article from: AAP BIG Brother producers have given the first hint as to what fans can expect from the show's seventh season, starting with "more worldly" contestants in the human fishbowl. The big daddy of reality TV returns next month with a new house built on its usual site at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast. The show will be under its closest scrutiny to date after last year's "turkey slapping" incident saw calls from politicians, including Prime Minister John Howard, and lobby groups for the show to be banned and the risque Big Brother Uncut program pulled off the air mid-season. But it's full steam ahead again say producers with, as there are every season, a number of twists designed to test the housemates' mettle and keep viewers tuning in. Understandably, this season's executive producer Tim Toni was coy with details to avoid potential housemates getting a head start before they go into "lock down", a method of quarantine from the general public which has become part of the show's tension building process. But at an informal lunch for journalists today, he revealed there would be significant rule changes introduced this year that would affect all aspects of the show. The housemates have been selected, even if they may not yet be aware themselves, and will represent a wider array of age groups than previous years. Fans can also expect a little more meaningful conversation, perhaps at the cost of some of the house's trademark tomfoolery, after Toni dubbed this year's housemates "more worldly" than those of previous series and able to discuss a wide range of topics in depth. He added some housemates have been plucked from the fringes of elite sport. Endemol Southern Star producer Kris Noble said the uproar from last year's controversy Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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