Comedian Michael McIntyre has branded Big Brother “absolute nonsense” as series comes closer to relaunching on Channel 5. Britain's Got Talent judge McIntyre, who hosted one week of Big Brother’s Big Mouth back in 2008, said the reality format was "dead".
The comic, who took over from Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent earlier this year blasted the hit telly series and the housemates that appear on it.
“I think it’s terrible, it really is. I think it’s really dead that format now. I’d be surprised if they can resurrect it," he said.
The show, which was axed by Channel 4 after 10 years last summer, is set to return on Channel 5 next month - but it sounds as though there's little chance of Michael turning in...
"I’m not a fan of Big Brother," he moans, "I’m pleased I’m able to say that now, because [in 2008] I had a brief stint hosting the Big Brother’s Big Mouth vehicle.
"I didn’t like it at all, I hated it. I thought it was absolute nonsense."
But it wasn't just the show that the stand up had harsh words for, he also slammed the 'types' of people that enter the house.
He explained: "[The housemates] have weird philosophies on life, like, ‘If you’ve got something to say, say it to my face.’ I don’t understand that – if someone’s got something negative to say, say it way behind my back please, nowhere near my face.
"The last thing I need is people getting in my face and slagging me off.
"They say, ‘You’re coming in with a game plan’. It’s a game show with a prize, of course you’ve got a game plan!"
We think it's safe to say we can rule on celebrity out from next month's show...