Big Brother's new executive producer has blasted "unreal" rival reality shows such as The Only Way Is Essex, Made In Chelsea and Geordie Shore. The so-called 'scripted reality' series have been flooding our telly channels over the past year following success in the states.
Suzie Smith told the Daily Star about the shows “They have real people but often not in real situations. ‘Big Brother is the only show that is raw and unscripted.
“We have got real people living in real situations, which is more gripping. We let people do what they want and we edit it as justly as possible.”
However Suzie admitted she couldn't get enough of E4 hit series Made In Chelsea. She explained: “I’m addicted to Made In Chelsea but it’s a different kind of TV to Big Brother. The makers have taken the concept of Big Brother and moved it on.
“It’s just as valid and exciting, though.”
Big Brother 2011 starts on Channel 5 later this year.