James Delingpole James Delingpole

I watched it so that you didn’t have to: ITV2’s Big Brother reviewed

Plus: why has the BBC spent licence payers’ money disinterring the monstrous Jimmy Savile yet again?

The 16 contestants of Big Brother 2023: Paul, Tom, Jenkin, Matthew, Zak, Hallie, Noky, Farida, Dylan, Olivia, Trish, Jordan, Yinrun, Chanelle, Henry and Kerry. Image: ITV

Big Brother is Nineteen Eighty-Four rewritten by Aldous Huxley. The detail that George Orwell got wrong is that far from being terrified and brainwashed into submission by Big Brother, the populace would embrace the all-seeing eye as their route to fame, prosperity and freedom.

Some of the populace, at any rate.

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