German chancellor’s half-brother will appear on Germany’s Big Brother.

German chancellor’s half-brother will appear on Germany’s Big Brother.
The half-brother of German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will appear on Germany’s upcoming Big Brother. 57-year-old Lothar Vosseler grew up with Gerhard Schroeder with their mother. Reuters points out that his appearance is “unlikely to please his elder sibling,” in part because “the show will coincide with elections for the European parliament and in one German state, in which voters are expected to punish Schroeder’s Social Democrats for the government’s program of welfare cuts.” Reuters says that “Vosseler’s struggle to stay in work–he once lost his job cleaning sewers–has caught the attention of the country where over four million people are unemployed.” He’ll join the show June 13.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.