UK Big Brother 5: Kitten kicked; fake eviction planned; producers show selves.

UK Big Brother 5: Kitten kicked; fake eviction planned; producers show selves.
After evicting troublemaking and ratings-grabbing housemate Kitten, Big Brother 5 producers are planning a fake eviction. Two of the three nominated housemates (Ahmed, Emma, and Michelle) will leave the house, but in reality they’ll just “spy on the other housemates” and “will be brought back in a few days’ time and be immune from next week’s nominations,” Ireland Online reports. News of the evictions caused tears from the clueless nominees. Meanwhile, producers of the show revealed a bit too much about themselves to Internet viewers, including what they look like and what they think about certain housemates. After the live feed was lost, “Those tuning into the live coverage were shown production staff sitting and chatting about the show and cast members,” according to the Daily Mirror. Better, the footage showed one producer saying, “I know totty when I see it. It’s the blokes’ names I can’t remember. She’s got her a**e hanging out.” Another said Michelle has “a face like a bulldog–a face like a bulldog licking the p**s off a thistle.”

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