teen UK Big Brother debuts.

teen UK Big Brother debuts.
The teen version of the UK’s Big Brother debuted last night and was watched by 2.5 million viewers. The Guardian says those numbers are “a disappointment to anyone expecting the controversy over sex between two of the teenagers to be a big draw.” That sex—“the first scene of real-life sex ever shown on British television,” according to the Independent—has generated controversy. Critics’ reaction is mixed: The Times’ critic Joe Joseph says “[t]he housemates seem to know little about the wider world” and “throw tantrums at the slightest provocation.” Sounds like he was watching the US version with its adult house guests.

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