Gretel Killeen reckons Sonia Kruger will be a great host for Big Brother and wishes the show well.
The woman identified with the hit Reality series still believes in the concept, and for most Australians she defined the series with her lively hosting.
Writing in The Australian today she says, “Eleven years ago, yes that long ago, I hosted the first series of Big Brother on Australian TV. Tonight, a new series of BB begins on a different network with a different host in a different decade. I’m often asked how I think it will fare. Truth is, while I am occasionally psychic, my gift tends to be unreliable and often only retrospectively correct, so I have no choice but to guess.
“I choose to guess it will be a great success because BB is a strong format and Sonia Kruger will be a terrific host. I choose to be positive because I’m tired of Australians unhealthily wishing failure on one another in vacuous displays of schadenfreude, a possible ironic consequence of 11 years of reality TV colliding with a nation suffering low self-esteem.
“But what would I know? I come from a family that believed colour TV was a passing fad, and in the time that has passed since BB first hit our screens, both the world and this nation have changed.”
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