Celebrity Big Brother 2012: Emma Willis Interview
What can we expect from Big Brother’s Bit on the Side this year? Are there any new and exciting additions to the show?
I’m sure there will be loads of amazing stuff going on, however I’m on maternity leave so I’ve been a bit out of the loop and don’t know what’s going to happen in the new show! There will definitely be the usual mix of exclusive clips, audience debate, celebrity-fan panelists and of course, myself, Jamie and Alice.
BBBOTS has such a loyal audience. What makes a good BBBOTS audience member?
Someone who is actually willing to speak! There’s nothing worse than an audience who just listen. It’s an interactive show, so we love people with opinions and people who have something to say. We like our audience to be opinionated, without being too rude!
Who was your favourite BBBOTS panelist from the last series?
I always love John McCririck. He’s honest and very opinionated. Granted, sometimes he can be a bit too mean, but he doesn’t change his views for anyone, he sticks by them (even though some people think that his views are from the dark ages!). He always makes for a bit of a giggle, a bit like panto really. He has half the audience cheering with him and the other half booing at him!
What are you most excited about in the new CBB series?
The housemates! If the line-up is what I’ve heard, it’s going to be amazing. It’s about the personalities and how they interact, so yeah, if the names I’ve heard being rallied around are true, it could be a really, really great series!
Who was your favourite CBB housemate last year and why?
Jedward. I didn’t think I’d like them, I thought they would annoy me and be way too OTT but I love how surprised I was by them. I, like lots of people I’m sure, thought that it was all an act with them but I came to realise throughout the show – and meeting them after – that that is how they are in real life. Really very sweet and endearing, not a bad bone in their bodies. I love them.
Who would be on your Celebrity Big Brother housemate wish list?
In last year’s CBB, Jedward had a trolley dash task. What would you fill your trolley with?
Biscuits! Especially Custard Creams. Or pasta.
What would you do if you were a housemate in the Big Brother house for a day?
Honestly, I think I’d just watch everyone because that’s what I do; I love it. I watch and observe. I’m very nosey. Being in there would be like watching the show on a 3D TV! I would think that people couldn’t see me, so I’d literally just go in and watch everyone like I normally do with the show on the telly!
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