Alright, I’m not immune to a bit of Big Brother, and had it on in the background on launch day, but stunned to see Derek Laud on there. Now I don’t know the man particularly well, but when I used to work at Simply Money TV (2000-1) Derek was involved with the company as he was a friend of Ed Hall the MD.
By the poverty of celebs on the other reality shows, it amuses me that the non-celeb Big Brother actually has someone I’ve heard of on it! What I find interesting is the man has lots of money, political ambition and, though he’s a bit bizarre, a head on his shoulders. Why on earth is he doing this? Does he honestly believe it’s a decent route for a seat in the house? It’s definitely not for the money.