Gladiators’ Jet says Big Brother is worse than jail but would reprise role

Gladiators star Jet claimed that Big Brother contestants are worse off than “jail inmates” in the Channel 4 house as the beloved TV show prepares for the ultimate come back on ITV2.

After the eighth series of Love Island came to an end on Sunday night (August 1), ITV2 bosses aired the first official trailer for the return of the much-loved reality show which was axed by Channel 5 back in 2018.

A press release from ITV revealed that a new cast of “carefully selected housemates” from “all walks of life” will enter the famous reality TV house over the course of six weeks.

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However, the 90s icon – whose real name is Diane Youdale – revealed that life on the show isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and even compared the nine-week programme to a cruel psychological experiment.

The former psychotherapist for the show’s spin off series Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, recalled what it was like to work on the show back in 2018.

Speaking exclusively to Daily Star, the 52-year-old reality star confessed that she would love to return to her role on the show.

The 90s star admitted: “Oh hell yeah! I loved it. I would love to be an analyst on the show.”

“I think since the 1950s, you can’t do in the field social psychology experiments, you just can’t – there were banned.

“However, now stick people in a house for nine weeks and cut them off from papers, from home contact, you name it [and you’ve got a social experiment].”

The starlet went on to explain that life in the luxurious mansion is worse than a prison cell due to the lack of communication to the outside world.

Diane pointed out: “You don’t even get that in jail, you get a visit at least, you get newspapers and to watch TV.

“So, jail inmates get even more than Big Brother inmates. So it’s a rarefied experience and we get to watch it.”

The starlet even confessed that she refused to go on the show after Channel 5 bosses offered her a spot in the cast.

She admitted: “I have been asked to go in and I said, ‘Yeah, well, it would be in a wooden box – no way!’

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ITV bosses later revealed that the show will be running for the shorter time of six weeks in the lavish residence which is also set for a complete makeover.

They revealed: “The action will all lay out under the roof of the iconic Big Brother house, which will be given its own contemporary new look ready for this reimagining of the show.

“Clever tasks, nail-biting nominations and live evictions will be back, with the public once again playing a crucial role, voting throughout the series and ultimately determining the winner, who will walk away with a life changing cash prize.”


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