As ahem, 'regular readers' will know I'm a fan of the contention that the modern definition of a 'celebrity' or celebriddy as I prefer (to honour Smashie and Nicey) is a person that hasn't done anything, isn't famous and no-one has heard of. So I'm always slightly disappointed when I see a list of who's on 'Celebrity' Big Brother to find out I know who they are. I feel I'm getting closer and that my definition of celebrity is also getting closer to reality - but still not quite there.
But today I mistakenly clicked on a link to a list of the latest Celebrity Big Brother contestants - and Helen Lederer has come along to spoil it - the one person on CBB who I've heard of. Damn! To be fair I had heard the name Derek Acorah though I couldn't have told you what he did - not much by the looks of it, but then that is part of the definition. And to be fair I recognised that bloke who used to be in Eastenders when I saw the picture, though I didn't know his name.
But if it wasn't for Helen L I could (sort of) have claimed my 100% prize. It is a bit depressing though. Apart from her the others are mainly an assortment of teeth, jaws, stubble and suits (the men) and teeth, cleavage, hair and make-up (the women).
Presumably some people know who they are and some of them must have done something or other if nothing productive or interesting - and I expect some of them are good people. Who have stumbled into a swamp full of shite. Which is where I came in.
Damn you Helen Lederer...
PS am |I being patronising and sniffy and needlessly dismissive - you're damned right I am!