Big Mum says get me out of here
9 September 2005, AMSTERDAM — Plans for the first live birth on the Dutch version of Big Brother looked to be in danger on Friday as pregnant contestant Tanja indicated she wants to leave the house.
9 September 2005
AMSTERDAM — Plans for the first live birth on the Dutch version of Big Brother looked to be in danger on Friday as pregnant contestant Tanja indicated she wants to leave the house.
Tanja, 27, said she feels 'enormously betrayed' by the producers of the show for revealing the sex of her unborn child to the viewers.
The Big Brother contestant is supposed to be the hook to keep the pubic watching a show that has already featured nudity, sex, a transsexual winner, fights and a string of wannabees in search of an acting or singing career.
Drawing much-needed inspiration from the film 'The Truman Show', producers Endemol Nederland hoped the birth if Tanja's baby live on television would keep the viewers coming back for more.
Thursday's broadcast of the show may sabotage this. An expert, called into interrupt an echo scan of the foetus, told the audience that Tanja is expecting a girl.
Tanja had earlier told the producers she did not want to know the sex of the child.
Once she found out it was a girl, she angrily claimed a beautiful aspect of her pregnancy had been taken away from her. "I will never get this back, no matter how many presents they give me," she said via an internet broadcast.
On a happier note she has already picked out a name for the baby — Lorena Savannah.
Whether it will be a Big Brother baby remains to be seen and Endemol hopes the viewers will stick around to find out.
Big Brother is shown on sports -and-celeb television station Talpa and on the internet.
[Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Dutch news + Big Brother