Big Brother fans to choose wild card contestant
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 May 2012
'Big Brother' viewers will choose a wild card housemate to take part in the Channel 5 show this year
'Big Brother' viewers will choose a wild card housemate this year.
Bosses at Channel 5 have decided to allow fans to pick a contestant from some of the "crazier" wannabes who didn't make it through the original auditions and insiders believe the wild card choice would go on to win the competition.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "For years fans have said that they want to choose housemates for the show and now they've got their chance.
"The wild cards will be characters who will stir things up and set the sparks flying.
"The lucky few will be brought out and do a Vote For Me piece to camera to explain why they should be chosen. Then it's down to the public.
"This lucky person stands a good chance of possibly winning. If viewers have picked them and they live up to expectations then they should be favourites to win.
The show - which will again be presented by former winner Brian Dowling - will return to screens early next month while a new celebrity version will follow later in the summer.