By Emily Rycroft
Turning your TV completely off rather than leaving it on standby might be a pain in the arse (given that you have to actually get up out of your chair to do it), but it will save you loads of cash and help preserve your TV for longer. As a gentle reminder not to leave your TV on stand by we bring you TV turn-off of the week: A TV lowlight that proves that sometimes the only way is not Essex… it’s the OFF button…
Davina McCall ditched it and Channel 4 didn’t want it anymore, but now we have to endure another summer of Big Brother as Channel 5 launches a brand new series tonight.
We’ve put up with a lot of tat from Big Brother, from Jade Goody’s kebab to Kinga and that bottle. And we’ve watched contestants put through increasingly bizarre and ratings-grabbing scenarios, from the electric shock suits (nobody needs to see that many grown men in lycra) to fake houses.
With a whole host of ridiculous rumours regarding who will be entering the house, we know a publicity stunt when we see one. And not even the notion of watching Charlie Sheen ogle at the fake assets of Pamela Anderson and Tara Reid (two people definitely not winning) can sway us. Big Brother may be watching us, but we’re keeping our TV firmly off.
Will you be watching or do you think it’s just trash TV? Tell us what you think in the comments box below or on Twitter @global_cool…
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