"Celebrity Big Brother" starts today in its own fairy tale world

© Sat.1 / Mark Rehbeck

From “celebrities under palm trees” to “struggle of reality stars”: Germany is experiencing a flood of reality formats. Now the best-known television flat share in the republic is opening again. Setting 2020: a fairytale world. Now the staff only has to provide the right narrative.


If you look up the word “fairy tale” in the Duden, you will find this explanation: A fairy tale is a story “in which supernatural forces and figures intervene in people’s lives and in the end the good are usually rewarded and the bad are punished”. With the Brothers Grimm, Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood moved through these stories. Figures that inspired generations. On Sat.1 it will be Claudia Kohde-Kilsch and Ikke Hüftgold from 8:15 p.m. today.

The broadcaster has a new group of more or less celebrities move into its “Celebrity Big Brother” house, which diligent workers have put together in small work in the rather unadorned Cologne-Ossendorf. But Haus doesn’t really get it right: This time it’s a world, albeit in a manageable size of just over 700 square meters. A fairy tale world.

The setting is new, but the principle behind it has already been tried and tested. The residents are divided into poor and rich. Poor, this time it is “Märchenwald”, a mixture of camp at “Game of Thrones” and children’s adventure park. To shower, the candidates have to pull on a gallows-like construction before water trickles out of a rock. You sleep in an open wooden crate. After all, there is a small pond in which you can hang your feet.

On the other hand, bordered by pointed towers, the “castle” is surrounded by roses, so kitsch that one might think that Harald Glööckler chose the interior. A magnificent swan adorns the wall behind a free-standing bathtub, and a whirlpool bubbles in the pleasure garden. Anyone entering the house will also walk past an ancestral gallery with portraits of former “Celebrity Big Brother” winners. Sometimes it gets less royal here. Among other things, Silvia Wollny, patron of the trash TV mega-family “Die Wollnys”, looks at the visitor.

The idea is that the staff of 2020 have arrived. If you want to be spiteful, you could say: The addition “celebrity” is the real fairy tale that “Big Brother” tells this time. There are already quite a few names among them that even trash TV nerds scratch their heads. But on the one hand there is a Wimbledon winner with “Where did they dig them out?” Factor. On the other hand, it has long been proven that A entertainment does not necessarily result from A prominence. The genre gives birth to its own stars.

The Wimbledon winner – albeit in the doubles competition – is Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (56), who was always in the shadow of Steffi Graf (51) when she was active in the 80s. Another candidate whose name can be assigned: Kathy Kelly (57), who comes from the Kelly Family. Behind it you have to mention Jenny Frankhauser (27), who curiously only joined as a successor because the soap actress Saskia Beecks (32) withdrew shortly before the broadcast started. Frankhauser is the half-sister of Daniela Katzenberger (33) and won the premier class of reality TV, the RTL jungle camp, in 2018.

A total of 16 residents are to move in this year, who were previously in quarantine conforming to the corona. Among them is party singer Ikke Hueggold (43), a kind of return from Mickie Krause with lyrically even lower-threshold Malle lyrics (“Big Boobs, Potato Salad”) and a clear perception: “We’re not in there for fun, but around us for embarrassing the people out there. “

The appearance of actress Jasmin Tawil (38), who experienced a crash after separating from singer Adel Tawil (41), should also be interesting. Sat.1 outlines this phase as follows: “Jasmine has financial problems, leaves Germany, dives and is even considered lost for a while.” With “Celebrity Big Brother” the young mother now wants to earn money to enable her son to do things like she does says. On this point, the show is completely like a fairy tale: it’s often about the thaler.

[Jonas-Erik Schmidt]


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