Sonia Kruger’s super-cute baby bump on opening night had me distracted for longer than was polite, but that’s going to happen when you dress a pregnant woman in skin-tight hot pink!
Sonia Kruger’s super-cute baby bump on opening night had me distracted for longer than was polite, but that’s going to happen when you dress a pregnant woman in skin-tight hot pink! Paul Broben

BB House: Fellini, Picasso, Versace and Edelsten vomited

THE ratings season has hit its mid-point, familiar shows are finishing and some head-turning new ones are piquing my interest.

First off, we had Big Brother premiere this week. Sonia Kruger's super-cute baby bump on opening night had me distracted for longer than was polite, but that's going to happen when you dress a pregnant woman in skin-tight hot pink!

It's always hard to judge the contestants this early, but they look a lively, predictable bunch. The house however, is horrific. Clearly the stylists who were rejected from The Bachelor are at work here.

It's as if Fellini, Picasso, Gianni Versace and Brynne Edelsten vomited on some fine furnishings that Gok Wan bought in from Target. Ghastly. I hope Panadol is a sponsor because I already have a headache.

Elsewhere, ads are popping up on Seven for a new season of Dancing With The Stars. Again "star" is loosely-defined with a heavy reliance on sportsmen, supermodels and actresses no one has ever heard of. Ricki-Lee and Tai Hara are my top picks.

I would be looking forward to Crash Test Mummies and Daddies (ABC2, Wednesdays) were it not for the shamefully late timeslot of 9.30pm. I have a two-year-old who thinks of sleep as a wicked and pointless intrusion on her playtime rather than the very elixir of life; a potioned cup from which her mummy rarely sips.

At 9.30pm, I am either comatose beside an empty wine glass and under a mountain of folding (with any luck) or frog-marching her back to bed.

Sadly, this six-part doco series - which follows five couples as they bring their bubs home - will be relegated to iView.

And finally, the show that makes you wonder how its title ever got approved is coming to Ten in 2015: I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.

Just what we need, another reality show. This one, apparently a "sensation" internationally, drops Aussie celebs in the African jungle.

That's as much as I know; and frankly, that's as much as I want to know.


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