Deaf and hearing impaired fans of Big Brother have once again been cheated out of subtitles for Big Brothers Bit On The Side. Does Channel 5 think deaf people don’t watch Big Brother or do they not give a stuff? Donnateller blows off at em.
As a hearing impaired Big Brother fan, I like to tune into its sister show, Big Brothers Bit On The Side for the exclusives and find out the views of the celebrity panel and fans in the audience. For the last couple of series, subtitles on BBBOTS have been occasional or none, much to my annoyance. They’ve had them in the past, so why not now? Channel 5 are making a killing from advertising and viewers votes so why are they excluding deaf fans from the entertainment?
I’m p!ssed, really fooked off. It’s like going to a restaurant for a meal and there’s no dessert on the menu. Lip-reading is my speciality, but even on a good day, the best lip-reader in the world would struggle to keep up and Rylan’s* (host) teeth don’t make the job any easier. After sending tweets to the show, with no response, I’ve given up trying. I still watch the main show but if Channel 5 think I’m gonna waste money voting, they can frig off.
If you’re a hearing impaired/deaf Big Brother fan please tweet @bbuk and @BBBOTS in protest for subtitles please. Channel 5 hold back too much on their subs (The Wright Stuff and movies) and it’s a blatant insult, especially when they’ve had deaf housemates in the house (Liz Jones CBB 2014).
*No insult intended to Rylan Clark, everyone jokes about his teeth.