How the never-underexposed Katie Price managed to get this far in her pink fur-edged career without her son's taxpayer-funded school run arrangements becoming known is a mystery. It's an issue worthy of consideration and more serious papers were happy to set their minds to it yesterday.
But the Star's CBB vigil is neverending, so it has moved on from Ms P to deliver the troubling news that housemates suspect that the show's producers have rigged the series so that Perez Hilton would win. Not only that, but police are apparently to question Hilton about an alleged "sex attack" on housemate Katie Hopkins.
According to yesterday's splash:
Celebrity Big Brother faced a “fix” storm last night after hated Perez Hilton’s explosive return to the house. Housemates were in uproar saying the showbiz blogger is being set up to win by TV bosses convinced his attention-seeking antics are ratings gold...they claimed hated Perez has already been secretly decided as winner in a stitch-up by producers who love his wild behaviour.
Police are poised to haul in Perez Hilton over his "sexual harassment of Katie Hopkins if he is evicted tonight. The bitchy blogger, 36, launched himself at the mother of two and licked her face.
Perez also suggested the 39-year-old journalist and former Apprentice star should perform a sex act on him. In scenes not shown by shocked producers he thrust his hips at Katie...
Police could be forced to quiz Perez about his X-rated behaviour after viewers demanded action.
And how is it repaid? With disappointment after disappointment. If you can't trust reality TV, what can you trust?
Come the summer, even with the World Cup distracting attention, the Star remained focused on the house - this time populated with "unknowns", who on this occasion included a woman "known" for allegedly having a fling with Wayne Rooney. Helen Wood was not, apparently, a popular house guest - and when she was given a "free pass" to the final, the Star reported viewers' dismay:
Big Brother fans have accused show chiefs of fixing a win for Wayne Rooney’s ex-lover Helen Wood. This is despite causing mayhem in the house and turning off viewers.The move is unprecedented in BB history and has led to claims Helen is being favoured by producers...Some are convinced she is being kept in to maintain high ratings for the show.
Ms Wood was duly crowned, the house was spring-cleaned and by August a new set of celebs was ready to move in. They included the Star's favourite benefits claimant White Dee, the former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney and a 70-year-old American called Gary Busey.
Wouldn't you know it, come September, the paper was again concerned for the probity of the voting system.
"Flasher Gary Busey is the unstoppable favourite to win Celebrity Big Brother – despite his housemates hating him. Bookies claim TV bosses are “fixing” it for him to triumph even though the others have been trying to get him booted out. The Hollywood star, 70, has infuriated rivals with his revolting behaviour, rows and wild mood swings. But last night a betting industry source said... "All the money is going on him and our information is that he cannot be beaten.” Gary has been turned into a fans’ favourite by producers because they believe shocking footage of his appalling behaviour is “TV gold”.
Hollywood star Gary Busey walked out the Celebrity Big Brother house last night as the winner and straight into a police probe about his indecent exposure on the show. Viewers voted for the Lethal Weapon actor - who had been the bookies favourite for weeks - to be champ even though all the housemates hated him, found him rude and a nightmare to live with. However his victory may be short lived. There is mounting pressure for him to face a police investigation for flashing his privates at the celebrities. And even the cops admit: "There could be a case."
Maybe, but the Star is the newspaper that never rests. It's not only Big Brother that is cause for concern. During the brief period that show is off air, the D-listers head off to Australia and the Star is on their (bushtucker) trail. And guess what it discovered even before the first episode was aired last November: