Word on the street is that we’re in for another double whammy eviction, which leaves the question of who stays in a rather obvious state. King Kemp vs Julie the Wicked Witch and the man whose kiss would likely send a fair maiden to sleep rather than wake her, ‘Prince’ Lorenzo. Martin looks safe as houses tonight.
The real question then, is who goes first between series villain Bet Lynch and series bore, Bachelor Larry. Commenters KaraokeSauron and Tim B agree that the Nasty Nana will be first for the chop. I see the sense in that sentiment – after all Julie has nosedived rather spectacularly into bitch territory – but I also see a flaw in the logic. As ‘punitive’ as BB voters might be in their mentality, I don’t see a master plan to split the vote between Kemp and Princey in order to freeze Julie out. She will almost certainly face the boot tonight but first? I’m not convinced.
Let’s think about it. Julie has an established fanbase of Corrie fans who may be more loyal than we think. She may also have the (admittedly minor in BB terms) ‘older’ vote on her side as she continues to be pounded for her crimes by the hip hop contingent. There may also be those who vote to save her based on the fact that she’s quality entertainment whereas Lorenzo is dull as dishwater and Martin has roused even less interest (excluding that for his ‘dashing’ good looks – apparently gingery grey roots and perma-tan are the look now).
All in all, I think Julie is in with a strong chance of polling more votes than Lorry Larry the human calculator. And on those grounds I expect her to face the wrath of the public a little later than her fellow evictee. But I also heed the warnings of our excellent commenters who think differently. I am fully prepared for the egg on my face.
So, people, what do you think? How will Lorenzo score enough votes to stay in longer? Who are his fans? And have Julie’s minions really deserted so swiftly?