You know how at the beginning a new season of any reality show, the host of said show proclaims it to be “the biggest season yet,” even though viewers know full well it’s going to be like every other year? Well, this August, Emma Willis might actually be saying those words and meaning them. The host of Celebrity Big Brother, along with the rest of the contestants, are going to have their hands full with the newest “celebrity” to sign on: Samantha Grant, a.k.a. Samantha Markle, a.k.a. the half-sister of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.
According to Deadline, the theme for the upcoming season of Britain’s hit show is “The Eye of the Storm.” It will feature house guests who “have all been caught up in their own media controversies.” Or, as showrunner Paul Osborne puts it, “they’ve all weathered their own media storms.”
He added: “Under Big Brother‘s eye their stories will be once again firmly in the spotlight and in the national conversation.” Blessed be the fruit.
Hmm, we have no idea what Samantha would be doing on a controversy-themed reality series. Hmm, let’s try and put our finger on it.
Could it be that she’s got a memoir in the works about her “social climber” sister titled The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister? No, that can’t be it.
What about the multiple magazine and tabloid interviews she’s given, and personal photos she’s shared that have been published? Nah, totally normal for family to do.
That time she sh*t-talked Meghan’s amazing mother, Doria Ragland? (Oh, yes, she did.) She may have crossed the line but, sure, it’s her father’s second wife. There are issues there, sure.
Remember when she appeared on British talk shows like Loose Women and Good Morning Britain right before the royal wedding and suggested that Harry would be better off marrying someone other than Meghan? And tweeted that Cressida Bonas was more like Diana and that Harry should’ve married her instead? Pfft. Sibling rivalry.
Perhaps her biggest claim to fame to date, however, is being the alleged mastermind of those staged paparazzi photos of their father, Thomas Markle. Controversial enough for ya?
The 22nd season of Celebrity Big Brother will also reportedly include kidnapped British model Chloe Ayling and Bad Girls Club star Mehgan James — who may or may not have dated Rob Kardashian. Yeah, Samantha’s totally going to fit right in. Not that we’ll be watching.
(But we’ll totally be watching.)