BTW -that's Kirk Norcross of TOWIE (The Only Way Is Essex) fame, a reality show similar to Jersey Shore or The Real Housewives... francise on ITV 2. He's also been on the cover of attitude (see http://www.google.ie/search?q=kirk+norcross+attitude&hl=en&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=wB0LT-fmPImmhAe26dC8CQ&ved=0CCUQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=963)
Posted by: Wolfgang Schmitt | Jan 9, 2012 12:03:28 PM
This is more sad than funny
Posted by: Mark | Jan 9, 2012 12:07:12 PM
This could all be staged, it is reality t.v after all. (I also recognize one of the actresses from EastEnders there, she plays Sonya). Damn I want more British television, the shows on PBS aren't enough. :(
Posted by: Lazlo | Jan 9, 2012 12:32:31 PM
This isn't staged, he really is stupid. But it doesn't matter, because the majority of their viewers are too. Sad, and sad.
Posted by: scotsyank | Jan 9, 2012 1:08:30 PM
For what I want him for, he doesn't need to know geography, LOL!
Posted by: Jack M | Jan 9, 2012 1:31:33 PM
That is awesome! I love that he didn't know where America is! (or conversely, Asia)
Hey, I have no flipping clue where Essex is so I wont judge ya!
Posted by: Fenrox | Jan 9, 2012 2:22:54 PM
Well they certainly grow them dumb in Essex, don't they? Cute, but dumb. ;-)
Posted by: DRoseDARs | Jan 9, 2012 3:48:58 PM
The scary part isn't so much that Kirk (who does seem cute in an idiot puppy kind of way, but that's not gonna last) is so uninformed but that at least one of the other contestants ALSO said that she had no idea where America is on a map. How do people with such a low level of skills function in the world? It feels like Big Brother is actually some kind of habitat facility -- keeping these people protected from the outside world where they seem likely to be confused by all the lights and motion and run over in the streets.
Posted by: buster | Jan 9, 2012 4:00:20 PM
Posted by: Erich | Jan 9, 2012 5:00:27 PM
American kids wouldn't do any better. Had high school kids that couldn't point out areas on world map either. I think it's because geography is no longer taught in schools.
Posted by: Bruce | Jan 9, 2012 5:08:16 PM
He probably has no idea where anything is in the rest of the UK. I love the fact he picked Quebec for the tropics...STOOOOPID! LOL. He probably thinks Polar Bears live in Africa.
Posted by: Darrell | Jan 10, 2012 2:42:58 AM
What is "worse"... this is Celebrity Big Brother. These people are "celebrities" which makes you ponder, they do have some contact with the outside world, surely (as opposed to the general idiotic reality show contestant). However, the producers clearly chose Kirk as a stereotype of the thick as Essex joke-boy to make for "good television". Though, I'm with Jack M. And it would only be for one night anyway...
Posted by: Blair Martin | Jan 10, 2012 11:07:08 PM