MUMBAI (Reuters Life!) - Former “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson will feature as a guest on the Indian version of the reality TV show “Big Brother” this week.
The 43-year-old model and actress lands in Mumbai on Monday night, said a spokeswoman for Colors, the television channel on which “Bigg Boss” is telecast.
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The Canadian-born Anderson, a former Playboy model, found worldwide fame as a buxom lifeguard in the 1990s TV series “Baywatch”.
“It’s been a long trip from LA to come and visit you here, but I am very excited to be in India and to meet the ‘Bigg Boss’ house mates,” Anderson was quoted as saying in a release.
“Actually it’s my first visit so I hope I will be able to get some impressions of the country during my stay.”
Anderson is likely to be in the ‘Bigg Boss’ house on the outskirts of Mumbai for less than a week, the Colors spokeswoman said. She had a similar stint in the Australian Big Brother show in 2008.
“Big Brother”, in which the public votes to evict contestants from a house where they are continuously filmed by surveillance cameras, is a pioneer in the reality TV genre with versions all over the world.
Contestants spend several days cooped-up in a specially-designed house under 24-hour surveillance, with no access to telephones or television. Each week, one of them is voted out.
The British series was at the centre of a broadcasting scandal in 2007, when contestant Jade Goody was accused of racist bullying of Indian housemate and eventual winner Shilpa Shetty, prompting tens of thousands of complaints.
“Bigg Boss” is in its fourth season in India and this year the line-up of celebrity contestants includes a former bandit.