The show we all know and love/hate is back on our screens in its seventh reincarnation, with all the usual exhibitionist characters. However, this year one of the contestants, Pete, has Tourette's Syndrome. It is questionable whether this is a ratings tactic or a genuine attempt to educate the public about a probably much-misunderstood condition. Tourette's is characterised by tics and coprolalia (involunatary, often rude speech).
Read the Guardian Unlimited opinion on Pete here.
Read a BBC roundup of the housemates here.