Nelson Mandela has been tipped to win the first ever international Big Brother event to be held in Las Vegas next week, where celebrities and high profile individuals will represent their home countries locked inside a house and isolated from the outside world.
Mandela, who will be representing South Africa will be joined in the house by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund managing director, who will represent France, Martha Stewart who will compete for the USA and Roman Polanski who will enter as an independent.
Aung San Suu Kyi, who is second favorite, will be representing Burma in the event due to start on the 14th February.
The competition, just like any other Big Brother show, will see the housemates confined and locked in the house for 6 months. There will be no communication with the outside world and the winner will be decided via a telephone poll - where members of the public will decide who is set free, I mean evicted, and who completes their sentence, I mean wins.
Mandela, who famously wrote the biography "The Long Walk To Freedom" based on the his cruel captivity in South Africa, which saw him locked in a prison (a punishment for passing himself of as Morgan Freeman), many miles from his home, then released and forced to walk 50 miles back to his house is said to be "excited" about the event.