Celebrity and Bingo – becoming a celebrity bingo winner

What is it nowadays about celebrities? Certainly there has been a change in our attitudes towards them. Naturally, there have always been celebrities, but in the past it tended to be the case that people turned into celebrities as a result of other achievements that they had made in life, for instance in sport, on the stage or in music. Nowadays it seems that there is a new kind of culture in which people just want to be celebrities, as though becoming a celebrity is a reasonable lifetime goal.

The plea is ‘I just want to be famous’. No doubt one of the culprits in all this is reality television, though even Andy Warhol once famously said that everybody is entitled to their own fifteen minutes of fame.  In reality, that is not what he said at all; what he really said was “In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes” which is entirely different and has been misquoted many times. It is of course entirely wrong too.

Fame for most glory seekers is an ephemeral happening. To quote the great bard from Twelfth Night: “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them” but fame really can be something to be afraid of. Fame can really screw people up, especially when they attempt to hang on to it long after it has faded.

Bingo is an entirely different kettle of fish. It does not fade nor grow old. Bingo is simultaneously new and exciting and as comfortable as an old pair of slippers. Nobody plays bingo in order to become famous.

That is not to say that bingo has not created its own celebrities nor does it say that there is no symbiosis between the state of celebrity and the game of bingo. Some major bingo prize winners have been elevated to celebrity status and most of them have survived the process.

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