‘Jersey Shore’: Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino off to ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has already taken over American TV — so with that in mind, he has apparently set his sights on the world of the United Kingdom.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that the “Jersey Shore” star made the decision to enter the “Celebrity Big Brother” house — a place that has included a variety of people in past seasons such as Michael Madsen and former “X Factor” castoff Frankie Cocozza. This time around, there are not too many other names that American audiences are going to be familiar with, but he will be competing against Olympian Ashley McKenzie, several actresses from British television, and controversial journalist Samantha Brink.

For those who have never seen the British version of this show, the rules are slightly different than in America — here, the audience votes on how long you can in the competition on your way to winning the grand prize. This format was adopted in America for “Big Brother 1,” but producers quickly moved away from it to something that was more strategic while America plays more of a supplemental role.

For The Situation, we are betting that this move is largely business-related. He knows that the “Jersey Shore” is popular overseas (so much so that they have their own version now in “Geordie Shore,” and he probably sees this as an opportunity to build upon his fan base. He is certainly no stranger to reality TV on other networks, having appeared in the past on such shows as “Dancing with the Stars” (where he failed to impress after missing a good bit of rehearsal time due to filming his MTV show) and “The Choice” earlier this summer on Fox.

Does The Situation’s presence make you actually want to watch “Celebrity Big Brother”? We want to hear from you below! To check out what is going on with Mike’s “Jersey Shore” co-star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, be sure and read the story here.

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