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.Big Brother is a reality television show in which a group of people live together in a large house, isolated from the outside world but continuously watched by television cameras.^ Starfall 07-13-2008, 06:43 PM Who likes the show called "Big Brother"?
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^ I will never understand why people *continue* to watch that crap.
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Each series lasts for around three months, and there are usually fewer than 15 participants. The housemates try to win a cash prize by avoiding periodic evictions from the house. .The idea for the show came during a brainstorm session at the production house of John de Mol Produkties (an independent part of Endemol) on 4 September 1997. The first Big Brother broadcast was in the Netherlands in 1999 on the Veronica TV channel.^ On behalf of Emma’s family including Tim [her partner], we sincerely thank the Big Brother production team for supporting and respecting our family’s decision.
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^ Starfall 07-13-2008, 06:43 PM Who likes the show called "Big Brother"?
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It was picked up by the UK the following year and became a nation-wide sensation. Since then it has been a prime-time hit in almost 70 countries. .The show's name comes from George Orwell's 1948 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (see Big Brother).^ Starfall 07-13-2008, 06:43 PM Who likes the show called "Big Brother"?
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^ Big Brother - Morty's TV Big Brother fansite provides a schedule of the reality TV show and also news updates, recaps, and pictures.
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Format

Although each country has made its own adaptations and changes to the format, the general concept has stayed the same: "Housemates" are confined to a specially designed house where their every action is recorded by cameras and microphones at all times and they are not permitted any contact with the outside world.
In most versions, at regular intervals (normally once weekly, as introduced in the UK version, although in most early series it was every two weeks), the housemates are invited to vote to have one of a number of nominated housemates evicted from the house. In some cases, two housemates may be evicted simultaneously (a "double eviction"), or rarely, no housemates will be removed for that week. At the end of the game, the last remaining housemate is declared the winner of that particular series and receives prizes, often including a large amount of money, a car, a holiday and (in some editions) a house.
.From a sociological and demographic perspective, this format allows the opportunity for analysis of how people react when forced into close confinement with people who lie outside their comfort zone, since they may hold different opinions or ideals from other contestants, or simply belong to a different group of people than a contestant normally interacts with.^ People may cast their own views and opinions but these people are not privy to Emma and dad’s relationship.
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Indeed, the format is ideally suited to such analysis because the viewer is afforded the opportunity to see how a person reacts on the outside through the constant recording of their actions and also what they feel on the inside through the Diary Room/Confession Room. The results can range from violent or angry confrontations to genuine and tender connections (often including romantic interludes), providing entertainment to the public.
.Besides living together under continuous observation, which is the major attraction of the contest, the program relies on four basic props: The stripped-bare back-to-basics environment in which they live, the evictions, the weekly tasks and competitions set by Big Brother and the "Diary/Confession Room," in which the housemates individually convey their thoughts, feelings, and frustrations and reveal their nominees for eviction.^ Volunteering - Volunteer work and volunteer programs with Big Brothers ...
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^ A contestant on the Australian Big Brother reality television program, will not be told that her father had passed away last week, after a decision was handed down by the shows producers.
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.In the first season of most series of Big Brother, the house that the housemates had to live in was very basic.^ Big Brother - IMDb.com Cast, crew, background, and other information about Big Brother, the television series that locks strangers in a house for an extended period of time to be observed ...
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^ Big Brother (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Big Brother is a reality television show, where, in each series, a group of people live together in the Big Brother House, isolated from the outside world but continuously watched ...
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Although essential amenities such as running water, furniture and a limited ration of food were provided, luxury items were often forbidden. This added a survivalist element to the show, increasing the potential for social tension within the house. Nowadays, almost all series provide a modern house for the contest, with a jacuzzi, sauna, VIP suite, loft and other luxuries.
.The housemates are required to do housework, and are set tasks by the producers of the show, who communicate with the housemates via the omnipresent authority figure known to them only as "Big Brother."^ 'Inhumane' Big Brother won't budge on dead father - Digg to show Disgust!
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^ A contestant on the Australian Big Brother reality television program, will not be told that her father had passed away last week, after a decision was handed down by the shows producers.
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^ The producers are and will always be cockheads who put their ***** show and their desperate claw for ratings before any of the contestents, but the contestents are retarded just for wanting to be on that lame show.
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The tasks are designed to test their teamwork abilities and community spirit, and in some countries the housemates' shopping budget or weekly allowance often depends on the outcome of any given tasks. The housemates have a weekly allowance with which they can buy food and other essentials.
At regular intervals, the housemates each privately nominate a number of fellow housemates that they wish to see evicted from the house. The housemates with the most nomination points are then announced and viewers are given the opportunity to vote via telephone for whom they wish to see evicted. The only known exception to this process is the American version, in which the housemates themselves vote to evict each other. After the votes are tallied, the "evictee" leaves the house and is interviewed live by the host of the show, usually in front of a studio audience.
The series is notable for involving the Internet. Although the show typically broadcasts daily updates in the evening (which are sometimes criticized for their heavy editing), viewers can also watch a continuous, 24-hour feed from multiple cameras on the web. These websites were highly successful, even after some national series started charging for access to the video stream. In some countries, Internet broadcasting was supplemented by updates via email, WAP and SMS. .The House is even shown live on satellite television, although in some countries, such as the UK, with a 10-15 minute delay to allow libelous or unacceptable content (such as references to people who are not taking part in the program and have therefore not consented to have personal information about them broadcast) to be removed.^ Big Brother - IMDb.com Cast, crew, background, and other information about Big Brother, the television series that locks strangers in a house for an extended period of time to be observed ...
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^ It quotes numerous people who claim that telling her is what's best even through it's quite clear that she, her, father, and her family, decided this issue ahead of time.
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^ Big Brother (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Big Brother is a reality television show, where, in each series, a group of people live together in the Big Brother House, isolated from the outside world but continuously watched ...
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Despite derision from many critics, the show has been a commercial success around the world. The voyeuristic nature of the show, in which contestants volunteer to surrender their privacy in return for minor celebrity status and a comparatively small cash prize, has attracted much scorn.[1] On numerous occasions, participants in the various series have become sexually involved with each other, sometimes engaging in intercourse in front of Big Brother's cameras. This recorded material is typically not broadcast due to its explicit nature, as in the Australian and American editions. Other editions, however, such as the German and British versions, do broadcast it. The Internet stream also captures such moments, which has led to some controversy, with certain jurisdictions such as Greece attempting to have the show removed from the airwaves.[1]
Most international versions of the show remain quite similar to each other in that their main format remains true to the original fly on the wall, observational style, with the emphasis being on human relationships. This is taken to the extent that contestants are forbidden from discussing nominations or voting strategy altogether. The U.S. version, however, has since 2001 taken on a significantly different format from the others in their second season, with a far stronger emphasis on strategy, competition and voting.

Isolation of housemates

The housemates are, for the most part, isolated within the house. .They are allowed no access to television, radio or the Internet and are not allowed any form of communications with the outside world (including other media).^ All I can say is, I'm glad I no longer have access to Australian television.
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In some shows, even books and writing material are not permitted, with the exception of religious materials such as the Bible, Torah or Qur'an; however, some versions completely ban all reading material, whether or not it is religious or secular. Some versions (especially the British version) ban writing utensils; because of this, any sort of item that can be used to write with are often banned, such as lipstick or eyeliner. .Despite the fact that the housemates are isolated from the outside world, on some occasions, some houseguests are allowed to exit the house as part of various prizes or tasks.^ Big Brother (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Big Brother is a reality television show, where, in each series, a group of people live together in the Big Brother House, isolated from the outside world but continuously watched ...
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Housemates are sometimes permitted to exit the house in case of emergencies, however, they must come back within 24 hours to avoid being eliminated from the game.
Contestants are not completely isolated, however. .They have regularly scheduled interactions with the show's host (mostly on eviction nights), and throughout each day the program's producer, via the "Big Brother" voice, instructs the contestants on various matters and sometimes issues tasks or commands them to take certain actions.^ Volunteering - Volunteer work and volunteer programs with Big Brothers ...
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^ Big Brother - Morty's TV Big Brother fansite provides a schedule of the reality TV show and also news updates, recaps, and pictures.
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In some versions of the show, private chats with a psychologist are allowed at any time, often by means of a telephone in the Diary Room.
Contact from the outside world has taken place in the form of fly-overs by planes carrying banners with messages for the contestants. .Whenever these planes are discovered by producers, the house guests are ordered indoors by Big Brother in an effort to prevent them from reading the banners.^ A contestant on the Australian Big Brother reality television program, will not be told that her father had passed away last week, after a decision was handed down by the shows producers.
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Variations in the format

Location of different versions of Big Brother
  • There are six special pan-regional versions of Big Brother. .All these follow the normal Big Brother rules with the exception that contestants must come from each of the different countries in the region where it airs:
  • In the third UK series, Big Brother set live tasks for the housemate on a Saturday night in order to win treats.^ A contestant on the Australian Big Brother reality television program, will not be told that her father had passed away last week, after a decision was handed down by the shows producers.
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    ^ Sophie wins Big Brother 10 with 74% of the current vote total...
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    This format was discontinued in the fifth series due to poor ratings. .This format has been used in Australia in the form of Friday Night Live.
  • The fifth UK edition introduced the "Evil" touch, whereby the character of Big Brother became almost a villain.^ 'Big Brother 11' Live Feed Update: It Comes Down to the Hula www.buddytv.com/big-brother.aspx #2 yahoo(8) msn(8) .
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    Big Brother was establishing punishments and was proposing hard tasks and secret tricks. This was also seen in Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Pacific, Scandinavia, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, Philippines and Mexico.
  • The sixth UK series introduced secret missions where housemate would be able to win luxuries if they completed a secret task set by Big Brother.
  • In the seventh UK series, Big Brother became "twisted." Every week, housemates' mental states were put to the test as Big Brother tried to break them. As a result of this, many housemates broke down.
  • The eighth UK series saw an all-female house. However, three days later, one male housemate entered. The same twist was used in Big Brother 4 Bulgaria. .Big Brother Africa 4 used the same twist using an all male launch show instead of females.
  • Since BB2, The UK series always opens with a twist which have included the public being able to choose the final housemate out of 3 possibilities (BB2), the public voting for a housemate to leave during the first week and then the housemates choosing between the two housemates with the least number of votes (BB3), First Night Nominations (BB4), Suit Case Nominations (BB5), Unlucky Housemate 13 (BB6), Big Brother Hood (BB7), an all-female House and the first inclusion of twins as contestants (BB8), the first couple to enter as housemates and set a secret task to hide their real relationship (BB9), all "housemates" really being "non housemates" who had to earn their housemate status (BB10), Jackie Stallone entering a house containing her son's ex-wife (CBB3), entrance of a non-celebrity in a celebrity edition (CBB4) Jade Goody's family announced to be visiting.^ This is a non-story, if the family is who wished it.
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    ^ Big Brother - IMDb.com Cast, crew, background, and other information about Big Brother, the television series that locks strangers in a house for an extended period of time to be observed ...
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    (CBB5). In 2009 during the sixth celebrity series, LaToya Jackson was first to enter and walked straight into the bedrooms - which are usually locked until everyone has arrived - and entered a private bedroom she put her bag on the bed to claim it as her own, it was assumed this was pre-arranged [1] , Terry Christian became Head Of House - which had been used in the latter weeks of the previous non-celebrity series - and had to choose three housemates to face the first eviction, which the others later voted to save one of the nominees, Ben Adams, leaving Lucy Pinder and eventual winner Ulrika Johnsson to face the first eviction. .In the summer series of 2009 the house at first was empty with only crates to sit on and none of the new arrivals were given housemate status, and had to earn it by doing tasks, some of which were minor sacrifices, the most notable were Noirin Kelly shaving off her eyebrows and drawing a mustache and glasses on her face, which she had to do for almost three weeks until she won a chance to stop doing it, Freddie Fisher and eventual winner Sophie Reade changed their names by deedpoll to Halfwit and Dogface respectively, they were addressed by these names by Big Brother for ten weeks - although their fellow housemates could refer to them by their original names except during nominations - they were given a present by Big Brother in Week 10 to have their original names back.^ Big Brother recaps, commentary, and news.
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    ^ Big Brother - IMDb.com Cast, crew, background, and other information about Big Brother, the television series that locks strangers in a house for an extended period of time to be observed ...
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    .On Day 4 the six people who had not received housemate status were put up for a public vote, the person with the least votes - which turned out to be Beinazir Lasharie - had to leave immediately, the house was then transformed into looking like a Big Brother house.^ I copied this from the Big Brother website: A letter from Emma's brother DAY 34 09:50 A letter from Emma's brother Big Brother is aware of and understands many of the concerns the public has expressed upon learning the sad news of Housemate Emma’s father’s death.
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    ^ Without you guys and this Big Brother experience he wouldn’t otherwise have had this opportunity and insight into his daughter’s life, thank you.
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    Other countries such as Bulgaria and the United States (and previously Australia) have now started using these opening night twists.
  • The fifth UK edition introduced "Fake evictions" where one or two housemates are "evicted"; however, unbeknownst to the housemates, they have in fact not been evicted. The housemate/s usually are put into a secret house where numerous twists happen. In the eighth UK Series one housemate was evicted, interviewed, and then sent straight back into the house. The housemates in the house got to see everything live, though.
  • In France and Canada, the format has been developed using couples. .Twelve single people stay in the same house until only the winning couple are left.
  • Big Brother USA currently uses a different set of rules that began with the second season (the first season used the traditional format).^ DylanJohn, on 10/11/2007 , -0/+4 I realise I'm only repeating what others have already said, but it was the family's wishes that she not be told until she leaves the house.
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    Nominations are done by one houseguest, the Head of Household (HoH) and the houseguests vote for which nominee to evict, not the viewers. The third season introduced the Power of Veto, where a houseguest can save a nominee causing the Head of Household to name a replacement nominee. It's been adapted in Brazil and Africa and since then some countries modified their nominations rules.
  • The eighth American season introduced "America's Player," a houseguest that is given assignments, unknown to the other houseguests, through votes from the viewing public. Included in the public voting is which nominated houseguest America's Player should vote off and campaign to get evicted. .(Dan was "America's Player" on Big Brother 10 (U.S) This was also seen in the second Teen Edition of the Philippine version as the "House Player."
  • The third Dutch edition introduced the notion of "The Battle," in which the house is separated into a luxurious half and a poor half, with two teams of housemates constantly fighting for time in the luxurious half.^ Big Brother - IMDb.com Cast, crew, background, and other information about Big Brother, the television series that locks strangers in a house for an extended period of time to be observed ...
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    ^ Big Brother (U.S.) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Big Brother is an American version of the Big Brother reality television show based on the Dutch television series of the same name originally created in 1997 by John de Mol.
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    Separated houses have also been used in:
    • Netherlands, 2001 and Netherlands, 2002, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Rich and Poor.
    • Poland, 2002, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Rich and Poor.
    • UK, 2002, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Rich and Poor (effective from the 3rd to 6th week).
    • Australia, 2003, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Round House and Square House (effective until Day 22).
    • Denmark, 2003, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Rich and Poor.
    • Germany, 2003, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Rich and Poor.
    • Greece, 2003, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Rich and Poor.
    • Norway, 2003, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Rich and Poor.
    • Spain, 2004, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Rich and Poor.
    • Germany, 2004-2005, The Housemates lived in a house with 3 areas: Rich, Normal and Survivor.
    • Scandinavian Peninsula, 2005, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Norwegian House and Swedish House (effective on the 1st week).
    • Germany, 2005-2006, The Housemates lived in a village with 3 houses. .Rich, Normal and Poor.
    • Slovakia, 2005, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Rich and Poor.
    • Italy, 2006, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Rich and Poor.
    • UK, 2007, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Masters (Luxurious area) and Servants (Basic area) (effective from the 3rd to 6th day).
    • Italy, 2007, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Normal and Dump.
    • Spain, 2008, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: House Big Brother Season 10 and House Big Brother Season 1.
    • Germany, 2008, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Rich and Poor.
    • Slovenia, 2008, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Rich and Poor.
    • Germany, 2008-2009, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Heaven and Hell.
    • UK, 2008, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Heaven and Hell (effective from the 6th to 10th week).
    • Brazil, 2009, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Rich and Poor (effective on the 1st week).
    • Israel, 2009, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Rich and Poor (effective from the 4th to the 8th week).
    • Spain, 2009-2010, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Normal house and Spy house.
    • Finland, 2009, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Paradise and Slum (effective from the 2nd to 10th week).
    • Philippines, 2009, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: House A (Antoni Gaudí architectural design inspired) and House B (Vincent van Gogh paintings inspired).^ I copied this from the Big Brother website: A letter from Emma's brother DAY 34 09:50 A letter from Emma's brother Big Brother is aware of and understands many of the concerns the public has expressed upon learning the sad news of Housemate Emma’s father’s death.
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      ^ A contestant on the Australian Big Brother reality television program, will not be told that her father had passed away last week, after a decision was handed down by the shows producers.
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      ^ Sophie wins Big Brother 10 with 74% of the current vote total...
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      .(effective until the 9th week; House B was re-opened on the 16th week as part of a season twist).
    • Serbia, VIP 2010, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Rich and Poor.
    • Albania, 2010, The Housemates lived in a house with 2 areas: Rich and Poor.
  • In Germany a new version of the show started: Big Brother - Das Dorf (Big Brother - The Village).^ Big Brother recaps, commentary, and news.
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    ^ Big Brother 11 - SirLinksALot Big Brother 11 links including news, interviews, video, and episode recaps.
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    It was the sixth season and started the same day season 5 ended. This was the first version supposed to run for years (without a predetermined end). It was set in a small artificial village including a church tower, a marketplace, 3 houses, 3 working areas (farm, car garage, dressmaking, a matcharena, a pub, a fitness room, and later a small hotel, into which celebrities from the real world could move). The season ended after 363 days in February 2006 because of low ratings. In season seven, RTL II switched back to a traditional version.
  • The fourth Greek season introduced a new element: the mother. In Big Mother, nine housemates take part in the game with their mothers, with whom they must coexist during the contest. The "mamas" were not able to win the prize but they would stay with their children until their eviction. .However, this proved to be a failure with the show's audience and the show switched back to the traditional Big Brother format in mid-season.^ 'Inhumane' Big Brother won't budge on dead father - Digg to show Disgust!
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    ^ A contestant on the Australian Big Brother reality television program, will not be told that her father had passed away last week, after a decision was handed down by the shows producers.
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    This concept, in modified form, was used in the second Philippine Teen edition, wherein the guardians. the housemates' kins, had a separate winner.
  • In the tenth week of Seventh UK season, the housemates were paired with their "best friend" in the house and had to nominate and face eviction as couples. The ninth American season took this format and added a romantic aspect, by pairing the Housemates up and having them compete as couples chosen by their compatibility to each other.
  • The ninth Brazilian season featured the "Bubble," a glass house built inside a shopping mall in Rio de Janeiro where 4 housemate-wannabes lived for a week until 2 of them were voted to enter the actual household. .Later in the same season, a new "Bubble" was built inside the Big Brother household, with another 2 housemates living inside it for a week until they were voted in and the glass house dismantled.
  • Introduced in the fifth season of the American series, several countries have included twins, and in some cases triplets, in their shows.^ 'Inhumane' Big Brother won't budge on dead father - Digg to show Disgust!
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    ^ A contestant on the Australian Big Brother reality television program, will not be told that her father had passed away last week, after a decision was handed down by the shows producers.
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    ^ Last year they almost canned the show because a couple of guys turkey slapped some chick in bed, that was funny.
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    Series that have used Housemates who are twins or triplets are:
    • USA, 2004, Adria Montgomery-Klein and Natalie Montgomery-Carroll, 7th (Adria) and 8th (Natalie) Evicted, Used Name: "Adria."
    • Australia, 2005, David and Greg Matthew, 14th Evicted (David) and Winner (Greg, although the prize money was split), Used Name: "Logan" (Middle name of both Twins).
    • Germany, 2005-2006, Beate and Birgit, 26th Evicted (Beate) and 33rd Evicted (Birgit).
    • Bulgaria, 2006, Lyubov, Nadejda, and Vyara Stancheva, 7th (Nadejda) and 9th (Vyara) Evicted, Winner (Lyubov), Used Name: "Vyara."
    • UK, 2007, Amanda and Sam Marchant, second place (both were treated separately until Day 68 when they became one). .The were then known in the media as Samanda
    • France, 2007, Marjorie, Cyrielle and Johanna Bluteau, Winners (They competed as a team).
    • Spain, 2007, Conchi and Pamela De Los Santos, 2nd Place, Used Name: "Rosa."
    • Poland, 2007, Aneta and Martyna Bielecka, 4th Evicted (They were discovered as twins), Used Name: "Martyna."
    • India, 2008, Sana and Alina, 4th Evicted (Sana was introduced as Alina but the housemates soon found her to be different person and both were out at the eviction)
    • Israel, 2008, Leon and Boris Schneiderovsky, 1st Evicted (Boris) and 5th Place (Leon).
    • Africa, 2009, Edward and Erastus Moongo, currently in the house playing as separate housemates.
    • Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro, 2009, Admir and Enis Mujabašić, and Violeta and Kristina Raleva.
    • Philippines, 2009, Kenny & Toffi Santos and JM & JP Lagumbay.^ Koroibos el 05-07-2009 13:23 UTC #25     #23 Es copiado y pegado del blog, ya sé q lo de guapa....
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      The twins in each set originally must switch roles when instructed (only true with the Santos twins after JP's exit, but JM must still assume JP's identity when instructed). JP voluntary exited and JM along with the Santos Twins were forcibly evicted.
  • A variation of the above twist was done in the second Celebrity Edition of the Philippine version wherein two housemates related by profession or as familial relationships are considered as 2-in-1 housemates wherein they were to play as one housemate until an appointed time.
  • In Celebrity Hijack UK evicted housemates were given the opportunity to affect the house one last time and had to choose if a "ninja" delivered good or bad gifts to the house. .Later that year Big Brother Australia 2008 introduced the 'Housemate Hand Grenade,' where the evicted housemate was given the power to decide which housemate receives a big brother devised penalty.
  • In the third Philippine series the main house was divided into two house areas, with each having its own kitchen, living room and bedroom.^ A contestant on the Australian Big Brother reality television program, will not be told that her father had passed away last week, after a decision was handed down by the shows producers.
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    ^ Without you guys and this Big Brother experience he wouldn’t otherwise have had this opportunity and insight into his daughter’s life, thank you.
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    The two houses share one confession room. .The twins of this season must not reveal that there are twins in the house or Big Brother has two houses during the first week.
  • Big Brother 5 Bulgaria, which starts in early 2010 will introduce a new family format - Big Brother Family.^ On behalf of Emma’s family including Tim [her partner], we sincerely thank the Big Brother production team for supporting and respecting our family’s decision.
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    ^ A contestant on the Australian Big Brother reality television program, will not be told that her father had passed away last week, after a decision was handed down by the shows producers.
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    ^ StormyAaron, on 10/11/2007 , -1/+62 As much as I dislike shows like Big Brother, every other report I have seen on this issue, shows that it was the choice of the contestant and the father (and family) not to tell her that the father has died if she was still in the house.
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    For the very first time whole families will enter the House with their spouses, children and relatives. They will receive a salary for their stay and the winning family will receive a big cash prize, a car and an apartment.

Special editions of Big Brother

Celebrity Big Brother / Big Brother VIP

The Big Brother format has been adapted in some countries in that the housemates are locally known celebrities. .These shows are called Celebrity Big Brother or Big Brother VIP, depending on where the series is.^ 'Inhumane' Big Brother won't budge on dead father - Digg to show Disgust!
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^ A contestant on the Australian Big Brother reality television program, will not be told that her father had passed away last week, after a decision was handed down by the shows producers.
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.In some countries, the prize money normally awarded to the winning housemate is donated to a charity, and all celebrities are paid to appear in the show as long as they do not voluntarily leave before their eviction or the end of the series.^ Last year they almost canned the show because a couple of guys turkey slapped some chick in bed, that was funny.
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The rest of the format rules are almost the same as the ones from the original version, although in many occasions they are not so strict due to the exceptional character of the program. The series has been a prime-time hit in many countries and was aired for the first time in 1999, in the Netherlands.
  • A second variant appeared in the Netherlands in 2006: Hotel Big Brother. .A group of celebrity hoteliers and a Big Boss run a hotel, collecting money for charity without nominations, evictions or winner.
  • A third variant appeared in the UK in early 2008: Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack, temporarily replacing the 2007 edition of Celebrity Big Brother while a racial abuse incident in Celebrity Big Brother 2007 cooled down.^ Without you guys and this Big Brother experience he wouldn’t otherwise have had this opportunity and insight into his daughter’s life, thank you.
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    ^ A contestant on the Australian Big Brother reality television program, will not be told that her father had passed away last week, after a decision was handed down by the shows producers.
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    ^ Thanks -Dweeb Corqueatsz, on 10/11/2007 , -29/+52 Disgusting, hopefully this is the last nail in Big Brother's long-due coffin.
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    Instead of the celebrities playing the role of housemates, the celebrities in fact become Big Brother himself. The celebrities create tasks, hold nominations, etc. with the help of Big Brother. The housemates of the show are considered by the producers "Britain's most exceptional and extraordinary" 18-21 year olds. The prize for the winner of the series was £50,000.[2]
  • VIP Brother 3 Bulgaria introduced in 2009 an entirely new conception of the show, where the celebrities compete for charity causes, and sometimes they are allowed to leave the House in order to gain money for the given cause, which is different each week.

Other editions

The Big Brother format has been extensively modified in some countries, most often to the point where the housemates are either teenagers or housemates from previous seasons. The winners of these seasons are often eligible to win the prize for themselves, unlike most of the celebrity edition versions.
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  • Big Brother: Ty wybierasz (Big Brother: You Decide - Poland, season 1: 13 days; season 2: 7 days).^ Without you guys and this Big Brother experience he wouldn’t otherwise have had this opportunity and insight into his daughter’s life, thank you.
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    A group of people -10 in season 1 and 6 in season 2- living together and competing for a pair of spots in the next regular season. It was made before the first two main Big Brother seasons. .Without nominations or evictions.
  • Big Brother, Tilbake I Huset (Big Brother, Back In The House - Norway, 9 days).^ Without you guys and this Big Brother experience he wouldn’t otherwise have had this opportunity and insight into his daughter’s life, thank you.
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    The BB1 Norway housemates living together again. They also welcome 4 new housemates, who are competing for a spot in the next regular season. .Without nominations or evictions.
  • Big Brother Stjärnveckan (Big Brother, Week Of Stars - Sweden, 6 days); Big Brother, Reality All Star (Denmark, 32 days).^ Without you guys and this Big Brother experience he wouldn’t otherwise have had this opportunity and insight into his daughter’s life, thank you.
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    ^ A contestant on the Australian Big Brother reality television program, will not be told that her father had passed away last week, after a decision was handed down by the shows producers.
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    ^ Our family is not familiar with all this media attention and we are extremely grateful and appreciative of Big Brother's discretion and tact in dealing with this issue.
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    Season with contestants from several reality shows, including Big Brother.
  • Big Brother Panto (United Kingdom, 11 days). .Housemate from previous series spent time in the Big Brother House in order to perform a pantomime at the end of the series.
  • Teen Big Brother (United Kingdom, 10 days; Philippines, 42 days (Season 1), 77 days (Season 2)).^ I copied this from the Big Brother website: A letter from Emma's brother DAY 34 09:50 A letter from Emma's brother Big Brother is aware of and understands many of the concerns the public has expressed upon learning the sad news of Housemate Emma’s father’s death.
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    ^ Thanks -Dweeb Corqueatsz, on 10/11/2007 , -29/+52 Disgusting, hopefully this is the last nail in Big Brother's long-due coffin.
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    ^ StormyAaron, on 10/11/2007 , -1/+62 As much as I dislike shows like Big Brother, every other report I have seen on this issue, shows that it was the choice of the contestant and the father (and family) not to tell her that the father has died if she was still in the house.
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    .Teenage housemates (15 years old and above) competing in a BB house.
  • Big Brother: All-Stars (Belgium, 21 days; United States, 72 days; Canada, 64 days).^ I copied this from the Big Brother website: A letter from Emma's brother DAY 34 09:50 A letter from Emma's brother Big Brother is aware of and understands many of the concerns the public has expressed upon learning the sad news of Housemate Emma’s father’s death.
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    ^ Our family is not familiar with all this media attention and we are extremely grateful and appreciative of Big Brother's discretion and tact in dealing with this issue.
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    .Big Brother where all the housemates come from previous seasons of the contest.
  • Veliki Brat: Generalna Proba (Big Brother Try Out - Serbia, 7 days).^ I copied this from the Big Brother website: A letter from Emma's brother DAY 34 09:50 A letter from Emma's brother Big Brother is aware of and understands many of the concerns the public has expressed upon learning the sad news of Housemate Emma’s father’s death.
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    ^ A contestant on the Australian Big Brother reality television program, will not be told that her father had passed away last week, after a decision was handed down by the shows producers.
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    ^ Our family is not familiar with all this media attention and we are extremely grateful and appreciative of Big Brother's discretion and tact in dealing with this issue.
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    .Twelve Serbian contestants competing for a spot in the next Big Brother Balkans season.^ A contestant on the Australian Big Brother reality television program, will not be told that her father had passed away last week, after a decision was handed down by the shows producers.
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    ^ Big Brother Contestant Slashes his Wrists .
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    .Without nominations or evictions.
  • Gran Hermano: El Reencuentro (Current Season): An All Stars special edition to celebrate ten years of show.^ Tenemos el récord mundial de Gran Hermano.
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    Enemy ex-housemates compete, nominate and will be evicted in pairs.
There are also "test runs" with a group of celebrities or journalists living together in the house during a few days, with the only goal being testing out the house. .There are occasions where people who have auditioned for the show are also put in the house, most notably in the British edition, where many housemates claim to have met before.^ It quotes numerous people who claim that telling her is what's best even through it's quite clear that she, her, father, and her family, decided this issue ahead of time.
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^ The producers are and will always be cockheads who put their ***** show and their desperate claw for ratings before any of the contestents, but the contestents are retarded just for wanting to be on that lame show.
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Series such as these are known to occur in Argentina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Mexico, Pacific, Philippines, Spain and many other countries. In some cases, it is not broadcast, but in others, such as the US edition, it is used as a promotional tool.

Big Brother series

There are currently 224 winners of the Big Brother format. The most recent being Mauro Marin from Italy.
Region/Country Local Title Network Winners Main Presenters
Big Brother Africa M-Net
United Kingdom E4 (Season 1)
United States The Africa Channel (Season 1 in 2008)
Season 1, 2003: Zambia Cherise Makubale
Season 2, 2007: Tanzania Richard Dyle Bezuidenhout
Season 3, 2008: Angola Ricardo Venancio
Season 4, 2009: Nigeria Kevin Chuwang
Mark Pilgrim (Season 1)
Kabelo Ngakane (Season 2-3)
Ikponmwosa "I.K." Osakioduwa
(Season 4)
Albania Albania Big Brother Top Channel
Season 1, 2008: Arbër Çepani
Season 2, 2009: Qetsor Ferunaj
Season 3, 2010: Current season
Arbana Osmani (Season 1-present)
Arab League Arab World بيغ براذر الرئيس
Big Brother Al-Rais
MBC II Season 1, 2004: Discontinued[3] Razan Maghrebi (Season 1)
 Argentina Gran Hermano Telefe
Uruguay Canal 4
Season 1, 2001: Marcelo Corazza
Season 2, 2001: Roberto Parra
Season 3, 2002-2003: Viviana Colmenero
Season 4, 2007: Marianela Mirra
Season 5, 2007: Esteban Morais
Season 6, 2010: Upcoming season
Soledad Silveira (Season 1-3)
Jorge Rial (Season 4-present)
Gran Hermano Famosos Telefe
Season 1, 2007: Diego Leonardi
Jorge Rial (Season 1)
 Australia Big Brother Australia Network Ten
New Zealand TV 2 (Season 1-6)
Gretel Killeen (Season 1-7)
Kyle Sandilands (Season 8)
Jackie O (Season 8)
Celebrity Big Brother Network Ten Season 1, 2002: Dylan Lewis
 Belgium Kanaal Twee
Season 1, 2000: Steven Spillebeen
Season 2, 2001: Ellen Dufour
Season 3, 2002: Kelly Vandevenne
Season 4, 2003: Kristof van Camp
Season 5, 2006: Kirsten Janssens
Season 6, 2007: Diana Ferrante
Walter Grootaers (All seasons)
Big Brother VIPs vtm
Kanaal Twee
Season 1, 2001: Sam Gooris
Season 2, 2006: Pim Symoens
Big Brother All-Stars Kanaal Twee
Season 1, 2003: Heidi Zutterman
 Brazil Big Brother Brasil Rede Globo
Portugal Globo Portugal (Season 8)
Season 1, 2002: Kléber de Paula
Season 2, 2002: Rodrigo Leonel
Season 3, 2003: Dhomini Ferreira
Season 4, 2004: Cida da Silva
Season 5, 2005: Jean Wyllys
Season 6, 2006: Mara Viana
Season 7, 2007: Diego Gasques
Season 8, 2008: Rafinha Ribeiro
Season 9, 2009: Maximiliano Porto
Season 10, 2010: Current season
Marisa Orth (Season 1)
Pedro Bial (Season 1-present)
 Bulgaria Big Brother Nova Television
Nova+ (Live) (Season 1-4)
Diema Family (Live) (Season 5)
Season 1, 2004-2005: Zdravko Vasilev
Season 2, 2005: Miroslav Atanasov
Season 3, 2006: Lyubov Stancheva
Season 4, 2008: Georgi Alourkov
Season 5, 2010: Upcoming season
Niki Kunchev (Season 1-3; 5)
Evelina Pavlova (Season 1-2)
Milen Tsvetkov (Season 4)
VIP Brother Nova Television
Nova+ (Live) (Season 1-2)
Diema 2 (Live) (Season 3)
Season 1, 2006: Konstantin Slavov
Season 2, 2007: Hristina Stefanova
Season 3, 2009: Deyan Slavchev
Season 4, 2010: Upcoming season
Niki Kunchev (Season 1-present)
Evelina Pavlova (Season 1)
 Canada Loft Story TQS[4]
Season 1, 2003: Julie Lemay & Samuel Tissot
Season 2, 2006: Mathieu Baron & Stéphanie Bélanger
Season 3, 2006: Jean-Philippe Anwar & Kim Rusk
Season 4, 2007: Mathieu Surprenant
Season 5, 2008: Charles-Éric Boncoeur
Renée-Claude Brazeau (Season 1)
Philippe Fehmiu (Season 1)
Isabelle Maréchal (Season 2)
Virginie Coossa (Season 2-4)
Marie Plourde (Season 3-5)
Kim Rusk (Season 5-6)
Pierre-Yves Lord (Season 6)
Loft Story: La Revanche
Season 6, 2009: Sébastien Tremblay
Big Brother V
Season 7, 2010 : Current season
Chéli Sauvé-Castonguay (Season 1)
 Colombia Gran Hermano Caracol TV
Season 1, 2003: Mónica Tejón
Adriana Arango (Season 1)
Carlos Calero (Season 1)
 Croatia Big Brother RTL
Season 1, 2004: Saša Tkalčević
Season 2, 2005: Hamdija Seferović
Season 3, 2006: Danijel Rimanić
Season 4, 2007: Vedran Lovrenčić
Season 5, 2008: Krešimir Duvančić
Daria Knez (Season 1)
Antonija Blaće(Season 2-present)
Celebrity Big Brother
Season 1, 2008: Danijela Dvornik
Antonija Blaće (Season 1)
 Czech Republic Big Brother TV NOVA
Season 1, 2005: David Šín
Eva Aichmajerová (Season 1)
Lejla Abbasová (Season 1)
Leoš Mareš (Season 1)
 Denmark Big Brother TV Danmark
Season 1, 2001: Jill Liv Nielsen
Season 2, 2001: Carsten B. Berthelsen
Season 3, 2003: Johnni Madsen
Lisbeth Janniche (All seasons)
Big Brother VIP
Season 1, 2003: Thomas Bickham
Big Brother Reality All-Stars Season 1, 2004: Jill Liv Nielsen (Big Brother)
 Ecuador Gran Hermano Ecuavisa
Season 1, 2003: David Burbano
Toty Rodríguez (Season 1)
 Finland Sub
Season 1, 2005: Perttu Sirviö
Season 2, 2006: Sari Nygren
Season 3, 2007: Sauli Koskinen
Season 4, 2008: Anniina Mustajärvi
Season 5, 2009: Iran Aso Alanso
Season 6, 2010: Upcoming season
Mari Kakko (Season 1-2)
Vappu Pimiä (Season 3-5)
 France Loft Story M6
Season 1, 2001: Christophe Mercy & Loana Petrucciani
Season 2, 2002: Karine Delgado & Thomas Saillofest
Benjamin Castaldi (Season 1-2)
TF1 Season 1, 2007: Marjorie, Cyrielle and Johanna Bluteau ("Les Triplées")
Season 2, 2008: Belgium Matthias Pohl
Season 3, 2009: Emilie Nefnaf
Season 4, 2010: Upcoming season
Benjamin Castaldi (Season 1-present)
 Germany
RTL II
RTL (Season 2-3)
Single TV (Season 2)
Tele 5 (Season 4-6)
MTV2 Pop (Season 4-5)
VIVA (Season 5, 9)
Premiere (Season 5-present)
9Live (Season 8)
Season 1, 2000: John Milz
Season 2, 2000: Alida Kurras
Season 3, 2001: Karina Schreiber
Season 4, 2003: Jan Geilhufe
Season 5, 2004-2005: Sascha Sirtl
Season 6, 2005-2006: Michael Knopf
Season 7, 2007: Michael Carstensen
Season 8, 2008: Silke Kaufmann, "Isi"
Season 9, 2008-2009: Daniel Schöller
Season 10, 2010: Current season
Percy Hoven (Season 1)
Oliver Geissen (Season 2-3)
Ruth Moschner (Season 5-6)
Oliver Petszokat (Season 6)
Charlotte Karlinder (Season 7-8)
Miriam Pielhau (Season 8-9)
Aleksandra Bechtel (Season 4;10-present)
Greece Cyprus
Greece and Cyprus
ANT1
Season 1, 2001: Giorgos Triantafyllidis
Season 2, 2002: Alexandros Moskhos
Season 3, 2003: Thodores Jspógloy
Season 4, 2005: Nikos Papadopoulos
 Hungary Big Brother Nagy Testvér TV2
Season 1, 2002: Éva Párkányi
Season 2, 2003: Zsófi Horváth
Claudia Liptai (Season 1-2)
Attila Till (Season 1-2)
Big Brother VIP TV2
Season 1, 2003: Unknown
Season 2, 2003: Unknown
Season 3, 2003: Zolee Ganxsta
 India Bigg Boss SET (Season 1)
Colors TV (Season 2-present)
Arshad Warsi (Season 1)
Shilpa Shetty (Season 2)
Amitabh Bachchan (Season 3-present)
 Israel Ha'Ach Ha'Gadol
(האח הגדול)
The Big Brother
Channel 2 - Keshet
Season 1, 2008: Shifra Kornfeld
Season 2, 2009-2010: Eliraz Sadeh
Erez Tal (Season 1-present)
Assi Azar (Season 1-present)[5]
HaAh Hagadol VIP
(VIP האח הגדול)
The Big Brother VIP
Season 1, 2009: Dudi Melitz
 Italy
Canale 5
Mediaset Plus (re-run)
SKY Vivo (Live)
SKY Show (Live)
Mediaset Premium (Live)
3 (Only for Mobile)
Season 1, 2000: Cristina Plevani
Season 2, 2001: Flavio Montrucchio
Season 3, 2003: Floriana Secondi
Season 4, 2004: Serena Garitta
Season 5, 2004: IsraelIran Jonathan Kashanian
Season 6, 2006: Augusto De Megni
Season 7, 2007: Milo Coretti
Season 8, 2008: Mario Ferretti
Season 9, 2009: MontenegroRomani people Ferdi Berisa
Season 10, 2009-2010: Mauro Marin
Daria Bignardi (Season 1-2)
Barbara D'Urso (Season 3-5)
Alessia Marcuzzi (Season 6-present)
 Mexico Televisa
Season 1, 2002: Rocío Cárdenas
Season 2, 2003: Silvia Irabien
Season 3, 2005: Evelyn Nieto
Season 4, 2010: Upcoming Season
Adela Micha (Season 1-2)
Verónica Castro (Season 3)
Big Brother VIP
Season 1, 2002: Galilea Montijo
Season 2, 2003: Omar Chaparro
Season 3.1, 2004: Eduardo Videgaray
Season 3.2, 2004: Roxanna Castellanos
Season 4, 2005: Sasha Sökol
Víctor Trujillo (Season 1)
Verónica Castro (Season 2-4)
Big Brother: El Reencuentro (All-Stars)
Season 1, 2010: Upcoming Season
 Netherlands
Veronica (Season 1-2)
Yorin (Season 3-4)
Talpa (Season 5-6)
Season 1, 1999: Bart Spring in 't Veld
Season 2, 2000: Bianca Hagenbeek
Season 3, 2001: Sandy Boots
Season 4, 2002: Jeanette Godefroy
Season 5, 2005: Joost Hoebink
Season 6, 2006: Jeroen Visser
Rolf Wouters (Season 1)
Daphne Deckers (Season 1)
Esther Duller (Season 2)
Beau Van Erven Doren (Season 2)
Patty Brard (Season 3)
Martijn Krabbé (Season 4)
Ruud de Wild (Season 5)
Bridget Maasland (Season 5-6)
Big Brother VIPs Veronica (Season 1)
Talpa (Season 2)
Season 1, 2000: No winner
Season 2, 2006: No winner
Caroline Tensen (Season 2)
 Nigeria M-Net Season 1, 2006: Katung Aduwak Olisa Adibua (Season 1)
Michelle Dede (Season 1)
 Norway Big Brother Norge TVN
Season 1, 2001: Lars Joakim Ringom
Season 2, 2002: Veronica Agnes Roso
Season 3, 2003: Eva Lill Baukhol
Arve Juritzen (Season 1-2)
Trygve Rønningen (Season 3)
Big Brother: Tilbake I Huset Season 1, 2001: Leena Brekke
Ecuador Telesistema
Chile RedTV
Peru ATV
Season 1, 2005: Ecuador Juan Sebastián López Lorena Meritano (Season 1)
Regional Main Presenters
Chile Álvaro Ballera & Álvaro García
Ecuador Janine Leal
Peru Juan Francisco Escobar
 Philippines Pinoy Big Brother ABS-CBN Willie Revillame (Season 1)
Toni Gonzaga (Season 1-present)
Mariel Rodriguez (Season 1-present)
Bianca Gonzalez (Season 2-present)
Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition
Season 1, 2006: Keanna Reeves
Season 2, 2007-2008: Ruben Gonzaga
Toni Gonzaga (Season 1-2)
Mariel Rodriguez (Season 1-2)
Luis Manzano (Season 1)
Bianca Gonzalez (Season 2)
Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition
Season 1, 2006: People's Republic of China Kim Chiu
Season 2, 2008: Ejay Falcon
Season 3, 2010: Upcoming season
Mariel Rodriguez (Season 1-present)
Bianca Gonzalez (Season 1-present)
Toni Gonzaga (Season 2-present)
Luis Manzano (Season 2)
 Poland Big Brother TVN (Season 1-3)
TV4 (Season 4-5)
Season 1, 2001: Janusz Dzięcioł
Season 2, 2001: Marzena Wieczorek
Season 3, 2002: Piotr Borucki
Season 4, 2007: Jolanta Rutowicz
Season 5 (Part 2), 2008: Janusz Strączek
Martyna Wojciechowska (Season 1-3)
Grzegorz Miecugow (Season 1)
Andrzej Sołtysik (Season 2-3)
Karina Kunkiewicz (Season 4)
Kuba Klawiter (Season 4-5)
Małgorzata Kosik (Season 5)
Big Brother VIP Season 5 (Part 1), 2008: Jarek Jakimowicz
 Portugal Big Brother TVI
Season 1, 2000-2001: Zé Maria Seleiro
Season 2, 2001: Henrique Guimarães
Season 3, 2001: Catarina Cabral
Season 4, 2003: Nando Geraldes
Teresa Guilherme (All seasons)
Big Brother Famosos
Season 1, 2002: Ricardo Vieira
Season 2, 2002: Vítor Norte
 Romania Big Brother Prima TV
Season 1, 2003: Sorin "Soso" Pavel Fisteag
Season 2, 2004: Iustin Popovici
Andreea Raicu (Season 1-2)
Virgil Ianțu (Season 1-2)
 Russia большой брат
Bol'shoy Brat
Big Brother
TNT
Ukraine TET (Season 1 in 2008)
Season 1, 2005: Anastasia Yagaylova Ingeborga Dapkunaite (Season 1)
Season 1, 2005: Norway Britt Goodwin
Season 2, 2006: Sweden Jessica Lindgren
Norway Brita Møystad Engseth (Season 1-2)
Sweden Adam Alsing (Season 1)
Sweden Hannah Rosander (Season 2)
Second Life Big Brother Second Life World Wide Web Season 1, 2006: Madlen Flint
 Slovakia Big Brother Súboj TV Markíza Season 1, 2005: Richard Tkáč Zuzana Belohorcová (Season 1)
 Slovenia Big Brother
Kanal A
Season 1, 2007: Australia Andrej Novak
Season 2, 2008: Naske Mehić
Season 3, 2010: Upcoming Season
Nina Osenar (Season 1-present)
 South Africa Big Brother South Africa M-Net
Season 1, 2001: Ferdinand Rabie
Season 2, 2002: Richard Cawood
Mark Pilgrim (Season 1-2)
Gerry Rantseli (Season 1-2)
Celebrity Big Brother
Season 1, 2002: Bill Flynn
 Spain
Telecinco (Season 1-present)
La Siete (Season 11-present)
Telecinco 2 (Season 1 (R) and 10)
Telecinco Estrellas (Season 9)
Season 1, 2000: Ismael Beiro
Season 2, 2001: France Sabrina Mahi
Season 3, 2002: Javito García
Season 4, 2002-2003: Pedro Oliva
Season 5, 2003-2004: Nuria Yáñez
Season 6, 2004: Juan José Rocamora
Season 7, 2005-2006: Pepe Herrero
Season 8, 2006: Brazil Naiala Melo
Season 9, 2007: Judit Iglesias
Season 10, 2008-2009: Iván Madrazo
Season 11, 2009-2010: Ángel Muñoz
Season 12, 2010: Upcoming season
Mercedes Milá (Seasons 1-2 | 4-present)
Pepe Navarro (Season 3)
Gran Hermano VIP
Season 1, 2004: France Marlene Mourreau
Season 2, 2005: Mexico Ivonne Armand
Jesús Vázquez (Season 1-2)
Gran Hermano: El Reencuentro (All-Stars)
Season 1, 2010: Current season
Mercedes Milá (Season 1)
 Sweden Big Brother Sverige Kanal5
Season 1, 2000: Angelica Freij
Season 2, 2002: Ulrica Andersson
Season 3, 2003: Danne Sörensen
Season 4, 2004: Carolina Gynning
Adam Alsing (All seasons)
Big Brother Stjärnveckan
Season 1, 2002: Anki Lundberg (Baren)
 Switzerland Big Brother Schweiz TV3
Season 1, 2000: Daniela Kanton
Season 2, 2001: Christian Ponleitner
Daniel Fohrler (Season 1)
Karin Lanz (Season 1)
Eva Wannemacher (Season 2)
Yves Schifferle (Season 2)
 Thailand Big Brother Thailand iTV
Season 1, 2005: Nipon Perktim
Season 2, 2006: Arisa Sonthirod
Saranyu Vonkarjun (Season 1-2)
 United Kingdom Davina McCall
Celebrity Big Brother BBC One (Series 1)
Channel 4
E4
Wales S4C
Teen Big Brother Channel 4
E4
Wales S4C
Series 1, 2003: Republic of Ireland Paul Brennan Dermot O'Leary (Season 1)
Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack Channel 4
E4
Wales S4C
Series 1, 2008: Scotland John Loughton
Big Brother Panto Channel 4
E4
Wales S4C
Series 1, 2004: No winner Jeff Brazier (Season 1)
 United States Big Brother CBS
Showtime 2
Canada Global
United Kingdom E4 (Season 4, 9)
Julie Chen (Season 1-present)
Big Brother: All-Stars Season 7, 2006: Mike Malin
Bosnia and Herzegovina Montenegro Serbia Republic of Macedonia
Veliki Brat Bosnia and Herzegovina Pink BH
Montenegro Pink M
Serbia B92
Republic of Macedonia A1
Season 1, 2006: Serbia Ivan Ljuba
Season 2, 2007: Discontinued[8]
Season 3, 2009: Serbia Vladimir Arsić
Season 4, 2010: Upcoming season
Marijana Mićić (Seasons 1 and 3)
Ana Mihajlovski (Season 2)
Dragan Maca Marinković (Season 3, dropped after first few live shows)
Veliki Brat VIP
Ana Mihajlovski (Season 1 and 2)
Milan Kalinić (Season 2 and 3)
Marijana Mićić (Season 3 and 4)

Housemate exchange

When two seasons in different countries are taking place simultaneously, housemates are sometimes temporarily exchanged between them.
Big Brother series Housemates involved Year Duration
Mexico BB1 Mexico
swapped with
Spain GH3 Spain
Eduardo Ozorco, "El Doc"
swapped with
Andrés Barreiro, "Ness"
2002 7 days
Argentina GH3 Argentina
swapped with
Spain GH4 Spain
Eduardo Carrera
swapped with
Inmaculada González
2003 7 days
Ecuador GH1 Ecuador
swapped with
Mexico BB2 Mexico
Álvaro Montalván
swapped with
Eduardo Enríque
2003 7 days
Uganda BB1 Africa
swapped with
United Kingdom BB4 UK
Gaetano Juko Kagwa
swapped with
Cameron Stout
2003 4 Days
Sweden BB2 Scandinavia
swapped with
Thailand BB2 Thailand
Anton Granlund
swapped with
Kirt Tirat, "Boo"
2006 7 Days
Philippines PBB2 Philippines
swapped with
Slovenia BB1 Slovenia
Bruce Quebral
swapped with
Tina Semolič
2007 5 days
Argentina GH5 Argentina
swapped with
Spain GH9 Spain
Soledad Melli
swapped with
Eneko Van Horenbeke
2007 7 days
Zimbabwe BB3 Africa
swapped with
Finland BB4 Finland
Munya Chidzonga
swapped with
Johan Grahn
2008 7 days
Finland BB5 Finland
swapped with
Philippines PBB3 Philippines
Kätlin Laas
swapped with
Catherine Remperas
2009 6 days
Spain GH11 Spain
swapped with
Italy GF10 Italy
Gerardo Prager and
Saray Pereira
swapped with
Carmela Gualtieri and
Massimo Scattarella
2010 7 days

Ex-Housemate exchange

Big Brother series Housemates involved Year
Mexico VIP2 Mexico
swapped with
Spain GH5 Spain
Isabel Madow
swapped with
Aída Nízar
2003
Russia BR1 Russia
Housemate Visited
Chile Ecuador Peru GH1 Pacific
Ivan Timoshenko
swapped with
Gianmarco Retis
2005
Argentina GH4 Argentina
swapped with
Brazil BB7 Brazil
Pablo Espósito
swapped with
Iris Stefanelli
2007

Ex-Housemate visit

Big Brother series Housemates involved Year
United Kingdom BB4 UK
Housemate Visited
Australia BB3 Australia
Anouska Golebiewski
2003
United Kingdom BB5 UK
Housemate Visited
Australia BB5 Australia
Nadia Almada
2005
United Kingdom CBB4 UK
Housemate Visited
Germany BB6 Germany
Chantelle Houghton
2006
Slovenia BB1 Slovenia
Housemate Visited
Philippines PBB2 Philippines
Tina Semolič
2007
United Kingdom BB3/CBB5 UK
Contestant
India BB2 India
Jade Goody
2008
Angola BB3 Africa
Housemate Visited
Brazil BB9 Brazil
Ricardo Ferreira, "Ricco"
2009
Germany BB9 Germany
Housemate Visited
Philippines PBB3 Philippines
Annina Ucatis
2009

Casting Selection Housemate exchange

Big Brother series Housemates involved Year
Italy GF9 Italy
Housemate Visited
Spain GH10 Spain
Doroti Polito
Leonia Coccia
2009

Subtitles of Big Brother series

These are some of the subtitles of Big Brother shows around the world. These are not the local title of the show.
Region / Country Season Subtitle
Angola Botswana Ethiopia Ghana Kenya
Malawi Mozambique Namibia Nigeria South Africa
Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe Africa
4 Revolution
 Belgium 3 Big Brother Anders
5 Zero Privacy
6
 Bulgaria 1 Биг Брадър вижда всичко!
(Big Brother sees everything!)
3 Очаквайте неочакваното!
(Expect the unexpected!)
VIP 2 Нов! (NEW!)
4 Епизод 4 (Episode 4)
VIP 3 Звездите имат сърца!
(Celebrities have hearts!)
 Canada 1-6 Loft Story : La revanche (Loft Story : The revenge)
7 Big Brother
 Croatia 1 Vidi sve (Sees Everything)
2 Gola istina (Naked Truth)
3 Do kraja (To The End)
4 Bez milosti! (No Mercy!)
5 Avantura te zove! (Adventure calls you!)
 Finland 1 Aidoin voittaa (The most genuine wins)
2 Toinen tuleminen (Second coming)
3 Käytä valtaasi (Use your power)
4 Kuka oikeasti olet? (Who do you really are?)
5 Kaikki on toisin (Everything is different)
 Germany 4 The Battle
6 Das Dorf (The Village)
9 Reloaded
 Greece 3 The Wall
4 Big Mother
 Netherlands 3 The Battle
VIP 2 Big Brother Hotel
 Norway 3 The Wall
 Philippines Teen 2 Plus
Teen 3 Clash of 2010
3 Double Up
 Poland 1, 2, 4., 5 (Part 2) Wielki Brat (Big Brother)
3 Bitwa (The Battle)
5 (Part 1) VIP
 Portugal 1 O Grande Irmão (Big Brother)
2
3
 Romania 1 Fratele Cel Mare (Brother At Sea)
 Serbia 2 Očekuj neočekivano (Expect the Unexpected)
3 Veliki Brat je dvoličan (Big Brother gets two-faced)
VIP 4 Bitka počinje (The Battle starts)
 Spain VIP 1 El Desafío (The Challenge)
1-7 La vida en directo (Live Life)
8 Lo verás todo (You will see everything)
9 Nada es lo que parece (Nothing is what seems)
10 Es otra historia (It's another story)
11 La Nueva Era (The New Age)
El reencuentro (The reunion) Cuentas pendientes
12 La cuarta dimensión (The fourth dimension)
 Slovenia 1 Big Brother vas gleda! (Big Brother is watching you!)
2
 UK Celebrity 1 In Aid of Comic Relief
2 View, Vote, Control
Teen 1 The Experiment
5 Big Brother Gets Evil
Celebrity 3
Celebrity 7 Hell Lies in Others
 US
4 The X-Factor
5 Project DNA - Do Not Assume
6 Summer Of Secrets
7 All-Stars
9 'Til Death Do You Part

Near-copies of Big Brother

There are a number of different formats around the globe that use rules similar to Big Brother, here are the most notable:

See also

Bibliography

  • Johnson-Woods, Toni (2002). Big Bother: Why Did That Reality TV Show Become Such a Phenomenon?. Australia: University of Queensland Press. pp. 256. ISBN 0-7022-3315-3. 

Notes

  1. ^ a b Polyzoidis, Panos (2002-03-23). "Greece's Big Brother row". BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1889048.stm. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  2. ^ BREAKING BB NEWS Channel 4 - Official Big Brother UK Website Retrieved 2007-09-08
  3. ^ "Arab Big Brother show suspended". BBC. 2004-03-01. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3522897.stm. 
  4. ^ On August 31, 2009, TQS changed its name to V.
  5. ^ וואלה! ברנז'ה - קשת תשקיע 100 מליון שקל בתוכן במחצית השניה של 2008
  6. ^ Co-produced version with Norway and Sweden taking part.
  7. ^ C21Media:
  8. ^ Due to the car accident that killed three former housemates, Elmir Kuduzović, Stevan Zečević and Zorica Lazić, the producer decided to discontinue the series. The winning prize was divided by the remaining housemates.

External links


Simple English

Big Brother is a TV game which appears on channel 4 in the UK. People known as housemates, enter a house and they do not bring any of their belongings except clothes. They are bored and the people behind the cameras who call themselves big brother announce things through the loudspeaker. Housemates would get a task to do so that they can get food. A celebrity version of big brother also appears on channel 4 in January.

Contents

Big Brother around the world

File:Big brother
Countries with a series of Big Brother

The series was developed by Endemol, and the first season was shown in the Netherlands. The show's format has since been copied in over forty countries, including Brazil, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK (see Big Brother UK 2008) and US. It also used to be in Australia, but was axed in 2008.

Special editions

In some countries, there are also special editions of the show, for example Big Brother VIP or Big Brother: All Stars. Usually, some of the rules in these special editions are a little bit different from the original ones.

Big Brother VIP / Celebrity Big Brother

Big Brother VIP is the name of the special edition of the show, in which all the housemates are famous people. It has been released in many of the countries airing Big Brother, for example Bulgaria - VIP Brother; Mexico - Big Brother VIP; UK - Celebrity Big Brother. The duration of the show is often only a month and in some countries the nominations and evictions are twice a week. Sometimes the big prize is given for charity or there is no big prize at all.

Big Brother series

Region/Country Local Title Network Winners Main Presenters




African Continent

Big Brother Africa M-Net
E4 (UK) (2003)

Season 1, 2003: Cherise Makubale
Season 2, 2007: Richard Dyle Bezuidenhout
Season 3, 2008: Upcoming season

Mark Pilgrim (2003)
Kabelo "KB" Ngakane (2007)
Albania Big Brother Top Channel

Season 1, 2008: Arbër Çepani
Season 2, 2008-09: Upcoming season

Arbana Osmani
 Argentina

Gran Hermano

Telefe

Season 1, 2001: Marcelo Corazza
Season 2, 2001: Roberto Parra
Season 3, 2002-2003: Viviana Colmenero
Season 4, 2007: Marianela Mirra
Season 5, 2007: Esteban Morais
Season 6, 2009: Upcoming season

Soledad Silveira (2001-2003)

Jorge Rial (2007)

Gran Hermano Famosos

Season 1, 2007: Diego Leonardi

 Australia Big Brother Australia Network Ten
TV 2 (New Zealand)

Season 1, 2001: Ben Williams
Season 2, 2002: Peter Corbett
Season 3, 2003: Regina Bird
Season 4, 2004: Trevor Butler
Season 5, 2005: Logan
Season 6, 2006: Jamie Brooksby
Season 7, 2007: Aleisha Cowcher
Season 8, 2008: Terri Munro

Gretel Killeen (2001-2007)
Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O (2008)

Celebrity Big Brother Network Ten Season 1, 2002: Dylan Lewis
File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium

Big Brother

Kanaal Twee

Season 1, 2000: Steven Spillebeen
Season 2, 2001: Ellen Dufour
Season 3, 2002: Kelly Vandevenne
Season 4, 2003: Kristof van Camp
Season 5, 2006: Kirsten Janssens
Season 6, 2007: Diana Ferrante

Walter Grootaers
Big Brother VIPs VTM
Kanaal Twee

Season 1, 2001: Sam Gooris
Season 2, 2006: Pim Symoens

Big Brother All Stars Kanaal Twee

Season 1, 2003: Heidi Zutterman

 Brazil Big Brother Brasil Rede Globo

Season 1, 2002: Kléber de Paula
Season 2, 2002: Rodrigo Leonel Fraga
Season 3, 2003: Dhomini Ferreira
Season 4, 2004: Cida da Silva
Season 5, 2005: Jean Wyllys
Season 6, 2006: Mara Viana
Season 7, 2007: Diego Bissolati Gasques
Season 8, 2008: Rafael Ribeiro
Season 9, 2009: Max Porto

Pedro Bial
 Bulgaria Big Brother Nova Television

Season 1, 2004-2005: Zdravko Vasilev
Season 2, 2005: Miroslav Atanasov
Season 3, 2006: Lyubov Stancheva
Season 4, 2008: Upcoming season

Niki Kunchev (2004-2006) and Evelina Pavlova (2004-2005)
Milen Cvetkov (2008-)
VIP Brother Nova Television

Season 1, 2006: Konstantin Slavov
Season 2, 2007: Hristina Stefanova
Season 3, 2009: Upcoming season

Niki Kunchev (2006-2007) and Evelina Pavlova (2006).
 Canada Loft Story TQS

Season 1, 2003: Julie Lemay & Samuel Tissot
Season 2, 2006: Mathieu Baron & Stéphanie Bélanger
Season 3, 2006: Jean-Philippe Anwar & Kim Rusk
Season 4, 2007: Mathieu Surprenant
Season 5, 2008: Upcoming season

Virginie Coossa
 Colombia Gran Hermano Caracol TV

Season 1, 2003: Mónica Tejón

Adriana Arango
Carlos Calero
 Croatia Big Brother RTL

Season 1, 2004: Saša Tkalčević
Season 2, 2005: Hamdija Seferović
Season 3, 2006: Danijel Rimanić
Season 4, 2007: Vedran Lovrenčić
Season 5, 2008: Upcoming season

Daria Knez (2004)
Antonija Blaće (2005-2007)

Celebrity Big Brother RTL

Season 1, 2008: Danijela Dvornik

Antonija Blaće

 Czech Republic Big Brother TV NOVA

Season 1, 2005: David Šín

Eva Aichmajerová, Lejla Abbasová and Leoš Mareš
 Denmark Big Brother
TV Danmark

Season 1, 2001: Jill Liv Nielsen
Season 2, 2001: Carsten B. Berthelsen
Season 3, 2003: Johnni Madsen

Lisbeth Janniche
Big Brother VIP TV Danmark

Season 1, 2003: Thomas Bickham

Big Brother All Stars TV Danmark Season 1, 2004: Jill Liv Nielsen
 Ecuador Gran Hermano Ecuavisa

Season 1, 2003: David Burbano

Toty Rodríguez
 Finland

Big Brother Suomi

Sub

Season 1, 2005: Perttu Sirviö
Season 2, 2006: Sari Nygren
Season 3, 2007: Sauli Koskinen
Season 4, 2008: Upcoming season (Starting on Aug. 27th)

Mari Kakko (2005-2006)
Vappu Pimiä (2007-)

 France Loft Story M6

Season 1, 2001: Christophe Mercy & Loana Petrucciani
Season 2, 2002: Karine Delgado & Thomas Saillofest

Benjamin Castaldi

Secret Story

TF1 Season 1, 2007: Marjorie, Cyrielle and Johanna Bluteau ("Les Triplées")

Season 2, 2008: Current season

 Germany

Big Brother

RTL
RTL II
Tele5
Premiere
9Live

Season 1, 2000: John Milz
Season 2, 2000: Alida Kurras
Season 3, 2001: Karina Schreiber
Season 4, 2003: Jan Geilhufe
Season 5, 2004-2005: Sascha Sirtl
Season 6, 2005-2006: Michael Knopf
Season 7, 2007: Michael Carstensen
Season 8, 2008: Silke 'Isi' Kaufmann
Season 9, 2008-2009: Upcoming season

Percy Hoven (2000)
Sophie Rosentreter (2000)
Oliver Geißen (2000-2001)
Aleks Bechtel (2000-2003)
Ruth Moschner (2004-2005)
Oliver Petszokat (2004-2006)
Charlotte Karlinder (2007-)
Jürgen Milski (2007-)
Miriam Pielhau (2008-)


Greece and Cyprus

Big Brother

ANT1

Season 1, 2001: Giorgos Triantafyllidis
Season 2, 2002: Alexandros Moskhos
Season 3, 2003: Thodores Jspógloy
Season 4, 2005: Nikos Papadopoulos

Andreas Mikroutsikos (2001-2003)
Tatiana Stefanidou (2005)

 Hungary Big Brother Nagy Testvér TV2

Season 1, 2002: Éva Párkányi
Season 2, 2003: Zsófi Horváth

Claudia Liptai

Attila Till

Big Brother VIP TV2

Season 1, 2003: Zolee Ganxsta

 Italy

Grande Fratello

Canale 5
Sky (Live)
Mediaset Premium (Live)
TRE Italia (Live on Mobile)

Season 1, 2000: Cristina Plevani
Season 2, 2001: Flavio Montrucchio
Season 3, 2003: Floriana Secondi
Season 4, 2004: Serena Garitta
Season 5, 2005: Jonathan Kashanian
Season 6, 2006: Augusto De Megni
Season 7, 2007: Milo Coretti
Season 8, 2008: Mario Ferretti
Season 9, 2009: Upcoming season

Daria Bignardi (2000-2001)
Barbara D'Urso (2003-2004)
Alessia Marcuzzi (2006-)

 India Bigg Boss SET

Season 1, 2006-2007: Rahul Roy
Season 2, 2008: Upcoming season

Arshad Warsi
 Israel Ha'Ach Ha'Gadol
(האח הגדול)
The Big Brother
Channel 2 - Keshet Season 1, fall 2008: Upcoming season Erez Tal and Assi Azar[1]
 Mexico

Big Brother México

Televisa

Season 1, 2002: Rocío Cárdenas
Season 2, 2003: Silvia Irabien
Season 3, 2005: Evelyn Nieto

Adela Micha (2002-2003)
Verónica Castro (2005)

Big Brother VIP Televisa

Season 1, 2002: Galilea Montijo
Season 2, 2003: Omar Chaparro
Season 3.1, 2004: Eduardo Videgaray
Season 3.2, 2004: Roxanna Castellanos
Season 4, 2005: Sasha Sökol

Víctor Trujillo (2002)
Verónica Castro (2003-2005)





Middle East

Big Brother الرئيس


Al'Rais
The Boss

MBC

Season 1, 2004: Discontinued[2]

 Netherlands

Big Brother

Veronica (1999-2000)
Yorin (2001-2002)
Talpa (2005-2006)

Season 1, 1999: Bart Spring in 't Veld
Season 2, 2000: Bianca Hagenbeek
Season 3, 2001: Sandy Boots
Season 4, 2002: Jeanette Godefroy
Season 5, 2005: Joost Hoebink
Season 6, 2006: Jeroen Visser

Rolf Wouters (1999)
Daphne Deckers (1999)
Esther Duller (2000)
Beau Van Erven Doren (2000)
Patty Brard (2001)
Martijn Krabbé (2002)
Ruud de Wild (2005)
Bridget Maasland (2005-2006)

Big Brother VIPs Veronica (2000)
Talpa (2006)

Season 1, 2000: No winner
Season 2, 2006: No winner

Caroline Tensen (2006)

 Nigeria

Big Brother Nigeria

M-Net Season 1, 2006: Katung Aduwak Olisa Adibua & Michelle Dede
 Norway Big Brother Norge TVN

Season 1, 2001: Lars Joakim Ringom
Season 2, 2002: Veronica Agnes Roso
Season 3, 2003: Eva Lill Baukhol

Arve Juritzen (2001-02)
Trygve Rønningen (2003)

Big Brother: Tilbake I Huset TVN Season 1, 2001: Leena Brekke


Pacific Region

Gran Hermano del Pacífico

Telesistema (Ecuador)
RedTV (Chile)
ATV (Peru)

Season 1, 2005: Juan Sebastián López Álvaro García
 Philippines

Pinoy Big Brother

ABS-CBN

Season 1, 2005: Nene Tamayo
Season 2, 2007: Beatriz Saw
Season 3, 2008: Melai Cantiveros

Willie Revillame (2005)
Toni Gonzaga
Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition ABS-CBN

Season 1, 2006: Keanna Reeves
Season 2, 2007-08: Ruben Gonzaga

Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition

ABS-CBN

Season 1, 2006: Kim Chiu
Season 2, 2008: Ejay Falcon

Mariel Rodriguez (2006)
Toni Gonzaga & Luis Manzano (2008)
 Poland Big Brother TVN (2001-2002)

TV4 (2007-...)

Season 1, 2001: Janusz Dzięcioł
Season 2, 2001: Marzena Wieczorek
Season 3, 2002: Piotr Borucki
Season 4.1, 2007: Jolanta Rutowicz
Season 5, 2008: Janusz Strączek
Season 6, 2008-2009: Upcoming season

Martyna Wojciechowska (2001-2002)
Grzegorz Miecugow (2001)
Andrzej Sołtysik (2001-2002)
Karina Kunkiewicz (2007)
Kuba Klawiter (2007-2008)
Małgorzata Kosik (2008)

Big Brother: Ty wybierasz TVN

Season 1, 2001: Małgorzata Maier & Sebastian Florek
Season 2, 2001: Barbara Knap & Jakub Jankowski

Martyna Wojciechowska
Grzegorz Miecugow

Big Brother VIP TV4 Season 1, 2008: Jarek Jakimowicz Kuba Klawiter

Małgorzata Kosik

 Portugal Big Brother TVI

Season 1, 2000-2001: Zé Maria Seleiro
Season 2, 2001: Henrique Guimarães
Season 3, 2001: Catarina Cabral
Season 4, 2003: Nando Geraldes

Teresa Guilherme
Big Brother Famosos TVI

Season 1, 2002: Ricardo Vieira
Season 2, 2002: Vítor Norte

 Romania Big Brother Prima TV

Season 1, 2003: Soso Joi
Season 2, 2004: Iustin Popovici

Andreea Raicu
Virgil Ianțu

 Russia большой брат


Bol'shoy Brat
Big Brother

TNT Season 1, 2005: Anastasia Yagaylova Ingeboga Dapkunaite


Scandinavian Peninsula[3]

Big Brother

Kanal5 (Sweden)
TVN (Norway)

Season 1, 2005: Britt Goodwin
Season 2, 2006: Jessica Lindgren

Brita Møystad Engseth (Norway)
Adam Alsing (Sweden) (2005)

Second Life Big Brother Second Life World Wide Web Season 1, 2006: Madlen Flint
 Slovakia Big Brother Súboj TV Markíza Season 1, 2005: Richard Tkáč
 Slovenia

Big Brother

Kanal A

Season 1, 2007: Andrej Novak
Season 2, 2008: Naske Mehić

Nina Osenar
 South Africa Big Brother South Africa M-Net

Season 1, 2001: Ferdinand Rabie
Season 2, 2002: Richard Cawood

Mark Pilgrim
Gerry Rantseli

Celebrity Big Brother M-Net

Season 1, 2002: Bill Flynn

 Spain

Gran Hermano

Telecinco

Season 1, 2000: Ismael Beiro
Season 2, 2001: Sabrina Mahi
Season 3, 2002: Javito García
Season 4, 2002-2003: Pedro Oliva
Season 5, 2003-2004: Nuria Yáñez
Season 6, 2004: Juan José Rocamora
Season 7, 2005-2006: Pepe Herrero
Season 8, 2006: Naiala Melo
Season 9, 2007: Judit Iglesias
Season 10, 2008: Upcoming season

Mercedes Milá (2000-2001, 2002-present)
Pepe Navarro (2002)

Gran hermano VIP

Telecinco

Season 1, 2004: Marlene Mourreau
Season 2, 2005: Ivonne Armand

Jesús Vázquez
 Sweden Big Brother Sverige Kanal5

Season 1, 2000: Angelica Freij
Season 2, 2002: Ulrica Andersson
Season 3, 2003: Danne Sörensen
Season 4, 2004: Carolina Gynning

Adam Alsing
Viktoria Tolstoy

Big Brother Stjärnveckan Kanal5

Season 1, 2002: Anki Lundberg (Baren)

 Switzerland Big Brother Schweiz TV3

Season 1, 2000: Daniela Kanton
Season 2, 2001: Christian Ponleitner

Daniel Fohrler (2000)
Karin Lanz (2000)
Eva Wannemacher (2001)
Yves Schifferle (2001)

 Thailand Big Brother Thailand iTV

Season 1, 2005: Nipon Perktim
Season 2, 2006: Arisa Sonthirod

Saranyu Vonkarjun
 United Kingdom

Big Brother

Channel 4
Channel 4 +1
S4C (Wales)
E4
M-Net (Africa)
TVN Lingua (Poland)[4]

Series 1, 2000: Craig Phillips
Series 2, 2001: Brian Dowling
Series 3, 2002: Kate Lawler
Series 4, 2003: Cameron Stout
Series 5, 2004: Nadia Almada
Series 6, 2005: Anthony Hutton
Series 7, 2006: Pete Bennett
Series 8, 2007: Brian Belo
Series 9, 2008: Current series

Davina McCall
Celebrity Big Brother BBC One
Channel 4
E4
S4C (Wales)

Series 1, 2001: Jack Dee
Series 2, 2002: Mark Owen
Series 3, 2005: Bez Berry
Series 4, 2006: Chantelle Houghton
Series 5, 2007: Shilpa Shetty
Series 6, 2009: Ulrika Johnson

Teen Big Brother

Channel 4
E4
S4C

Series 1, 2003: Paul Brennan Dermot O'Leary
Panto Big Brother Channel 4
E4
S4C (Wales)
Series 1, 2004: No winner Jeff Brazier
Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack E4

Channel 4
Channel 4 +1
S4C (Wales)

Series 1, 2008: John Loughton Dermot O'Leary
 United States

Big Brother

CBS
Global (Canada)
E4 (UK) (2003, 2008)

Season 1, 2000: Eddie McGee
Season 2, 2001: Will Kirby
Season 3, 2002: Lisa Donahue
Season 4, 2003: Jun Song
Season 5, 2004: Drew Daniel
Season 6, 2005: Maggie Ausburn
Season 8, 2007: Dick Donato
Season 9, 2008: Adam Jasinski
Season 10, 2008: Current season

Julie Chen

Big Brother: All-Stars

CBS
Global (Canada)

Season 7, 2006: Mike "Boogie" Malin


Western Balkans

Veliki brat

Pink BH (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Pink M (Montenegro)
B92 (Serbia)

Season 1, 2006: Ivan Ljuba
Season 2, 2007: Stopped[5]
Season 3, 2009: Upcoming season

Marijana Mićić
Ana Mihajlovski
Irina Radović
Milan Kalinić

Veliki brat Proba B92

Season 1, 2006: Jelena Provči & Marko Miljković

Veliki brat VIP

Pink BH (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Pink M (Montenegro)
B92 (Serbia)

Season 1, 2007: Saša Ćurčić
Season 2, 2008: Mirjana Đurović

References

  1. http://b.walla.co.il/?w=/3050/1313706
  2. religious protests
  3. Co-produced version with Norway and Sweden taking part.
  4. C21Media:
  5. Due to the car accident that killed three former housemates, Elmir Kuduzović, Stevan Zečević and Zorica Lazić, the producer decided to discontinue the series. The winning prize was divided by the remaining housemates.


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