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Eighth series (2007)
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.Big Brother 2007 was the eighth series of the United Kingdom reality television programme Big Brother,[1] airing on Channel 4, with a number of closely associated programmes also airing on E4.^ Channel 4 to keep Big Brother .
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^ Celebrity Big Brother 2007 .
  • Celebrity Big Brother 2007 - Cable Forum 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.cableforum.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Jodie Marsh News 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.celebrityonlinenews.com [Source type: General]
  • The Blue Room: Torvill and Dean - Bolero - FULL video 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.theblueroom.me.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Channel 4 cancels Big Brother .
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.The series began on 30 May 2007 when eleven female contestants entered the house and ended 94 days later on 31 August 2007.[2] A male housemate joined two days later,[3] with a further two male contestants being added a week after that.^ The first BB where we watched them doing nothing and then the third series where we watched housemates enter alone and deal with the fallout from joining houses together.
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

^ After the nightly shows had broadcast, E4 broadcast Big Brother's Big Mouth , Russell Brand hosted the show when it began at the start of series 5 and left at the end of series 7, since then the series had contineud with one week stints of guest presenters.
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^ The eighth UK Series saw an all-female house however 3 days later 1 male housemate entered * The UK series alway opens with a twist which have included First Night Nominations (BB4), Transexual enters & Suit Case Nominations (BB5), Unlucky Housemate 13 (BB6), Big Brother Hood & Person suffering From Tourette (BB7), All Female House & Twins enter (BB8), Jackie Stallone is Announced to be Entering (CBB3), Non Celebrity Enters (CBB4) and Jade Goody and Family are Announced to be Entering (CBB5).
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

[4] Another four men joined on 15 June.[5] .Five new housemates then entered the house on Day 59: three females, and two males.^ House and Senate over two days.
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^ The first BB where we watched them doing nothing and then the third series where we watched housemates enter alone and deal with the fallout from joining houses together.
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

^ However there has undoubtedly been a cultural and class clash between her and three of the British females in the house.
  • UK Celebrity Big Brother 2007 [Archive] - TVgasm Forums 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC forums.tvgasm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

They went to a new house next door called "The Halfway House"[6] and stayed in the Halfway House until Day 62.
.This was the first Big Brother series to air in the UK since the controversial 2007 Celebrity Big Brother, and a number of changes had been made to the show, including the omission of text message voting, and a reduction in the cost of calls to vote for evictions from 50p to 25p.^ Big Brother 2007 Betting & Free Bets .
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^ Big Brother 2007 - UKDynasty .
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^ Totesport Big Brother Specials 2007 .
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At least 10p from each vote was going to charity. .The series averaged 3.9 million viewers, making it the least watched series of Big Brother at the time.^ And I'm loving the current series, with a wide variety of characters included, such as Rachel, Rex and Darnell, and the tasks Big brother set them are really funny.
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^ Subsequent to this incident former housemate Rita Lazzarotto reported that she had been subjected to a similar incident during her time in the Big Brother house in the 2005 series.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Since the original series of Big Brother in 1999 in the Netherlands, over 40 different countries have adapted the series with varying rules, all over the globe.
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.Brian Belo won the series, beating bookies' favourite Amanda and Sam in the final vote.^ He won the series in a tough final night battle with Steph, Ray and Scott.
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Contents

Auditions

The first round of auditions started on 6 January 2007[7] at the SECC in Glasgow, where there was a queue of three hundred people.[8] Auditions were also held in Birmingham, Cardiff, Dublin, London, Manchester, and Newcastle.[9]

Sponsorship

.On 8 March 2007, it was announced that The Carphone Warehouse would not return to sponsor Big Brother 2007 after cancelling its sponsorship of Celebrity Big Brother 2007,[10] and on 21 March, that Virgin Media would sponsor the show, for a reported £3 million.^ Big Brother 10 - General Chat .
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^ Big Brother 10 (2009) .
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^ Celebrity Big Brother 2007 .
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  • Celebrity Big Brother 2007 - Cable Forum 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.cableforum.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Jodie Marsh News 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.celebrityonlinenews.com [Source type: General]
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[11] .Virgin Media's idents for the show use footage from Big Brother programmes from all around the world, including Germany, Brazil, Philippines and the Netherlands.^ Season with contestants from several reality shows, including Big Brother.
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^ Big Brother is a reality television show.
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^ And I'm loving the current series, with a wide variety of characters included, such as Rachel, Rex and Darnell, and the tasks Big brother set them are really funny.
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.The iconic Big Brother eye has been redesigned to what has been described as a "centrifugal inter-locking RGB rainbow test card"[12] by its designer Daniel Eatock.^ Big Brother decided to intervene, telling the housemates that the "fake nomination" was just a test of friendship and they failed on that account.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Posted on Thursday, 12 April 2007 at 08:51 AM in Australia , Australian Politics , Big Brother 2007 , Internet , Media , Television .
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

^ Every week, housemates mental states were put to the test as Big Brother tried to break them.
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[13] The eye went for a rainbow look and the main colours were multi-coloured.

Broadcasts

.On 4 April 2007, it was announced that Russell Brand had quit the spin off show Big Brother's Big Mouth.^ Big Brother 2007 Betting & Free Bets .
  • Free Bet Guide :: Celeb Big Brother Free Bets and Latest Odds 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freebetguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Celebrity Big Brother 2007 .
  • Celebrity Big Brother 2007 - Cable Forum 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.cableforum.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Jodie Marsh News 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.celebrityonlinenews.com [Source type: General]
  • The Blue Room: Torvill and Dean - Bolero - FULL video 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.theblueroom.me.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Totesport Big Brother Specials 2007 .
  • Free Bet Guide :: Celeb Big Brother Free Bets and Latest Odds 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freebetguide.com [Source type: General]

[14] .As a replacement there was to be a guest host each week on Big Brother's Big Mouth, starting with Chris Moyles who presented the first three editions from launch night.^ Special editions of Big Brother .
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^ I would also hate to say this, but there is every possible chance that UK Big Brother host, Davina McCall , is actually a smidge better than our lovely Gretel Killeen , who regular readers will know I worship quite unhealthily.
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^ The only decent outcome from big brother will be when someone gets it shut down Its just full of losers at the start and they will still be losers when they come out.
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[15]
.Dermot O'Leary returned again to present Big Brother's Little Brother[16] and Davina McCall has also returned to present the live eviction shows as well as a spin-off show; Big Brother On The Couch which airs as an hour long show each Sunday[17] and replaced Big Brother's Big Brain, which was axed.^ This was replaced by Davina hosting Big Brother: On The Couch in series 8, in a new timeslot.
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^ Living gives Jodie's show the axe ".

^ Big Brother is a reality television show.
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[18]
.Before the launch programme, Channel 4 presented a statement from Ofcom explaining the racism incidents from Celebrity Big Brother earlier in the year.^ Celebrity Big Brother 2009 blog .
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^ Celebrity Big Brother 2007 .
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^ See also Celebrity Big Brother racism controversy.
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The statement said:
."This is a summary of findings from Ofcom, the communications regulator, about the Channel 4 series "Celebrity Big Brother." In January 2007, Ofcom received over 44,500 complaints, mainly about potentially racist material.^ Channel 4 to keep Big Brother .
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^ Big Brother 2007 Betting & Free Bets .
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^ Celebrity Big Brother 2009 blog .
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Ofcom has concluded that Channel 4 failed to handle appropriately the strong content it was transmitting. .This resulted in breaches of the Ofcom Broadcasting Code, which is designed to ensure that when broadcasters show potentially offensive material, they do so in a way which offers adequate protection to the viewer.^ On October 5, 2006, they ruled that Channel 4 had breached its code and imposed £50,000 'administrative charges'.
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^ I do not think that it is acceptable behaviour even on the show or streets mainly because that particular programme is broadcasted out to 100,000s of viewers.
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.Ofcom has found that Channel 4 breached the Code on three separate occasions.^ Following the incident, Channel 4 was heavily criticized by Ofcom for not acting quickly enough, and was forced to apologize on air three times.
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^ On October 5, 2006, they ruled that Channel 4 had breached its code and imposed £50,000 'administrative charges'.
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.Its decision to repeat one of these incidents in its early morning show resulted in a further breach for failing to protect children.^ A further twist was added in 2005, with breaches of the rules resulting in fines that were deducted from the prize money.
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^ The show was heavily edited for daytime repeats to air on Channel 4 Breakfast in the morning and early afternoon on E4.
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.There was also a serious failure in Channel 4's compliance processes which meant that it was not aware of all the relevant activity in the House at a particularly critical time.^ Subsequent to this incident former housemate Rita Lazzarotto reported that she had been subjected to a similar incident during her time in the Big Brother house in the 2005 series.
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^ Housemate from previous series spent time in the Big Brother House in order to perform a pantomime at the end of the series.
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^ UK Series one housemate was evicted, interview then sent straight back into the house however the housemates in the house got to see all of the interview live.
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This compounded its failure to ensure compliance with the Code. These are significant failings. .Ofcom has therefore imposed a formal sanction on Channel Four, directing it to broadcast this statement.^ Meanwhile, broadcasting regulator Ofcom has received a record 13,000 complaints while Channel 4 has had around 2,000 claiming Shilpa is the subject of racist bullying.
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This ensures that the largest number of viewers will be made fully aware of the seriousness of Channel 4's failure to comply. For the full adjudication please visit www.ofcom.org.uk
.This was followed immediately by a Channel 4 ident, and then the Big Brother titles.^ Channel 4 cancels Big Brother .
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^ Then a jury of those players voted off immediately before the Final 2 would vote on the winner of the game to whom the title of Big Brother champion would be awarded.
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^ I watch Big Brother (well, at least the evictions) and follow the going-ons in the house on the Big Brother website and Behind Big Brother .
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.Channel 4 also broadcast the Ofcom statement on the morning of 31 May 2007 before the early morning repeat, and again immediately before the first eviction on Friday 15 June.^ Friday, 25 May 2007 .
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^ Friday, 01 June 2007 .
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^ The show was heavily edited for daytime repeats to air on Channel 4 Breakfast in the morning and early afternoon on E4.
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[19]

Popularity of the series

.Channel 4 announced on 24 August that they were cancelling the next series of Celebrity Big Brother.^ Channel 4 to keep Big Brother .
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^ Celebrity Big Brother 2007 .
  • Celebrity Big Brother 2007 - Cable Forum 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.cableforum.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Celebrity Big Brother 2007 - Big Brother 10 UK Website Forums 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.bigbrotherwebsite.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Jodie Marsh News 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.celebrityonlinenews.com [Source type: General]

^ UK Celebrity Big Brother 2007 .
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.The decision came after the race row that engulfed the fifth celebrity series, and after the eighth non-celebrity series failed to "make as big of a splash as usual", although it still held healthy viewing figures.^ In Big Brother 8, the next regular series after the race row back in January, housemate Emily Parr was removed from the house hours after using the word "nigger" towards housemate Charley Uchea.
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^ The show spouted many spin-offs, the most famous of which Celebrity Big Brother , was the most successful and although making two breaks due to other spin-offs Big Brother Panto and Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack , aired from 2001 onwards.
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^ It was announced that the show would be axed after airing it's last series in 2010 due to a large decline in viewing figures.  less .
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[20]
.Channel 4's Julian Bellamy said he wanted to create "more anticipation" for the ninth series of Big Brother in 2008.[21] Big Brother UK has been signed until Big Brother 11 (2010).^ Channel 4 cancels Big Brother .
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^ Big Brother US 11 .
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^ More Big Brother 2007 .
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Ratings

The series average ended up around 3.9 million with a 18% share in officials.[22] .When ITV's Britain's Got Talent concluded, Big Brother returned to viewing figures of around 4 million per night.^ Big Brother returns to TV tonight .
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^ Big Brother returns to Australian TV at 7pm tonight.
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^ After been renamed Big Brother: Adults Only in 2006, politicians statements about the show, meant it ending prematurely and not returning since.
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[23]
.The launch show was the fourth most watched launch show in Big Brother UK history by attracting an average of 6.2 million viewers.^ UK Celebrity Big Brother 2007 .
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^ Big Brother is a reality television show.
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^ Big Brother UK 10 .
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The number of viewers rose to 8 million after The British Soap Awards on ITV1 and The Apprentice on BBC One ended.[24]
The next night saw a traditional drop in ratings with the show shedding more than 2 million viewers while 4 million people watched the first highlights show of the series, which was 22% of the television audience between 10:00 and 11:05.[25]
.Despite the promising launch show ratings, the first Friday show did not fare well in the ratings with the first part attracting 3.3 million people (15%),[26] although this show was up against Match of the Day Live which aired England's first match at the new Wembley stadium.^ I was able to upload the first part of the show last Friday.
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^ Viewers of live streaming called the police to inform them of the violent activity and, for the first time in the show's history, on-set security guards were called into the house to break up the arguments.
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^ 'Ganging up ' against a particular person in this show is fine and part of their strategy but making racist comments is another thing.
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.However, at 10:30, the second part, which showed the entrance of the first male contestant, was watched by 4.3 million viewers (24.6%).^ Although the show typically broadcasts daily updates in the evening, sometimes criticized for its heavy editing, viewers can also watch a continuous, 24-hour feed from multiple cameras on the web.
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^ I have watched this show since it first launched onto Australian screens back in 2001.
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^ The announcement of the evicted housemate was either made at the end of the first show and then in the second show we would see highlights of the previous half an hour.
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[26]
.4.6 million viewers watched the highlights show on 7 June which contained Emily's ejection from the Big Brother House due to using a racial slur.^ Greer quits Big Brother house .
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^ Big Brother is a reality television show.
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^ In Big Brother 8, the next regular series after the race row back in January, housemate Emily Parr was removed from the house hours after using the word "nigger" towards housemate Charley Uchea.
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[27] .This was the second-highest viewed show of the series after the live launch at the time.^ Big Brother also wanted to ensure Emma had sufficient time to consider whether she wished to go on stage with Gretel during tonight’s Live Eviction show.
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

^ The Finale show has gone on for up to four hours previously and was broadcast live, it featured highlights of the last day and the ex-evictees from that series.
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.The show's second full week was rated as one of the lowest watched weeks in Big Brother history with the week averaging 2.83m (12.7%).^ You must watch Big Brother!
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

^ Big Brother is a reality television show.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ I watch Big Brother (well, at least the evictions) and follow the going-ons in the house on the Big Brother website and Behind Big Brother .
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

The ratings were reduced to 2.11m on Wednesday night and the Friday night eviction shows rated as the lowest eviction shows in Big Brother history, with 3.1m (13.7%) watching at 8:30, and 3.0m (13.3%) at 10:00.[28] However, this has since been beaten by the eviction of Belinda in Big Brother 9.
.When the Friday 6 July twist was revealed, ratings were picking up yet again - returning Big Brother to its usual high rated status.^ Big Brother returns to TV tonight .
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

^ In Big Brother 4 HouseGuest Scott Weintraub was expelled on Day 8 after having a violent outburst in the house relating to the season twist, X-Factor.
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^ Hearing Bruce and Wendy scornful remarks against her, Gee-Ann Abrahan revealed to Big Brother about her uneasiness and grievances against Wendy.
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.Charley's interview during her fake eviction was watched by 5.4m viewers, the highest since the launch.^ She cried during her post-eviction interview with Davina McCall describing the experience as "horrific" and her housemates as "vile jealous bullies".

^ I have watched this show since it first launched onto Australian screens back in 2001.
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[29] Her real eviction was seen by an average of 5.0 million viewers, the second highest since the launch.

Week Averages

The following is a summary of weekly ratings points:[22]
0. (Launch Week Wed-Fri) 4.4m (25%)
1. 4.0m (22%)
2. 2.8m (13%)
3. 3.5m (17%)
4. 3.6m (19%)
5. 3.6m (18%)
6. 4.1m (19%)
7. 3.7m (17.5%)
8. 3.7m (18.3%)
9. 3.7m (18%)
10. 3.4m (17.3%)
11. 3.5m (16.7%)
12. 3.4m (16.1%)
13. 3.2m (14%)
Average Ratings- 3.09m Note: On week 12, Channel 4+1 was launched, and thus the reading for weeks 12 and 13 includes the viewings from both Channel 4 and Channel 4+1.[30]

House

.It was initially believed that this would be the last series to be aired from the house in Elstree Studios, with a new house set to be built in Hammersmith for 2008, although, Endemol decided to renew the lease at its current location for another two years.^ In 2003, it was the first BB series to have two separate houses (which were later combined into one large house) and, in 2005, it was the first to be won by twins.
  • Big Brother (Australia) at TV.com 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As season two came, a new bach of new comers were placed within the house and yet again, the winner was finally announced (Peter).
  • Big Brother (Australia) at TV.com 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eviction shows have aired on Sunday nights since the show began, straight after the Daily Show , in a auditorium within the Dreamworld complex, the shows were broadcast as live, although they actually weren't because the delay between the housemate leaving the house to getting to the studio would be too long in a live show.
  • Big Brother (Australia) at TV.com 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The layout of the house remained much the same as the previous series, although the kitchen moved to the other side of the main living area.^ Housemate from previous series spent time in the Big Brother House in order to perform a pantomime at the end of the series.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Big Brother 6, Throughout this series there was much discussion of housemates influencing other housemates nomination.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

[2] .One big theme in the house was annoyance; the kitchen appliances were scattered around the house, with the oven and heat proof surface in the bedroom and the fridge in the garden.^ I watch Big Brother (well, at least the evictions) and follow the going-ons in the house on the Big Brother website and Behind Big Brother .
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

As further annoyance, the bathtub was placed in an open space right next to the main living room. Where the oven was in the bedroom was approximately where the kitchen area was located in Big Brother 7.[31]
The bedroom contained a single, double and triple bed as well as two four-person beds. .Outside the bedroom window, in the main living area, is a lip shaped sofa that the presenters of the show refer to as "the lips". The house also contains a salon/bathroom, which houses two large hair dryers and two steam suits.^ 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 live studio audience.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ In 2003, it was the first BB series to have two separate houses (which were later combined into one large house) and, in 2005, it was the first to be won by twins.
  • Big Brother (Australia) at TV.com 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[2]

Garden

.As well as the kitchen fridge, the garden contained a swimming pool, a seating area and, due to the smoking ban that came into effect in all public places during the series, a smoking area which housemates had to use from Day 1, even though the smoking ban didn't come into play until 1 July.^ One final note, I must commend Shilpa with the grace she has shown during all of this and I know who comes out of all of this looking the best.
  • UK Celebrity Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.frihost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Subsequent to this incident former housemate Rita Lazzarotto reported that she had been subjected to a similar incident during her time in the Big Brother house in the 2005 series.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ UK Series one housemate was evicted, interview then sent straight back into the house however the housemates in the house got to see all of the interview live.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

This was checked by health officials, and deemed acceptable.[32] The grass from the previous series has been replaced with AstroTurf. .The garden was one of the smallest this year, in comparison to the garden in Big Brother 7.^ I watch Big Brother (well, at least the evictions) and follow the going-ons in the house on the Big Brother website and Behind Big Brother .
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

^ Open an account with Totesport and place a bet on this year's Big Brother and get a massive £25 free bet.
  • Free Bet Guide :: Celeb Big Brother Free Bets and Latest Odds 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freebetguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Re: Big Brother UK ( 4.00 / 4 ) One of the things that is overlooked with big brother surveillance is that the system quickly drowns in data.
  • European Tribune - Big Brother UK 11 September 2009 9:15 UTC www.eurotrib.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

On Day 25 it was revealed that a caravan was hidden behind a garden wall. The caravan came with two single beds and sleeping bags. Brian and Charley went "on holiday" to the caravan for one night.[33] .The caravan was again accessible from day 36, this time any of the housemates were allowed to use the room.^ Private chats with a psychologist are allowed at any time, often by means of a telephone in the Diary Room.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

[34]
An extension to the pool was revealed on Day 67, along with a bar area. The area was hidden behind the "wet" sign in the garden.[35]
"The Insider" on BBLB revealed that there was a fully-functioning washing machine hidden in the garden, throughout the show.[36] .Dermot O'Leary revealed this to the housemates during the BBLB reunion show.^ Host Gretel Killeen said she was surprised the unknown housemate's condition had been revealed, but said the show always tried to reflect society ...
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

.Because of the Big Brother 7 water shortage, the garden included a water tower, which at the beginning of the series was full.^ Subsequent to this incident former housemate Rita Lazzarotto reported that she had been subjected to a similar incident during her time in the Big Brother house in the 2005 series.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Season with contestants from several reality shows, including Big Brother.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Housemate from previous series spent time in the Big Brother House in order to perform a pantomime at the end of the series.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

The water tower was located next to the fridge and the mangle.

Vestibule

Between the entrance/exit stairs and the main house was a vestibule area.[2] .This was used for several tasks, rewards and punishments, such as Ziggy's dating task, Amanda and Sam's birthday party, the punishments on Day 43, and the "Sin Bin" which is the room Charley was made to stay in while the rest of the housemates had their sin party.^ UK, 2007, Amanda and Sam Marchant, 2nd Place (Both were treated separately until Day 68 when they became one).
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

Diary Room

.A corridor was added between the Diary Room door and the main house which changes colour from red to blue to green when the "eye" button to open the door is pressed.^ Once Scott went to the Diary Room he was removed from the house and expelled.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Scott tossed furniture around the House, delivered an expletive-laden rant, and refused to go to the Diary Room when called.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

.The diary room chair has been changed to a much larger see-through chair which contains white neon lights.^ The format is ideally suited because the viewer sees 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.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

[2] .For Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack, the lights inside the chair were coloured purple, to keep up with E4's theme.^ Channel 4 to keep Big Brother .
  • Big Brother 10 (2009) - The Scream! 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.the-scream.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Celebrity Big Brother 2007 .

^ UK Celebrity Big Brother 2007 .
  • UK Celebrity Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.frihost.com [Source type: Original source]

The diary room resides in almost the same place as last year, but set back a bit, making the living area larger.
As in recent years, the diary room was used for several tasks. .The Time Machine from Big Brother's time machine task was in the diary room.^ Subsequent to this incident former housemate Rita Lazzarotto reported that she had been subjected to a similar incident during her time in the Big Brother house in the 2005 series.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ You name it, you can stick it in it Get the The Times - Big Brother widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox !
  • Big Brother Blog - Times Online - WBLG: The posh task 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC timesonline.typepad.com [Source type: General]

^ Housemate from previous series spent time in the Big Brother House in order to perform a pantomime at the end of the series.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

It was also used for the Seven Deadly Sins task.

Hidden rooms

The House contained a number of hidden rooms that were accessed either through the diary room or through a store room off the living area. .At various points in the show, all or part of these rooms were opened up for various tasks and twists.^ All of these are open questions.
  • GYU-KAKU - GK HB 11/12/06 11 September 2009 9:15 UTC www.gk-bbq.com [Source type: General]

^ Usually, the siblings enter the show as one Housemate, and after making it to a certain point in the game, they split up as individuals.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ 'Ganging up ' against a particular person in this show is fine and part of their strategy but making racist comments is another thing.
  • UK Celebrity Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.frihost.com [Source type: Original source]

  • One of these rooms was slept in by Thaila Zucci, in her role as "Pauline", and it was Australia-themed and contained a kangaroo statue, a surfboard, plants and beanbags. .The bedroom also contained the dossier from which "Pauline" could find out things about her housemates.^ What I find strange is that the other housemates did not try to calm things down.
    • UK Celebrity Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.frihost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Only "Pauline" was allowed in the room at that time.^ Private chats with a psychologist are allowed at any time, often by means of a telephone in the Diary Room.
    • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

    [37]
  • The rooms were later on used to house five 'halfway housemates' as part of a twist. It included a dormitory, common room, wash room and kitchenette as well as a small garden.
.Periodically throughout the series, housemates conducted various tasks in some of these rooms.^ These have had various successes for some users.
  • GYU-KAKU - GK HB 11/12/06 11 September 2009 9:15 UTC www.gk-bbq.com [Source type: General]

^ These websites were highly successful, even after some national series started charging for access to the video stream.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ 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.
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.
  • For the BBTV task, a newsroom was built, where two housemates transmitted news to the rest of the house, such as messages from home.^ 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 Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ And last night's episode of Big Brother was great TV - we got to select two new housemates, a relationship in the house were revealed, the reason for the mysterious White Room was disclosed, and Mr X was introduced to Australia and the unsuspecting housemates.
    • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

    [38] .The rooms were also used as a studio for a gameshow and later a talent show.
  • It was used as a "The Happy Room" to cheer up Charley and Billi, who were instructed to wear "happy" t-shirts and baseball caps for the duration of their stay.^ Another scandle was a man who decided to use to show to prove his political beliefs, when he was evicted he duct taped his mouth and held up a sign that says "Free the Refugees" refusing to talk to anyone.
    • UK Celebrity Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.frihost.com [Source type: Original source]

    The room was full of red beanbags, and featured cheery slogans on the walls. .While in the room, Big Brother played the tune, If You're Happy and You Know It.^ You must watch Big Brother!
    • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I find the relationships, the characters, the politics, the games Big Brother plays and even Gretel Killen entertaining - and occasionally even insightful.
    • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You name it, you can stick it in it Get the The Times - Big Brother widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox !
    • Big Brother Blog - Times Online - WBLG: The posh task 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC timesonline.typepad.com [Source type: General]

    [39]
  • .
  • During the seven deadly sins task, it was turned into "The Room of Nicky" and contained pictures, books and footage of Nicky and also a sofa with cushions spelling N-I-C-K-Y. Nicky was instructed to stay in the room and learn to appreciate herself until Big Brother allowed her to leave.
  • For Big Brother's birthday task, a Practice Room was built, where the entertainers had to practice.^ Subsequent to this incident former housemate Rita Lazzarotto reported that she had been subjected to a similar incident during her time in the Big Brother house in the 2005 series.
    • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ The Big Brother gallery was unmanned after police advised staff to leave the house.
    • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ During Big Brother 4 there was a bomb scare.
    • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

    [40] A party room was then provided with a ball pool, small stage, and an area for food.[41] Amanda and Sam, Gerry, Nicky, and Ziggy were chosen as the party guests. Carole's job was the face painter. Chanelle and Liam performed magic. Charley and Tracey were clowns. Brian was the final musical performer.

Halfway House

.On Day 59, five new housemates Amy, Jonty, Shanessa, David and Kara-Louise entered the house and were told they would live in the Halfway House which was reached by going through the store room or through the diary room and down a coridoor.^ The new Housemates will be living in a new one.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ The first BB where we watched them doing nothing and then the third series where we watched housemates enter alone and deal with the fallout from joining houses together.
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

^ When the housemates were made aware of Dawn's rule-breaking and ejection from the house, they surmised that any person who goes into the Big Brother house is going to have both good and bad comments made about them by the media and public, and that Dawn was naïve to enter the house in the first place if this was not her expectation.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

The Halfway Housemates and ordinary house mates were swapped around for different reasons.
.Day 59 Amy, David, Jonty, Kara-Louise and Shanessa enter the Halfway House.^ I should make an exception for Jonty and Kara-Louise, I suppose.
  • Big Brother Blog - Times Online - WBLG: The posh task 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC timesonline.typepad.com [Source type: General]

David visits the main house.
.Day 60 In the morning Amy visits the main house, followed by Jonty in the afternoon.^ This morning Weekend Sunrise also payed a visit to the Big Brother house: .
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

.Day 61 In the morning Shanessa visits the main house, followed by Kara-Louise in the afternoon.^ This morning Weekend Sunrise also payed a visit to the Big Brother house: .
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

.Day 62 Housemates in the main house choose David and Kara-Louise to enter the house swapped with Ziggy.^ The first BB where we watched them doing nothing and then the third series where we watched housemates enter alone and deal with the fallout from joining houses together.
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

^ Housemates have entered the house, with 2 more to be chosen from the public (1 male, 1 female) via SMS vote.
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

.Day 63 The Halfway Housemates have a task called Jack in a box to win a place in the main house.^ Big Brother brought together Housemates from all Big Brother and VIP Brother seasons in Bulgaria and gave them their last task - to destroy the House.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ 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.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ The housemates try to win a cash prize by avoiding periodic, usually publicly-voted, evictions from the house.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

Shanessa won and was swapped with Liam who Shanessa chose.
.Day 64 The four Halfway housemates had to choose to swap with four housemates in the main house they chose David, Kara, Shanessa and Tracey who moved in halfway house and were automatically faced eviction.^ The 3 housmates involved were not removed from the house, and faced eviction in the normal way, although during Jade's eviction, no crowd was present.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ They also welcome 4 new housemates, who are competing for a spot in the next regular season.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ The fifth UK edition introduced "Fake evictions" where 1 or 2 housemates are "Evicted" however unbeknown to the housemates they have in fact not been evicted.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

.Day 65 The halfway housemates are given a last night to go into the main house for a few hours.^ UK Series one housemate was evicted, interview then sent straight back into the house however the housemates in the house got to see all of the interview live.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Marcus talks to Noirin about last night’s argument in the house.
  • Big Brother UK - Episode 41-42-43 Season 10, Episode 41-42-43 | 11 September 2009 9:15 UTC ro-static.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But what will the housemates be competing for as Ten revealed yesterday that there will not be a cash prize (after a starting prize of $1 million last year) and no cars given away on their exit.
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

Day 66 The first halfway housemate to be evicted is Shanessa, the second is David. .Then Kara and Tracey re-enter the main house for good.^ After waiting at the security gate, they were told that everywhere had been checked and that it was safe to re-enter the house.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

Housemates

.There were twenty-four housemates in total in this series of Big Brother in the UK, more than ever before.^ Big Brother housemates online .
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

^ In the seventh UK series, Big Brother became "twisted".
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ In Big Brother 8, the next regular series after the race row back in January, housemate Emily Parr was removed from the house hours after using the word "nigger" towards housemate Charley Uchea.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

.Each week, two or more housemates were nominated to be evicted by the general public until the winner was left.^ Player(s) would also be evicted each week just like on the show, until there was just a final 2 players remaining.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Housemates have entered the house, with 2 more to be chosen from the public (1 male, 1 female) via SMS vote.
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

^ At regular intervals, the housemates each privately nominate a number of fellow housemates that they wish to see evicted from the house.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

.All of the housemates that entered on the first day were female, then on the third day; a male housemate - Ziggy - entered the house.^ The eighth UK Series saw an all-female house however 3 days later 1 male housemate entered * The UK series alway opens with a twist which have included First Night Nominations (BB4), Transexual enters & Suit Case Nominations (BB5), Unlucky Housemate 13 (BB6), Big Brother Hood & Person suffering From Tourette (BB7), All Female House & Twins enter (BB8), Jackie Stallone is Announced to be Entering (CBB3), Non Celebrity Enters (CBB4) and Jade Goody and Family are Announced to be Entering (CBB5).
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Participant Harry replaced him at February 26, and became the first participant not to enter the show on its first day.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ UK Series one housemate was evicted, interview then sent straight back into the house however the housemates in the house got to see all of the interview live.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

[42] .On 7 June 2007 it was announced on Big Brother's Big Mouth that Day 10 would see the addition of two male housemates, in replacement of the cancelled eviction.^ Sunday, 10 June 2007 .
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

^ Big Brother housemates online .
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

^ Big Brother 2007 .
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

[43] These two housemates were Gerry and Seány. .On 15 June, four new male housemates entered the house.^ The first BB where we watched them doing nothing and then the third series where we watched housemates enter alone and deal with the fallout from joining houses together.
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

^ Housemates have entered the house, with 2 more to be chosen from the public (1 male, 1 female) via SMS vote.
  • Peter Black's Freedom to Differ: Big Brother 2007 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.freedomtodiffer.com [Source type: General]

They were Billi, Jonathan, Liam, and Brian. Jonathan left on Day 35 due to a family death from day 34 that he wanted to attend to[5][44] A new housemate called "Pauline" entered the house on 8 July, supposedly from Big Brother Australia, however, her true identity was actress Thaila Zucchi, and worked as a mole for Big Brother, before being removed on Day 42. Five new housemates, Amy, Jonty, Shanessa, David & Kara-Louise entered the house in a separate room called Halfway House on Day 59.[45]

Weekly summary

.Each week in the Big Brother House is summarized in the table on the main page.^ Subsequent to this incident former housemate Rita Lazzarotto reported that she had been subjected to a similar incident during her time in the Big Brother house in the 2005 series.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ In Big Brother 4 HouseGuest Scott Weintraub was expelled on Day 8 after having a violent outburst in the house relating to the season twist, X-Factor.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ After a confrontation with the show psychologist, it was decided that Justin would be expelled from the Big Brother house.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

.A typical week begins with the nominations, shopping task, and ends with the eviction of a Housemate during the following Friday's episode.^ In some cases, two housemates may be evicted simultaneously (a "double eviction"), or rarely, no housemates will be removed for that week.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ She cried during her post-eviction interview with Davina McCall describing the experience as "horrific" and her housemates as "vile jealous bullies".

Evictions, tasks, and other noteworthy events for a particular week are noted. Some of the events listed may not be in order of sequence.
Week 1
Tasks On Day 2 the housemates were given a breakdancing task, they were split into two crews and competed against each other.[46] .On Day 3 Shabnam and Carole conducted a podcast by order of Big Brother.^ In Big Brother 4 HouseGuest Scott Weintraub was expelled on Day 8 after having a violent outburst in the house relating to the season twist, X-Factor.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Housemate from previous series spent time in the Big Brother House in order to perform a pantomime at the end of the series.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Big Brother: Ty wybierasz (Big Brother: You Decide - Poland, season 1: 13 days; season 2: 7 days).
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

The podcast is a weekly task taking place on Fridays and is available for download on the Channel 4 website. On Day 10 Carole hosted the weekly podcast.[47]
Punishments On Day 6, Shabnam was punished for discussing nominations, and .Big Brother made the bathroom off-limits to all housemates.^ Big Brother where all the housemates come from previous seasons of the contest.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Subsequent to this incident former housemate Rita Lazzarotto reported that she had been subjected to a similar incident during her time in the Big Brother house in the 2005 series.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Then a jury of those players voted off immediately before the Final 2 would vote on the winner of the game to whom the title of Big Brother champion would be awarded.
  • Big Brother Reality TV Media Man Australia 16 September 2009 23:55 UTC www.mediaman.com.au [Source type: General]

[48] On Day 8, Ziggy and Emily were punished by being forced to pick another housemate to be punished on their behalf. They chose Shabnam. As a result, Shabnam's clothes, make-up, and belongings were confiscated by Big Brother.[49][50] Emily was asked to leave after using a racially offensive word.
Entrances Sam, Amanda, Lesley, Charley, Tracey, Chanelle, Shabnam, Emily, Laura, Nicky and Carole entered on Day 1, Ziggy entered on Day 3, Gerry and Seány entered on Day 10.
Exits Emily was ejected on Day 9.[51]
Week 2
Tasks Big Brother gave the housemates a charades task with a twist of having to play it under water. As a prize for completing the task successfully, housemates were rewarded with a chinese take away meal..[52] On Day 12 Gerry and Seány were instructed by Big Brother to interview each of their fellow housemates in the "Big Brother Board Room" (the vestibule before the front door of the House) to decide which two housemates would be nominating along side them.^ After a confrontation with the show psychologist, it was decided that Justin would be expelled from the Big Brother house.
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^ It was made before the first two main Big Brother seasons.
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^ In Big Brother 8, the next regular series after the race row back in January, housemate Emily Parr was removed from the house hours after using the word "nigger" towards housemate Charley Uchea.
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[53] On day 14 the housemates were given a shopping task which instructed them to remain lying down (but moving), dressed in sardine suits in a sardine tin filled with brine and fish guts.[54] .The housemates failed the task after only remaining in the tin for one hour and 26 minutes.^ The housemates end up failing this week’s shopping task and will have to survive the following week on a basic budget.
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.Hidden in a small sardine tin in the garden was the magic number, four hours and 20 minutes, this was the time limited Big Brother had set for the housemates to remain in the tin in order to win the task.^ In Big Brother 8, the next regular series after the race row back in January, housemate Emily Parr was removed from the house hours after using the word "nigger" towards housemate Charley Uchea.
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^ Subsequent to this incident former housemate Rita Lazzarotto reported that she had been subjected to a similar incident during her time in the Big Brother house in the 2005 series.
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^ Big Brother decided to intervene, telling the housemates that the "fake nomination" was just a test of friendship and they failed on that account.
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[55] On Day 15, the house were given a pile of pork pies and tankards of beer, and a dart board. .On the bottom of each pie, there was a conversation topic, and all housemates had to contribute to the discussions.^ Big Brother 6, Throughout this series there was much discussion of housemates influencing other housemates nomination.
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^ There was no winner, with the choice being made to split the money between all the Housemates.
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.Afterwards, all housemates had to nominate one person to put up a set of shelves in the Diary Room without instructions.^ UK Series one housemate was evicted, interview then sent straight back into the house however the housemates in the house got to see all of the interview live.
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^ Usually, the siblings enter the show as one Housemate, and after making it to a certain point in the game, they split up as individuals.
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[56] The housemates chose Carole, who failed the task[57] Seány and Gerry conducted the weekly podcast.
Punishments On Day 14, due to Gerry and other housemates discussing nominations, Big Brother took away the house's bathroom privileges.[58] Seány pushed a pork pie into the diary room camera, and as punishment Nicky had to clean the windows for two hours.[59]
Entrances Billi, Jonathan, Liam, and Brian entered on Day 17[5]
Exits Lesley left voluntarily on Day 11.[60] Shabnam was evicted on Day 17.[61]
Week 3
Tasks On Day 18, Billi, Jonathan, Liam and Brian succesfully performed ".YMCA" as 'The Big Brother Village People'[62] and won a luxury shopping budget.^ Big Brother 7 came under criticism when critics claimed that Big Brother had deliberately put unstable people into the house.
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^ Also in Germany a new version of the show started: Big Brother - Das Dorf (Big Brother - The Village).
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^ 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.
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[63] .Housemates also had to swim the equivalent distance to the width of the English Channel in the swimming pool for this week's shopping task, which they successfully completed.^ 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.
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[64] Amanda, for completing the most lengths, was given the task of completing the shopping list for this week, alone.[65] On Day 22, Seány, Carole and Jonathan had to choose a housemate to receive what the housemates believe is the £100,000 prize fund. They chose Liam.[66] Billi, Brian, Jonathan and Liam conducted the weekly podcast.[67]
Punishments After using written communication, Ziggy and Carole were given chalk and school ties, and were made to write "I must not participate in written communication within the Big Brother house. This is a fundamental breach of the Big Brother Rules, for which I apologise." and "I must not take writing materials lent to me in good faith by Big Brother and then use this writing material to communicate secret messages. Both acts are a fundamental breach of the Big Brother Rules, for which I apologise." 100 times.[68]
Exits Seány was evicted on Day 24.[69]
Week 4
Tasks On Day 25, the housemates had a Knobbly Knees Contest, in which Brian and Charley won. Their prize was a holiday in the Big Brother caravan..[70] On Day 26, they were told that for this week's task, the housemates must stay awake for 60 hours, and were only allowed 3 hours of sleep between them, and if someone closed their eyes for more than a minute, a clock on the wall would begin counting down.^ The housemates end up failing this week’s shopping task and will have to survive the following week on a basic budget.
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^ 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.
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^ In Big Mother nine housemates take part in the game with their mothers, with whom they must coexist during the contest.
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[71] For a mini task on Day 27, Liam and Laura were dressed up as Little Bo Peep, and had to correctly count how many times the other housemates - who were dressed as sheep - jumped over fences placed in the garden. They completed this task successfully, and earned an extra hour on the sleep clock.[72] However, the housemates voted and decided to quit the task,[73] and subsequently failed the task.[74] Amanda, Brian, Laura and Ziggy conducted the weekly podcast.[75]
Punishments For discussing nominations with other housemates, both Billi and Charley's nominations were cancelled.[76] For failing their sleep task, housemates were forced to live on a diet of 3 portions of slop a day.[77] After Billi and Charley continuously argued, they were sent to the happy room to cheer up.[39]
Exits Billi was evicted on Day 31.[78]
Week 5
Tasks Carole had to match the seven deadly sins to housemates. She picked Laura as sloth,[79] Tracey as greed,[80] Ziggy as gluttony,[81] Liam as lust,[82] Amanda as pride,[83] Nicky as envy,[84] and Charley as wrath.[85] Each housemate was given their own task. Four or more housemates must pass this task to receive a luxury shopping budget. All but Charley passed. As a reward, The contestants were given a party with a chocolate fountain, alcohol and "Seven Sin costumes" while Charley sat in the Sin Bin watching them and missing the party. Gerry, Brian, Chanelle, Carole and Sam conducted the weekly podcast.[86]
Exits Jonathan left voluntarily on Day 35.[87] Laura was evicted on Day 38[88]
Week 6
(Fake Week)
Tasks Unbeknownst to the housemates, their task this week was to discover that their new housemate Pauline was really British actress Thaila Zucchi. They were successful, and received a luxury shopping budget.[89] They also were given characters and a storyline, and had to perform their own soap opera, Housemates.[90] .They also had to perform Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head".[91] Other tasks including making quilt patches,[92] banners and songs,[93] and reading incorrect messages in different languages[94] for a fake global initiative called Warmth Not Waste, made up by Big Brother.^ You can pour it out at different rates.
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^ Other notable critics included J. What they will end up with is misery.
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^ Will they make the cars others cannot buy?
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The weekly podcast was conducted by Charley and Nicky.[95]
Punishments As part of fake week, the housemates were punished for crimes they did not commit. Carole, Brian and Amanda had to glue sweetcorn back onto corn on the cob,[96] Chanelle, Charley and Gerry had to measure 3 balls of string with a 3 cm ruler,[97] Liam, Nicky and Sam had to paint a wall and watch it dry,[98] and Ziggy, Tracey and Amanda had to cut grass with nail scissors.[99] For talking about nominations, Charley and Nicky's suitcases, and all their clothes and makeup, were confiscated.[100]
Entrances 'Pauline' entered on Day 40.[101]
Exits 'Pauline' left the House on Day 42 once she had finished her task.[89] Charley was evicted from the House on Day 45. However, the eviction was actually fake (as a climax to "fake week") and Charley was interviewed and then put back into the House.[102]
Week 7
Tasks Housemates had to have a party for Big Brothers birthday, where five housemates partied, and the remaining six provided the entertainment. They had to party until Big Brother told them to stop.[103] Housemates passed this task.[104] Liam and Sam conducted the weekly podcast interviewing housemates for "Big Brother's Birthday". Nicky had a personal task to perform a stand-up routine to win the housemates a takeaway[105] and Gerry had to answer questions to win alcohol to go with the takeaway.
Punishments For discussing nominations, Chanelle and Ziggy were restricted to only one nomination each.[106]
Exits Nicky was evicted on Day 52.[107]
Week 8
Tasks On Day 53, the housemates were given the task of answering philosophical questions..[108] For their weekly task, housemates have to run a TV Channel, BBTV.[109] After completing various TV shows (which included an X-Factor style talent show) and news bulletins (which featured messages from their families) the housemates passed the task.^ Documentary: "Wild West Comedy Show"; TV: "Sebastian Live", various guest appearances .

^ TV: performed on TV talent shows in the Phillipines and Korea, appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show"; multiple guest singer appearances; song: "Note to God" .

^ TV: "The O'Reilly Factor"; book: "The O'Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America's Families" .

[110] On Day 58, the housemates were asked to match sounds they heard to different housemates.[111] They passed the task, and were given toilet paper with their faces on as a prize.[112] The housemates also got a chance to speak to the Australian Big Brother House.[113][114] All housemates conducted the weekly podcast, each performing a 2-minute radio show.[115]
Entrances Amy, David, Jonty, Kara-Louise and Shanessa entered the "Halfway House" on Day 59.[6]
Exits Charley was evicted on Day 59.[116]
Week 9
Tasks On Day 63, the halfway housemates had to sit in boxes and jump out at 8:10. The housemate who jumped the nearest to the time would be moved to the main house, and would need to pick a housemate to move to the halfway house. Shanessa won.[117] The weekly Podcast was hosted by the Halfway Housemates.
Transfers Kara-Louise and David moved into the main house on Day 62, after they were chosen by the current Housemates. The Housemates then had to choose one of themselves to move to the Halfway House, to which Ziggy said he wanted to go.[118 ] Shanessa entered the main house on Day 63, after winning the Jack-in-a-Box task, and had to choose a current Housemate to replace her. She chose Liam. Amy, Jonty, Liam and Ziggy moved back into the house on Day 64,[119 ] in exchange for David, Kara-Louise, Shanessa and Tracey.[120 ]
Exits Chanelle left voluntarily on Day 62.[121] David and Shanessa were evicted on Day 66[122]
Week 10
Tasks For this weeks task, housemates have to 'travel through time' and each complete mini-tasks.[123] On Day 68, Sam and Amanda had to decide whether they would become one housemate. As a result, they were automatically put up for eviction this week.[124] Kara-Louise and Brian had to battle against Big Brother 3's Alex and Adele for their task.[125] They failed this task.[126]. They also had to put on a fashion show to win alcohol and music.[127]. The weekly podcast was conducted by Liam and Ziggy[128].
Exits Amy was evicted on Day 73
Week 11
Tasks On Day 74, housemates were each given a word and had to think of as many synonyms for that word as possible.[129] They passed the task.[130] The weekly task involved the housemates performing various tasks, with those who improve the most during the task being granted 'guru' status, whilst the others will all face eviction.[131]. On Day 79, Big Brother took Gerry and Jonty's toy monkeys, Freddie (Gerry's) and Munkitty Tunkitty (Jonty's), on an around the world journey, during which they "wrote" postcards from around the world. The housemates had to guess where the monkeys had been. If they correctly guess, they win a speciality dish from that country or place.
Punishments For drawing symbols using eyeliner, Amanda, Sam, Gerry, Jonty and Kara-Louise had to do all the cooking and cleaning for the house.[132]. Because Carole hid some biscuits in her drawer and the housemates ate them, knowing they were confiscated, as well as Carole whisking eggs, despite the new rule saying that the above housemates were the only ones who could do this, the luxury shopping budget was reduced to a basic budget.
Exits Gerry was evicted on Day 80 after the gurus; Amanda and Sam, Tracey and Ziggy voted to evict him over Carole.[133]
Week 12
Tasks For this week's shopping task, housemates had to attend Big Brother's Finishing Academy where they were taught how to speak and act properly.
Punishments Amanda, who had broken her twelfth microphone, had to talk through a loud hailer.[134]
Exits Tracey and Kara-Louise were evicted on Day 87.
Week 13
Tasks On Day 88, the six remaining housemates performed duets. Carole and Jonty performed Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers's "Islands in the Stream" [135], Liam and Ziggy performed Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan's "Especially For You" [136] and Amanda, Sam and Brian performed Katie Price and Peter Andre's "A Whole New World" [137]. On Day 89, The housemates took part in the Big Big Brother Quiz, which was based on events that had happened during the series [138]. During this task, ex-housemate Chanelle returned as a mystery guest, who Carole and Ziggy had to identify through touch alone.[139]. .On Day 90, The housemates had to design a task in pairs, the best of which would be carried out later in the day.^ Mozilo pulled out six days later.
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Liam and Brian won this task.[140]. On Day 91, the housemates had to create 'Big Brother: The Movie', and were given costumes, props and a video camera in order to recreate their time in the house [141]. On Day 92, Big Brother took the day off, and left the house in charge of one housemate. The housemate chosen to become Big Brother for the day was Jonty [142].
Punishments Carole, Liam, and Ziggy were punished for discussion nominations. Their punishment came on Day 90 when Big Brother called, Jonty, Brian and The Twins to the diary room to nominate two of the three of the housemates. They nominated Ziggy and Carole but Big Brother later revealed they were playing a joke on them.
Exits Jonty (6th Place), Carole (5th Place), Ziggy (4th Place), Liam (3rd Place) Amanda & Sam (2nd Place) Brian (1st) (Winner)

Criticism and controversy

Nine days into the series, Channel 4 was criticised for deciding to air the word "nigger" on their daily highlights show.[143] After the criticism they received for not handling the Celebrity Big Brother racism allegations properly back in January, they were quick to intervene after Emily used the word in conversation with Charley. On the other hand, Charley and Nicky subsequently used the same contentious word several times, in reference to Emily's use. No action was seen to be taken against them.[144] After Emily's disqualification from the competition was announced, 922 viewers complained to Ofcom, the British television regulator, believing that it was unfair.[145] Another 270 people expressed dissatisfaction with Channel 4's decision to air the word "nigger" uncensored.[145] Parr was invited on BBLB, which also caused disturbances, but postponed her appearance. The press and Dermot presumed she postponed due to the controversy, but as she revealed in her BBLB interview, it was not.
Furthermore, on Day 40, Channel 4 confirmed that Charley had been called to the Diary Room and reprimanded after using the word "nigger" twice on one night. This was not broadcast on the nightly highlights programme or the live feed, further enflaming rumours about favouritism towards Charley. A Big Brother spokesperson claimed "Charley used the N-word as a black woman to refer to another black person. We judged her use of the term different from Emily's. But Big Brother called her to the Diary Room to remind her that this word could cause offence."[146][147]
Charley was given a third and final warning by Big Brother on Day 55 when she implied that housemate Gerry was a paedophile. Over 300 people complained to Ofcom when Charley said that Gerry liked to "sleep with 15-year-olds".[148][149]

Nominations table

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Final
Week 13
Nominations received
Brian Not in
house
Seány,
Carole
Billi,
Gerry
Gerry,
Carole
Tracey,
Carole
Gerry,
Tracey
Gerry,
Charley
No
nominations
Jonty,
Kara-Louise
No
nominations
Jonty,
Kara-Louise
Winner
(Day 94)
3
Amanda Not
eligible
Carole,
Nicky
Carole,
Tracey
Tracey,
Charley
Carole,
Tracey
Carole,
Nicky
Carole,
Tracey
Carole,
Tracey
No
nominations
Jonty,
Kara-Louise
Gerry Jonty,
Kara-Louise
Runners-Up
(Day 94)
0
Sam Not
eligible
Shabnam,
Carole
Carole,
Liam
Billi,
Carole
Carole,
Tracey
Carole,
Charley
Carole,
Tracey
Carole,
Tracey
No
nominations
0
Liam Not in
house
Jonathan,
Charley
Tracey,
Billi
Tracey,
Charley
Nicky,
Charley
Charley,
Nicky
Charley,
Tracey
No
nominations
Kara-Louise,
Jonty
No
nominations
Kara-Louise,
Jonty
Third Place
(Day 94)
4
Ziggy Shabnam,
Emily
Not
eligible
Charley,
Nicky
Billi,
Charley
Laura,
Charley
Nicky,
Charley
Nicky Tracey,
Charley
No
nominations
Amy,
Gerry
Gerry Kara-Louise,
Tracey
Fourth Place
(Day 94)
12
Carole Not
eligible
Not
eligible
Laura,
Nicky
Laura,
Nicky
Laura,
Chanelle
Nicky,
Tracey
Nicky,
Chanelle
Charley,
Ziggy
No
nominations
Amy,
Kara-Louise
No
nominations
Tracey,
Ziggy
Fifth Place
(Day 94)
20
Jonty Not in
house
No
nominations
Gerry,
Kara-Louise
No
nominations
Brian,
Liam
Sixth Place
(Day 94)
8
Kara-Louise Not in
house
Halfway Housemate Jonty,
Amy
No
nominations
Tracey,
Liam
Evicted
(Day 87)
12
Tracey Not
eligible
Not
eligible
Seány,
Jonathan
Carole,
Billi
Ziggy,
Chanelle
Ziggy,
Gerry
Gerry,
Ziggy
Gerry,
Ziggy
Halfway Housemate Amy,
Gerry
Gerry Kara-Louise,
Jonty
Evicted
(Day 87)
25
Gerry Not in
house
Shabnam,
Tracey
Charley,
Liam
Nicky,
Tracey
Laura,
Nicky
Charley,
Nicky
Nicky,
Charley
Charley,
Tracey
No
nominations
Amy,
Jonty
No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 80)
17
Amy Not in
house
No
nominations
Kara-Louise,
Gerry
Evicted
(Day 73)
5
David Not in
house
Halfway Housemate Evicted
(Day 66)
0
Shanessa Not in
house
Halfway Housemate Evicted
(Day 66)
0
Chanelle Not
eligible
Not
eligible
Charley,
Seány
Charley,
Billi
Charley,
Laura
Charley,
Nicky
Charley Charley,
Tracey
Walked
(Day 62)
8
Charley Not
eligible
Not
eligible
Nicky,
Seány
Billi,
Chanelle
Chanelle,
Brian
Chanelle,
Gerry
Gerry,
Ziggy
Chanelle,
Gerry
Evicted
(Day 59)
23
Nicky Not
eligible
Not
eligible
Jonathan,
Seány
Billi,
Carole
Gerry,
Ziggy
Gerry,
Ziggy
Ziggy,
Gerry
Evicted
(Day 52)
16
Laura Not
eligible
Not
eligible
Carole,
Jonathan
Carole,
Ziggy
Ziggy,
Chanelle
Evicted
(Day 38)
7
Jonathan Not in
house
Nicky,
Tracey
Tracey,
Nicky
Laura,
Chanelle
Walked
(Day 35)
5
Billi Not in
house
Carole,
Jonathan
Nicky,
Charley
Evicted
(Day 31)
8
Seány Not in
house
Tracey,
Shabnam
Brian,
Tracey
Evicted
(Day 24)
5
Shabnam Not
eligible
Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 17)
4
Lesley Not
eligible
Walked
(Day 11)
0
Emily Not
eligible
Ejected
(Day 9)
1
Nomination
note
See
note 1
See
note 2
None See
note 3
None See
note 4
See
note 5
None See
note 6
See
note 7
See
note 8
See
note 9
See
note 10
Against
public vote
Emily,
Shabnam
Carole,
Shabnam,
Tracey
Carole,
Jonathan,
Seány
Billi,
Carole,
Tracey
Chanelle,
Laura
Charley,
Nicky
Gerry,
Nicky
Charley,
Tracey
David,
Kara-Louise,
Shanessa,
Tracey
Amanda & Sam,
Amy,
Jonty,
Kara-Louise
Brian,
Carole,
Gerry,
Jonty,
Kara-Louise,
Liam
Jonty,
Kara-Louise,
Tracey
Amanda & Sam,
Brian,
Carole,
Jonty,
Liam,
Ziggy
Walked none Lesley none Jonathan none Chanelle none
Ejected Emily none
Evicted
(% of public votes)
Eviction cancelled Shabnam
81.4%
to evict
Seány
44.5%
to evict
Billi
55.1%
to evict
Laura
68.1%
to evict
Charley
75.8%
to fake evict
Nicky
76%
to evict
Charley
85.6%
to evict
Shanessa
38%
to evict
Amy
58%
to evict
Gerry
24%
3 of 3 votes
to evict
Tracey
38.4%
to evict
Jonty
3.0%
(out of 6)
Liam
19.1%
(out of 3)
Carole
4.9%
(out of 6)
Amanda & Sam
39.7%
(out of 2)
David
37%
to evict
Kara-Louise
30.8%
to evict
Ziggy
15.3%
(out of 4)
Brian
60.3%
to win
Note 1: Ziggy was told by Big Brother that he would be the only housemate allowed to nominate for the first eviction vote on Day 7.[3] The eviction was later cancelled due to Emily being removed before the eviction could take place.[150]
Note 2: New housemates Seány and Gerry were two of four housemates allowed to nominate, and together they had to choose the other two housemates nominating with them. They chose Sam and Amanda to nominate.
Note 3: Nicky and Charley were among those receiving the most nominations, but Billi and Charley's nominations were discounted so Nicky and Charley did not face the public vote.[76]
Note 4: The evicted housemate, Charley, was interviewed by Davina, with the interview shown on the plasma screen in the house, and then put back in the house.[102]
Note 5: Nominations took place on a Sunday (Day 47) instead of a Monday (Day 48). Chanelle and Ziggy were asked to nominate one housemate each, instead of the usual two housemates, as punishment for discussing nominations previously.[106]
.Note 6: After continuous swapping of housemates between the Main House and the Halfway House, the housemates remaining in the Halfway House faced the public vote on from Day 65. However, the second twist to this was whoever faced the votes had an even bigger chance of being evicted, as there was a double eviction.^ There's a final twist, however.
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[151]
Note 7: Amanda and Sam chose to become one housemate on Day 69. However, as a result they both faced the public vote.[152]
Note 8: For week 11's shopping task those who won mini-tasks gained "guru status" and were immune from eviction. All other housemates automatically faced the public vote[131] but the Gurus had to decide from the two housemates with the highest number of votes (this was Carole with 49% and Gerry with 24%) who to evict.[153]
Note 9: In Week 12 there was a double eviction.[154 ] A very close eviction in which Jonty was 0.2% away from being evicted receiving 30.7% while Kara received 30.8%.
Note 10: There were no nominations in the final week as the public were voting for the housemate they wanted to win. .

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Big Brother is a reality television series broadcast in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Channel 4 and E4, and on S4C in Wales. Internationally, it is broadcast in on the Polish network TVN.[1] It is part of the Big Brother franchise first developed in the Netherlands, and is currently the longest running series in the franchise.

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Overview

Big Brother is a gameshow in which a group of contestants, called housemates, live in isolation from the outside world in a "house" that is custom built but that includes everyday objects, such as a fully equipped kitchen and a garden. The House is also a television studio, and includes cameras and microphones in most of the rooms to record the activity of the housemates. The only place where housemates can escape the company of the other contestants is the Diary Room, where they are encouraged to voice their true feelings. Big Brother Live Feeds on internet and red button control is axed

Each week all housemates nominate two of their fellows for potential eviction. The two or more housemates with the highest number of nominations face a public vote conducted by phone and, in some years, text message and the one with the most votes is evicted from the House. Occasionally more than one housemate may be evicted in a week. The last contestant remaining in the house is declared the winner and awarded a large cash prize. The show's name comes from George Orwell's 1948 novel 1984, a dystopia in which Big Brother is the all-seeing, omnipotent leader of Oceania.

The main television coverage takes the form of a daily highlights programme narrated by Marcus Bentley. The launch programme, introducing the contestants to the House, live evictions and the finale programme are hosted by Davina McCall. The show is produced by Brighter Pictures, an Endemol company.

Main series

Presenters

Davina McCall hosts the Live Eviction shows, as well as the first episode of the series (called the Launch Night) and the Live Finale. The highlights show features the previous day's events condensed into a one hour show. This is narrated by Marcus Bentley, who also narrates for the Live Eviction and Live Finale shows.

Auditions

Big Brother open auditions have been held around the UK and Ireland since Big Brother 5. Before this, auditionees had to send audition tapes to the producers. Auditions for the tenth series were also held on YouTube, where people could record their audition and put it on the Big Brother YouTube channel.

Current format

Launch Night

On the night of the Live Launch several members of the public, who have successfully passed through several audition processes, enter the House to become Housemates of the Big Brother House. Once inside the house the Housemates will live together and have no contact with the outside world. They will be recorded 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on cameras that cover nearly every inch of the House, including a special room known as the Diary Room. They are also recorded by microphones located throughout the House, as well as being worn by the Housemates themselves. Nearly every movement and word spoken is seen and heard by the ever present Big Brother.

Big Brother

The Housemates can be addressed by Big Brother through a PA system located within the house, and when the Housemates are addressed by Big Brother, it always refers to itself in the third person. Big Brother has several voices and is sexless, although its voices can be either male or female, depending on which member of the production crew is taking on the role at that time. Big Brother is also emotionless and will address Housemates with objectivity, although it is sensitive and empathetic in difficult times for Housemates. At all times, Big Brother's decisions are final.

Suitcases

Housemates have their suitcases delivered to them the day after they arrive, which contain their own clothes and personal items. Housemates are forbidden from taking reading material, branded items (unless covered) and other contraband items into the House and will have their suitcases scrutinized by Big Brother before they are delivered. In the past they have been allowed one luxury item, including musical instruments and alcohol but these have also been banned. Once suitcases have been unpacked, they are then taken away again. However in some instances Big Brother will not deliver suitcases as punishment for breaking the Rules, or may also use them as a reward for completing Tasks set by Big Brother.

Life in the House

Over the duration of the series, the Housemates are given a series of Tasks by Big Brother which test them in many ways. They are also put to the test by their own ideals, prejudices and opinions against other people from different walks of life; something that has survived from the original "social experiment" of Big Brother 1. They live in the communal House and share cooking and cleaning chores among themselves, which usually provides plenty of tension. Housemates are forbidden to sleep during daylight hours - Big Brother plays the wake-up call persistently in the morning if housemates do not wake up and will play an alarm clock noise into the house if a housemate falls asleep during the day. Housemates must also live by the Fundamental Rules of Big Brother; if the rules are broken it can result in formal warnings, various punishments or even a Housemate's removal from the House.

The Diary Room

In the Diary Room, Housemates are allowed to privately tell Big Brother about their issues and worries about other Housemates, as well as ask Big Brother for items for the house. The Diary Room is also used by Big Brother when Big Brother needs to speak to individual Housemates alone for any reason. Some of the Housemates are comfortable enough in the Diary Room to discuss personal feelings, issues and even general personal business not relating to the house. The Diary Room is also the only room in the house not shown on Live Streaming, in order to protect the Housemates privacy. However some conversations in the Diary Room will appear in highlights shows, especially if they pertain to an event or situation within the house.

When Housemates request items such as cleaning materials, alcohol or extra cigarettes (at the discretion of Big Brother), they are either delivered via the Diary Room, the Store Room or a Delivery Hatch sometimes located in the main House. Instructions and items for tasks are also delivered via the Diary Room.

In the past, notably in Big Brother 5's 'Fight Night' and Big Brother 9's 'Fight Night II' it was necessary for Big Brother to use the Diary Room as a means of removing aggressive Housemates from potentially violent situations.

The Shopping

Each week Big Brother sets the Housemates a task in order to determine the shopping budget for the following week. They must work together to win the tasks in order to win a luxury shopping budget of £5 per head per day. If they lose, they will only receive a basic shopping budget of £1 per head per day. If all food runs out in the House, Big Brother provides Emergency Rations of chickpeas and rice. Housemates are responsible for their own shopping and decide which items the budget is bought. Only a small percentage of the overall budget can be spent on alcohol, and Big Brother delivers the alcohol separately in increments as a reward for tasks or a treat after Evictions - this rule was introduced after a number of violent altercations between drunken housemates in earlier series. Shopping is usually delivered on Thursday afternoon after the remainder of the previous week's food has been removed via the Store Room. Big Brother provides packed lunches for the interim period.

Nominations

Each week, usually on a Monday, the Housemates are individually called to the Diary Room by Big Brother in alphabetical order, where they must Nominate two fellow Housemates for Eviction privately.

They must provide full and frank reasons for Nominating their chosen Housemates and cannot Nominate themselves. Once all Housemates (or all Housemates eligible to Nominate) have Nominated, the two or more Housemates with the most Nominations are then put to the public vote, where the Housemate or Housemates with the most votes are Evicted in a live Friday night Eviction. The Nominations are not revealed to the Housemates by Big Brother until the day after the Nominations process, usually a Tuesday, when voting has already begun. On a Friday afternoon, Nominated Housemates have their suitcases delivered to them so they may pack in anticipation of the evening's Eviction.

Housemates are not allowed to discuss who they have Nominated or who they might Nominate with each other, and they are banned from discussing who might have Nominated the Housemates up for Eviction - unless given permission by Big Brother (as in Big Brother 9's Nominations Pod). If a Housemate has broken any of the Fundamental Rules regarding Nominations, Big Brother will impose a punishment on the Housemate.

Live Eviction and Davina

On Eviction Night, Big Brother plays crowd noise into the House so that Housemates are unable to hear chanting from the real crowd waiting for the Evictee, protecting the concept of 'no contact with the Outside World'. Nominated Housemates are told by Davina the results of the public vote via live link to the speakers in the House from a quiet studio nearby. Davina will address the House in the following scripted speech;

"Big Brother House, this is Davina. You are live on Channel 4, please do not swear. (Nominated Housemates' names), the lines are closed and the votes have been counted and verified, and I can now reveal that the nth person to be evicted from the Big Brother House is... (Evicted Housemate's name)"

The evicted housemate usually have 15 minutes to say their goodbyes and get ready to leave, while the first Live Eviction show goes off air for an interval programme. The on-air break is half an hour long giving the second Eviction show a 15 minute delay when it returns to air. When the Live Eviction show returns, Davina will then tell the Evicted Housemate that they have 30 seconds to leave the House, again addressing the House from the quiet studio;

"Big Brother House, this is Davina. You are live on Channel 4, please do not swear. (Evicted Housemate's name) you are the nth person to be evicted from the Big Brother House. You have 30 seconds to say your goodbyes, I'm coming to get you!"

Once they leave the House they are greeted by the live crowd, which will boo or cheer according to the popularity of the Evicted Housemate. They will then be taken past a bank of photographers and then led away down the middle of the crowd to the nearby studio by Davina. There they are interviewed by Davina about their time in the House.

In unexpected twists that add to the appeal of the series, Big Brother will forego the prescribed Eviction format and will Evict Housemates in other ways. In the past Big Brother has asked Housemates to Evict their least favourite Nominated Housemate, or has Evicted Nominated Housemates through the Diary Room without other Housemates realising that an Eviction was taking place. Such twists in the format are more common towards the end of a series.

Live Final and the Winner

In the Live Final, only three to six Housemates remain in the house, after surviving numerous evictions. The public are then asked to vote for their favourite surviving Housemate to win the prize of £100,000 in the preceding week. Voting lines are suspended at intervals on the Live Final show to reveal the runners-up, who are then evicted and interviewed by Davina without the usual 15 minute delay, until the final two surviving Housemates, when the winner is announced. The first runner-up then leaves the House and is interviewed by Davina, followed by the winner who is usually treated to a cheering crowd and a firework display, before they are interviewed by Davina.

Schedule

Each highlight show features the events that happened in the previous day in the house. On the Live Eviction Shows, the housemates are evicted the same day as the results are shown, and the highlight show from the next day will often show their eviction again (without the interview.)

Each night's show is repeated the next morning on Channel 4, during their breakfast schedule. The morning show is a censored version of the previous days allowing for a younger audience base to be able to watch the show. The same show is repeated on E4 later in the day during the after-noon. Friday's LIVE episode is repeated Saturday mornings on Channel 4's Teen Strand T4 and then repeated Saturday evening on E4.

In the T4 and E4 repeats, Housemate entrances and exits are generally edited so that they go dark to light, and also they slow down some of the action. This however can cause severe ghosting in the T.V. picture. It's possible this is done to lower the risk of flashing cameras to people who sufferer from photosensitive epilepsy, even though Channel 4 does not broadcast with low brightness (altihough continuty warnings are usually announced).

Live streaming

Channel 4 has made available live pictures and audio from the Big Brother house. However, approximately a 15 minute delay is in place so that audio and/or pictures can be censored to comply with TV regulations. This is also obvious when Housemates discuss the time in the Big Brother House and when they have done so the time is commonly 15–20 minutes behind than the time of viewing.

The action from within the House used to be streamed live over the Internet for a one-off fee subscription that lasted to the end of the series, and for free to broadband customers of sponsors Virgin Media. However since Big Brother 9, the live internet streaming was axed due to small uptake of subscriptions in past series.

Since the second series, Channel 4's sister station E4 has also carried live pictures and audio from the Big Brother House. An interactive service available to digital satellite and cable viewers allows 24/7 access to the stream, even when E4 is carrying normal programming. Live streaming was cut during Big Brother 5's "Fight Night" when a House argument broke out in which the main culprit was ejected from the house for being aggressive. The same also occurred during Big Brother 9's "Fight Night II" in which the actions of most Housemates were similar to that of "Fight Night". This was also a House argument which resulted in one Housemate being ejected for spitting in another Housemate's face.

However, as live streaming on E4 was, as claimed by producers, 'unpopular' during Big Brother 9, for Celebrity Big Brother 2009 and Big Brother 10 2009 the red button live feed has been axed, along with the daytime streaming on E4 which is now limited to late night/early morning coverage. This has proven to be a rather controversial move, but despite fans petitioning for its return, Channel 4 have made it clear that the daytime live streaming will not be returning during Big Brother 10. It has been speculated that the axing of the daytime feed was a money-saving move on behalf of broadcaster Channel 4.

House

For the first two series, the House was located in Bow, London near to the Three Mills Studios. After planning permission expired in 2002, Newham Council ordered the complex to be returned to a natural habitat. The House has been located at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire since Big Brother 3 in 2002.

The House is currently built behind the studios and is overlooked by the studio offices. The House has substantial security in place including fencing, security patrols and dog units to protect the premise of "no contact from the outside world". However people can shout to the Housemates in the garden via a road located near the House, threatening that premise. Whenever such incidents occur, Big Brother will ban the Housemates from using the garden and ensure that they are locked in the House to prevent them from hearing what is being shouted. It has been reported that the Big Brother House has higher and better levels of security than Buckingham Palace, after the lobbyist group Fathers 4 Justice gained entry to Buckingham Palace in 2004, but a similar effort to raid the Big Brother House was foiled days later.

The interior design of the House changes each year to suit the theme of the series. For example, the Big Brother 5 House was claustrophobic, with harsh colour schemes to reflect the Evil Big Brother theme, while Big Brother 8 had an "Inside Out" theme with kitchen appliances, washing facilities and dining areas located in the wrong rooms or areas of the House.

The House is situated just metres from The George Lucas Stage where the studio of spin off show, Big Brother's Little Brother is located, as well as the Eviction Studio where evicted Housemates are interviewed.

It is uncertain if Big Brother UK will move to a new location after the current contract at Elstree Studios expires in 2010.

Live Tasks

Series 3 of Big Brother introduced the Saturday night "Big Brother: Live Task", which would determine on which side of the Rich/Poor divide individual Housemates would live for the forthcoming week. The Live Tasks were continued throughout Big Brother 4, with winners treated to a hidden "Reward Room" for the evening. Live Saturday evening Tasks were discontinued during Series 5. In the penultimate week of Series 9 there was a live task. Housemates had to nominate face to face using cue cards. The two Housemates nominated then went on to play a game where they could win £50,000.

Logo

The Big Brother logo is an Eye. However since Big Brother 2, every UK series has featured a different ‘Eye’ design created by Daniel Eatock. The first series had a human Eye as the logo, and it was revealed during Melanie Hill's exit interview that it was her eye that was being used as the show's logo. The Eye is meant to signify that Big Brother is ‘always watching’ and it in its own right has become iconic. Most of the other Big Brother series around the world have adopted the Eye in their logo, with some countries adopting designs directly from the UK Big Brother. Since Big Brother 5 the title sequence created by Hello Charlie has left out the title "Big Brother" with the idea that the Eye was iconic enough to identify the show.

Theme tune

The theme tune was written and produced by Element Four, a collaboration between Paul Oakenfold and Andy Gray. It was released as a single in September 2000 and peaked at number four in the UK Singles Chart. It is also used for the Bulgarian series. In 2007 the theme was remixed and this version has been used since Big Brother 8.

Aspect ratio

Series 1 to 6 of Big Brother (2000–2005), including the four corresponding series of Celebrity Big Brother, were some of the very few programmes on mainstream British terrestrial television that were broadcast in the old 4:3 aspect ratio as opposed to the more common 16:9 widescreen format. (Except the Big Brother Panto, which was in widescreen). The reason for this is unclear, perhaps because shots cannot be artificially staged to use a 16:9 format, the 16:9 format is more efficient as it can cover a wider range of shots, as opposed to the somewhat limited 4:3 full-screen format. However, from series 7 (2006) the aspect ratio has been switched in favour of the 16:9 format, with Big Brother, and all of its sister shows broadcasting in widescreen.

Media interest

Big Brother is highly publicised in the UK, more or less all leading tabloid newspapers and gossip magazines cover the series. The show has also made headlines on leading news channels such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4, CNN and Sky news. After leaving the House, Housemates usually have short lived fame. Endemol gives Housemates a choice of agents when leaving the House. Some have gone on to have their own reality TV shows, perfumes, DVDs, singles, columns and more. Some of them appear in magazines, newspapers, radio stations, and even television programmes. They often attend film premieres and other red carpet events. Though for most, their fame generally subsides shortly after the series finale. To date the most successful former Big Brother Housemates is Jade Goody, who died in 2009. Other successful housemates include Brian Dowling who has landed a career in television presenting and voice over work, Kate Lawler who worked as a television presentor on high profile Channel 4 programme Rise and later a DJ, Chanelle Hayes who released her own single, launched her own fragrance, starred in another reality show and had 2008's third best selling calendarTemplate:Fact, and Alison Hammond who works as a presenter on ITV's This Morning.

Big Brother has also led to a variety of books being written about it including books about the show like 'Big Brother: The Inside Story' By Narinder Kaur (ISBN 978-0753512944) and 'Big Brother: The Official Unseen Story' By Jean Ritchie (ISBN 978-0752219127). To books about the psychology of the show like 'The Psychology of Big Brother' By Dan Jones (ISBN 978-1409228257) and 'Visible Thought: The New Psychology of Body Language' By Geoffrey Beattie (ISBN 978-0415308106)

Sponsorships

Series Sponsor Slogan Notes Years
Big Brother 1 Southern Comfort 2000
Celebrity Big Brother 2001
Big Brother 2 BT Cellnet It's The Buzz
Big Brother 3 O2 Get Connected See note 1 2002
Celebrity Big Brother 2
Big Brother 4 2003
Teen Big Brother
Big Brother 5 TalkTalk Get Together 2004
Big Brother Panto 2004-05
Celebrity Big Brother 3 2005
Big Brother 6
Celebrity Big Brother 4 The Carphone Warehouse Get Star Treatment See note 2 2006
Big Brother 7 Get Together
Celebrity Big Brother 5 Get Star Treatment See note 3 2007
Big Brother 8 Virgin Media For a Happy House See note 4
Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack Virgin Mobile See note 5 2008
Big Brother 9
Celebrity Big Brother 6 Dreams Britain’s leading Bed Specialist See note 6 2009
Big Brother 10 Lucozade Energy Little Brother vs. Big Brother
  • Note 1: BT Cellnet changed its name to O2, the sponsor is therefore the same as the previous series.
  • Note 2: The Carphone Warehouse is the parent company of TalkTalk, the previous sponsor. They also had a deal of £2.5m-a-year to sponsor the Big Brother franchise. [2]
  • Note 3: Due to the race row the sponsorship was cut off half way through the series.
  • Note 4: The cost of this sponsorship was £2.5 Million.
  • Note 5: Although the change of the name of the sponsor, it is still the same company and the same sponsor adverts were used.
  • Note 6: The cost of this sponsorship was £800,000[3]

Shows

Spin-offs

Celebrity Big Brother

Originally created as a one-off tie-in series by Channel 4 in association with the BBC's Comic Relief charity telethon, Celebrity Big Brother is now a full spin-off of Big Brother UK, shown on Channel 4, S4C, E4, E4+1 and Internet live streaming and downloading, backed up with email and SMS text news reports to subscribers. The series typically airs in January.

The series features a number of celebrity contestants living in the Big Brother House, trying to avoid eviction by the public with the aim of winning a large cash prize to be donated to the winner's nominated charity at the end of the run. The show uses the same house and presenters as the non-celebrity version of the most recent series, but the time length is shorter than a normal Big Brother UK series. The celebrities are normally paid for their appearances, on the basis that they don't voluntarily leave.

The first Celebrity Big Brother was aired nightly on Channel 4 with the finale broadcast live on BBC One on Comic Relief night in 2001. Subsequent Celebrity Big Brothers have not involved the BBC or Comic Relief in any way, and the charities involved are given far less publicity than in the first series.

The series took a break for Teen Big Brother, which was shown in 2003 and given a revised repeat in 2004, between 2005 and 2007 it was a regular part of Channel 4's winter schedule until in 2008 it was withdrawn due to the previous series' race row and replaced by Celebrity Hijack. Celebrity Big Brother returned in 2009.

Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack

Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack was a spin off series that aired on E4 in January 2008. It was hosted by Dermot O'Leary,[4] which was his final Big Brother series, and narrated by Marcus Bentley.[5] Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack launched on 3 January both on Channel 4 and E4. After the launch, all Big Brother programmes are only aired on E4. The series was a twist on the Celebrity Big Brother format. Instead of the celebrities playing the role of Housemates, the celebrities become Big Brother itself. The Housemates of the show are 18 to 21 year olds.

Teen Big Brother

Teen Big Brother was a special version of Big Brother, where eight 18 year olds lived in the Big Brother House for ten days. The series was aired in October 2003 on Channel 4 and E4 where it was presented by BBLB host Dermot O'Leary and narrated by Marcus Bentley.

Unlike all other Big Brother series, Teen Big Brother was pre-recorded and shown some months after the contestants had left the House. During the series' broadcast, it was involved in a scandal over two of the Housemates having sex on television.

Big Brother Panto

E4 and T4 broadcast the special Big Brother Panto' series, bringing together ten members of the various Big Brother series to perform a pantomime of Cinderella. It was presented by Jeff Brazier and June Sarpong and narrated by Marcus Bentley. It was aired from 20 December 2004 to 5 January 2005.

Spoofs, parodies and cultural references

In the UK, Big Brother has been satirised and spoofed by many comedians including Alan Carr, Justin Lee Collins and Ricky Gervais. Big Brother has also been lampooned on programmes such as Friday Night Project, the Doctor Who episode Bad Wolf and Extras.

In July 2008 Revels started a "Big Brother"-style eviction campaign where one flavour from the bag would be replaced by a special limited edition flavour, yet to be announced. Consumers were asked to nominate on www.revelseviction.com. Voting closed on 9 September 2008. The flavour attracting the most votes was coffee, which received nearly half the votes cast. Raisin received around 25%, with the remaining votes spread fairly evenly among the other flavours. The coffee flavour was replaced with strawberry.

Dead Set

In October 2008, E4 aired Dead Set, a five-part horror series written by Charlie Brooker, and set during a fictional series of Big Brother. It features a zombie outbreak decimating the population of Britain, forcing the housemates and some of the production staff to seek shelter in the Big Brother House, which has seemingly become one of the only safe places left in Britain. The show features a selection of previous Big Brother housemates and host Davina McCall playing themselves. A few of the cast, including McCall, also played cameos as zombies.[6]

Controversy and criticism

Since its beginning in 2000, Big Brother has been the subject of controversy and criticism among the British public and media. There have been various investigations by numerous organisations, including TV watchdogs and the police.

Series details

Series Launch date Finalé date Days Housemates Winner
Big Brother 1 14 July 2000 15 September 2000 64 11 Craig Phillips
Celebrity Big Brother 1 9 March 2001 16 March 2001 8 6 Jack Dee
Big Brother 2 25 May 2001 27 July 2001 64 11 Brian Dowling
Big Brother 3 24 May 2002 26 July 2002 64 14 Kate Lawler
Celebrity Big Brother 2 20 November 2002 29 November 2002 10 6 Mark Owen
Big Brother 4 23 May 2003 25 July 2003 64 14 Cameron Stout
Teen Big Brother October 2003 October 2003 10 8 Paul Brennan
Big Brother 5 28 May 2004 6 August 2004 71 13 Nadia Almada
Big Brother Panto 20 December 2004 5 January 2005 11 10 N/A
Celebrity Big Brother 3 6 January 2005 23 January 2005 18 9 Bez
Big Brother 6 27 May 2005 12 August 2005 78 16 Anthony Hutton
Celebrity Big Brother 4 5 January 2006 27 January 2006 23 11 Chantelle Houghton
Big Brother 7 18 May 2006 18 August 2006 93 22 Pete Bennett
Celebrity Big Brother 5 3 January 2007 28 January 2007 26 14 Shilpa Shetty
Big Brother 8 30 May 2007 31 August 2007 94 23 Brian Belo
Celebrity Hijack 3 January 2008 28 January 2008 26 12 John Loughton
Big Brother 9 5 June 2008 5 September 2008 93 21 Rachel Rice
Celebrity Big Brother 6 2 January 2009 23 January 2009 22 11 Ulrika Jonsson
Big Brother 10 4 June 2009 100[7] 16

Awards and nominations

Year Award Show Category Nominee(s) Result
2001 British Academy Television Awards Innovation Award Big Brother 1 Template:Award-won
National Television Awards 2001 Most Popular Factual Programme Big Brother 2 Template:Award-won
2002 National Television Awards 2002 Most Popular Factual Programme Big Brother 3 Template:Award-won
National Television Awards 2002 Most Popular Entertainment Presenter Davina McCall Template:Award-nom
2003 National Television Awards 2003 Most Popular Factual Programme Big Brother 4 Template:Award-nom
National Television Awards 2003 Most Popular Entertainment Presenter Davina McCall Template:Award-nom
2004 National Television Awards 2004 Most Popular Reality Programme Big Brother 5 Template:Award-won
National Television Awards 2004 Most Popular Entertainment Presenter Davina McCall Template:Award-nom
National Television Awards 2004 Most Popular Entertainment Presenter Dermot O'Leary Template:Award-nom
2005 National Television Awards 2005 Most Popular Reality Programme Big Brother 6 Template:Award-won
National Television Awards 2005 Most Popular Entertainment Presenter Davina McCall Template:Award-nom
2006 National Television Awards 2006 Most Popular Reality Programme Big Brother 7 Template:Award-won
National Television Awards 2006 Most Popular Reality Programme Celebrity Big Brother 4 Template:Award-nom
National Television Awards 2006 Most Popular TV Contender Nikki Grahame Template:Award-won
National Television Awards 2006 Most Popular TV Contender Pete Bennett Template:Award-nom
National Television Awards 2006 Most Popular TV Contender Chantelle Houghton Template:Award-nom
National Television Awards 2006 Most Popular Entertainment Presenter Davina McCall Template:Award-nom
2007 British Academy Television Awards Pioneer Audience Award Celebrity Big Brother 5 Template:Award-nom
National Television Awards 2007 Most Popular Entertainment Programme Big Brother 8 Template:Award-nom
2008 National Television Awards 2008 Most Popular Entertainment Programme Big Brother 9 Template:Award-nom
2009 Digital Spy Reality TV Awards 2009 Sexiest Male Stuart Pilkington Template:Award-nom
Digital Spy Reality TV Awards 2009 Sexiest Male Dale Howard Template:Award-won
Digital Spy Reality TV Awards 2009 Love To Hate Award Rex Newmark Template:Award-won
Digital Spy Reality TV Awards 2009 Best Reality TV Moment Luke Marsden and Rebeeca Shiner kiss Template:Award-nom
Digital Spy Reality TV Awards 2009 Most Memorable Moment Mohamed and Kathreya Template:Award-nom
Digital Spy Reality TV Awards 2009 Best Host Davina McCall Template:Award-won
Digital Spy Reality TV Awards 2009 Best Reality Show Big Brother 9 Template:Award-nom
Digital Spy Reality TV Awards 2009 Reality TV Legend Award Davina McCall Template:Award-won

Footnotes

See also

External links


Quotes

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Contents

Big Brother

The un-tried, un-sentenced imprisonment of the shallow classes where release is only achieved with the off button.
Gary Pascoe. Dublin 2008

Big Brother 1

Celebrity Big Brother 1

Big Brother 2

Helen

  • "God!! There are 9 of us in here.....!!! .It does not seem to be as many as at the start!!!..."
  • "I dreamed last night when I was asleep..."
  • "There's less people in the house than we started with"
  • " Do I look chubby, I'm worried if I'm nominated as I'll have lots of pictures taken of me.^ Looking at a villa in Majorca last night.
    • GYU-KAKU - GK HB 11/12/06 11 September 2009 9:15 UTC www.gk-bbq.com [Source type: General]

    ^ How many people have seen him there since?
    • GYU-KAKU - GK HB 11/12/06 11 September 2009 9:15 UTC www.gk-bbq.com [Source type: General]

    I just won't eat anything on Friday".
  • "If there were less people in here it would be less crowded."
  • "You do have 5 fingers don't you?"
  • "I think I'm the only Welsh person in here"
  • On her G.C.S.E's: "God.!! How come you lot have got loads and I have only got 2"
  • "I probably sound Welsh on the telly"
  • "I love blinking, I do!"
  • "What is a Liberal Democrat?"
  • "Is the jelly cooked"
  • "This is big brother, a meteorite has landed in the garden. You have 2 minutes to get dressed..."
Helen: "dressed? What as in clothes?"
  • "Yeah, you know Jack Daniels... he does all the magic stuff!"
  • Helen, the first one in the hot tub- (Sun behind clouds, cold outside), "It's just like being in Spain!"
  • "What does insanity MEAN???"
  • "Those infrared cameras can see under your duvet covers"
  • "I've heard that when men's willies are erect they are all the same size"
  • "I don't like telling clients (her hairdressing customers) that I teach dancing because they might think I'm being big headed".
  • "... They're self-indulged with themselves..."
  • "I fancy cheese on toast"
A while later... "I fancy something to eat but I'm not sure what I fancy"
  • "What's in kidney beans?"
  • "Jimmy, Isn't that the name of a baby Kangaroo?"
  • "How much chicken is there in Chick Peas?"

Amma

  • "The problem is you're so similar - but in different ways."
  • "It would have to be - like - half a trained dog"

Paul

  • "I was nervous and I'm never nervous"

Dean

  • Dean playing "The Look of Love" with Amma singing along,
Helen : "Is that one of your songs, Dean?"

Group

  • Bubble was balancing the 3 juggling balls on Brian's head as he was reading a book on the sofa and Helen said: "that's fantastic that is, does he know?"
  • Brian: "What if she's (Helen) got an IQ of 25?"
Helen: "Actually, I'm only 23"
  • Stuart: "What's Deans greatest fear?"
Bubble: "Going insane" Helen: "No it isn't, its insanity he's scared of"
  • Josh: "I've had 4 wet dreams... I wake up in the morning covered."
Helen: "Covered in what?"
  • Dean told the group how fans had stalked members of his band.
Helen seemed shocked. "I've never been stalked. It doesn't happen in Wales,"
  • (when Helen was cutting Paul's hair) Helen : "I don't think any camera is on me right now"
Paul : "yeah except for the one right in front of us!" Helen : "Oh yeah"
  • "Jimmy, Isn't that the name of a baby Kangaroo?" - Helen
  • Brian to Helen, "Did you make any mistakes cutting people's hair?"
Helen, "When I was training, I cut someone's necklace off".
  • Helen to Dean, "Can you play the Vengaboy's are coming?" Dean: "No".
  • "How much chicken is there in Chick Peas?" - Helen

Big Brother 3

Celebrity Big Brother 2

Big Brother 4

Teen Big Brother

Big Brother 5

I like Jade Goodyear - EMMA

Big Brother Panto

Celebrity Big Brother 3

Big Brother 6

Celebrity Big Brother 4

Big Brother 7

Get Grace Out - THE AUDIENCE OUTSIDE
Get Susie Out - THE AUDIENCE OUTSIDE
Aisleyne Out - THE AUDIENCE OUTSIDE.
I'm cooking an egg for the very first time - GLYN
You better know yourself if your talking about me, little girl- AISLEYNE
Who is she? Who is she? Who is she? Where did you find her? - NIKKI
Hot Topics, Hot Topics, With Imogen Imogen- IMOGEN
You want a cup of tea, darling - SUSIE
I have a code - DAWN
I don't want the fame - GEORGE
Oh Aisleyne, Shut up you moose - GRACE
I shouldn't have been naughty should I - JAYNE
.Would you like a hundred quid.^ Would you like to be included?
  • GYU-KAKU - GK HB 11/12/06 11 September 2009 9:15 UTC www.gk-bbq.com [Source type: General]

Of course I'd like a hundred quid - JENNIE
So we (she means her an Imogen ) said, go on Grace fuck it all over her! - LISA
I think I am love, I am God - MICHAEL
O.k then don't shut your mouth, close your mouth then - MIKEY
I need bottled water! - NIKKI
I'm so cooooooooooooold! - NIKKI
What do they think this is some kind of hotel - NIKKI
I'm going fucking mad - NIKKI
Your'e swines, your'e fucking swines - NIKKI
They couldnt care if I sank into quick sand and never breathed again - NIKKI
I'm nominating Dave (he was joking) because - PETE
You could serve dinner for eight on Michael's arse - RICHARD
Your'e amazing! - SAM
Imogen, if I was up for eviction with you I would win as I'm a boy and girls will vote for me - SEZER
Don't fuck with me fellas - SHAHBAZ
Is this the Big Brother chair....er.....yeah - SPIRAL
Oh how repulsive - SUSIE
My god my feet hurt! - GRACE

Celebrity Big Brother 5

Big Brother 8

Get Charley Out - THE AUDIENCE OUTSIDE
Brian Brian - THE AUDIENCE OUTSIDE
"It must be my birthday! No, no I want to be a teenager forever!" - BRIAN
"I have watched an awful lot of documentaries so I'm good with noises" - GERRY
"I hate spiders...but I wonder if I'd be scared if they were pink?" - AMANDA
"I don't want to be hungry this week" - LAURA
"I can't pretend I'm intelligent" - CHARLEY
"I don't do make-up, I'm Trace!" - TRACEY
"Avit" - TRACEY
(Talking about Charley) "Shit just flies straight out of her mouth and sprays everyone in the face" - CHANELLE
"Phat" - TRACEY
"I'm a South-east London it-girl" - CHARLEY
"Crringge" - SAM & AMANDA
"I'd give my left bollock for a kebab right now!" - BRIAN
"At the end of the day..." - CHARLEY
"I'm not being funny or nothing but..." - CHARLEY
"I have watched an awful lot of documentaries so I'm good with noises" - GERRY
"I hate spiders...but I wonder if I'd be scared if they were pink?" - AMANDA
"Politics is show business for ugly people" - BRIAN
"I don't want to be hungry this week" - LAURA
"I cant pretend I'm intelligent" - CHARLEY
"I don't do make-up, I'm trace!" - TRACEY
"I can't help it if I've got a natural curl to my hair" - CHANELLE
"It's not you, it's me" - ZIGGY
(To Charley) "Don't spit all over yourself you scruffy little slut" - CHANELLE
"I can hear booing" - SHABNAM
"Don't boo me wolves" - GERRY
"This is when the party begins, I promise you now" - CHARLEY
(To liam) "Who's the daddy" - LAURA

Big Brother 9

Big Brother 10

Get Bea Out! [Chants the crowd] Get Bea Out! [Chants the crowd]
Big Brother house, this is Davina, you are live on Channel 4, please do not swear. [All of housemates], The Lines are closed, the votes have been counted and verified and i can now reveal that the tenth person to be evicted from the big brother house is... - DAVINA MCCALL
"It's gonna be me!" - LISA [LISA STANDS UP AS IF ABOUT TO BE EVICTED] ...Hira! .It's time now to say your goodbyes, I'm coming to get you!^ This can effect you for a long time to come.
  • GYU-KAKU - GK HB 11/12/06 11 September 2009 9:15 UTC www.gk-bbq.com [Source type: General]

- Davina McCall

General

Big Brother house, this is Davina, you are live on Channel 4, please do not swear. [Names of Nominated Housemates], The Lines are closed, the votes have been counted and verified and i can now reveal that the [n]th person to be evicted from the big brother house is... - Davina McCall
This is Big Brother - Big Brother
Could/Would (name of housemate) come to the diary room? - Big Brother
Would (name of housemate) come to the diary room immediately? - Big Brother
.It's time now to say your goodbyes, I'm coming to get you!^ This can effect you for a long time to come.
  • GYU-KAKU - GK HB 11/12/06 11 September 2009 9:15 UTC www.gk-bbq.com [Source type: General]

- Davina McCall
"If I was being punched repeatedly in the face and someone offered to let me watch Big Brother, I'd stay getting punched in the face"- Colin Murray[1]

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