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Big Brother
The logo for the upcoming series.
Presenters
Current Presenters
Davina McCall 2000-present
Marcus Bentley (voice over) 2000-present
Shows
Series

Big Brother is a reality television series broadcast in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Channel 4 and E4. It is also broadcast on channel S4C in Wales. // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... This article is about the British television station. ... E4 is a British digital television channel launched as a pay-tv companion to Channel 4 on 18 January 2001. ... S4C (Sianel Pedwar Cymru, which is Welsh for Channel Four Wales) is a television channel in Wales. ... This article is about the country. ...


The premise of the gameshow is for contestants to live in isolation from the outside world in a custom built house. The winner is the last contestant remaining in the house at the end of the series as housemates are evicted by a weekly public phone vote. The prize is a large sum of cash. The show's name comes from George Orwell's 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, a dystopia in which Big Brother is the all-seeing, omnipotent leader of Oceania. The single word gameshow is an evolution from game show. Just as flashlight and screwdriver became a single word through usage, gameshow has also become commonly used as a single word. ... George Orwell is the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903[1][2] – 21 January 1950) who was an English writer and journalist well-noted as a novelist, critic, and commentator on politics and culture. ... This article is about the Orwell novel. ... This article is about the philosophical concept and literary form. ... Big Brother as portrayed in the BBCs 1954 production of Nineteen Eighty-Four. ... Oceania is red on the fictitious 1984 world map Note: At the end of the novel, there are news reports that Oceania has captured all of Africa, though as propaganda, the credibility of the reports are uncertain. ...


The main shows are hosted by Davina McCall and narrated by Marcus Bentley. The show premiered on Channel 4 on 14 July 2000. It is produced by Brighter Pictures, a company of Endemol. The show was an instant hit with up to 10 million viewers tuning in. Davina redirects here. ... Marcus Bentleys 2000 publicity photo Marcus Bentley (born October 4, 1967) is a British actor and voiceover artist. ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Endemol is a television production company based in the Netherlands, with subsidiaries and joint ventures in 23 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Netherlands, India, South Africa, Lebanon, Morocco, Philippines, Turkey and Australia among others. ...

Contents

Main series

Davina McCall is the host of the main show and the Live Eviction shows and Dermot O'Leary is the presenter of the companion show Big Brother's Little Brother, however, on 27 November 2007, it was revealed that he will not return for the future Big Brother series' but he hosted Celebrity Hijack. The new presenters for the 2008 series have been confirmed to be George Lamb and Zezi Ifore. Davina redirects here. ... This is a complete list of shows about and relating to Big Brother (UK). ... Seán Dermot Fintan OLeary, Jr. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Hon. ...


Although the ethics of the show, and of some of its contestants, have sometimes been questioned,[1] its continued popularity has ensured its survival. For other uses, see Ethics (disambiguation). ...


The ninth series will launch on Thursday, 5th June 2008. It has also been confirmed that a 10th and 11th series of Big Brother UK will be aired, which include the celebrity version, all of its subsidiary shows and E4 streaming.[2] This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


However, it was announced on August 28th 2007 that Celebrity Big Brother 2008 will be removed from the usual Big Brother lineup.[3] The ITV director of television, Simon Shaps, is believed to have talked to Endemol about the contract, but it is understood the network did not make a formal offer for Big Brother.[4][5]


Each daily show is repeated the following morning in Channel 4's breakfast schedule, and is censored to allow younger viewers to watch. The same show is repeated on E4 later in the afternoon. Live shows on Fridays are repeated on late Saturday mornings on Channel 4's teen strand T4 and repeated in the evenings on E4. T4 or T-4 is used for various purposes as a designation, abbreviation or identifier: T4 is the IATA code for Hellas Jet airline In endocrinology, see Thyroxine. ...


In T4 and E4 repeats, any entrance or exit of a housemate are usually edited darker to lower the brightness of camera flashes and with the action slowed down, although this causes severe ghosting in the television picture. This is possibly to lower the risk of flashing cameras to sufferers of photosensitive epilepsy, even though Channel 4 does not broadcast with lower brightness (although continuity warnings are usually announced). Television interference (ghosting) In television, a ghost is an image on the screen which doesnt belong there, appearing superimposed on the desired image. ... Photosensitive epilepsy is a form of epilepsy in which seizures are triggered by visual stimuli that form patterns in time or space, such as flashing lights, bold, regular patterns, or regular moving patterns. ...


Logo

The iconic logo is in the shape of an eye. Since Big Brother 2, every UK series has featured a new ‘eye’ design designed by Daniel Eatock. The first series had a human eye as the logo (revealed, during her exit interview, to be that belonging to contestant Melanie Hill). The eye is chosen to signify the fact that Big Brother is ‘always watching’ and has become an iconic piece of art. Most series around the world have adopted the eye in their logo.


Auditions

Big Brother open auditions have been held around the UK and Republic of Ireland since Big Brother 2004 and online via video since Big Brother 2006. Before this, housemates had to send audition tapes to the studios. Big Brother 5 in 2004 was the fifth series of Big Brother in the UK, a reality television show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash... Big Brother 2006 was the seventh series of the United Kingdom reality television series Big Brother. ...


Format

Each week, the housemates individually go to the Diary Room and nominate two fellow housemates for eviction. The two or more housemates with the most nominations are then revealed to the House, and the public are invited to vote for who they wish to evict by calling a housemates' premium rate telephone number. The housemate who receives the greatest percentage of the public vote is evicted. Until Series 8, viewers were able to vote by text messaging Premium-rate telephone numbers are telephone numbers for telephone calls during which certain services are provided, and for which prices higher than normal are charged. ... For other uses, see Telephone (disambiguation). ... Text messaging, or texting is the common term for the sending of short (160 characters or fewer) text messages from mobile phones using the Short Message Service. ...


Series 7 housemate, Sezer Yurtseven, holds the record for highest eviction percentage. Sezer was evicted in early June 2006 (week two) of Big Brother 7 with 91.6% of the vote, reportedly due to his televised antics.[6] Initially ranked in May 2006 as the fourth most likely to win (behind Pete Bennett, Imogen Thomas and Richard Newman),[7] the then 26-year-old stockbroker was the fifth to leave the house but only the second evicted.[8] Model Lea Walker and waiter Richard Newman survived the vote.[8]


The closest eviction vote so far was between Alison Hammond and Alex Sibley of Big Brother 3, who received 38.52% and 38.44% respectively, a difference of just 1,027 votes.[9] This also happened with Series 8 housemates Kara-Louise Horne (30.8%) and Jonty Stern (30.7%).


Mark Owen won Celebrity Big Brother 2 with 77%, the highest winning percentage in Big Brother UK history across both the celebrity and regular series. Nadia Almada's 74% win in 2004 was the largest of the regular series.[10] Nadia Almada (born January 28, 1977) is a Madeiran reality television star, best-known for being the first transsexual winner of Big Brother (UK series 5) in 2004. ...


Brian Belo won Big Brother 8 and in doing so, became the first housemate to win after entering the house late, he also became the first ever Black Big Brother UK Winner.


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. Bow is an area of East London, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... This article is about the London borough. ...


Subsequent series have taken place at Elstree Studios. The house is built on top of the studios' old underwater tank, and it is believed that after the last series of Big Brother ends in 2010, it will be restored to an underwater tank again. For the 9th series of the show, it was originally thought that the house could be moving to a new location rumoured to be in Hammersmith; however it has recently been confirmed that the show will still be broadcast from Elstree Studios for at least a further two years. Historically, the name Elstree Studios refers to any of several film studios that were based in the town of Elstree and Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, England. ... Hammersmith is an urban centre in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in West London, England, approximately 5 miles (8km) west of Charing Cross on the north bank of the River Thames. ... Historically, the name Elstree Studios refers to any of several film studios that were based in the town of Elstree and Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, England. ...


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, while series 7 had an "Inside Out" theme with mood lighting that could be changed by the producers to reflect the mood of the housemates. Exclusive pictures of the reportedly new Big Brother 9 house were published in Heat magazine, although it has been confirmed that Big Brother will remain at its current location in Elstree Studios until 2010. It is un-certain if Big Brother UK will move to a new location after the current contract at Elstree Studios expires. heat is a British entertainment magazine published by EMAP Consumer Media, and edited by Mark Frith. ... Historically, the name Elstree Studios refers to any of several film studios that were based in the town of Elstree and Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, England. ... Big Brother is a reality show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash prize at the end of the run. ... Historically, the name Elstree Studios refers to any of several film studios that were based in the town of Elstree and Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, England. ...


The house is situated just meters from The George Lucas Stage in which the Big Brother spin-off Big Brother's Little Brother is filmed, as well as the Housemate interviews after they have been evicted.


Tasks

Housemates are regularly set tasks by Big Brother. These vary from a short job for one housemate (often conducted without the other housemates' knowledge) to tasks over several days involving the whole house. Shorter tasks are generally rewarded with "treats" such as cigarettes or alcohol. There is a main weekly task to determine whether the housemates receive a luxury shopping budget or basic rations only. Tasks often involve an element of performance, dressing up, or artistic endeavour. In more recent series, some tasks have also rewarded or punished housemates with regard to nominations.


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 Big Brother 5.


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, but was believed to be because of the size of some of the cameras. However, from Big Brother 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. For other uses, see Aspect ratio. ... The Wikipedia main page as viewed with a widescreen monitor. ... Big Brother 2006 was the seventh series of the United Kingdom reality television series Big Brother. ...


Live streaming

Channel 4 has made available live pictures and audio from the Big Brother house. However, approximately a 20 minute delay is in place so that audio and/or pictures can be censored to comply with TV regulations. This article is about the British television station. ...


The action from within the house is streamed live over the Internet for a one-off fee subscription that lasts until the end of a series, and for free to broadband customers of sponsors Virgin Media. Virgin Media Inc. ...


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 viewers allows 24/7 access to the stream, even when E4 is carrying normal programming. E4 share of viewing BARB figures E4 is a British digital television channel launched as a pay-tv companion to Channel 4 on 18 January 2001. ...


Theme tune

The theme tune was written and produced by Paul Oakenfold and Andy Gray. It was released as a single in September 2000 under the name "Element Four" and peaked at number four in the UK Singles Chart. It is also used for the Bulgarian series. Paul Oakenfold (born August 30, 1963 in Greenhithe, Kent[1] England) is a record producer and one of the best-known Trance DJs worldwide. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... Big Brother Bulgaria Facts: • Winners: 3 males • Oldest winner: Konstantin (VIP Brother) – 29 • Big Brother winner with the highest percentage: 78%, Konstantin, VIP Brother • Highest eviction percentage: Elena Georgieva, 86%, Big Brother 2 • Least eviction difference: 1%, Maya Iotsova 51%, Daniela Dimitrova 49%, Maya evicted, Big Brother 2 • Oldest Big...


International Broadcasts

The Polish station TVN are airing two series of the show.[11] TVN HQ Studio TVN is a major Polish commercial television network. ...


Sponsorships

Series Sponsor Slogan Notes
Big Brother 1 Southern Comfort
Big Brother 2 BT Cellnet It's The Buzz
Big Brother 3 O2 Get Connected See
note 1
Celebrity Big Brother 2
Big Brother 4
Teen Big Brother
Big Brother 5 TalkTalk Get Together
Big Brother Panto
Celebrity Big Brother 3
Big Brother 6
Celebrity Big Brother 4 The Carphone Warehouse Get Star Treatment See
note 2
Big Brother 7 Get Together
Celebrity Big Brother 5 Get Star Treatment See
note 3
Big Brother 8 Virgin Media For a Happy House See
note 4
Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack Virgin Mobile See
note 5
Big Brother 9 Virgin Mobile
  • 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.
  • 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.

Big Brother was the first series of Big Brother in the UK, a reality show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash prize at the end... For other uses, see Southern Comfort (disambiguation). ... Big Brother 2 was broadcast in 2001 in the United Kingdom as part of the Big Brother reality television series. ... The O2 plc Logo O2 plc (known prior to March 2005 as mmO2 and usually stylised as O2, like the chemical symbol) is a British telecommunications company specialising in mobile phones, previously part of BT Group plc. ... Big Brother 3 was the third series of Big Brother UK. The series started on 24 May 2002, and ended on 26 July 2002. ... O2 or O-2 may be: Oceanic Airlines (Guinea) IATA airline designator Oxygen O2 plc, a telecommunications company. ... Celebrity Big Brother 2002 was the second series of Celebrity Big Brother UK. It started on November 20, 2002, and ended on November 29, 2002, lasting ten days. ... Big Brother 4 in 2003 was the fourth series of Big Brother in the UK, a reality show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash prize... Big Brother 5 in 2004 was the fifth series of Big Brother in the UK, a reality television show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash... TalkTalk is the consumer telephone business of The Carphone Warehouse Group plc. ... Big Brother Panto was a special series of Big Brother that brought together ten housemates from previous Big Brothers to produce the pantomime Cinderella. ... Celebrity Big Brother 2005 was the third series of Celebrity Big Brother UK. It started on January 6, 2005 and ended on January 23, 2005, airing on Channel 4. ... Big Brother 6 in 2005 was the sixth series of Big Brother in the UK, a reality television show on Channel 4, in which a number of contestants live an isolated existence in a purpose-built house who try to avoid being evicted by public vote, with the aim of... // Celebrity Big Brother 6 was the fourth series of Celebrity Big Brother UK. The series started on 5 January 2006 and finished on 27 January 2006, running for three weeks. ... The Carphone Warehouse Group PLC (LSE: CPW), known as The Carphone Warehouse, is Europes largest independent mobile phone retailer, with over 1,700 stores across Europe. ... Big Brother 2006 was the seventh series of the United Kingdom reality television series Big Brother. ... Celebrity Big Brother 2007 was the fifth series of the United Kingdom reality television series Celebrity Big Brother, a spin-off of Big Brother. ... 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. ... Virgin Media Inc. ... The Virgin Mobile Worldwide logo. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The Virgin Mobile Worldwide logo. ...

Shows

This is a complete list of shows about and relating to Big Brother (UK). ...

Spin-off series

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. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... For the origin of the term, see comic relief. ... This article is about the British television station. ...


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. For other uses, see Celebrity (disambiguation). ... Big Brother is a TV reality show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash prize at the end of the run. ...


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. Teen Big Brother was a UK spin off of the popular television program Big Brother in which teenagers inhabited the house. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

On 17 January 2007, Celebrity Big Brother caused a record number of complaints to Ofcom, with more than 45,500 people contacting the regulator[12] and 3,000 contacting Channel 4 over allegedly bullying and racist remarks against Indian actress Shilpa Shetty. It was reported on 18 January 2007 that Carphone Warehouse had temporarily withdrawn its estimated £3m sponsorship of Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother, in the wake of the controversy.[13] On the 8 March 2007, Carphone Warehouse permanently dropped its sponsorship of the show.[14] Speaking in the Commons, the then Prime Minister Tony Blair said he had not seen the show but opposed "racism in all its forms".[15][16] Celebrity Big Brother 1 was the first series of Celebrity Big Brother UK. In aid of Comic Relief six celebrities entered the Big Brother 1 house for eight days, from March 9 to March 16, 2001. ... Celebrity Big Brother 2002 was the second series of Celebrity Big Brother UK. It started on November 20, 2002, and ended on November 29, 2002, lasting ten days. ... Celebrity Big Brother 2005 was the third series of Celebrity Big Brother UK. It started on January 6, 2005 and ended on January 23, 2005, airing on Channel 4. ... // Celebrity Big Brother 6 was the fourth series of Celebrity Big Brother UK. The series started on 5 January 2006 and finished on 27 January 2006, running for three weeks. ... Celebrity Big Brother 2007 was the fifth series of the United Kingdom reality television series Celebrity Big Brother, a spin-off of Big Brother. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Ofcom is a regulator for communication industries in the United Kingdom. ... Shilpa Shetty (Tulu: ಶಿಲ್ಪ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ) (born 8 June 1975 in Tamil Nadu, India) is an award-winning Indian film actress and model. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... A prime minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency...


Paris Hilton was rumoured to be interested in becoming a contestant in the 2008 series for a seven-figure sum.[17] Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ...


However, on August 24, 2007, Channel 4 boss Julian Bellamy announced that Celebrity Big Brother would not return in 2008 and added that the show's future will be decided next year, saying "There's a general issue of supply and demand and it's getting harder to book celebrities." He added he would prefer to build up anticipation for Big Brother 9 which begins in May 2008.[18] is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On January 15, 2008, Big Brother host Davina McCall hinted on Channel 4 daytime show Richard & Judy that Celebrity Big Brother would return for another series in its original form in January 2009. She hinted the same thing on the Chris Moyles Show on 13 March 2008. is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard & Judy is an afternoon magazine/talk-show in the UK presented by married couple Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan. ... The Chris Moyles Show is the current BBC Radio 1 breakfast show in the UK, and has been since Chris Moyles became the stations breakfast show presenter in 5 January 2004. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack

Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack was a new pilot series that aired on E4. It was hosted by Dermot O'Leary,[19] which was his final Big Brother series.[20] Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack launched on January 3 both on Channel 4 and E4. After the launch, all Big Brother programmes are only aired on E4. It was announced by Channel 4 on October 8, 2007.[21] 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 himself. The housemates of the show are 18–21 year olds.[21] is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the British television station. ... E4 is a British digital television channel launched as a pay-tv companion to Channel 4 on 18 January 2001. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


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. Teen Big Brother was a UK spin off of the popular television program Big Brother in which teenagers inhabited the house. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for October, 2003. ...


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 sexual intercourse on television. It has been suggested that Duration of sexual intercourse be merged into this article or section. ...


Big Brother Panto

Main article: Big Brother Panto (UK)

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 aired from 20 December 2004 to 5 January 2005. Big Brother Panto was a special series of Big Brother that brought together ten housemates from previous Big Brothers to produce the pantomime Cinderella. ... E4 is a British digital television channel launched as a pay-tv companion to Channel 4 on 18 January 2001. ... T4 is a scheduling slot on Channel 4 (UK) from about 9 a. ... For other uses, see Pantomime (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cinderella (disambiguation). ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Criticisms and controversy

During Big Brother 4 there was a bomb scare. At 7:58 on Day 43, Big Brother asked all housemates to go to the boys bedroom until further notice because of a security alert inside the studios. The staff had left 20 minutes earlier, except for senior members of the production team who watched the housemates from behind the mirrors. The Big Brother gallery was unmanned after police advised staff to leave the house. At 8:43, Police advised that the house be evacuated. But since the gallery was unmanned, Big Brother had no method of communicating with the house, so staff had to enter. Senior members of the production team lead the housemates out via the camera runs, and they were taken to a secure area on the perimeter of the studio complex with 2 chaperones and 4 security guards. At 12:49am, the housemates were allowed to return after police gave the all clear. The eviction took place the following day.


In Big Brother 5, on what is commonly referred to as 'Fight Night', volatile ex-housemates Emma Greenwood and Michelle Bass returned to the Big Brother house after a fake eviction. Some of the housemates were extremely displeased, and after a series of arguments, Greenwood and Bass along with Jason Cowan, Marco Sabba, eventual winner Nadia Almada, Vanessa Nimmo and Victor Ebuwa became involved in an aggressive brawl. 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. Big Brother 5 in 2004 was the fifth series of Big Brother in the UK, a reality television show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash... Michelle Bass (born February 2, 1981 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England) is a British glamour model, fashion model and television personality. ... Big Brother 5 in 2004 was the fifth series of Big Brother in the UK, a reality television show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash... Big Brother 5 in 2004 was the fifth series of Big Brother in the UK, a reality television show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash... Nadia Almada (born January 28, 1977) is a Madeiran reality television star, best-known for being the first transsexual winner of Big Brother (UK series 5) in 2004. ... Big Brother 5 in 2004 was the fifth series of Big Brother in the UK, a reality television show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash... Big Brother 5 in 2004 was the fifth series of Big Brother in the UK, a reality television show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash...


Big Brother 6, was heavily criticised for the amount of nudity shown on the show; after a midnight "romp" in the pool housemate Makosi Musambasi claimed to have conceived Anthony Hutton's child and asked for a pregnancy test. In addition, housemate Kinga Karolczak masturbated with a wine bottle in the garden. Big Brother 6 in 2005 was the sixth series of Big Brother in the UK, a reality television show on Channel 4, in which a number of contestants live an isolated existence in a purpose-built house who try to avoid being evicted by public vote, with the aim of... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Big Brother 6 in 2005 was the sixth series of Big Brother in the UK, a reality television show on Channel 4, in which a number of contestants live an isolated existence in a purpose-built house who try to avoid being evicted by public vote, with the aim of...


In Celebrity Big Brother 4, housemate Pete Burns claimed that his coat was made from gorilla skin; after viewers called in to Ofcom, police removed the coat for testing. Ownership of products made from gorilla is illegal in the UK without a licence. Tests found the coat was in fact made of Colobus monkeys, another endangered species. As a result the case was passed to the Crown Prosecution Service who determined that the pelts used to make the coat were imported before 1975 (the year it became illegal to import Colobus fur) and as such did not press charges. This greatly upset animal rights campaigners. Peter Pete Burns (b. ... Ofcom is a regulator for communication industries in the United Kingdom. ...


Big Brother 7 came under criticism when critics claimed that Big Brother had deliberately put unstable people into the house. Housemate Shahbaz Chauhdry referred to himself as a "Paki poof" in his audition video, upsetting the British Asian community. He also threatened to commit suicide as well as stealing all the food out of the kitchen. He decided to walk on day 4 and admitted that he was mentally unstable. 7 days into the show, housemate Dawn Blake received a message in the house from her family, via Big Brother, saying "your sister is ill". This turned out to be a code message that Dawn had organised with her family before entering the Big Brother House, that the family promised they would send to her in the house if any newspapers, magazines or other media had made disparaging comments or judgements about Dawn in the outside world, so that Dawn could then leave. Dawn let her housemates know about this to some extent when she was heard whispering to them "I have a code". The producers of the show eventually caught on and although Dawn said she was leaving anyway, when she was called to the Diary Room the following day Big Brother told her that she had broken a major rule by being in contact with the outside world, and that she was being ejected from the house. 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. The public were given the opportunity to vote a previously evicted member back into the house. Thousands of complaints were made following Nikki's return to the house claiming that Channel 4 had misled the public when she had been voted out of the house originally. ICSTIS ruled Channel 4 had breached its code and imposed £50,000 'administrative charges'. A total of 22 housemates participated in the seventh series of Big Brother in the UK where they were observed by television viewers 24 hours a day and each week, a housemate was voted to be evicted by the general public until the winner, Pete Bennett was left. ... The term British Asian is used to denote a person of Southern Asian ancestry or origin, or sometimes Western Asian origin, who was born in or was an immigrant to the United Kingdom. ... A total of 22 housemates participated in the seventh series of Big Brother in the UK where they were observed by television viewers 24 hours a day and each week, a housemate was voted to be evicted by the general public until the winner, Pete Bennett was left. ...


In Celebrity Big Brother 5, a worldwide debate was created by housemates Jade Goody (who had appeared on the non-celebrity version of the show four years previously), singer Jo O'Meara and model Danielle Lloyd. The row was sparked when alleged racist comments were made about Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who was also a housemate in the show. A record number of 45,000 complaints were recorded for the unfair behaviour, bullying and racism in the UK Big Brother House, with protests across India. The then Chancellor of the Exchequer (Now Prime Minister) Gordon Brown, visiting India at the time, found himself answering questions on Big Brother throughout his trip, and a wider debate on racism in the UK was raised by the media. 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. For all 3, the normally lighthearted eviction interview was serious in tone, and began by showing clips of international news bulletins and newspaper front pages. Shilpa emerged as the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2007. Following the incident, Channel 4 was heavily criticized by Ofcom for not acting quickly enough, and was forced to apologize on air three times. See also Celebrity Big Brother racism controversy. Jade Cerisa Lorraine Goody[2] (born 5 June 1981) is a British reality television celebrity, who became famous after appearing on the Channel 4 reality show Big Brother in 2002 when she was 21 years old. ... Joanne Valda OMeara (born 29 April 1979 in Romford, London Borough of Havering) is an English singer and actress. ... Danielle Lloyd (born 16 December 1983, Liverpool) is an English lingerie and glamour model and former Miss England (2004) and Miss Great Britain (2006). ... Shilpa Shetty (Tulu: ಶಿಲ್ಪ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ) (born 8 June 1975 in Tamil Nadu, India) is an award-winning Indian film actress and model. ... The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the title held by the British Cabinet minister responsible for all economic and financial matters. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ... For others with the same or similar names, see Gordon Brown (disambiguation). ... Celebrity Big Brother 2007 was the fifth series of the United Kingdom reality television series Celebrity Big Brother, a spin-off of Big Brother. ... This article is about the British television station. ... Ofcom is a regulator for communication industries in the United Kingdom. ... // Main article: Celebrity Big Brother 2007 (UK) A record 30,000 complaints have been received by OFCOM and Channel 4 and 30 of them have been passed to Hertfordshire police for investigation. ...


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. This swift action was seen as a sign from the producers that they have learned from the criticism following the Shilpa Shetty incident. During the series, the fire alarm sounded resulting in the housemates having to evacuate the building via the fire exit in the bedroom. After waiting at the security gate, they were told that everywhere had been checked and that it was safe to re-enter the house. There were 24 housemates in total in the eighth series of Big Brother in the UK where they were observed by television viewers 24 hours a day and each week, one or more housemates were voted to be evicted by the general public until the winner, Brian Belo, was left. ... // Nigger is a racial slur used to refer to dark-skinned people, especially those of African ancestry. ... There were 24 housemates in total in the eighth series of Big Brother in the UK where they were observed by television viewers 24 hours a day and each week, one or more housemates were voted to be evicted by the general public until the winner, Brian Belo, was left. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ Anger over Big Brother 'racism'. BBC News
  2. ^ C4 holds the fort Digital Spy Published on December 1, 2006, URL last accessed on December.
  3. ^ Channel Four Axes Celebrity Big Brother |Sky News|Home
  4. ^ ITV planning move for Big Brother MediaGuardian.co.uk Retrieved 2007-08-30
  5. ^ ITV "in talks" to poach Big Brother Digital Spy Retrieved 2007-08-30
  6. ^ Turner, Kevin. (June 3, 2006) Daily Record Sleazy big bro boys as top buddies again; Eviction vote in the house as nominee face chop - House survivor Richard will 'look after' Imogen. Section: News; Page 4.
  7. ^ Sunday Mirror (May 21, 2006) Odds to win. Section: Features; Page 4.
  8. ^ a b Methven, Nicola. (June 3, 2006) The Daily Mirror Fail, Sezer. The long hot summer of bruv; Sleazer out ...with 91% of vote. Section: Features; Page 10.
  9. ^ BBC News (June 8, 2002) and radio/2031908.stm
  10. ^ CBBC News (November 30, 2002)film/newsid 2530000/2530233.stm
  11. ^ http://www.c21media.net/news/detail.asp?article=40911&area=1
  12. ^ Jade: I'm so f***ing scared. Daily Star (20 January 2007). Retrieved on 2007-01-20.
  13. ^ Brook, Stephen (17 January 2007). Big Brother complaints explode. Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved on 2007-01-17.
  14. ^ Sponsor evicts C4's Big Brother. BBC News (8 March 2007). Retrieved on 2007-03-08.
  15. ^ Blair and India step into CBB row. Mirror (17 January 2007). Retrieved on 2007-01-17.
  16. ^ Channel 4 denies Brother 'racism'. BBC News (17 January 2007). Retrieved on 2007-01-17.
  17. ^ Paris Hilton considering Celebrity Big Brother? » Fametastic
  18. ^ Celebrity Big Brother axed (TeleText)
  19. ^ "Very exciting Big Brother news", Heatworld.com, 2007-10-22. Retrieved on 2007-10-22. 
  20. ^ News Flash: Dermot's quitting Big Brother's Little Brother!
  21. ^ a b "BB Celebrity Hijack", Channel 4, 2007-10-08. Retrieved on 2007-10-08. 

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