Title: 2011 Big Brother
Description: news and chat
Eddy - June 10, 2011 06:13 PM (GMT)
Small queues for Big Brother as open auditions for new series begin
Pictures from the first day of auditions, taken at Manchester's Old Trafford stadium on Friday morning, showed empty queues with what appeared to be just a handful of hopefuls turning up for the chance to be on the show.
It was in direct contrast to when the series was the height of its popularity, when potential contestants would often queue through the night as auditions were held across the country.
However reports suggest that the revamped show is less of a draw than it once was.
And a special Twitter account set up to promote the auditions has revealed that show bosses have been scouting the streets in cities including Newcastle, Nottingham, Cardiff and Cambridge to try and find potential housemates.
Channel Five bought the rights to the long-running reality show after Channel 4 axed it following last summer's series.
It will return to screens in August with a celebrity version followed by the main show later in the year.
The Channel 4 version ran from 2000-2010 and many of its former housemates, including Brian Dowling and Jade Goody, became household names after appearing on the show.
At its peak it was watched by over eight million viewers, but ratings had dwindled by the time the last series, which was won by Josie Gibson, finished in 2010.Metro, 10/06/11.
Rose - June 11, 2011 09:16 AM (GMT)
That Photo was a moment in time - perhaps people turned up earlier / later ...
Eddy - June 11, 2011 01:21 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Rose @ Jun 11 2011, 09:16 AM)|
| That Photo was a moment in time - perhaps people turned up earlier / later ... |
What's happening is that the Sun newspaper, and their sister publications, are very sore that BB is on Channel 5.
C5 is owned by the same people that own the Daily Star and OK magazine, the Sun's great rivals. They will get all the exclusive news from the BB House and other special offers.
Here's what OK magazine had to say about the Manchester auditions. Very different report.Look here.
Eddy - June 27, 2011 06:46 PM (GMT)
Big Brother bosses are making sure the new reality house will be suitable for all weather conditions.
The show used to be filmed in the hot summer months and viewers often saw housemates stripping off in the sun.
However, now the programme has moved to Channel 5 it will be aired in the autumn/winter after the Celebrity Big Brother show.
Producer Katy Smith has revealed that they have designed the new house so any adverse weather will not affect the contestants.
She told the Daily Star: "We want Big Brother to be fun and entertaining this year.
"We are used to seeing BB in the summer and CBB in the winter, but this year it's going to be completely different.
"I guess the girls can still wear bikinis inside the house in winter. We'll just pump the heating up."
The auditions for the upcoming series of Big Brother have already been completed.Stv, 26/06/11.
Getting the right mix of people inside the BB House is the only thing that can assure us of a successful series. Bores in bikinis will not.
Rose - June 28, 2011 09:31 AM (GMT)
Even in past years when BB has been absolutely terrible - we still sit and watch it, as we will this time (ha ) .
Bring it on ..
Im loving it that its a late show - as all Grandchildren will have gone home ( after their 6 weeks school holiday etc ) and I can watch in peace ..
Eddy - July 21, 2011 08:28 PM (GMT)
I'LL HAVE SEX IN BIG BRO HOUSE
RAUNCHY Golden Ticket winner Christina Chance has become a favourite to star in the new Big Brother after declaring: “I will have sex in the house.”
The saucy cougar also vowed to “spank” other contestants as she went head-to-head with Beyoncé superfan Amy Ridge for a place in the famous Channel 5 house.
Two lucky Daily Star readers were put through a series of tests by producers in London yesterday to prove they would make the perfect housemate ...Full article, Daily Star, 21/07/11.
Eddy - July 21, 2011 11:16 PM (GMT)
CHANNEL 5’s BIG BROTHER REVEALS NEW PRESENTING LINE-UP
Channel 5 are delighted to announce the signing of Brian Dowling as the new presenter of Channel 5’s Big Brother, which takes over the nation's screens this August.
The series, filmed at the iconic Elstree Studios, will kick off with an all-star celebrity version, which will be directly followed by the ‘classic’ series, featuring members of the public.
Big Brother winner Brian will be fronting the live main show on Channel 5, where viewers will see him introducing the new housemates, interviewing the latest evictees and bringing you all the latest news from the most famous house in television – where anything could happen!
Since winning Big Brother (series 2) in 2001, Brian Dowling has gone on to enjoy an extensive TV and radio career. Last year, he won the supreme accolade of being voted the country’s 'No. 1 Housemate’ in the ‘Ultimate Big Brother’ series.
Brian Dowling said: “I am so excited about this opportunity to host one of the most talked about shows on TV. It is 10 years since I won Big Brother so what better way to celebrate and mark that anniversary than to be asked to host the new series. It’s on a new channel and a fresh start for the show that has kept the nation entertained for 11 years and I am so excited, to be a part of it!”
In an exciting addition, Emma Willis has been confirmed to present Big Brother’s new and exclusive spin-off series
‘Big Brother's Bit On The Side’ which will be scheduled around the main show.
The show will be a vibrant, fast-paced and edgy take on all the developments and news from the house. Emma will be grilling past housemates, famous super fans and pop culture experts - and really getting to the heart of the stories.
Emma Willis is also a familiar face to Big Brother fans nationwide. She has been associated with the series over a number of years now - and is a huge fan of the show herself.
Emma Willis said; ‘I’m so happy that Big Brother is back on our screens! I’m such a massive fan of the show so I’m over the moon that I’ve been asked to be a part of it. I can’t wait to get stuck in!
Jeff Ford, Channel 5 Director of Programmes comments: “We are delighted to announce Brian Dowling and Emma Willis as the new presenters of Big Brother 2011. As The Ultimate Big Brother Housemate, Brian is the perfect man to be at the helm of Big Brother's new incarnation. Emma meanwhile is a consummate professional - as well as being a self confessed superfan. Their combined expertise and first-hand experience of the show will bring an extra dimension to Big Brother when it returns this summer."
Gavin Henderson, Creative Director for Big Brother at Endemol UK, adds: “Brian is a Big Brother superfan with huge personality and talent. Who better to bring the ultimate reality show back to our screens than the nation’s ultimate housemate.”
Big Brother on Channel 5 will be produced by Endemol UK ’s production arm Initial. Channel 5’s Head of Factual Entertainment, Steve Gowans, will oversee the new series for the channel.
Eddy - July 22, 2011 09:32 PM (GMT)
Ex-housemates gather together for a C5 BB advert. Spot the new eye.Look here.And here.
Eddy - July 23, 2011 01:35 PM (GMT)
C5 launches the new BB Eye.
' ...The eye logo will run across both the all-star celebrity version and ‘classic’ Big Brother versions of the show.
The new branding will appear on air from Saturday 23rd July in ‘teases’ during commercial breaks on Channel 5. It was created by our in-house creative team and branding specialists Hello Charlie ...'Full piece, Channel 5's BB site.
I'm not one of those that has strong opinions about the new BB Eye. A lot of fans are saying that they don't like it. Mainly because it looks rather cheap and basic.
But, as far as I am concerned, it will do. It is more than adequate for the job. In any case, a successful series is all about the selection of interesting housemates and allowing them to interact with each other. That is what matters, not the eye.
Eddy - July 30, 2011 02:56 PM (GMT)
New advert promoting BB on Channel 5. Features lots of former housemates.Look here, You tube.
grimfandango - July 30, 2011 08:32 PM (GMT)
I thought Big Brother had finished for good :(
Eddy - July 31, 2011 09:39 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (grimfandango @ Jul 30 2011, 08:32 PM)|
| I thought Big Brother had finished for good :( |
It finished for good on C4. But C5 has taken on the franchise.
Rose - July 31, 2011 11:07 AM (GMT)
:lol: - sorry grimfandango..
grimfandango - August 1, 2011 10:10 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Eddy @ Jul 31 2011, 09:39 AM)|
| It finished for good on C4. But C5 has taken on the franchise.|
Oh :thumbsdown: :(
Rose - September 9, 2011 09:18 AM (GMT)
Public BB starts tonight ( Yeahhh )
Host Brian Dowling announced a shock twist ahead of the start of the normal show tonight as he revealed Baywatch star Pamela Anderson will be in the house ...
The Big Brother 2011 launch kicks off tomorrow night at 9:30PM On Channel 5.
Rose - September 9, 2011 09:26 AM (GMT)
Channel 5 tonight confirmed that 14 – all single – housemates would be entering the Big Brother 2011 house during Friday’s launch show. The new series, which starts just a day after the final of Celebrity Big Brother tonight, will see all the housemates aged under 30.
Revealing some teasers about the new housemates on Big Brother’s Bit On The Side this evening, Channel 5 explained how they ranged from self-made entrepreneurs to therapist students and the unemployed.
The mix includes housemates who love to walk around naked in heels and another who can’t stand fat people…
The full list of 14 housemate teasers are as follows:
1) Female, Bromley – Likes to climb trees, walk around naked with heels on and is good at limbo.
2) Male, Enfield – Studying to be therapist, single and would like to find a soul mate in the house.
3) Male, 22, Cheshire – Entrepreneur, “150% conservative% and ‘upper class’ with no sense of smell.
4) Female, 25, Manchester – Not a “girly girl”.
5) Male, 23, Peckham – Runs his own record label, produces music and claims to have ‘pulled’ Pixie Lott 5 years ago.
6) Female, 18, South Shields – Obsessed with the colour pink and convinced she’s going to marry Dappy from N-Dubz.
7) Female, 30, London – Model and holistic healer, also a ‘different species’.
8) Male, Solihull – Says fat people make him angry.
9) Female, 28, Wirral – Club hostess, doesn’t often strip, has a walk in wardrobe.
10) Male, 28, Windsor – Animal lover, brought a frog back to life using CPR.
11) Female, 19, Tamworth – A keen wrestler who goes to the gym twice a day.
12) Male, 27, Newcastle – Works out a lot and parties until 8am.
13) Female, 21, Oxford – speaks 5 languages.
14) Male, 30, Cries everytime his hair is cut.
Eddy - September 9, 2011 06:26 PM (GMT)
Well C5 are going for a certain type of show ... all single and under 30. That would not have been my preferred choice but it could still work if the producers have managed to get the right mix.
Rose - September 10, 2011 09:44 AM (GMT)
This is your Big Brother 2011 line-up
Eddy - September 10, 2011 09:47 AM (GMT)
Meet the housemates
SEVEN men and seven women — all 30 or under — entered the Big Brother house last night as the show goes from celebrities to wannabes.
MAISY JAMES, 19, of Bromley, South East London. Aspiring actress who claims to be an expert in limbo dancing.
ADEN THEOBALD, 18, of North London. Studying to be a psychiatrist and wants to find a soulmate in the house.
HARRY BLAKE, 22, of Cheshire. Entrepreneur who says he's upper class and "150 per cent" Tory. Has no sense of smell.
LOUISE CLIFFE, 25, of Manchester. Hates talking about shopping. Claims to take only ten minutes to get ready. Liar!
ANTON MURPHY, 23, from Peckham, South East London. Runs a record label and used to model for Baby Gap.
ALEX ROSE, 18, of South Shields, Tyneside. Is obsessed with the colour pink and claims to have a gay Chihuahua.
HEAVEN AFRICA, 30, of London. Model and holistic healer who claims to be from a "different species". Perfect for BB!
THOMAS O'CONNELL, 20, of Solihull, West Mids. Says fat people anger him. Cries while singing sad songs in the mirror.
REBECKAH VAUGHAN, 28, of Wirral. Club hostess who has a walk-in wardrobe "worth hundreds of thousands".
MARK HENDERSON, 28, of Windsor. He loves animals and says he once gave a frog mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
FAYE PALMER, 19, from Tamworth, Staffs. Wrestler who visits gym twice daily and eats six to seven times a day.
JAY McKRAY, 27, of Newcastle. Works out six days a week, but regularly parties till 8am. His mum is his best friend.
TASHIE JACKSON, 21, of Oxford. Speaks five languages and can "shake her bum until it is a blur". Has compulsive disorder.
AARON ALLARD-MORGAN, 30, from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Cries every time he has a haircut. Wants to be PM. The Sun, 10/09/11.
My initial impression is that many of the housemates are very 'samey', but I want to give them a chance. Pleased to see BB is still on. Who knows, if it proves popular, we might eventually get the live feed back.
Not really sure about the need for Pamela Anderson being in the BB House. She seems nice enough but IMO is surplus to requirements.
Rose - September 10, 2011 09:52 AM (GMT)
"IMO is surplus to requirements."
So true Eddy - but she is in there to mix things up and is doing so - picking
Mootle - September 10, 2011 05:09 PM (GMT)
I agree with you Eddy and Rose on all counts.
I'm just hoping they will introduce some older contestatnts in due course. I suspect Pamela Anderson has been put into the mix in the role of cougar. She must be a lot older than the other housemates.
Hopefully Harry will be out first! What an idiot saying that foxes enjoy killing!!!
Eddy - September 10, 2011 10:21 PM (GMT)
Rebekka calling Pamela Anderson a slut really put me off her. In fact I am starting to hate her. Why do women do this hateful sort of thing to each other?
She then went on to tell a complete stranger (and the BB viewers) that she once did a wee-wee on someone.
Jay is another one that I do not particularly like. Hate is eyebrows.
Rose - September 11, 2011 07:26 AM (GMT)
Ditto re Rebedkah Eddy - showing her true colours for sure ..
I know he does not show much respect for Women ( or is it just bigging myself up talk ) But I do - at this moment, like Aden .. Liking Faye and Aaron - at the minute too
Alex - she has a look about her - cannot put my finger on it that makes her look "wrong".. Slightly hard at times to understand her ..
Heaven - to over bearing .
Thomas and Mark - just nutters ( :lol: ) ..
The rext need a closer look at :D
Mootle - September 11, 2011 05:55 PM (GMT)
Rebekah to me seems a lot older looking than in her twenties, meeeeow, and I thort she was totally out of order with her comments about Pamela plus the weeing episode. :o I think she shocked whoever she was talking to as well.
I'm still finding it hard to put names to faces, but I don't like the first one in, who pretends to be thick, very much.
I suspect Rebekah, plus the collection of "actresses and models" were all head hunted. I'm sure I've seen Maisy somewhere before. :rolleyes:
Eddy - September 12, 2011 05:47 AM (GMT)
I laughed so much when one of the girls (Tashie) said ...
'Never judge a tiger by its stripes.... it's my version of the leopard and its spots'
Anyone else finding Anton a little creepy asking those 2 girls who they like and don't like?
And I do not believe that Pamela Anderson is really staying in the BB House. I suspect that she is being whisked off to a hotel for the night.
Rose - September 12, 2011 08:32 AM (GMT)
Another good show last night.
Anton, creepy - yes..
Yes some of the girls are either acting a bit thick or really are ...
The boys ( in general ) are talking about the girls, like they are gods gift to women and the girls should be falling at their feet ..
I think there will be a few " blow ups" very soon ..
All good ..
Mootle - September 12, 2011 03:39 PM (GMT)
Tashie, aka The Plundered Cliche Queen has HAD a nose job?!!!!
Well I never..... :o :lol: :hmmm: :devil1: (where is a catty smilie when it is needed?)
Mootle - September 12, 2011 03:44 PM (GMT)
Also don't like Anton much. Did he not say he was The People's Champion on his VT :puke: :aargh: ?
Am warming a bit to Jay - what's wrong with his eyebrows, Eddy? :unsure:
Interesting thought about Pamela - I think you are right!
I wonder if she is allowed to compete for the prize?
Eddy - September 12, 2011 06:23 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Mootle @ Sep 12 2011, 03:44 PM)|
| Interesting thought about Pamela - I think you are right!|
I wonder if she is allowed to compete for the prize?
Pamela can't win. She is just a guest. I think for 3 days.
Eddy - September 13, 2011 10:33 AM (GMT)
eeerrrrrrrrrr, so Rebeckah offered to perform a sexual act on Anton during the task featured on last night's highlight's show? All he had to do was give up.
Anyone else catch that?
This from the woman that stated that Pamela anderson was a slut! Oh dear. I hope that she was joking and does not normally conduct herself in this was. However, even as a joke, that is in bad taste.
Really enjoying this series. It would be even better with a live feed.
Hope you lot will post a few updates that I can read whilst in Cyprus, particularly about evictions. Thankyou.
Rose - September 13, 2011 11:55 AM (GMT)
Yes heard that Eddy - but she got disquilified for trying to put others off the task - so it never paid off - think she ment it as a joke - as these lot do chat about sex and that sort of thing a lot ..
We will do our best Eddy, while you are away to up date JT ..
Like you enjoying the show - only wish there was more of it on Tv ..
Rose - September 13, 2011 05:44 PM (GMT)
MONDAY 12TH SEP 2011.
Pamela Anderson leaves Big Brother with a twist
Pamela Anderson made Rebeckah Vaughan strip one of her fellow housemates of their immunity from eviction when she left Big Brother last night (12.09.11). The former Baywatch actress’ brief guest stint on the Channel 5 reality show came to an end after she granted immunity to four contestants: Maisy James, Aden Theobald, Heaven Africa and Rebeckah Vaughan by presenting them with golden swimsuits but a cruel twist meant Rebeckah was forced to strip one of the other three of their award.
Rebecca – who won her swimsuit by emerging victorious in the Dress to Impress challenge, where housemates had to dress up and strut down a ‘catwalk’ – chose a devastated Aden, who can now be nominated for eviction this Friday (16.09.11) alongside the other contestants.
Rebeckah’s decision could ruin her chances of romance with Aden, 19, after the pair recently cuddled up together in bed where Aden gave her a foot rub and she asked him ‘Do you want to stay here for a little while?’
Meanwhile, Anton Murphy will be disappointed by 44-year-old Pamela’s departure as he believes she is attracted to him.
Rose - September 14, 2011 08:40 AM (GMT)
Three housemates will face eviction from the Big Brother house this Friday as the first round of nominations takes place.
Today the 14 housemates had been asked to nominate for the first time since they entered the house.
Aaron, Harry and Tashie have been chosen by their fellow housemates for eviction.
Housemates found out who was up for eviction live this evening on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side.
Big Brother has now become the first ever TV show to offer you the chance to vote online through the social networking site, Facebook, which will cost no more than 7p per vote.
The power will now lie in your hands as you vote to save your favorite housemate from the chop.
I think "posh" Harry will go ..
Rose - September 14, 2011 01:59 PM (GMT)
September 14, 2011 - task .
Who are the brainiest housemates of them all? Today all housemates will be going head to head in a ‘Battle of the Brains’ and its Boys VS. Girls. The winning group will have the unique opportunity to choose the shopping for the entire House this week.
IMO - girls have lost this one - :lol:
How it Works:
The battle will be begin with a race of speed and intelligence! Both teams will be faced with three maths sums. The only part missing is the answers; which they will have to work out.
Inside the ‘Fish Paste Barrels’ are all of the digits that make up the answers to the three sums. The first team to work out the sums, find the answers then put them up on the board, will be crowned as the ‘Brainy Housemates’ at today’s Graduation Ceremony. The losing team will be branded as ‘Pea Brains’ and will feel the repercussions of this embarrassing title later today.
Please Note: As a vegan Heaven can choose whether or not she decides to enter the Fish Paste Barrels which contain fish ingredients.
Mootle - September 14, 2011 05:09 PM (GMT)
I'm not surprised Harry and Tashie are up, but I thought Aaron would be popular.
I find Tashie and Anton quite watchable because of their staggering lack of self awareness, and also their massive egos:
Anton :- "If Pamela and I were alone in a room together we would have sex" :rolleyes:
and Tashie inviting herself to Pamela's house in Malibu on the first night, and wanting BB to give Pamela her number so that Pamela could send her the invitation :rolleyes:
:D :D :D :D :D :D
Rose - September 15, 2011 08:48 AM (GMT)
Well as I though - the boys won the shopping task ..task explained
Last night Rebeckah refused to sleep in the same bed as Aden which created a great deal of friction between their friendshipAden and Rebeckha video
I cannot stand Rebeckha..
Rose - September 15, 2011 04:53 PM (GMT)
This afternoon, Big Brother will set housemate Alex Rose a special personal task where she’ll be given one hour to walk two miles – without leaving the Big Brother compound! Big Brother will call Alex to the diary room and give her a pedometer which will measure her movement for the next hour.
19-year-old McDonalds worker Alex Rose can walk anywhere around the house but has to tot up 2 miles in distance in order to pass the task.
If Alex successfully walks 2 miles in an hour, she will receive a pamper hamper prize.
The scenes will be broadcast in tomorrow night’s live eviction show, from 9PM on Channel 5.
Rose - September 15, 2011 05:00 PM (GMT)
Provided with plenty of booze, it was only a matter of time until the Big Brother 2011 housemates stripped off last night, and by 1AM many of them were butt naked and enjoying a pool party! Led by Mark and Tom, Anton, Louise and Faye quickly joined in the fun.
Completely naked, Tom and Mark tried to get Aaron to take part in the late night nudity by mounting him in the garden and trying to remove his top.
But with the 30-year-old standing his ground, they headed into the bedroom with the girls and performed a “naked conga”, before all jumping on Alex’s bed and giving her an eyeful, and then some!
There is a video of all this but though twice about putting on here ..
Rose - September 16, 2011 08:40 AM (GMT)
Rose - September 16, 2011 08:44 AM (GMT)
Im now thinking Tashie may go tonight ..
I think Aaron's kiss with Tom - was a keep me in move But I do like Aaron .