Big Brother (UK)

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Big Brother
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Premiere July 14, 2000
Airs On hiatus
Creator John de Mol
Host Davina McCall
Network Channel 4 (series 1-11)
Five (series 12-)
Style 60-minute competitive reality
Company Endemol
Seasons 18 + 3 special editions
Episodes 1,384 regular + 39 special edition (through season 18)
Status Renewed through season 19
Origin UK
You have been evicted. Please leave the Big Brother house.

Big Brother is a summer show that airs annually in the United Kingdom. In it, a group of people enter a house and agree to live there for a predetermined amount of days with cameras following their every move. An homage to George Orwell's book, 1984, the nameless entity known only as "Big Brother" records every conversation and every action amongst these group of people, establishing a social microcosm of today's world.

However, beyond the voyeuristic aspect of it also lies a game. Every week, usually on Tuesdays, housemates are asked to nominate two people for eviction. The two or more housemates with the highest number of nominations for eviction are put up for eviction, and the public gets to vote on which of the housemates they would like to evict. In a special weekly live eviction episode, usually on Fridays and hosted by Davina McCall, the housemate who receives the highest percentage of votes gets evicted from the Big Brother house.

This process of nominations and evictions continue until there are four people left in the house, upon which all of them are put up for nomination. The public then votes for who they want to win, and the housemate with the highest percentage of votes wins the game and receives a cash prize.

Several shows make up the Big Brother franchise in the United Kingdom. They are Big Brother's Little Brother, which is a daily 30-minute talk show hosted by Dermot O'Leary that analyzes housemate dynamics. Another is Big Brother's Big Mouth, a 30-minute informal forum show hosted by Russell Brand where people talk about and give opinions about the housemates. In the seventh season, another show, Big Brother's Big Brain, was introduced, which aims to analyze housemates' behavior in the house.

For information on the Big Brother franchise, please refer to the Big Brother franchise page.

Contents

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Channel 4
Season One July 18, 2000 September 15, 2000 52
Season Two May 25, 2001 July 27, 2001 55
Season Three May 24, 2002 July 26, 2002 72
Season Four May 23, 2003 July 25, 2003 73
Season Five May 28, 2004 August 6, 2004 82
Season Six May 27, 2005 August 12, 2005 90
Season Seven May 18, 2006 August 18, 2006 107
Season Eight May 30, 2007 August 31, 2007 96
Season Nine June 5, 2008 September 5, 2008 108
Season Ten June 4, 2009 September 4, 2009 108
Season Eleven June 9, 2010 August 24, 2010 86
Channel 5
Season Twelve September 9, 2011 November 11, 2011 71
Season Thirteen June 5, 2012 August 13, 2012 73
Season Fourteen June 13, 2013 August 19, 2013 69
Season Fifteen June 5, 2014 August 15, 2014 72
Season Sixteen May 12, 2015 July 16, 2015 66
Season Seventeen June 7, 2016 July 26, 2016 50
Season Eighteen June 5, 2017 July 28, 2017 54
Season Nineteen

Specials

Season Premiere Finale #
Channel 4
Teen Big Brother October 13, 2003 October 17, 2003 5
E4
Big Brother Panto December 20, 2004 January 5, 2005 12
Channel 4
Ultimate Big Brother August 24, 2010 September 10, 2010 22

In-Depth

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