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Big Brother (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.
|Regular Editions: Channel 4|
|Season One||July 14, 2000||September 15, 2000||64|
|Season Two||May 25, 2001||July 27, 2001||64|
|Season Three||May 24, 2002||July 26, 2002||64|
|Season Four||May 23, 2003||July 25, 2003||64|
|Season Five||May 28, 2004||August 6, 2004||71|
|Season Six||May 27, 2005||August 12, 2005||78|
|Season Seven||May 18, 2006||August 18, 2006||94|
|Season Eight||May 30, 2007||August 31, 2007||94|
|Season Nine||June 5, 2008||September 5, 2008||94|
|Season Ten||June 4, 2009||September 5, 2009||94|
|Season Eleven||2010||September 10, 2010||94|
|Regular Editions: Five|
|Special Editions: Channel 4|
|Celebrity Big Brother 2001||March 2001||March 2001||8|
|Celebrity Big Brother 2002||November 20, 2002||November 30, 2002||10|
|Teen Big Brother||October 2003||October 2003||10|
|Celebrity Big Brother 2005||January 6, 2005||January 25, 2005||18|
|Celebrity Big Brother 2006||January 5, 2006||January 27, 2006||24|
|Celebrity Big Brother 2007||January 3, 2007||January 28, 2007||27|
|Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack||January 3, 2008||January 28, 2008||26|
|Celebrity Big Brother 2009||January 2, 2009||January 23, 2009||28|
|Celebrity Big Brother 2010||January 3, 2010||January 29, 2010||27|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series