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Big Brother 9 house unveiled.
The New Living Area
The house, decorated in the customary gaudy style, is the biggest that producer Endemol and broadcaster Channel 4 have constructed since the show began in 2000.
The house features a lavish living area and luxurious hot tub, juxtaposed with a military-style bedroom, fitted with basic bed frames and uncomfortably-thin mattresses. The garden, complete with the time-honoured pool and spa, is home to a giant ashtray to accommodate smoking contestants.
Producers will hope the photos capture viewers’ interest after scandal and low-ratings plagued previous series.
Despite a turbulent romance between contestants Ziggy Lichman and Channelle Hayes, Big Brother 8 ratings slumped to an average of 3.8 million. The show’s previous ratings low, during the sixth series, was 4.5 million.
The broadcaster cancelled this year’s Celebrity Big Brother after a race row erupted over contestants Jade Goody, Danielle Lloyd and Jo O'Meara’s treatment of Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty during the 2007 series.
The high-rating show was replaced with a new format - Big Brother Celebrity Hijack – but it failed to capture the public’s imagination. The final was watched by just over half a million viewers, compared to the 2007 Celebrity Big Brother closing episode which pulled in 5.8 million.
The new series is already facing challenges as Davina McCall will return to present the main show but TV favourite Dermot O’Leary will not be back to host spin-off programme Big Brother’s Little Brother. He will be replaced by George Lam and Zezi Ifore, while the series’ other partner show, Big Brother’s Big Mouth, will be hosted by a series of guest presenters.
Big Brother 9 launches at 9pm, Channel 4 on Thursday, June 5.
I know very exciting!
I dunno whether or not I will watch it this year, I Probably will end up watching it anyway haha
oh God, not again!
It's only a show that I watch if there's nothing on for me.
Then again, footie, you should be playing MGS4!!!
I really can't see the appeal in this show anymore, though obviously we are part of a society where voyeurism has proven popular it is hard to understand just how the show keeps coming back each year. I know of not a single person who watched the Hijack version of the show, however this is mainly because it was not talked about at all, compared to the summer version which is often the talk of housewives on a Saturday.
What is there that appeals to you about this show? Do they do anything new with it or just have the same old format?
The first big brother series was ok but more recently it has just got sooooo stupid and fake.
I am not going to bother watching it this year, watching a turned of TV would be more interesting
Big Brothers just a chance for folk to act stupid on TV kinda like X-Factor
Mostly for their ten seconds of fame...
Jemima Chauhan - 19
Strict Muslim Jemima graduated with a 1st in Psychology. She thinks her
ability to manipulate people and play mind games will bag her the prize.
Anya Rochowski - 39
Polish born Anya has been married a surprising 5 times and is currently
looking for husband number 6! She thinks her body functions will get
her nominated and says her greatest fear is uncleanliness.
Laura Heaton - 24
Ex Lap dance and escort Laura gave up her old way of living after
finding Buddhism and says it changed her as a person. She says her
proudest moment was raising over a quarter of a million for Cancer
Jess Albot - 19
Lesbian Jess passed an amazing 16 GCSEs, 5 A Levels and is currently
doing a degree in German and French. She is a massive fan of George
Clooney and has every film he has been in on DVD twice! She says her
best feature is her nose, which she paid £14k to have altered.
Larissa Garcia - 23
Mexican born Larissa has been deported twice from America after
unsuccessfully trying to live there. She came to the UK in 2007 and has
never seen Big Brother. She currently works in an Oxfam shop in South
London and thinks she is most likely to win the show because she has
great sex appeal.
Nena Green - 42
Self-proclaimed mother of the house, Nena has applied for all previous
Big Brothers unsuccessfully. She often spends her time as an Aerobic
instructor and needs to win in order to pay off £50k gambling debt.
Nena also has a secret she has been hiding from her family and is going
to announce it on Big Brother live!
Hanna Giles - 28
Hanna used to weigh 32 stone before dieting her way down to 11 stone
although she claims her proudest moment was pinching Robbie William’s
bum. Hanna wants to win Big Brother to set up her own slimming business
and thinks she will be the rudest housemate so far.
Pinkie - 29
Iranian bisexual Pinkie has been living in a Caravan since the age of
3. She thinks her positive attitude and laid-back beliefs will see her
through in the house. She renounced her Islamic beliefs after the 7/7
attacks and if she won she would spend the money on her first ever
Neil Burrows - 20
Neil has done stand up comedy since the age of 13 and performed in
front of the Queen and Tony Blair who are among his most famous fans.
He doesn't believe in religion and has said if anyone was to try and
preach to him in the house he would nominate them!
Jason Healey - 21
Father of 2 Jason wants to go on Big Brother to show young parents can
do a decent job of bringing up their children. His most embarrassing
moment was nearly drowning to death in Greece after drinking a litre of
Si Jones - 18
Virgin Si has never had sex and thinks he may be A-sexual. He also
suffers from a mild form of Aspergers and thinks this may make things
hard for him in the house. Si auditioned with his mom but later
convinced her not to go to the call back!
Anthony Sorrel - 29
Self proclaimed bad boy Anthony wants to get more interest in his
rapping and would love to be the next Eminem. He admits he would find
it hard to be in a house with a gay man and also said his main reason
for doing the show was to find out what the meaning of life was.
Iain Mason - 31
Iain will be the first blind housemate in Big Brother's history and
thinks it will be exciting to be the first blind person. He plays the
guitar and often plays on his blindness to get with the ladies. His
greatest fear is regaining his sight and discovering he was
Noah Sampson - 25
Noah is no virgin to reality TV and some of his previous reality
experience includes getting down to the last 30 in X Factor, winning
his show on the weakest link and a brief stint on Germany's version of
Big Brother. He thinks his brain is his most attractive feature and his
luxury item is a sex toy.
Humphrey Newton - 27
Street-performer Humphrey is well known in his hometown of Birmingham
for his busking. The most he has ever made was over £13k when someone
gave him a watch as a donation. He says he wont stand for any lazy
people in the house as he had been working since he was 8. He hopes to
find love in the house and would have sex if there was someone else
John Green - 19
John was sneaky when auditioning for Big Brother and pushed himself
into the queue avoiding the 3 hour wait. He has an IQ of 150 and thinks
his looks far outweigh his brains. He sees himself as a practical joker
and would be willing to do anything so long as it wasn’t boring in the
house. He has flashed his rear 3 times on live TV
The Diary Room Chair
Nice thread, lots of info! I'll be watching it... as always :D
Not long left now!
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