Big Brother (UK TV series)

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Big Brother UK
Series 6 (2005) contestants
This is the current, ongoing series

In the house:


Series 5 (2004) contestants

Winner: Nadia Almada

Runner-up: Jason Cowan

Others: Daniel Bryan, Michelle "Shell" Jubin, Stuart Wilson, Michelle Bass, Victor Ebuwa, Ahmed Aghil, Becki Seddiki, Marco Sabba, Vanessa Nimmo, Emma Greenwood, Kathryn "Kitten" Pinder

Series 4 (2003) contestants

Winner: Cameron Stout

Runner-up: Ray Shah

Others: Scott Turner, Steph Coldicott, Annuszka "Nush" Nowak, Lisa Jeynes, Herjender "Gos" Gosal, Tania Do-Nascimento, Jon Tickle, Federico Martone, Joanne "Sissy" Rooney, Justine Sellman, Anouska Golebiewski

Series 3 (2002) contestants

Winner: Kate Lawler

Runner-up: Jonny Regan

Others: Alex Sibley, Jade Goody, Tim Culley, Peter "PJ" Ellis, Adele Roberts, Sophie Pritchard, Spencer Smith, Lee Davey, Sandy Cumming, Alison Hammond, Lynne Moncrieff, Sunita Sharma

Series 2 (2001) contestants

Winner: Brian Dowling

Runner-up: Helen Adams

Others: Dean O'Loughlin, Elizabeth Woodcock, Paul Clarke, Josh Rafter, Amma Antwi, Paul "Bubble" Ferguson, Narinder Kaur, Stuart Hosking, Penny Ellis

Series 1 (2000) contestants

Winner: Craig Phillips

Runner-up: Anna Nolan

Others: Darren Ramsay, Melanie Hill, Claire Strutton, Tom McDermott, Nichola Holt, Nick Bateman, Caroline O'Shea, Andrew Davidson, Sada Walkington

For the current series please see Big Brother UK series 6

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. It is based on the Big Brother series produced by Endemol.


Main Series

The sixth main series started on 27 May 2005 and Davina McCall has been the eviction night host in all the runs to date. Daily updates are narrated by Marcus Bentley. A second daily show, Big Brother's Little Brother, presented by Dermot O'Leary, shows news, gossip and behind-the-scenes details. The fifth series saw the start of a talk show about the happenings in the house called Big Brother's EFourum hosted by Russell Brand, shown only on digital channel E4 with late-night repeats aired on Channel 4. The sixth series sees EFourum replaced by Big Brother's Big Mouth.

The Big Brother of the year 200100 featured in the 2005 Doctor Who episode Bad Wolf. In this version, contestants evicted by "Davina-Droid" are disintegrated by an energy beam (it later turns out that they are in fact being transported by transmat beams to Dalek spaceships).

Celebrity Big Brother

There have been three Celebrity Big Brother series featuring well-known names as housemates, with a proportion of the profits from eviction votes going to charity.

Series 1 (March 2001)

In aid of Comic Relief six celebrities entered the Big Brother series 1 house for eight days in March 2001. As Comic Relief is shown by the BBC, this was a rare collaboration between two TV channels. The contestants were:

The series is remembered for comedian Jack Dee's escape from the house - he evaded security for an hour before returning ("I got all the way to Stratford") - and Vanessa Feltz angrily scrawling words all over the dining table, apparently feeling the pressure of constant surveillance.

Series 2 (November 2002)

The second celebrity series lasted ten days, from November 20-30, 2002. Proceeds from viewer voting went to four different charities: Centrepoint, National Missing Persons Helpline, Rethink severe mental illness and Samaritans. The six contestants were:

Memorable moments include comedian Les Dennis moping around the house.

Series 3 (January 2005)

The third series began on January 6, 2005, and ran until January 23, 2005. A percentage of phone vote funds went towards helping victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. The contestants were:

On the fifth day a ninth celebrity entered the house:

This series features the oldest and youngest ever UK Big Brother contestants (discounting Teen Big Brother, see below): Jackie Stallone (82) and Kenzie (19).

Teen Big Brother

A special version of Big Brother, featuring eight 18-year-old teenagers, was broadcast in October 2003 on Channel 4 and E4 as Teen Big Brother.

Big Brother Panto

E4 and T4 broadcast the special Big Brother Panto series, bringing together selected members of the various Big Brother series to perform a pantomime of Cinderella during December 2004. The people who took part in the pantomime were:

  • Nick Bateman (series 1)
  • Tim Culley (series 3)
  • Victor Ebuwa (series 5)
  • Anouska Golebiewski (series 4)
  • Jade Goody (series 3)
  • Melanie Hill (series 1)
  • Narinder Kaur (series 2)
  • Kathryn "Kitten" Pinder (series 5)
  • Marco Sabba (series 5)
  • Spencer Smith (series 3)

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