What is Big Brother?

Big Brother is the UK’s biggest reality TV show and is one of the most popular talked-about shows in British TV history.

Big Brother takes place entirely within the confines of the Big Brother House. It’s essentially a competition between the housemates, the object of which is to be the last remaining housemate in the House.

At least one housemate will leave the House every week by a process of nomination and public eviction. Housemates will nominate each other for eviction and those with the most votes from their peers face a public vote. The housemate that receives most public votes leaves the House and is out of the competition.

Housemates are provided with a shopping budget each week to buy food and other necessities. Throughout the series housemates will be asked to complete tasks set by Big Brother. If the group does well in the tasks they get rewarded with a bigger shopping budget, plus special treats.

On the final night of Big Brother the public vote on which housemate they want to win the show. The housemate with most votes wins a fabulous cash prize!

How long is Big Brother running this year?

The latest civilian series lasted for 10 weeks.

How many rooms does the Big Brother House have this year?



There will be one bedroom for all the housemates to share, a living room, a kitchen and one communal bathroom with  a bath and a shower. There will also be a larder just off the kitchen area.

How do I vote?



By telephone – Viewers in the UK can call the Big Brother voting lines each week to evict the housemates.

Via the Official Big Brother App – Fans can choose the housemate they wish to evicted via the shows Official App.

How do housemates get rewarded for tasks they pass?



Big Brother will decide on the housemates’ rewards for task success. The rewards may include luxury shopping budgets or special treats.

What happens if a housemate cheats or breaks Big Brother rules?

If any housemate breaks the rules they may be asked to leave the House or receive another form of punishment, as decided by Big Brother.

Why are there sound gaps during the ‘Live from the House’ episodes?

Live from the House streaming is a unique programme. It is live and spontaneous. As a result it presents a range of regulatory and legal issues, which make gaps in the sound at times unavoidable. Though frustrating these gaps are essential. Without them we would not be able to broadcast live coverage from the House.

There are three main areas that result in a gap in sound: Strong Language and Adult Discussions, Privacy of people outside the Big Brother House and Legal Matters.