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Celebrity Big Brother

Celebrity Big Brother

Originally based on the Dutch series, Big Brother headed to the UK on Channel 4 in 2000. Proving a massive success a spin-off featuring celebrity housemates was launched in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. and was broadcast on both BBC1 and Channel 4. The first series lasted a full week and raised over £500,000 for the charity. Since then any money made from the show's phone lines goes directly to charity.

The format of the show see's the celebrity housemates living in a confined space together for a lengthy duration of time, competing in tasks with no access to the outside world. Nominations take place for the housemates and people are evicted until eventually we are left with a winner.

Winners of previous series are Jack Dee in 2001, Mark Owen in 2002, Bez in 2005, Chantelle Houghton in 2006, Shilpa Shetty in 2007, Ulrika Jonnson in 2009, Alex Reid in 2010, Paddy Doherty in 2011, Denise Welch in the first series of 2012 and Julian Clary in the second series of 2012. Rylan Clark won the first series of 2013 and Charlotte Crosby won the second series of 2013. Jim Davidson won the first series of 2014.

Davina McCall hosted the show when it originally aired on Channel 4 and Marcus Bentley narrated. However in 2011, the series moved networks to Channel 5 and Brian Dowling took over as presenter. Brian was replaced in 2013, by Emma Willis. Since the move to Channel 5, two series a year have been broadcast, this will continue at least until 2014 when the current contract runs out.
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Episode Info

Next: 14x16 -- CBB14 - Day 15 Highlights (Sep/02/2014) [Special Airtime: 10:00 pm]

Highlights are shown of life from within the house. Edele attempts to helps a sick Lauren sort herself out while the her drunk antics from the previous evening has everyone talking. The latest shopping challenge sees the celebrities having to keep count of how many times the Big Brother eye flashes on a screen in the Counting Zone. Lauren talks to Ricci about their relationship in the house. Stephanie, Lauren, Frenchy and Kellie are the first set of housemates called to the Counting Zone where they have to keep count of the flashing Big Brother eye whilst being distracted by footage of the nominations from the Diary Room. Frenchy pretend slaps James as the screen showed him nominating her and they then share a hug. Frenchy lets him know which nominations they saw. Stephanie, George, Ricci and Lauren enter the Counting Zone and have to keep count whilst they attempt to enjoy a double date. Ricci and Lauren forget to keep count as they play fight. James shares his views about Kellie with Big Brother. The celebrities are later told the results of the shopping task, where to pass they must have counted to within the margin of error of fifty. The housemates celebrate after they learn that they have passed the task.

Prev: 14x15 -- CBB14 - Day 14 Highlights (Sep/01/2014)

Frenchy tells Big Brother how unimpressed she is by Ricci's behaviour. Claire tells Audley she has been feeling unwell for the last couple of days. Gary talks to James about making music and sings him a song about his experience in Big Brother. Frenchy sunbathes topless, much to the disgust of George and Dee. Big Brother calls Claire to the diary room and informs her the doctor has asked to see her personally. Gary and Frenchy talk about how English people assume they are rude. The housemates make their nominations for the next eviction. Big Brother announces that Frenchy, Gary, Stephanie, Kellie, Ricci and Lauren are facing eviction from the house. Gary and George discuss their bad habits with one another. Kellie tells Big Brother she wouldn't normally tolerate James. Lauren addresses some of the housemates about James behaviour calling him shady, when he joins the group she tells him what she has said and he apologises to her. After Ricci keeps warning Lauren that her swimming costume keeps exposing her breasts, she ignores him until it comes off. At this point, he and James leaves the pool and James warns him that she only seems interested in him when she's had a drink.

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Marcus Bentley
voiced Himself (Narrator)
Emma Willis (2)
As Herself (Presenter Series 12-present (2013-present))
Audley Harrison
As Himself (Series 14 (2014))
Claire King
As Herself (Series 14 (2014))
Dee Kelly (2)
As Herself (Series 14 (2014))
Edele Lynch
As Herself (Series 14 (2014))
George Gilby
As Himself (Series 14 (2014))
James Jordan (2)
As Himself (Series 14 (2014))
Kellie Maloney
As Herself (Series 14 (2014))
Lauren Goodger
As Herself (Series 14 (2014))


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11x4: Series 11 - Day 2 Highlights recap: The housemates wake up. The 'basement' housemates are missing Paula Hamilton who moved to the main house overnight... read more.

11x3: Series 11 - Live from the House recap: We go live to the house were Big Brother announces that one housemate out has to be moved from the main house to the basement. Paula is exempt since she has already lived in the basement... read more.

11x2: Series 11 - Day 1 Highlights recap: The show opened with a recap of the opening night twist. The first two housemates that entered the house Frankie Detorri and Rylan Clark have to choose which housemates enter the main house and which have to enter the basement... read more.

11x1: Series 11 - Live Launch recap: Host Brian Dowling shows off the new house which has come with a new room - the basement... read more.

10x11: Series 10 - Live from the House recap: Big Brother reveals to the house that tonights nominations will take place in 5 minutes. Julian and Julie ask Big Brother if they can have a cigarette beforehand. The shots flit between the housemates eating some crisps in the kitchen area and some of the boys talking in the bedroom... read more.
Recurring Guests

Dermot O'Leary (2 eps)
Sue Perkins (2 eps)
Anne Diamond (1) (2 eps)
Goldie (2 eps)
Stephen Baldwin (2 eps)
Sisqó (2 eps)
Jimmy Savile (2 eps)
Heidi Fleiss (2 eps)
Jodie Marsh (2 eps)
John McCririck (2 eps)

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Warning: Celebrity Big Brother guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Reality
Genre: Celebrities | Comedy | Drama | Family
Status: Returning Series
Network: Channel 5 ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: March 09, 2001
• CBB (Used In United Kingdom)
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