I’ve watched Big Brother UK and Celebrity Big Brother UK since they started, it’s a show that makes you laugh and cringe and watch in fascination, it’s also had it’s shocking and controversial moments, so it’s a show that always gets people talking. Therefore it’s with great anticipation that I look forward to the launch of the second season of Big Brother Canada, some excellent promos have further built the excitement, I can’t wait see what happens, will there be similarities and differences to the UK ones and of course I can’t wait for the tasks!
This got me thinking about my favorite moments from the UK versions of Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother over the years:
Nasty Nick, Big Brother 2000: Nasty Nick was breaking the rules and the moment he finally got found out and was confronted by his fellow housemates round the dinner table is a massive part of Big Brother history.
Brian Dowling, Big Brother 2001: Brian was a great housemate and the moment he was crowned winner was fantastic, he went on to be named the best housemate ever and took over hosting duties from Davina McCall when the show moved to Channel 5.
Sandy, Big Brother 2002: One minute Sandy is in the kitchen the next he had made his escape over the garden wall. A complete WTF moment!
Michelle, Big Brother 2004: Michelle’s fellow housemates thought she had been evicted, but in fact her and Emma were still part of Big Brother and were in a secret room watching everything on their monitor, so when Michelle saw her beau, Stu, getting hit on by another girl, Michelle uttered the immortal words ‘No Naked Jacuzzi’!
Jackie Stallone, Celebrity Big Brother 2005: When Jackie made a regal entrance into the Celebrity Big Brother her ex-daughter-in-law, Brigitte Nielsen, recognized her immediately and shouted ‘it’s Jackie’ to which Jackie gave the now classic reply ‘yeah it’s Jackie’.
The Box Task, Big Brother 2005: Who knew such a simple task could bring such hilarity, the housemates had to stay in a cardboard box with a photo of their face on it for as long as possible and an argument broke out between Derek and Science and the camera just kept panning back and forth between these card board boxes, makes me laugh every time.
George Galloway, Celebrity Big Brother 2006: This was one of the best seasons of Celebrity Big Brother, so many great moments in this one, the romance between Chantelle and Preston and the force to be reckoned with that is Pete Burns, but I have to go with George Galloway assisting Rula Lenska in her task by pretending to be a cat, I’m guessing this won’t be up there with his greatest achievements, but it will never be forgotten
Ziggy & Chanelle, Big Brother 2007: The will they won’t they, does he fancy her, does she fancy him couple of the season led to Ziggy uttering the words that no one wants to hear ‘it’s not you, it’s me babe’ on national television!
Jedward, Celebrity Big Brother 2012: The Irish twins of X Factor fame added many funny moments to this season, including building a toast tower (because of course) and formed an unlikely friendship with Tara Reid.