Big Brother is one of the longest running reality shows around the world. It was created by John de Mol and was originally broadcasted in The Netherlands. Since then, Big Brother has become a worldwide phenomenon. It has already reached 18 seasons in the UK. This show is unique in a sense that strangers are put together in one house to complete various challenges, get along with people whom they don’t know and gradually eliminated from the house up until only one housemate remains standing. The most difficult part is that there are cameras all over the house and every move by the housemates is recorded, even when they are sleeping.
Doing the challenges alone is already difficult. You can only imagine how much more of a challenge it is to guard your every move because you know that there is a camera following you around. So, what is it really like to sleep in the Big Brother house?
There have been different types of beds used in the Big Brother house, in various franchises. Usually, the beds are comfortable, in fact they’re equipped with the best mattress for back problems! That’s a whole lot better than what most people have in their homes! Some of the contestants have to share a queen size bed, while others have to sleep in a double decker. In the US version of the show, there are “have nots” in each week where housemates are forced to sleep in an uncomfortable bed. There was a season when the “have nots” are forced to sleep on a very cold bed. In other seasons, they need to squeeze in a tiny, unconventional bed like a bump car. Others even have to sleep on the floor.
Though the beds are comfortable in most instances, the problems are the challenges that come with it. For instance, there are tasks that have to be accomplished overnight. Housemates are sleep deprived most of the times. There are other tasks that require them to wake up early. Worse, there are challenges that have to be done in the middle of the night. This does not even include those housemates who are too loud and just can’t keep quiet to make others sleep.
Another challenge is what you do on the bed. Those who snore loud will most likely be humiliated. Others even sleep talk and it is also embarrassing. The worst part is that over the years, a lot of housemates have been involved in a humiliating scandal for not being able to control their urges. Their videos have been fully recorded as there are cameras on the bedroom, even when the lights are off.
A unique experience
Being inside the house is such a huge challenge. We all need enough sleep and being deprived of such will most likely affect us in many ways. We are not in the mood if we sleep only for a few hours. We also feel tired or even get sick if it becomes a pattern. You can only imagine what the housemates have to go through as some Big Brother seasons could go on for months.
Big Brother series is usually aired during summer but it is anticipated that the series will be up this fall much to the surprise of the fans. The show is under the casting and will be aired in the second week of September it is predicted after the end of Big Brother 18. This is only the second time the show is aired in fall and it will be interesting to note how it will suit the fall schedule as it is already a packed house. Though, it is not exactly known when the show will be aired because there is already a reality show planned for fall called the Survivor and another one is in the making named The Amazing Race.
So what if there is no space to air Big Brother, well there is nothing to worry as the show may be pushed on CBS’s other network POP that has Big Brother After Dark already running. Or it may be available on All-Access app at $5.99 per month. It may be noted that Big Brother fans are already watching the live feeds on All Access and it will not make much difference. But for those who are not on All Access, it could be a dampener and they may stay away from watching the show, if CBS decides not to air the show on their channel.
Though there are mixed feeling on the Big Brother show appearing sooner than expected. While Big Brother fans find it a good bout of entertainment, while others feel it would be too much of a dose for a drama again. Some prefer the summer launch but fans love to experience the drama in fall as well. Despite the diverse views CBS may go in for the fall launch though through which channel is yet to be decided. Until then it is a wait and watch game for the audience.
The Celebrity Big Brother will be featured on Channel 5 and the finals date is not yet revealed. If you are too busy to catch the show live on TV, do not worry. You can watch it online. Watch the inmates live on the Big Brother page exclusively dedicated by Channel 5. There are previous episodes of the show can also be watched on demand. The episodes include launch show, daily shows, live final of the 2014 CBB. These will remain till the end of March 2015. You can grab some interesting moments at the Big Brother YouTube channel. Exclusive Big Brother content and interviews are also available online.
The Big Brother house has been given a fairy tale twist since 2015. The decors feature “whimsical elements” invoking curiosity and possibility and could be a disaster for the housemates. Meanwhile, Channel 5 has revealed that something sinister is hiding in the waiting. It is a wait and watch game to see if the housemates will enjoy the fairytale adventure or will they denounce it. There are unannounced celebrities warned of the twist. So be ready to experience surprises and enjoy the show.
The main show will be hosted by Emma Willis along with Rylan Clarke, X Factor contestant at the spin off show. Some of the other celebrities entering the house include Ken Morley, actor from the soap Coronation Street. He also starred in sitcoms Hardware and Benidorm. Nadia Sawalha, actress from the BBC One soap opera EastEnders, Ronan Keating, actor and singer who recorded singles with Boyzone. Richie Burnett, dart player, Patsy Kenist, model and singer from ITV soap Emmerdale, she appeared in One’s Casualty on BBC and Kavana a top ten singles singer in the 1990s. She also has to her credit various theatre productions and a friend of former Spice Girl Mel B.
The new housemates are ready to decorate the Big Brother House and it is time for some makeover. Good Morning Britain gave a sneak peek into the new digs. There was not time for the new design. Though, there was no time to completely change the design, a few things were added to enhance the flavor of the house. The eviction stairs are made of golden color and the sofa in the living room has been changed to green. The new dairy route shines all bright with a unique design in the center. The bedroom comes with two double and one single bed.
The closet space for each housemate is golden and is the same as the ones used by the regular housemates. The bedroom has a strange décor, the golden monkey lamp. There is no information on whether there are any changes in the other rooms or if the Dairy room has a makeover. Will the bedroom be no good this time? Well it is time to keep your fingers crossed. After Hughie’s bogus meltdown wonder if the bathroom design is altered. There are various inputs coming from insiders about the CBB new design. But yet the reality show organizers have announced a twist for the viewers on the launch day.
Some of the celebrities rumored to be the housemates include Sam Fox, the glamorous Page 3 girl, Marnie Simpson of Geordie Shore and Katie Waissel of X Factor. The contestants will be as glamorous as the house is expected to be with new makeover and exciting designs. But remember the CBB House should not be too comfortable for the contestants. They should not feel at home. Despite all the glittering and attractive decors and accessories the households, it will not be a path of roses for the contestants. Enjoy the fun and excitement! Keep waiting for the CBB launch night!
There are few ideas which could add the flavor of Big Brother to the themed party.
The Big Brother Key- in the show, the contestants are invited into the game after they receive a key. This idea can be used, in which the party guests can be given a key when they arrive.
One of the major attractions in a party is the food. For this themed party, there can be two kinds of food- “Haves” and “have nots”. The “have nots” section can contain peanut butter and jelly sandwiches which is the traditional big brother food. The “haves’ section would contain all usual party food.
To have a food completion, little games can be conducted to determine the winners. For example, each guest can be given a blown balloon and they must be asked to place the balloon between their knees and must try and stand on one leg while still holding the balloons. The ones who drop the balloon or puts their foot down lose the game, and they have to eat only the “have nots” food.
Simple games like Big Brother trivia can be held, where the guests must identify the season in which a particular celebrity appeared in the show. Scrabble, Up words are other game suggestions.