Big Brother Online logo/ eye image
Click image to view this contestant's profileClick image to view this contestant's profileClick image to view this contestant's profileClick image to view this contestant's profileClick image to view this contestant's profileClick image to view this contestant's profileClick image to view this contestant's profileClick image to view this contestant's profileClick image to view this contestant's profileClick image to view this contestant's profileClick image to view this contestant's profileClick image to view this contestant's profile

Latest News                                                                                     <<

It's 'Back To Basics' For Big Brother 4

Producers have announced their plans for Big Brother 4 by revealing that they aim to get 'back to basics' for the upcoming series.

What this means, is that they're attempting to get back to the ethos of the original Big Brother UK series from 3 years ago: a social experiment to find-out how a diverse group of people can get on when shut away from society.

So, gimmicks such as last year's 'rich/poor' divide, BB2's garden 'love den' and the rumoured 'head of house' scenario have all been scrapped and a more intimate and uncluttered feel has been created within the house.

About the environment that awaits 12 brand new housemates (mugs?!), Executive Producer Gigi Eligoloff said, "We've gone back to our roots with a more pared-down house this year. No frills or gimmicks".

"Big Brother is about cutting individuals off from society and getting them to live together as a community. It's really all about character and personality and this year's focus should allow people to reveal who they really are".

Producers want more fun and romance in the house this summer and will choose 'the most diverse range of contestants yet'. We're not entirely sure on which level they mean by that, be-it character, social class or both, but dull and boring people are definitely out.

With a planned agenda to encourage more conversation this year, messages coming from the Top Bods therefore seem slightly contradictory: 'thinkers' and intellectuals may be deemed boring, but will be able to hold a conversation arguably better than pranksters such as BB3's Jonny or loud-mouths like Jade.

It looks like we'll just have to wait and see.

Despite the new agenda, producers have promised that they still have a few surprises in-store. Anything that encourages the housemates to interact is a possibility and the rumoured sauna, games room and attic have neither been confirmed or denied.

Oh by the way, Big Brother Online has noted that around a third of the garden area has now gone... but we wonder what's in the missing bit now? See our exclusive BB4 garden mock-up diagram here, to see what we mean.

Other stuff? Dermot's BBLB show has now been moved to Channel 4 round-the-clock 'live' streaming returns to digital channel e4, with the failed application videos being shown back-to-back in the run-up to the start of the series.

BB3's 'tough' stance (the 3 strikes rule) has not been touted for the fourth series; however contestants will be obliged to bet at least 50% of their shopping budget on tasks. Last year they could wager a minimum of just 10%.

The main weekly task, whereby housemates gamble their shopping budget to supplement a diet of chickpeas, will now return to a mid-week slot as-per the first two series of the show. However, a second show will be broadcast live on Saturday night, during which the housemates can complete a task to win luxuries.

Stick with Big Brother Online over the coming weeks for the Latest News on all the BB4 developments. Also, please sign-up for our Newsletter using the form on our Home page and bookmark our site, so you don't forget where we are!

Don't forget to check back soon for more Latest News                           < back    top

 

 

Routo Logo