Big Brother 8 Start Date Announced
The next series of Big Brother UK starts almost two weeks
later than it did last year, and it'll also be longer than
ever before. Get your caffeine supplies ready, BB fans...
you're gonna' need something to keep you going!
Prior to Big Brother series 7, which was won by hyperactive
Tourettes sufferer Pete Bennett, the series' were 9, 10 and
eventually 11 weeks (BB6) in length. However, last summer
the Top Bods stretched it out to 13 weeks, which was both
good and bad news for fans.
For towards the end of the series many fans were getting
restless, mainly because people wanted to resume their normal
social lives or watch other TV programmes etc. However, in
a subsequent BBO Poll, over 50% of punters wished that BB7
was even longer!
Well, Channel 4 have obviously been listening to the majority,
as Big Brother 8 is set to run for longer than BB7 did; one
day longer in fact. Basically then, it's 13 weeks again.
About that decision, a show insider told us, "After
January's controversial events (CBB5), Channel 4 can't afford
to be seen taking a step backwards, or appear to be 'on the
back foot'. If they shortened the run of BB8, it would play
right into the hands of the critics".
Fair enough, but staff here at the BBO Office would rather
have seen a faster-paced, shorter series this time around,
perhaps featuring double evictions every week in the latter
half. Hey ho.
Still, with BB7 and CBB5 having reached millions and millions
of viewers, public interest is as high as ever; therefore
the forthcoming series is bound to be a success.
However, for all the fans who still haven't booked their
summer holiday and have been patiently waiting for more news
on BB8, you need to take into account that you won't be able
to get away until at least the beginning of September without
missing any of it.
Big Brother 8 starts on Wednesday the 30th of May 2007, when
Davina McCall will front the live Launch show as usual. The
longstanding Host is also rumoured to be returning to the
House just 48 hours later to boot someone out, but we'll just
have to wait and see if that turns-out to be true.
No-one has ever been evicted so soon during a series, but
we're fairly sure that something is set to happen
on the Friday night.
Stick with BBO for more information over the coming days
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