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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 and weeks.

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