Your 'Secret House' Questions Answered
We've received quite a few e-mails about the Secret House
since Friday, but the truth is, even we don't know
what's going-on in respect of certain aspects of BB's latest
Further to our previous article here,
we can confirm that the nominations took place on Monday afternoon
as usual and the nominees – two or more in number –
will be announced on Tuesday evening.
The public will then start voting vote for one person to
leave the Big Brother house as usual, but in effect there
won't actually be a proper eviction as that person will simply
Here's some of your questions answered as best we can:
Q1. Are the public voting to 'evict' or to 'save'
someone on Friday the 30th of June?
A. You are actually voting to 'move' someone from the main
BB House to the Secret House. So, the public can decide to
get rid of someone they really want to see the back of, or
vote to move someone who would be entertaining in the Secret
House and will hopefully return.
Q2. On that last point, will the, er, 'movee' (the
person we send to the Secret House) be coming back?
A. We fully appreciate that you need to know this in-order
to decide who to send packing on Friday night. However, the
producers are keeping schtum and we can only assume that they
will release this information once the nominees have been
announced on Tuesday evening. To be frank, surely there has
to be a good chance that the movee will be able to come back?
However, whether the public will decide, or whether there'll
be some kind of task in the Secret House to decide, remains
to be seen. (Edit: This point has now been clarified in a
later article here).
Q3. Will any of the 5 newbies eventually make it
into the main Big Brother House?
A. Yes, a number of them will, but it has yet to be determined
how many. It is likely that their stay in the Secret House
will last between 5 and 7 days.
Q4. Are the 5 new housemates totally new faces, or
people we've seen on Big Brother before at some point?
A. Big Brother is being coy about this but if you remember,
a few weeks ago inside sources told us that they were 'concentrating
on new faces' this year. However, that hasn't prevented a
rumour starting that one of the newbies is a current housemate's
Mum! Also, when Sam came out of the House she hinted to us
that she might be returning, and mentioned something about
a 'bedsit' scenario as used in BB5. The Secret House would
seem to be a very similar concept, just on a grander scale.
Q5. Do the 5 newbies know that they are going into
a Secret House?
A. No, they are totally unaware of the situation and are
currently in-hiding, so they won't have seen the news. When
they enter one-by-one on Friday night, they will think that
they're going straight into the Big Brother House to meet
Pete, Nikki and Richard etc. The 5 newbies will arrive in
the Secret House just after the movee settles-in.
Q6. So for 5-7 days, will fans see footage from both
Houses on the live feed, alternated according to what's going
A. Yes, but remember that as always, Big Brother decides
what it wants us to see. Apparently some interesting things
happened with Kinga, Orlaith and Eugene in the Secret Garden
last year, but we never got to see the footage. Also, fans
often accuse the producers of deliberately censoring the live
feeds in-order to gain unique footage for the daily Channel
4 catch-up shows, but we can't possibly comment on that. Ahem!
Q7. Does the Secret House have its own Diary Room?
A. No, all 14 people will share the same Diary Room. So,
if fans send Nikki to the Secret House for instance, you can
imagine that she'll hog it and the main housemates will be
wondering why they can't get in for hours on end! The Secret
House has a living area, dining area, bedroom, shower room
Q8. How will they stop the two groups of housemates
hearing each another, especially when they're both out in
their respective gardens?
A. No official word on this, but Big Bro probably won't let
them out at the same time. The Secret housemates will likely
have to compromise and accept that they can't go out as much.
Or, they may have an equal amount of time whereby the main
housemates get locked in more than they do now. Indeed, the
latter scenario could even be a ploy to increase the paranoia
of the main housemates. One thing worth remembering is that
the newbies and the movee will be told that if they do anything
to alert the main housemates of their existence, they will
be sent straight home. So, you can be sure that they'll comply
and be quiet when they need to.
We speculated in our earlier article that a really popular
housemate like Pete could get evicted/ moved this week, and
suggested that it would be a real shock to the remaining contestants.
It would be that, for sure, but we forgot to take into account
that they probably won't put someone like that 'up' for eviction
this week anyway. Oh well, we've got an interesting time ahead
whoever gets moved, but our current Home page Poll suggests
that fans would like it to be moaning-mini Nikki.
To save our ears, let's just hope they've installed a log
fire and central heating in the Secret House!
Stick with BBO for more information as it comes in. In the
meantime, why not come and chat about Big Bro's latest twist
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