Voting Closes Tonight (Thursday)
There's only (!) eight people facing eviction this week now
that Maysoon has quit the game, but you don't have until 9.30pm
on Friday to vote for the one you'd most like to get rid-of
at the 7th Eviction, as would normally be the case.
We say that because the voting lines will close at midnight
tonight (Thursday, 31st of July 2008), something
Big Brother hasn't really made clear enough in our view.
Fans have asked us why this is, and all Channel 4 can say
is that it's something to do with admin. That's rather vague,
and seeing as the votes are effectively counted by computers,
we can't see why it isn't feasible to keep the lines open
until Friday night.
Even if they had to close an hour earlier to verify all the
votes, it would make more sense than closing them tonight,
because a lot of fans will be unaware of the situation and
miss-out on the opportunity to vote. It is generally accepted
that the majority of votes are placed on a Friday.
On that note, the more sceptical fans have already suggested
that this is some kind of ploy to save Luke, especially when
combined with the fact that it would have been Luke vs Dale
until Big Bruv suddenly decided to put seven more people up
We don't know about that, but what-with the voting lines
opening a day later this week and effectively closing a day
earlier, inevitably there won't be as many votes registered
and it could possibly skew the result.
The less sceptical will doubtless argue that there'll be
fewer votes for everyone, so the percentages will
be the same, but with so many people facing eviction and such
a short period of voting, there's definitely scope for the
result to be much closer than it might have been.
For instance, if Luke's detractors were waiting until Friday
night to vote, but Dale or Mohamed's have already called in,
the result could go in a different direction.
Channel 4 say that they'll make no money from the voting
during Big Brother 9, however several charities will benefit.
You can find the voting telephone numbers for the 7th Eviction
in our Latest News section.
Check back soon for more Big
Brother UK Latest News <