Big Brother 3 (Australia)

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Big Brother Australia
 
 
Series 3 (2003)
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Big Brother 2003, also known as Big Brother 3, was the third series of the Australian reality television series Big Brother Australia. The season lasted 86 days, starting on 27 April 2003 and ending on 21 July 2003. The season was the most complicated to date with housemates starting in two separate houses - a "round house" and a "square house". Housemate Benjamin Archbold was sent in first and spent the entire first day by himself. Other housemates were progressively admitted. On Night 22, all Housemates were locked into their respective bedrooms and a construction crew spent the night merging the two houses and revealing the hidden swimming pool and kitchen that had been in between the two smaller houses. Housemates were released into their new combined house on the morning of Day 23. Later in the day, a bathroom linking the two bedrooms was revealed.

In the Square house (which was on the right of the compound) were Belinda, Jaime, Irena, Carlo and Claire with Vincent and Saxon joining later in the week. After Ben entered the Round house on Day 1, Joanne, Regina, Chrissie, Daniel, Patrick and Leah were progressively admitted over the first week. The cameras were completely hidden for the first time in this series. Previously some cameras were visible to housemates and at times housemates were aware of the camera tracking their movements. On Day 68, Anouska Golebiewski who was the first to be evicted from Big Brother UK 4 series showing at the time, was brought in for a little over a week. The winner of Series 3 was Regina Bird. Reggie earned public admiration with her down-to-earth charm and work ethic.[1]

New programs[edit]

Two new shows were introduced:

  • UpLate hosted by Mike Goldman. Mike Goldman was best known for doing the voiceovers in the daily show. UpLate was broadcast late at night showing live vision from the house with minimal editing.
  • The Insider hosted by Tim Ferguson was a panel-type show with additional gossip and discussion about the show. Frequently the week's evicted housemate would be one of the show's guests.

Opening sequence[edit]

The Tower of Terror is displayed, and the logos of Dreamworld, Big Brother Australia, Network Ten and a map of Australia turns into a housemate-selection machine. We go through the orange bedroom, through the blue bathroom for a shower, through to the blue control room, to the edit section where footage from the diary room is being edited to be shown on the Big Brother Australia yellow stage. We then go to the purple kitchen, and three housmates are up for nomination the red housemate gets the most votes. The pink dining room is broadcast to a person on the internet at home. After 85 days, a winner is selected.

Incidents[edit]

An incident of Big Brother 2003 involved housemate Belinda Thorpe in what was later dubbed "Belindagate". After a night of drinking, an intoxicated Belinda confided in housemate Carlo that her younger sibling had been involved in the murder of a homosexual man.[2] The information was not immediately revealed by Belinda as she whispered it to Carlo and house microphones did not pick it up, however after she left the room Carlo passed the information on to the other housemates.[citation needed]

The incident sparked a legal crisis for Endemol Southern Star and Network Ten as the identification of a minor involved in a court trial is illegal in Queensland, where Big Brother is produced.[citation needed] Within seconds of the information being revealed the live Internet feeds were cut and left blank for several hours. Users watching the feeds began discussing the incident on the official website discussion boards. Moderators began deleting these messages but could not keep up with the large amount being posted and eventually the messages boards were closed down. They were re-opened for a short period before being closed again permanently. As a result there were no official message boards during the following 2004 series.[citation needed]

The information spread out to unofficial Big Brother websites and several days later the show producers acknowledged the incident. An edited version of the nights events was shown on Big Brother Uncut, except in Queensland where it was cut entirely.[citation needed] Brett Jensen, the 15th original housemate (a policeman) left lockdown before Big Brother 3 began. Tamara, a travel agent and the 16th housemate, appeared on the Launch show but did not enter the house as she was a decoy for the public. Both were from Queensland.

Housemates[edit]

Regina[edit]

Regina Bird, known to her housemates as Reggie, from Cambridge, Tasmania, entered the House on Day 3 as part of the housemate introduction week. Reggie emerged as the winner of Big Brother 2003. She won the hearts of the viewers due to her good-natured Australian personality.[3][4] After the show, she left Tasmania, her husband, her job as a fish and chip shop owner, and moved to Sydney.

Chrissie[edit]

Chrissie Swan, from Melbourne, Victoria, was the runner up of Big Brother 2003. Employed after leaving the Big Brother house by DMG Radio to start a new breakfast radio show at HOT91.1 on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, but moved back to Melbourne end of 2006 saying, I miss home, I miss my mum's cooking and I miss the cold. [1] She now works the breakfast shift at Vega 91.5 FM. She is expecting her first child with her partner of one year in December 2008. Chrissie became and continues to be a popular television personality in Australia. After a successful stint as a regular host on the Channel ten Circle show she is now hosting Can of Worms weekly on Ten - a moral dilemma show.

Daniel[edit]

Daniel McInness is from Adelaide, South Australia. McInnes now works at Intencity in Adelaide, South Australia.

Patrick[edit]

Patrick Flanagan, from Sydney, New South Wales. He works for Dolby Labs in Business Development, wrote articles on Big Brother 2004 for the Canberra Times. Flanagan lives in Bondi, Sydney with his wife Amanda and son Toby.

Vincent[edit]

Vincent Amato is from Melbourne, Victoria. Amato works at an engineering company in Melbourne.

Jamie[edit]

Jamie O'Brien, from Melbourne, Victoria. Travelled the country as a judge for a Mr Gay Oz competition, before finishing a law degree. He works as an entertainment lawyer.

Kim[edit]

Kim-Marie Drury, from Armidale, NSW, was evicted on Day 57 in a double eviction with Saxon. Kim was involved in a small scandal as result of a joke she told in the house about Aborigines, and was forced to leave her home town to escape the fallout.

Saxon[edit]

Daniel Small is from Central Coast, New South Wales. Evicted in a double eviction, Saxon is remembered for crying "I want my mum" when the pressure of being nominated got too much and for dating Big Brother host Gretel Killeen, 19 years his senior, after being evicted. He works for Bank West in Hornsby.

Joanne[edit]

Joanne Hams (née Ashton) is from Adelaide, South Australia. She regularly poses in Ralph magazine. Hams Was evicted with an Australian record 86% of total votes, which was the largest eviction percentage at that time.

Claire[edit]

Claire Bellis is from Queensland. Bellis continued with her PhD studies at Griffith University, Gold Coast.

Ben[edit]

Ben Archbold is a former undercover police officer. Benjamin is the Solicitor Director in Charge of our firm and responsible for Practice Management. He also heads the Criminal Law Practice Group.

Benjamin has 20 years experience in the criminal justice system. He spent 10 years as a Senior Detective with Victoria Police where he was actively involved in the investigation of matters such as murder, sexual assault, drug manufacture/supply, firearm possession, extortion and blackmail during Victoria’s notorious gangland wars of the 1990s

Belinda[edit]

Belinda Thorpe is from Queensland. Thorpe left the house voluntarily. She has a daughter, born in 2005, named Nicole. She went to Park Ridge State High School, Park Ridge Queensland, and worked at Luppinos (Hairdresser) in Browns Plains, Grand Plaza Shopping Centre.

Leah[edit]

Leah White was known for being one of the younger, louder housemates, which caused her nomination and then eviction.

Carlo[edit]

Carlo Melino received a lot of bad press during the series as one of the most disgusting Big Brother Australia housemates of all time. This was due to many incidents including urinating in the outside garden, bathing in the outdoors laundry trough and attaching a dish cleaning brush to his penis.

Jaime[edit]

Jaime Cerda, from Melbourne, is a keen skateboarder. He is now an actor/improvisor with many short film and theatre credits.

Irena[edit]

Irena Bukhshtaber was the first housemate evicted from the House.

Nominations Table[edit]

The first housemate in each box was nominated for two points, and the second housemate was nominated for one point.

  •      Housemates living in the round house
  •      Housemates living in the square house
Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Nomination
points
received
To evict To stay Intruders Nominations Day 85 Day 86 (Finale)
Regina Leah
Joanne
Patrick
Daniel
Nominated Leah
Daniel
Vincent
Leah
Vincent
Joanne
Joanne
Vincent
Joanne
Daniel
Saxon
Chrissie
Jamie
Patrick
Vincent
Patrick
Daniel
Patrick
No
Nominations
Winner
(Day 86)
16
Chrissie Leah
Ben
Daniel
Regina
Jaime Leah
Ben
Leah
Patrick
Ben
Saxon
Claire
Saxon
Regina
Saxon
Vincent
Patrick
Vincent
Patrick
Vincent
Patrick
Patrick
Regina
No
Nominations
Runner-Up
(Day 86)
21
Daniel Leah
Patrick
Chrissie
Ben
Jaime Ben
Leah
Leah
Saxon
Ben
Vincent
Saxon
Vincent
Joanne
Patrick
Vincent
Saxon
Patrick
Vincent
Patrick
Vincent
Patrick
Regina
No
Nominations
Evicted
(Day 85)
35
Patrick Leah
Chrissie
Joanne
Regina
Claire Leah
Chrissie
Leah
Daniel
Ben
Belinda
Saxon
Chrissie
Saxon
Chrissie
Saxon
Chrissie
Chrissie
Jamie
Chrissie
Regina
Chrissie
Regina
Evicted
(Day 78)
26
Vincent Saxon
Irena
Carlo
Belinda
Regina Belinda
Carlo
Belinda
Daniel
Ben
Regina
Daniel
Saxon
Chrissie
Regina
Patrick
Kim
Jamie
Patrick
Regina
Chrissie
Evicted
(Day 71)
26
Jamie Not in
house
Exempt Kim
Vincent
Daniel
Vincent
Evicted
(Day 64)
9
Saxon Vincent
Jaime
Carlo
Claire
Jaime Jaime
Belinda
Belinda
Daniel
Belinda
Chrissie
Patrick
Daniel
Daniel
Regina
Jamie
Kim
Evicted
(Day 57)
21
Kim Not in
house
Exempt Jamie
Vincent
Evicted
(Day 57)
4
Joanne Leah
Daniel
Patrick
Chrissie
Jaime Leah
Daniel
Leah
Daniel
Ben
Daniel
Daniel
Claire
Daniel
Regina
Evicted
(Day 50)
9
Claire Saxon
Belinda
Carlo
Vincent
Nominated Belinda
Jaime
Belinda
Daniel
Belinda
Ben
Daniel
Saxon
Evicted
(Day 43)
9
Ben Leah
Chrissie
Patrick
Regina
Nominated Daniel
Chrissie
Daniel
Belinda
Chrissie
Belinda
Evicted
(Day 36)
17
Belinda Vincent
Carlo
Jaime
Claire
Claire Carlo
Vincent
Saxon
Leah
Saxon
Ben
Walked
(Day 31)
22
Leah Ben
Daniel
Patrick
Regina
Ben Daniel
Ben
Daniel
Joanne
Evicted
(Day 29)
19
Carlo Vincent
Belinda
Claire
Irena
Jaime Belinda
Jaime
Evicted
(Day 22)
13
Jaime Saxon
Carlo
Vincent
Claire
Nominated Carlo
Belinda
Evicted
(Day 19)
6
Irena Belinda
Vincent
Carlo
Claire
Evicted
(Day 15)
1
Notes 1 2 3 none
Against
public vote
Belinda,
Ben,
Irena,
Leah,
Saxon
Ben,
Claire,
Jaime,
Regina
Belinda,
Carlo,
Daniel,
Leah
Belinda,
Daniel,
Leah
Belinda,
Ben,
Chrissie,
Saxon,
Vincent
Claire,
Daniel,
Saxon
Daniel,
Joanne,
Regina
Chrissie,
Daniel,
Jamie,
Kim,
Patrick,
Regina,
Saxon,
Vincent
Jamie,
Patrick,
Vincent
Chrissie,
Patrick,
Regina,
Vincent
Chrissie,
Daniel,
Patrick,
Regina
Chrissie,
Daniel,
Regina
Chrissie,
Regina
Walked none Belinda none
Evicted
(% of public vote)
Irena
33%
to evict
Jaime
5 of 9 votes
to evict
Carlo
66%
to evict
Leah
41%
to evict
Ben
73%
to evict
Claire
60%
to evict
Joanne
86%
to evict
Kim
29.07%
to evict
Jamie
50%
to evict
Vincent
62%
to evict
Patrick
50%
to evict
Daniel
51%
to evict
Chrissie
72%
to evict
Saxon
19.83%
to evict
Saved Ben
32%
Leah
22%
Belinda
8%
Saxon
5%
Claire
2 votes
Ben
1 vote
Regina
1 vote
Leah
15%
Belinda
12%
Daniel
7%
Belinda
35%
Daniel
24%
Vincent
8%
Chrissie
8%
Saxon
7%
Belinda
4%
Saxon
28%
Daniel
12%
Daniel
9%
Regina
5%
Chrissie
Daniel
Jamie
Patrick
Regina
Vincent
Vincent
31%
Patrick
19%
?
20%
?
10%
?
8%
?
22%
?
20%
?
8%
Chrissie
Regina
Regina
28%
to evict

Notes[edit]

  • ^Note 1 : Housemates could only nominate others from their respective house. This week, Housemates nominated to evict and to stay. Unknown to the Housemates, the nominations to evict had no value, and the Housemates nominated for eviction were the ones with the least points to stay.
  • ^Note 2 : Housemates could only nominate others from their respective house. On Day 19, Housemates from both houses ranked the intruders - Ben, Claire, Jamie, and Regina - on a scale from one to four. One meaning the Housemate they least would like to stay in the house, and four meaning the housemate they would most want to stay in the house. The Housemate that both houses decided they wanted to stay the least was evicted in a special intruder eviction on Day 19.
  • ^Note 3 : Because Ben, Claire, and Regina survived the intruder eviction on Day 19, they were immune from being nominated this week.

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