Big Brother 8 (Australia)

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Big Brother Australia
 
 
Season 8 (2008)
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Big Brother Australia 2008 or Big Brother 8 was the eighth season of the Australian reality television series and was the final series to air on Network Ten.

The eighth season launched on 28 April 2008. A total 20 housemates competed in the series. Halfway through the series, the prize money was revealed to be $250,000, the amount originally given in the earlier season of the series.

Season 8 introduced Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O as the new hosts, replacing Gretel Killeen, who had previously hosted the show from Season 1. It also featured the return of an adult-themed weekly installment titled Big Mouth.[1]

Pre-season[edit]

Auditions[edit]

Auditions opened in late 2007. People wishing to audition were required to post a video audition of themselves on the official Big Brother website. Voting closed on 7 January 2008. The three people with the highest number of votes would be guaranteed a place in the House with the top 50 others to go through a second selection process.

The season featured a new audition process similar to the format used in the earlier seasons, where people wishing to audition sent in a tape rather than attending cattle call audition sessions. For the first time in Big Brother Australia history, the public could vote which housemates they wanted to see in the House before the start of the season.

Promotions[edit]

Promotional advertisements for the new series premiered on 6 April 2008 featuring a short video of former Australian Prime Minister John Howard criticising the show in 2006, stating that Channel Ten should "get this stupid show off the air", followed by the tagline "I Don't Think So" from the eponymous Kelis track.[2]

Series[edit]

The series began Monday 28 April 2008 at 7:00 pm. The opening episode had the lowest-ever ratings of any launch of Big Brother Australia. The episode mostly outrated its competitors in most timeslots—except its second half hour when it lost out to Border Security. The audience for the launch peaked at 1.91 million.[3] The series lasted a total of 84 days. The 2008 finale aired on Monday 21 July 2008 at 7:00 pm on Network Ten. It was the first Big Brother Australia finale to feature three finalists and the first hosted by Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O.[4]

Changes from earlier seasons[edit]

Broadcasts[edit]

Starting this season, new hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O replaced Gretel Killeen, who had hosted since the show's launch in 2001. The nomination and eviction processes were changed for this season and those elements were both covered in the same weekly episode of the program. In previous seasons nominations and evictions were conducted separately and each had a weekly special dedicated to them. A new panel discussion program titled Big Brother's Big Mouth was hosted by Tony Squires and Rebecca Wilson. This show was similar in format to the UK Big Brother panel show of the same name. It screened Monday nights, initially at 9:30 pm before being moved later due to low ratings. Big Brother: UpLate did not air this season due to Ten's late night programming schedule being used for Indian Premier League cricket telecasts in May and June. In comparison to 2007's broadcast, this season saw 11 hours less free-to-air telecasts a week, solely due to the absence of Mike Goldman's Big Brother: UpLate. Television broadcast episodes featured a slightly updated logo and graphics, and much shorter theme music intros to each show. The free internet streaming was also changed. The time allotted to free streaming was cut to three five-minute blocks per day. The full-membership subscriptions cost around A$33.00.

Nomination and eviction voting format[edit]

In the previous series of Big Brother, housemates nominated two other housemates for eviction and viewers then voted to actually evict. In this season the nominations were based on viewer votes collected through the week. The public were only able to vote for which housemate to save from eviction. The three housemates with the least amount of save votes were nominated for eviction on Sunday. The housemates then voted to evict one of these three. Housemates gave two points to one person they want evicted, and one point to another of the three. The winner of Friday Night Games had the power to remove one nominated housemate from the nomination lineup, after which the housemate(s) in fourth place moved into the nomination lineup. In awarding eviction points, the winner could award four points to one person, and two points to another. After five weeks, the nomination and eviction process reverted to the traditional format of all previous seasons: the housemates nominate, and viewers vote for the housemate to be evicted. Unlike the preceding few seasons, there was no save vote for nominated housemates; viewers could only vote to evict. At the start of the season, Big Brother announced to the housemates that "snap evictions" will be executed at various points during the season. Terri was evicted on the first night in what was described as a "snap eviction", but she was soon returned to the house. Two of the three viewer-voted housemates, Barney and Michael, were quickly removed in what was described by the show's makers as a "snap eviction". In the final week, housemates were asked to vote to evict two housemates in a surprise "snap eviction". Alice and Travis were "evicted" and moved to another section of the compound. Later, it was revealed to Alice and Travis, and then the other housemates, that this eviction was fake and Alice and Travis returned to the main House.

The House[edit]

The House was rebuilt with a new layout as has occurred with most seasons of Big Brother Australia. The bedroom contained just one big bed for all housemates to share. The garden featured a Volkswagen Type 2 in which one housemate had to sleep. There was also a vending machine in the garden. The housemates could buy various items such as snacks, and sunglasses. Coins for the vending machine were distributed to housemates as a reward for sustaining good behaviour.

House guests[edit]

There were several celebrity guests appearances featured during this series. Carson Kressley arrived and gave the housemates a makeover to promote his new show, How to Look Good Naked. He stayed for only several hours.[5][6] Former housemate Rima returned briefly late in the season. Rima was originally a housemate, but left after breaking her leg on the first Friday Night Live games. She returned on Day 63 with a special task of telling the housemates that there was a mole among them. She left on Day 66 after a four day return.[7][8] Pamela Anderson entered as a guest on Day 73, then returned the following day for a special task.[9] She did not stay in the house overnight. When asked how much she was paid to do the show, she said, "Much more than I am worth" and "I don't want to say how much but it is a lot." The day after her first Big Brother appearance, Anderson took part in a campaign against alleged KFC cruelty outside Southport KFC Restaurant, Gold Coast, where she hand-delivered a letter to the manager opposing expressing her concerns.[10] Anderson's appearance generated the highest ratings of the entire season to that time.[11]

Housemates[edit]

It was initially confirmed that there would be 18 housemates this season.[12] One housemate quit before the show started and ultimately 14 housemates entered the House on the opening night, with an additional three entering in the first week.

Friday Night Live themes and winners[edit]

Week Theme Winner Runner Up
1 Out of This World Nobbi Brigitte
2 Hip-Hop Nathan Travis
3 Celebrities Rebecca Nathan
4 Scouts Alice Terri
5 A Day at the Races Renee Nobbi
6 Superheroes Nobbi Bianca
7 Friday the 13th Nobbi Travis
8 Heavy Metal Brigitte Travis
9 Spy Night Cherry Brigitte
10 I Love New York Cherry Bianca
11 Circus Night Ben Travis
12 Playing to Win Rory Travis

Reception[edit]

After the telecast of the season's third eviction show, critic Andrew Mercado summarised the 2008 series eviction shows, which he described as in previous seasons being a viewing highlight of the series, as having descended into "just a boring, hateful shemozzle, where Kyle insults everybody around him (housemates are psychos, the crew are work experience and the audience is a 'pack of pigs')."[13] The 2008 season showed a marked downturn in ratings for the program. Both the Daily Show and the eviction shows rated significantly lower than previous seasons. Ratings for the first 2008 eviction were half those achieved by eviction shows during the program's peak. Academic Alan McKee singled-out the departure of previous host Gretel Killeen as having weakened the series. McKee judged that Killeen had successfully provided the show's "moral centre". Of the replacement hosts, McKee said that "Kyle and Jackie O just don't serve the same purpose. Jackie is quite limp and Kyle prides himself on just being wrong—he will always say the wrong, obnoxious thing and hurt people." [14]

By the eviction show on 1 June 2008, the program's ratings were said to have "almost flatlined on Sunday night, dropping below 500,000 in the key demographic along the East Coast." Host Kyle Sandilands called in sick for this program and his co-hosting duties were handled by usual series announcer and narrator Mike Goldman.[15] Sandilands missed his second eviction show the following week, 8 June 2008, after again calling in sick, with a severe chest infection. It was reported that hundreds of fans took to message boards calling for Mike Goldman, his stand-in for the 1 June and 8 June eviction episodes, to become a permanent eviction host. Some speculated Sandilands had already been sacked; others accused him of faking his illness. A spokeswoman for the series said Sandilands was expected to return for the following eviction show.[16] Another commentator, Peter Craven, described the 2008 season as being increasingly gimmicky. The visit by Carson Kressley to make over the housemates was seen as an obvious gimmick; when Kressley made a second appearance in another makeover episode screened several days later, Craven felt that it looked forced.

The visit by hypnotist Peter Powers (Craven erroneously named Derren Brown as the hypnotist visitor) was described as being "riveting", but also as turning Big Brother into more a variety show. The choice of eccentric housemates and an appearance by Corey Worthington was seen as an attempt "to highlight the superficially weird" while the absence of Uplate and Uncut for 2008 was judged by Craven as being a mistake. Craven suggested the worst mistake of the season was replacing Gretel Killeen, whom Craven praised for being "formidable and charismatic" and skilled at her role, with new hosts. Craven judged Kyle Sandilands the more intelligent of the new hosts, but noted he gave no impression of having kept up with the show, as Killeen always did. Craven believed Sandilands to be "sensationally ill-suited to the format, which requires a warm embrace of the Big Brother ethos. By contrast, Jackie O, as the good cop was seen all vapid smiles and gooey attentiveness."[17]

In a news report where the series was described as suffering a "ratings slump" and where the new hosts were said to have been unable to save the show, former host Killeen was quoted as saying she refused to watch the current season and refused to comment on its low ratings. "I haven't watched it because I don't want to be in the situation where I am not telling the truth and I know people will want to know my opinion of it and I think it is much better not to have seen it," Killeen said. "I don't think it's dignified for me to come back and say this should be done like this and this should be changed."[18]

Ratings[edit]

Viewers (millions) 5-City Metro
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13
Sunday 0.98 (Daily) 0.87 (Daily) 0.77 (Daily) 0.80 (Daily) 0.84 (Daily) 0.78 (Daily) 0.73 (Daily) 0.69 (Daily) 1.01 (Daily) 0.92 (Daily) 1.03 (Daily) 1.04 (Daily)
1.12 (The Gatecrashers) 1.00 (Eviction) 0.96 (Eviction) 1.02 (Eviction) 0.98 (Eviction) 0.89 (Eviction) 0.84 (Eviction) 0.80 (Eviction) 1.38 (Pammy Busts In/Eviction) 1.03 (Eviction) 1.09 (Eviction) 1.11 (Eviction)
Monday 1.53 (Launch) 0.88 0.76 0.71 0.73 0.76 0.70 0.66 0.61 0.90 0.83 0.89 1.50 (Finale)
0.68 (Big Mouth) 0.51 (Big Mouth) 0.44 (Big Mouth) 0.40 (Big Mouth) 0.41 (Big Mouth) 0.37 (Big Mouth) 0.33 (Big Mouth) 0.29 (Big Mouth) 0.36 (Big Mouth) 0.33 (Big Mouth) 0.39 (Big Mouth)
Tuesday 0.91 0.79 0.79 0.73 0.69 0.74 0.66 0.62 0.59 0.68 0.70 0.71
Wednesday 0.83 0.85 0.80 0.77 0.75 0.71 0.67 0.63 0.62 0.70 0.70 0.69
Thursday 0.80 0.90 0.88 0.88 0.83 0.80 0.74 0.70 0.68 0.77 0.80 0.87
Friday 0.94 0.94 0.97 0.94 0.90 0.90 0.84 0.79 0.74 0.80 0.83 0.91
1.12 (FNL) 1.01 (FNL) 1.01 (FNL) 0.99 (FNL) 0.96 (FNL) 0.98 (FNL) 0.89 (FNL) 0.85 (FNL) 0.78 (FNL) 0.91 (FNL) 0.93 (FNL) 1.15 (FNL)
Weekly average 1.02 0.93 0.89 0.84 0.84 0.84 0.77 0.73 0.69 0.89 0.73 0.92 1.12
Running average 1.02 0.98 0.95 0.92 0.90 0.89 0.88 0.86 0.84 0.84 0.83 0.84 0.86
Series average 0.86m

Ratings are rounded to the nearest ten thousand. Big Mouth Shows are not included in official averages. Figures in bold include consolidated viewing figures.

Cancellation[edit]

The season rated poorly, leading to the cancellation of the series, announced 13 July 2008. Ten's chief programmer, David Mott, admitted the series had recently experienced "audience erosion" and widespread criticism of the new hosts. Mott reasoned that after so many seasons there were few new surprises in the format, leading to reduced viewing figures. Mott defended the new hosts saying that the ratings for eviction shows held up. The lowest-rating component of the season was the Big Mouth late night weekly panel show. Its audience slipped to the half-a-million mark and it was moved to a later time slot.[19] However, a new series of Big Brother was subsequently announced in 2011. In 2014, it has so far earned the lowest ratings of the entire series.

Weekly summary[edit]

Week 1 Events
  • On Day 0, the 14 Housemates entered the House on launch night. Each Housemate placed a valuable possession on the "Big Brother Memento Cabinet" before entering the House.
  • Big Brother informed the Housemates that a "snap eviction" would take place the next day at sunrise. The House was out of bounds until the snap eviction was over.
  • On Day 2, Big Brother gave evicted Housemate Terri a special power called the "Housemate Hand Grenade". With the Housemate Hand Grenade, Terri banished Nobbi to the Volkswagen van in the backyard. He was not allowed to enter the House unless invited by Big Brother.
  • On Day 5, during the first Friday Night Live games, Rima injured herself during a competition. After being seen by a medic, she was taken to the hospital, where X-rays revealed that she had broken her leg.
Entrances
  • Alice, Ben, Bianca, Brigitte, David, Dixie, Nobbi, Rebecca, Renee, Rima, Rory, Saxon, Terri and Travis entered the House on Day 0.
Exits
  • Terri was evicted from the House on Day 1 with 4 votes total out of 14.
  • Rima left the House due to an injury on Day 5.
Week 2 Events
  • On Day 9, Big Brother conducted a snap eviction. Terri accepted the task of deciding the evictees after Corey declined.
  • On Day 10, Terri was re-instated as a Housemate for completing her task to evict two housemates. Later in the day, Big Brother called all Housemates to the Diary Room and explained the new nomination and eviction process.
Tasks
  • On Day 8, Big Brother set the Housemates a task to clean up a mess in the backyard placed by the show's makers after the Housemates went to bed. Each morning, the Housemates had one hour after Big Brother wakes up the House to clean the backyard.[20]
  • On Day 9, Corey was given the task of evicting two of the three new Housemates. He declined the task and Big Brother then offered the task to Terri. If she executed this task, she would be re-instated as a Housemate. Terri accepted the task.
Entrances
  • Barney, Michael and Nathan entered the House as Housemates on Day 7.
  • Terri and Corey entered the House as House Guests on Day 7.
Exits
  • Barney and Michael were evicted from the House on Day 10.
  • Saxon was evicted from the House on Day 14 with 16 of 39 Points to evict.
Week 3 Events
  • On Day 15, Saxon handed the second Housemate Hand Grenade to Brigitte, which led to the indefinite removal of all her items.
  • On Day 15, Rory, Alice, David, and Renee were treated to a trip to "Bali": actually a specially decorated pool area within the Big Brother compound.
  • On Day 16, celebrity Carson Kressley entered the House to give Housemates makeovers.
Tasks
  • On Day 15, Housemates were assigned the Cricket Task: three Housemates at a time had to stand in the backyard facing a ball launcher and attempt to catch the ball when it is ejected. They had to wear the proper gear at all times while on the field, and show great enthusiasm when catching a ball.
Exits
  • On Day 19, House Guest Corey left the House.
  • On Day 21, Rebecca was evicted from the house after receiving 22 out of 42 possible points.
Week 4 Events
  • On Day 22, Rebecca handed the third Housemate Hand Grenade to Dixie; she had to do all of the Housemates clothes.
  • On Day 27, So You Think You Can Dance judges Matt Lee and Jason Coleman judged the Dance Task.
Tasks
  • On Day 22, the Dance Task was assigned. Split into couples, the housemates had to learn a dance and perform it together, with their performance judged by the judges from talent series So You Think You Can Dance.
Exits
  • On Day 28, Nathan and David were evicted in a surprise double eviction.
Week 5 Events
  • On Day 29, David handed the fourth Hand Grenade to Bianca, designating her as the night watchwoman. Nathan handed the fifth Hand Grenade to Travis, requiring him to be the first to rise each morning. Thereafter, he is unable to return to sleep.
Task
  • Starting Day 29, Housemates had to maintain the training of a seeing eye dog from Seeing Eye Dogs Australia. Alice named the dog Ollie.
Exits
  • On Day 33, Travis was squirted in the eye with shampoo as he came out of the toilet as a prank played by Ben that went wrong. He was then rushed to hospital but returned on day 35.
  • On Day 35, Dixie was evicted after receiving 14 out of a possible 33 points to evict. Usual host Kyle Sandilands did not host the eviction due to illness, and was replaced by Mike Goldman, who hosted with Jackie O.[15]
Week 6 Events
  • On Day 35, the voting format changed. Housemates nominate for eviction, and the nominated housemates are then evicted by the public.
  • On Day 36, Dixie's Hand Grenade was to save one of the three nominated Housemates. She saved Alice. This moved Renee and Terri into the list of nominated Housemates.
Task
  • On Day 36, the Ignore the Obvious Task was assigned. Housemates were to ignore obvious unusual occurrences in the House, such as a fireworks display, A marching band entering the house, Scottish dancers dancing along to the bagpipes, a platter with $2,000 with a sign saying "Free Money", Housemates' relatives shown in footage on the House TV screen, and Brigitte's name constantly called out by a voice-over.
Entrances
  • Intruders Cherry, Rhianna and Terrence entered the House on Day 35.
  • On Day 36, Travis returned to the House after receiving medical treatment.
Exits
  • On Day 41, Ollie, the seeing-eye dog, left the House.
  • On Day 42, Renee was evicted with 37.9% to evict. Kyle Sandilands was again replaced by Mike Goldman as Jackie O's co-host for the eviction show, reportedly again due to illness.[16]
Week 7 Events
  • On Day 43, Renee handed the sixth Hand Grenade to Brigitte. This hand grenade denied her a family message that all Housemates were to receive.
  • Brigitte celebrated her 21st birthday on Day 48 with a Sparkle theme. As a present, Big Brother returned confiscated stuffed toy Princess Sparkles to Brigitte.
Task
  • Day 43, The Salon Task was assigned to the Housemates. 24 hours a day, Housemates took turns at being hairdresser, and being the person getting a hairdo, keeping up the salon chit chat the whole time.
Exit
  • On Day 49, Rhianna was evicted with 37.7% to evict.
Week 8 Events
  • On Day 50, Rhianna handed the seventh Hand Grenade to Cherry, making him the new house maid.
  • Housemates discovered the Grand Prize within the Diary Room chair, $250,000. Each Housemate received $25,000 at that point, and if evicted, has to give their money to the remaining housemate of their choice.
Task
  • On Day 50, while the other Housemates took part in a decoy task involving rowing away from a shark, Nobbi and Bianca were assigned the real task, becoming Moon Monks. They had to go out at 2:00 a.m. each morning to worship the moon and to recruit a new member to the cult each night, without letting the other Housemates find out.
Exit
  • On Day 56, Nobbi was evicted with 59.1% of votes from the public.
Week 9 Events
  • On Day 57, Nobbi used his Hand Grenade to put Terri and Terrence both in the Kombi van.
Entrances
  • Rima re-entered the house on Day 63.
Task
  • The "Trainspotting" Task required Housemates to wait at a train station set built on the stage until a model train appeared from a tunnel. They had to remember the numbers on the trains to pass the task.
Exit
  • On Day 63, Terence was evicted from the Big Brother House with 41.7% to evict.
Week 10 Events
  • On Day 64, Terrence used his Hand Grenade to allow Terri back into the house. He also gave her his $25,000 prize share and confiscated the hair straightener.
Task
  • The Housemates become wrestlers with a "deadly ninja" opponent—a large stuffed toy. Whenever a Housemate hears their "theme song", they had 90 seconds to put on their costume and get out into the ring to fight the ninja.
  • Rima returned and told the Housemates that one of the Housemates was actually a mole and they had three days to decide who it was. If they chose correctly, the mole would be evicted. If not, the mole could stay and would be eligible to win the prize if not evicted in the normal course. Most housemates ultimately decided Brigitte was the mole. However, Cherry believed it was Alice. Rima then appeared on a video screen inside the House, revealing to housemates that on her return, she was not a Housemate, and was ineligible to win the money. She revealed she had now left the House and that there was no mole: her mission was to create drama and tension amongst the Housemates. This was greeted by much outrage, especially by Bianca.
Exit
  • Rima exited the house on Day 66.
  • On Day 70, Bianca was evicted from the Big Brother House.
Week 11 Events
  • Celebrity Pamela Anderson entered the house on Day 73. She was in and out of the house for 3 days.
  • On Day 77, Network Ten announced to the public that Big Brother had been axed.
  • On Day 77, Housemates were asked to vote to evict two Housemates in a surprise "snap eviction". Alice and Travis were "evicted" and moved to another section of the compound. Later, it was revealed to Alice and Travis, and then the other Housemates, that this eviction was fake and Alice and Travis returned to the House.
Task
  • Housemates were paired up and must, at prescribed intervals and within limited time, become paparazzi and track down "celebrities" (either photographs of actual celebrities, or impersonators) briefly appearing in the internal windows and mirrors of the House.
Exits
  • Brigitte was evicted from the Big Brother House on Day 73.
  • Cherry was evicted from the Big Brother House on Day 77.
Week 12 Events
  • After Cherry's eviction Housemates had to conduct two housemate-voted evictions; Alice and Travis were evicted; later this eviction was revealed as fake and they had never actually left the compound.
  • Terri was announced the winner of Big Brother 2008, and Rory as the Runner-Up.
Task
  • Housemates were required to iron a large quantity of clothes while wearing special uniforms.
Exits
  • Alice and Travis were both evicted on Day 84.
  • Ben was evicted from the Big Brother House on Day 85.
  • Rory and Terri both exited the Big Brother House together after 85 Days.

Voting and nominations table[edit]

For the first half of the series, the public voted for whom to save from nomination. The bottom three Housemates with the lowest saves were up for eviction. The Housemates then voted for whom to evict, with the first vote receiving 2 points and the second, 1 point. The Housemate with the most points was then evicted. This year introduced a Head of Household, who has the power to save someone in the bottom three from eviction. The person with the 4th lowest saves is then up for eviction. The Head of Household also votes with double eviction points. In the second half of the series the voting format reverted to that of previous seasons. Housemates vote to nominate other housemates for eviction and the public then vote for whom to evict from those nominated. In this second eviction procedure the Head of Household still has the power to remove one nominated housemate from the original nomination lineup, but no longer has double voting points.

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12
Day 10 Day 14 Day 73 Day 77 Day 84 Day 85
Head of Household Nobbi Nathan Rebecca Alice Renee Renee Nobbi Nobbi Brigitte Cherry Cherry Ben none
Public Nominations None none David
Rebecca
Saxon
Ben
Rory
Travis
Alice
David
Nathan
Alice
Bianca
Dixie
none
Public Nominations
(post-HoH)
David
Rory
Saxon
Ben
Rebecca
Rory
David
Nathan
Rory
Bianca
Dixie
Nobbi
none
Automatic Nomination All
Housemates
Barney
Michael
Nathan
none
Terri Nobbi Barney
Michael
Exempt Ben
Rebecca
Nathan
David
Bianca
Dixie
Renee
Nobbi
Nobbi
Bianca
Terrence
Bianca
Rory
Bianca
Bianca
Rory
Rory
Cherry
No
nominations
No
nominations
Winner
(Day 85)
Rory Terri Not
eligible
David
Saxon
Rebecca
Ben
Nathan
David
Dixie
Bianca
Brigitte
Terri
Alice
Brigitte
Brigitte
Cherry
Travis
Brigitte
Alice
Brigitte
Brigitte
Cherry
No
nominations
No
nominations
Runner-Up
(Day 85)
Ben Terri Not
eligible
David
Saxon
Rebecca
Rory
David
Nathan
Dixie
Bianca
Alice
Brigitte
Alice
Cherry
Alice
Cherry
Brigitte
Alice
Travis
Alice
Alice
Cherry
No
nominations
No
nominations
3rd Place
(Day 85)
Alice Ben Not
eligible
Saxon
Rory
Rebecca
Rory
Nathan
David
Bianca
Nobbi
Bianca
Travis
Nobbi
Ben
Ben
Rory
Bianca
Ben
Bianca
Rory
Rory
Ben
No
nominations
No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 84)
Travis Rory Not
eligible
David
Rory
Rory
Ben
David
Nathan
Dixie
Nobbi
Brigitte
Renee
Nobbi
Ben
Terri
Terrence
Terrence
Rory
Bianca
Rory
Terri
Rory
No
nominations
No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 84)
Cherry Not In
House
Exempt Terrence
Rhianna
Rory
Nobbi
Rory
Ben
Rory
Bianca
Ben
Rory
No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 77)
Brigitte Rima Not
eligible
Saxon
Rory
Ben
Rory
Nathan
Rory
Bianca
Dixie
Ben
Nobbi
Nobbi
Cherry
Nobbi
Rory
Terrence
Rory
Rory
Ben
Rory
Terri
Evicted
(Day 73)
Bianca Nobbi Not
eligible
Saxon
David
Rebecca
Ben
David
Nathan
Dixie
Nobbi
Alice
Terri
Terrence
Terri
Terrence
Terri
Terrence
Terri
Terri
Alice
Evicted
(Day 70)
Terrence Not In
House
Exempt Cherry
Rhianna
Cherry
Brigitte
Brigitte
Alice
Evicted
(Day 63)
Nobbi Terri Not
eligible
David
Rory
Rebecca
Ben
Nathan
David
Dixie
Bianca
Alice
Terri
Rhianna
Alice
Alice
Cherry
Evicted
(Day 56)
Rhianna Not In
House
Exempt Terrence
Brigitte
Evicted
(Day 49)
Renee David Not
eligible
Saxon
David
Rebecca
Ben
Rory
David
Nobbi
Bianca
Bianca
Brigitte
Evicted
(Day 42)
Dixie Brigitte Not
eligible
Saxon
David
Rebecca
Ben
Nathan
Rory
Dixie
Bianca
Evicted
(Day 35)
David Ben Not
eligible
Saxon
Rory
Ben
Rebecca
Rory
Nathan
Evicted
(Day 28)
Nathan Not in
house
Not
eligible
Exempt Rebecca
Ben
David
Rory
Evicted
(Day 28)
Rebecca Ben Not
eligible
Saxon
Rory
Rebecca
Ben
Evicted
(Day 21)
Saxon Terri Not
eligible
David
Rory
Evicted
(Day 14)
Barney Not in
house
Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 10)
Michael Not in
house
Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 10)
Rima Brigitte Walked (Injured)
(Day 5)
Guest
(Day 63)
Left
(Day 66)
Notes [1] [2],[3] [4],[5] [6] [7] [8] [9] none [10] none [11]
Housemate Nominations none Alice
Bianca
Brigitte
Alice
Nobbi
Terrence
Alice
Cherry
Rory
Terrence
Brigitte
Rory
Terrence
Alice
Bianca
Rory
Ben
Cherry
Rory
Terri
All Housemates
Housemate Nominations
(post-HoH)
Bianca
Brigitte
Renee
Terri
Alice
Cherry
Rhianna
Terrence
Alice
Brigitte
Cherry
Nobbi
Terrence
Terri
Bianca
Rory
Terrence
Bianca
Rory
Terri
Travis
Alice
Ben
Brigitte
Rory
Terri
Walked Rima None
Evicted Terri
4 of 14 votes
to evict
Barney &
Michael

Terri's choices
to evict
Saxon
16 of 39 points
to evict
Rebecca
22 of 42 points
to evict
Nathan
18 of 39 points
to evict
Dixie
14 of 33 points
to evict
Renee
37.9%
to evict
Rhianna
37.7%
to evict
Nobbi
59.1%
to evict
Terrence
41.7%
to evict
Bianca
48.1%
to evict
Brigitte
29.7%
to evict
Cherry
50.5%
to evict
Travis
31.4%
to evict
Ben
Most votes
to evict
Rory
Most votes
to evict
David
14 of 39 points
to evict
Alice
21.3%
to evict
Terri
Fewest votes
to evict
     – A feature that was not in use during at the time.
  • ^1 Big Brother revealed to the Housemates that someone will be evicted the next day. Housemates had to decide who would leave the House on Day 1. Rima was removed from the house after breaking her leg.
  • ^2      Terri returned to the House along with Corey as House Guests. Big Brother set Terri a mission to be Corey's guardian during his time in the House. If successful, she would be re-instated as a Housemate. However, she failed this mission.
  • ^3 On Day 9, Big Brother announced another snap eviction. Corey was initially offered the task of deciding which two of the three housemates voted in by the Australian public would be evicted. Corey declined this task. It was then offered to Terri and she accepted the task after failing her original task given to her by Big Brother. After the eviction, Terri was re-instated as a Housemate.
  • ^4 On Day 12, during FNL, Big Brother announced the winner of FNL would also become Head of Household, who would get to vote with double eviction points, and get a dinner for two in the Strategy Room, where they are allowed to talk about nominations and eviction. Nathan won FNL, but because he was exempt from eviction, runner-up Travis took his place.
  • ^5 Although Nathan won FNL, since he was exempt and couldn't vote, Big Brother gave the eviction duties of Head of Household to the runner-up, Travis.
  • ^6 As Rebecca was evicted, she had to give her rights as HOH to another housemates. During her goodbye message, she gave the rights as HOH to Alice.
  • ^7 This week was a double eviction; the two Housemates with the highest points were evicted.
  • ^8 Intruders Cherry, Rhianna and Terrence entered the House on Day 35.
  • ^9 On Day 36, Brigitte (six points), Alice (six points) and Bianca (four points) were nominated for eviction. However, evicted Housemate Dixie used a Housemate Hand Grenade and saved Alice from eviction. Both Renee and Terri were then nominated in place of Alice. Both Terri and Renee had three nomination points total.
  • ^10 On Day 77, Alice and Travis were evicted. Later, this eviction was revealed as fake.
  • ^11 This year, the public voted for whom to evict, not win. The winner was the person with the fewest votes to evict.

Housemate Hand Grenades[edit]

This season, housemates evicted by the usual process are given the power to decide which housemate receives the penalty—or sometimes the benefit—which has been devised by Big Brother for that eviction. These are dubbed the 'Housemate Hand Grenade' by the makers of the show. Sometimes, the ruling is permanent. Rulings later removed are marked by (R).

Evicted Housemate Hand Grenade Recipient
Terri Housemate must live in the Volkswagen Kombi for the rest of their time in the house. Nobbi
Saxon Housemate will lose all of their possessions indefinitely. (R) Brigitte
Rebecca Housemate is required to do everybody's laundry. Dixie
Nathan Housemate must wake up before all other housemates and serve Big Brother breakfast. Travis
David Housemate must be the last housemate to go to bed every night. (R) Bianca
Big Brother Housemates will now nominate and the public will vote to evict. All Housemates
Dixie Housemate could save one nominated Housemate from eviction. Alice
Renee Housemate would not receive a message from home. Brigitte
Rhianna Housemate required to all washing up and clean toilets everyday. (R) Cherry
Nobbi Two housemates must live in the Volkswagen Kombi van until further notice. (R) Terri and Terrence
Terrence Reversal of Nobbi's Grenade; removal of hair straightener from the house. Terri; All housemates
Rima Housemates are told there is not a mole in the house. All housemates
Bianca Housemate will become the house chef until further notice. (R) Ben
Brigitte Housemate must eat only basic staple food prepared by Big Brother indefinitely. (R) Rory
Cherry Cherry presented the announcement that Big Brother would be conducting a housemate-voted eviction that evening. All housemates had to vote; Alice was fake evicted.
Alice Alice presented the announcement that Big Brother would be conducting another housemate-voted eviction that evening. All housemates had to vote; Travis was fake evicted.
Alice & Travis Alice and Travis returned to the game. All housemates

Special shows[edit]

Big Mouth[edit]

The Gatecrashers[edit]

The Big Sting[edit]

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