Big Brother Germany (season 1)

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Big Brother
 
Season 1 (2000)

The original season of Big Brother Germany started on 28 February 2000 and lasted 102 days until 9 June 2000 on RTL 2.

Season summary[edit]

Being the first adaptation of the original show with the same name that was aired six months earlier in the Netherlands. Never experienced with such a format, German public remained doubtful until the start and German politics even tried to forbid to air the show.
However, after being a few weeks on air, the show proved to be a massive ratings hit with German audience and Macedonian contestant Zlatko Trpkovski immediately went on to become a love-hate character for his clueless way of speaking and not knowing who William Shakespeare was. He went on to survive his first nomination however when he was nominated against Jürgen, his best friend in the house, he was evicted. On his way out of the house he was witnissed by reportly 3.000 people outside of the house with cheers and was celebrated as being the winner. However in the same night the audience was shouting "Manu raus!" ("Get Manu out!") targeting Manuela, one of Zlatkos major threats in the house and after the remaining housemates were able to hear the reactions one of the basic rules (no contact to the outside world) were broken.
Manuela was the next person to be evicted while Zlatko started to build a career upon his new founded fame. Although not really being a talented singer, he recorded a single which went straight to no. 1 of the German single charts and even got his own show named Zlatkos Welt (Zlatko's World) on RTL 2. He eventually recorded a duett named Großer Bruder (Big Brother) with his buddy Jürgen, while that one was still a contestant on the show and therefor clueless about starting his own singing career, which topped the charts as well and was even a bigger success than Zlatkos debut single and the theme of the first season Leb! (Live!), the first no. 1 hit by the Big Brother franchise. Several contestants of the show tried to break into music business however none of them made any huge impact (mostly because of obvious lack of talent, quesionable lyrics and low profil productions) and none of their fames lasted longer than to the end of the year.
The show was on its peak when German celebrity Verona Feldbusch entered the house for one night in the second half of the show.[1] Over 70% of the German audience witnessed her entry on screen. Feldbusch would eventually made a second entry to the house in the second season of the show and was followed by several minor celebrities in the next seasons.
Being the hands down favorite to win, Jürgen was beaten in a very close vote by east-German John Milz who remained quiet throughout the entire series and was known as rarely having arguments with his fellow housemates. Being tattooed and pierced, he appeared like a rough rocker on first sight but proved to be a rather soft and caring father with very liberal views. From the prize money he bought a car for his girlfriend and mother of his daughter saying "she had to do the work during my stay". Later it became public that John was cheaten by her during the show.
The first season of Big Brother is mostly considered as "the birth of reality television" in Germany had a huge impact on German Television which saw several similar formats making their way to the screens in the next months and years, however the success of Big Brother was never beaten by any other show and the viewers tend to say that the first has been the only real Big Brother season due to the contestants never expecting such a success and being their own throughout the show.

Housemates[edit]

Entered on Day 1:

Replacement contestants:

  • Jona Klein, 20 from Hückeswagen (replacement for Despina)
  • Sabrina Lange, 32 from Cologne (replacement for Jona)
  • Verena Malta, 28 from Cologne (replacement for Kerstin)

Nominations Table[edit]

Week 2 Week 4 Week 6 Week 8 Week 10 Week 12 Week 14 Week 15
Final
Nominations received
John Despina,
Zlatko
Jana,
Andrea
Jürgen,
Zlatko
Kerstin,
Manuela
Jürgen,
Sabrina
Jürgen,
Verena
Andrea,
Sabrina
Winner
(Day 102)
10
Jürgen Despina,
Thomas
Jona,
John
Kerstin,
Manuela
Kerstin,
Manuela
Alex,
Sabrina
John,
Verena
Andrea,
Sabrina
Runner-up
(Day 102)
16
Andrea Despina,
Thomas
Jona,
Zlatko
Manuela,
Kerstin
Kerstin,
Manuela
Alex,
Jürgen
Jürgen,
Verena
John,
Jürgen
Third place
(Day 102)
8
Sabrina Not in
House
Alex,
John
John,
Verena
Andrea,
John
Evicted
(Day 97)
5
Verena Not in
House
John,
Jürgen
Evicted
(Day 83)
4
Alex Despina,
Zlatko
Jana,
Jürgen
Jürgen,
Zlatko
Andrea,
John
Jürgen,
Sabrina
Evicted
(Day 69)
5
Kerstin Andrea,
Despina
Jana,
Jürgen
Jürgen,
Zlatko
Andrea,
Jürgen
Walked
(Day 55)
6
Manuela Despina,
Jana
Jana,
Zlatko
Jürgen,
Zlatko
Andrea,
Jürgen
Evicted
(Day 55)
6
Jona Not in
House
Alex,
Jana
Alex,
Jürgen
Walked
(Day 47)
4
Zlatko Despina,
Thomas
Jona,
John
Kerstin,
Manuela
Evicted
(Day 41)
10
Jana Despina,
Zlatko
Jona,
John
Evicted
(Day 27)
6
Thomas Despina,
Zlatko
Evicted
(Day 13)
4
Despina Despina,
Thomas
Walked
(Day 6)
10
Nominated Thomas,
Zlatko
Jana,
Jona
Jürgen,
Zlatko
Andrea,
Kerstin,
Manuela
Alex,
Jürgen
John,
Jürgen,
Verena
Andrea,
John,
Sabrina
Andrea,
John,
Jürgen
Walked Despina none Jona Kerstin none
Evicted Thomas
53%
to evict
Jana
63%
to evict
Zlatko
58.5%
to evict
Manuela
51.7%
to evict
Alex
61%
to evict
Verena
77.6%
to evict
Sabrina
61.4%
to evict
Andrea
11.7%
(out of 3)
Jürgen
49.6%
(out of 2)
John
50.4%
to win

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