Paris Hilton's British Best Friend

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Paris Hilton's British Best Friend
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Created by Paris Hilton
Starring Paris Hilton
Opening theme "My BFF" by Paris Hilton
Ending theme "My BFF" (instrumental) by Paris Hilton
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s) Michael Hirschorn
Stella Stolper
Jason Moore
Rachel Ashdown
Natalka Znak
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Lionsgate Television
Ish Entertainment
ITV Productions
Broadcast
Original channel ITV2
Original run 29 January – 19 March 2009 (2009-03-19)
Chronology
Preceded by Paris Hilton's My New BFF (season 1)
Followed by Paris Hilton's My New BFF (season 2)
External links
Website

Paris Hilton's British Best Friend is a British reality television show where Paris Hilton searches for her new British best friend and is the second incarnation of the My New BFF franchise.[1] The series aired on ITV2. Filmed in December 2008 (since there are references to Christmas) and premiered on 29 January 2009 and consisted of eight episodes. The first episode received 428,000 viewers with 2% share,[2] according to overnight figures.[3]

Episode Progress[edit]

Contestant Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Samuel SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE WIN BTM2 BBF
Kat SAFE LEFT PET BTM2 WIN TTYS
Emma SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE PET SAFE TTYS
Carrie SAFE PET SAFE BTM2 SAFE WIN SAFE TTYS
Flic SAFE SAFE WIN PET SAFE WIN TTYS
Chrissie SAFE BTM2 SAFE WIN WIN SAFE TTYS
Meddy SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM3 TTYN
Laura M. SAFE SAFE SAFE TTYN
Ola SAFE SAFE BTM2 WIN TTYS
Layla BTM2 SAFE SAFE TTYN
Lydia SAFE BTM2 TTYN
Laura P. WIN LEFT
Jade TTYN
     The contestant is a female
     The contestant is a male
     The contestant became Paris' new BBF
     The contestant won the challenge
     The contestant was captain of the winning team in a challenge
     The contestant wasn't eliminated in that episode
     The contestant was up for discussion/elimination and was saved (was in the bottom).
     The contestant could not be present at elimination due to illness
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant wasn't in the competition at that point
     The contestant was put up for discussion/elimination at panel and won the challenge.
     The contestant was made the Pet.
     The contestant willingly left the competition.
     The contestant was asked to leave for medical reasons.
     The contestant was eliminated outside panel.
     The contestant was chosen by the Pet to be eliminated.
TTYN Talk to you never. Paris will most likely never associate with the contestant.
TTYS Talk to you soon. Paris will most likely speak with the contestant in the future.
Notes
  • In Episode 2 the Pet, Carrie, had the power to place one contestant up for discussion, she chose Chrissie.
  • During the discussion in Episode 2, Laura P. walked out and quit the show (because of Carrie's "fakeness") after she said people were being fake (Carrie and Emma) and said that if they stayed she would go, because she left no one was eliminated.
  • In Episode 2 Laura M. replaced Kat due to Kat's appendectomy.
  • In Episode 3 the contestants themselves decided who should be up for discussion.
  • Kat was eliminated in Episode 2 on medical grounds, but after recovering, Paris invited her back in Episode 4 and made her the Pet.
  • In Episode 5 the Pet, Kat, decided on one person that should be eliminated, this person was Ola.
  • In Episode 6 the contestants suggested who they thought should be up for discussion, they chose Kat.
  • In Episode 7 Chrissie was eliminated outside of panel.
  • In Episode 8 Carrie was eliminated before going to L.A.
  • In Episode 8 Samuel could not enter some clubs because he was not over 21.

Contestants[edit]

Name Age From Reason for Elimination Episode Eliminated
Samuel "Sam" Hextall 19 Burgess Hill[4] Winner BBF
Kat McKenzie 25 Guildford Kat finished in 2nd, specific reason for elimination not stated. Paris said they would still remain friends just not Best Friends. 8
Emma Soraya Beard 25 Northampton Emma finished in 3rd, specific reason for elimination not stated. Paris said they would still remain friends just not Best Friends. Emma is now known as Emma Barb, with Barb being French for beard, in an attempt to break into the French music charts 8
Carrie Amor[5] 23 Yeovil Paris felt she had a stronger connection with the other contestants, Paris said they could remain friends just not Best Friends 8
Felicia "Flic" Field 24 London Paris felt closer to Sam and stated that this was the hardest elimination 7
Chrissie Wunna 27 Pontefract When fake eliminated she didn't seem that upset and Paris thought she was just there for personal gain, but when eliminated Paris said she still wanted to remain friends 7
Meddy Ford[6] 19 Caerphilly Wasn't doing well in the challenges and Paris thought she wasn't taking the show seriously 6
Laura Meakin[7] 27 London She didn't know much about Paris and they didn't get on 5
Ola Ademola[8] 21 Nuneaton She was eliminated by Kat for the reason she could upset someone and wouldn't be right for Paris and apparently wasn't trustworthy. Upon elimination Paris said they would still be friends, just not best friends 5
Layla Ward 25 Reading She didn't get to know Paris well enough and was deemed fake by the other contestants 4
Lydia Cottrell 19 York She was too shy and not bonding with Paris 3
Laura Perry 27 Essex At elimination, Laura P walked out because she felt too many of the other girls including Carrie and Emma were being disloyal and fake. 2
Jade Morgan[9] 19 Liverpool At first impressions she seems very homesick & reluctant to participate in makeover challenge. In Paris's words: "Not coping in my world." 1

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1[edit]

First aired 29 January 2009

Socialite Paris Hilton is in search of a British best friend. The 12 hopefuls will need ambition and determination to pass her tests. Who will be Paris's new party pal?

—ITV2 Episode Summary[10]
  • Challenge Winner: Laura P.
  • Bottom 2: Jade, Layla
  • Eliminated: Jade

Episode 2[edit]

First aired 5 February 2009

Paris Hilton's search for a British Best Friend goes on. It is truth time for the wannabes, and then they must face an all-night party mission. But things are about to turn sour.

—ITV2 Episode Summary[10]
  • Challenge Winner: Chrissie
  • Bottom 2: Chrissie, Lydia
  • Withdrew: Laura P.
  • Eliminated: Kat (asked to leave)

Episode 3[edit]

First aired 12 February 2009

Ten wannabes remain in the quest to become heiress Paris Hilton's new British best friend. Today they must prove they know Paris's taste and style by designing a dress for her.

—ITV2 Episode Summary[10]
  • Challenge Winner: Team Sam, Team Flic
  • Bottom 2: Ola, Lydia
  • Eliminated: Lydia

Episode 4[edit]

First aired 19 February 2009

Paris Hilton continues her search for a British best friend. The hopefuls are sent to a farm to see if they share Paris's love of animals. Plus there are some shocks in the house.

—ITV2 Episode Summary[10]
  • Challenge Winner: Sam
  • Bottom 2: Carrie, Layla
  • Eliminated: Layla

Episode 5[edit]

First aired 26 February 2009

Paris Hilton's search for a British best friend goes on. The wannabes must perform in a talent show for Paris and Scott Mills. Then she will hear from the hopefuls' own best pals.

—ITV2 Episode Summary[10]
  • Challenge Winner: Chrissie
  • Bottom 3: Meddy, Laura M., and Ola
  • Eliminated: Ola and Laura M.

Episode 6[edit]

First aired 5 March 2009

  • Challenge Winner: Carrie, Flic & Sam
  • Bottom 2: Meddy, Kat
  • Eliminated: Meddy

Episode 7[edit]

First aired 12 March 2009

  • Challenge Winners: Flic, Kat & Sam
  • Bottom 2: Flic, Samuel
  • Eliminated: Chrissie, Flic

Episode 8[edit]

First aired 19 March 2009

  • 4th Place Carrie
  • 3rd Place Emma
  • 2nd Place Kat
  • Winner Samuel

Challenges[edit]

Episode Challenge Winner Prize
1 Make-overs Laura P. Red Carpet with Paris
2 24 Hour Party Chrissie Private time with Paris
3 Dress Design Team Sam Jewellery
Presents For Paris Team Flic Girls Night In
4 Farmyard Time Flic, Ola, Chrissie Spa Treatment
Real Or Fake Sam Dinner with Paris
5 Talent Show Chrissie Shoes
6 Flirt With The Best Carrie Jewellery
Photo Of Friendship Flic and Sam Photo Shoot with Paris
7 Man Hunt Flic -
Spot Paris Kat and Sam Shopping with Paris

After the show[edit]

Runner-up, and former pole dancer, Kat McKenzie died on 3 July 2009. The cause of her death was unknown,[11][12] although some have speculated that it was suicide.[13]

International airing[edit]

Canadian music channel MuchMusic is currently airing re-runs. This is also one of the few shows on MuchMusic not to censor any form of profanity. It is one of the highest ratings for a non-MuchMusic program.

Producers licensed the U.K. version for U.S. airing.[14] Paris Hilton's British Best Friend premiered in the U.S. Tuesday, April 6 on the TV Guide Network[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Property news: Rent Paris Hilton's TV home". The Daily Telegraph (London). 19 November 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2008. 
  2. ^ Holmwood, Leigh (30 January 2009). "TV ratings: Jamie Saves Our Bacon watched by 2m". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 21 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Paris Hilton's British Best Friend show bombs despite wall-to-wall publicity". Daily Mail (London). 30 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Paris Hilton picks former Mid Sussex student as 'best friend'". Mid Sussex Times. 26 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Paris' budding friend Carrie 'has no regrets' about the contest". Western Gazette. 19 March 2009. p. 12. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  6. ^ Woodrow, Emily (22 February 2009). "Bombshell blown away by Paris". Wales on Sunday. p. 9. Retrieved 28 June 2010.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  7. ^ Neil, Beth (6 February 2009). "My wacky weeks as Paris's new best friend". Daily Mirror. p. 22. Retrieved 28 June 2010.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  8. ^ Merriman, Ryan (11 February 2009). "Ola wants to be best friend". Heartland Evening News. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  9. ^ Collinson, Dawn (4 February 2009). "Paris would have been a great mate". Liverpool Echo. p. 18. Retrieved 28 June 2010.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  10. ^ a b c d e "Paris Hilton's My New BBF". ITV2. Retrieved 28 February 2009. 
  11. ^ "Paris TV 'pal' dies aged 25". The Sun (London). 6 July 2009. 
  12. ^ "Hilton devastated over death of reality show contestant". Ireland On-line. 7 July 2009. 
  13. ^ "Kat McKenzie's Death Ruled a Suicide: UK Cops". 16 July 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "Ish slate filled with big names". The Hollywood Reporter. [dead link]
  15. ^ "TV Guide Network to air Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend in USA". Paris Hilton On-line. 31 March 2010. 

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