Big Brother 19 (UK)

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Big Brother
 
Series 19 (2018)
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Big Brother 2018, also known as Big Brother 19 was the nineteenth and final series of Big Brother to air on Channel 5. The series launched four days after the final of Celebrity Big Brother 22 on 14 September 2018 and lasted for 53 days with the final ever episode airing on 5 November 2018. The series is the eighth regular and twenty-third series of Big Brother to air on Channel 5 since 2011, it was also the final series of Big Brother in the three-year contract which was announced on 19 March 2015 which guaranteed that the show will air on Channel 5 until 2018.[1]

On 14 September 2018, it was confirmed that this series would be the final series to air on Channel 5.[2]

On 5 November 2018, Cameron Cole was announced as the winner of the series, beating Akeem Griffiths who finished as runner-up.[3] At 19 years old, Cole is the youngest winner of Big Brother in the UK series' eighteen-year history. Much like Ultimate Big Brother, the final Channel 4 series, the series ended with the words "Big Brother will get back to you".

Production[edit]

Creative team[edit]

Endemol confirmed that a new creative team had been formed ahead of the series. Paul Osborne, executive producer of Big Brother 7, returns to overlook the new series as Creative Director. [4] Trevor Boris was also later hired as a senior producer after co-producing Big Brother Canada since its inception.[5]

Format[edit]

On several occasions in the run-up to Celebrity Big Brother 22, various news reports and Big Brother alumni hinted at the series going back to its roots, with less producer manipulation and a focus on the show as a social experiment.[6]

The shows' producers also met with several fansites to discuss the direction of the show, with it being heavily reported that the show will bring back weekly shopping tasks and a consistent nominations format.[7][8][9][10]

[edit]

It was confirmed by creative director Paul Osborne that the series would have a "separate identity" from the Celebrity Big Brother 22.[6]

The eye was revealed on 4 September 2018, with Osborne commenting on its look of "a vast luminous orb of colours".[11]

Cancellation[edit]

On 24 August 2018 while speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival Channel 5 controller Ben Frow announced that he was planning for a year without the Big Brother franchise on Channel 5 in 2019, confirming that the current three-year contract expires at Christmas 2018.[12] Frow had previously stated at the 2017 event that he'd be much happier with a channel without Big Brother on it.[13] On 14 September 2018, Channel 5 confirmed that both Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother had been axed and that this series would be "the end of the game”.

Housemates[edit]

In an interview with fansite "BBSpy", creative director Paul Osborne stated that the team were actively trying to find "totally unknown" housemates for the series. In the past, some housemates had previously appeared on reality shows such as The Valleys, Ibiza Weekender and Ex on the Beach.[6]

On 10 September 2018, during the final of Celebrity Big Brother 22, a trailer was released showing close-ups of each of the fourteen housemates with their occupation, age and home town, and the public were granted the power to give one of them an early advantage in the series by voting in a poll.[14]

Housemate Age on entry Hometown
Akeem Griffiths 26 Rhondda Valley
Anamélia Silva 31 London (originally from Brazil)
Brooke Berry 21 London
Cameron Cole 18 Norwich
Cian Carrigan 23 County Tipperary
Ellis Hillon 19 Cambuslang
Hussain Ahmed 25 Birmingham
Isaac Jagroop 23 Suffolk
Isabella Farnese 23 Great Yarmouth
Kay Lovelle 32 London
Kenaley Amos-Sissons 24 Nottingham
Lewis Flanagan 27 Stockton-on-Tees
Lewis Gregory 26 London
Sîan Hamshaw 25 Barnsley
Tomasz Wania 31 Preston (originally from Poland)
Zoe Jones 31 Halifax

Big Coins[edit]

For this series, Big Coins were introduced to the housemates as house currency. Throughout the series, housemates were able to earn, steal and collect Big Coins in a number of tasks, which would ultimately give them power and the right to buy privileges.

Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Cameron 1 377 352 452 452 852 935 1623
Akeem 2 1167 892 592 592 592 12 112
Zoe 3 780 730 830 830 830 1047 1017
Cian 4 613 553 853 853 703 796 986
Sian 5 315 290 540 540 590 880 1080
Brooke 6 494 469 469 469 619 732 1732
Tomasz 7 589 779 739 690 0 288
Lewis F 8 565 440 455 90 140 765
Isabella 9 250 450
Hussain 10 0 0
Kenaley 11 371 346 546 546
Isaac 12 772 722 501
Kay 13 348 323 173
Lewis G 14 404 379
Anamélia 15 126
Ellis 16

Week 1[edit]

  • Ahead of the launch, the viewers were able to give one housemate an early advantage in the game by voting in a public vote for their favourite housemate based on just their occupation, age and home town. They chose "The Waitress" Sîan, who began the game with 100 Big Coins. On launch night, the housemates were told that they'd be competing against each other to collect Big Coins with the three poorest housemates ultimately facing the first eviction. Zoe, the occupant of Bed 13, was also given the secret power of swapping coin totals with another housemate of her choice, and chose Lewis G.[15] At the end of the week, Anamélia, Kay and Sîan faced eviction.[16] Following Anamélia's eviction, she decided to donate her coins to Tomasz.

Week 2[edit]

  • The second week featured housemates taking part in an auction, where they could bid for luxuries with their coins. With Akeem being the richest housemate at the time of nominations, he was able to take part in the Gamechanger task alongside the nominees and two housemates of his choice. As punishment for discussing nominations, Lewis F was deducted 100 Big Coins. Tomasz was also given the opportunity to secretly earn himself more coins by putting the luxury shopping task at risk. Following Lewis G's eviction, he decided to donate his coins to Isaac.

Week 3[edit]

  • The third week featured housemates going into the task room one by one where each housemate's stack of coins were shown. Each housemate had 90-seconds to decide where to distribute the coins by taking some from coins from a housemate's stack and placing them somewhere else. Another auction then took place where housemates could spend their coins. With Cian the richest housemate at the time, he was able to play the Gamechanger alongside the nominees. Following Isaac's eviction, he decided to donate his coins to Tomasz.

Week 4[edit]

  • The fourth week featured another auction where immunity from the next set of nominations was on offer. As punishment for discussing nominations, Lewis F was deducted 100 coins from his total. The housemates were told that they could give a 250 Big Coin advantage to one of the new housemates; Hussain or Isabella, who were currently bankrupt. They chose Isabella. However, Isabella was then asked which housemate she'd like to take the coins from, choosing Tomasz, the richest housemate at the time. With Cian being the richest housemate at the time of nominations, he was able to play the Gamechanger alongside the nominees. Following Kenaley's eviction, she decided to donate her coins to Hussain.

Weekly summary[edit]

The main events in the Big Brother 19 house are summarised in the table below. A typical week begins with nominations, followed by the shopping task, and then the eviction of a Housemate during the live Friday episode. Evictions, tasks, and other events for a particular week are noted in order of sequence.

Week 1 Entrances
  • On Day 1, Cian, Anamélia, Lewis F, Kenaley, Tomasz, Cameron, Sîan, Ellis, Isaac, Brooke, Akeem, Kay, Zoe and Lewis G entered the house.
Twists
  • On Day 1, it was revealed that nominations will not take place for the first week. Instead, housemates would collect "Big Coins", and the three housemates with the least coins would face the public vote. Sîan received 100 coins from a Big Brother poll in the week leading-up to the launch. The same night, 900 coins were dropped from the ceiling for the housemates to collect.
  • It was also revealed during the launch that the housemate who sleeps in "Bed 13" would receive a special advantage; the chance to switch BigCoin totals with another housemate of her choice at the end of the task. Zoe won this power, and swapped coin totals with Lewis G.
Exits
  • On Day 2, Ellis was removed from the house after social media posts came to light which producers of the show deemed to be "offensive and unacceptable"[17].
  • On Day 8, Anamélia became the first housemate to be evicted.
Week 2
Nominations
  • On Day 10, housemates nominated for the first time. Lewis F and Lewis G received the most nominations this week. Unaware to the housemates, the public were voting to save. Issac being the one with fewest votes to save was nominated as well.
Tasks
  • On Day 12, Kenaley won this week’s Game Changer competition and saved Isaac from eviction.
  • This week's shopping task involved the housemates counting chickens - both real and fake - released in the house over two days. If housemates came within a margin of error of 35 from the actual total they would win a luxury shopping budget. Housemates failed this task.
Punishments
  • On Day 9, Lewis G received a verbal warning for "cross-contaminating" food despite alarm being raised by Cameron and Akeem[18], and a formal warning for invading the personal space of Lewis F.
  • On Day 10, Isaac received a verbal warning for saying that he would "smack" Lewis G on the outside world.
  • On Day 13, as punishment for discussing nominations, Big Brother deducted 100 Big Coins from Lewis F's total.
Exits
  • On Day 15, Lewis G became the second housemate to be evicted.
Week 3
Nominations
  • On Day 17, housemates nominated for the second time. Akeem, Issac, and Kay received the most nominations. Brooke and Kenaley received the fewest votes from the public.
Tasks
  • On Day 19, the nominated housemates, and Cian and Cameron took part in the Game changer task, which was a game of true or false based on their party from the previous night. Kenaley won this task and chose to save herself from eviction.
  • On Day 20, this week's shopping task began involving the housemates going on a ‘trip’ to China and completing a variety of tasks throughout the trip without surpassing the undisclosed number of fails allowed. Tasks involved understanding Mandarin, performing Chinese dances and surviving the flight to and from China. Housemates were successful in this task.
Exits
  • In the early hours of Day 19, Kay decided to voluntarily leave the house.
  • On Day 22, Isaac became the third housemate to be evicted
Entrances
  • On Day 22, Isabella and Hussain entered the house.
Week 4 Punishments
  • On Day 23, as punishment for discussing nominations, Big Brother deducted 100 Big Coins from Lewis F's total.
Nominations
  • On Day 24, housemates nominated for the third time. New housemates Hussain and Isabella could not nominate or be nominated. Tomasz was also immune, having bought it at this week's auction. Akeem, and Lewis F received the most nominations, meaning they faced eviction alongside Kenaley who received the fewest votes in the viewer nomination poll.
Tasks
  • On Day 26, the third Gamechanger took place, where housemates had to stack a line of dominos. Nominees, Akeem, Kenaley, and Lewis F took part alongside richest housemate Cian, and Zoe and Sîan. Lewis F won this task and saved himself from eviction.
Exits
  • On Day 29, Kenaley became the fourth housemate to be evicted
Week 5
Nominations
  • On Day 31, housemates nominated for the fourth time. Lewis F received the absolute nomination meaning he would automatically face the public vote and could not participate in this weeks Gamechanger nor be saved. Hussain and Tomasz received the most nominations, meaning they'd face eviction alongside Isabella who received the fewest votes in the viewer nomination poll.
  • On Day 36, following Hussain's eviction, housemates instantly nominated once more in a "Week in a Day" twist. Akeem, Isabella and Lewis F received the most nominations and therefore faced eviction.
Punishments
  • On Day 32, because of several housemates breaking fundamental rules of Big Brother, such as discussing nominations, ignoring Big Brother's instructions, and ignoring alarms, housemates were given basic rations and were without hot water or electrical appliances.
  • On Day 33, for discussing information from the outside world, Isabella was deducted 150 Big Coin from her total.
Tasks
  • On Day 33, the fourth Gamechanger took place, where housemates had to hang on to a giant yoga ball. Nominees, Hussain, Isabella, and Lewis F took part alongside richest housemate Cameron, and Zoe and Tomasz. Isabella won this task and saved herself from eviction.
Twists
  • On Day 36, immediately after Hussain's eviction, housemates were told they were going to take part in the "Week in a Day" twist. Housemates all nominated, and the fifth Gamechanger then took place where housemates had to unlock a series of three locks with keys to push a buzzer. Nominees, Akeem, Isabella, and Lewis F took part alongside richest housemate Cameron, and Zoe and Tomasz. Lewis F won this task and saved himself from eviction. As the housemate with the highest number of Big Coins, it was up to Cameron to decide who was to be evicted between Akeem and Isabella. He chose to evict Isabella.
Exits
  • On Day 36, Hussain became the fifth housemate to be evicted.
  • Following the "Week in a Day" twist, on Day 36, Isabella became the sixth housemate to be evicted.
Week 6
Nominations
  • On Day 38, housemates nominated for the sixth time. However, this week was positive nominations; meaning, that each housemate nominated who they would like to stay in the house rather than who they would like to see leave. Akeem, Cian, and Tomasz received the fewest nominations therefore faced eviction, alongside Brooke and Sîan who received the fewest votes in the viewer nomination poll.
Punishments
  • On Day 39, as punishment for discussing nominations, Cian, Lewis F, and Zoe were chained together.
Exits
  • On Day 43, Lewis F was removed from the house for unacceptable language that contravenes the rules. Whilst the incident did not air, Lewis himself later revealed the reason for his departure was because he accidentally said “Auschwitz” instead of “outfits” and he made an impression of Adolf Hitler.
  • On Day 43, Tomasz became the seventh housemate to be evicted.
Week 7
Tasks
Exits
  • On Day 50, Brooke and Sîan became the eighth and ninth housemates to be evicted respectively.
Exits
  • On Day 53, Cian and Zoe finished in fourth and third place respectively. The lines then opened one last time and Cameron was announced as the winner of the series, leaving Akeem as the runner-up.

Nominations table[edit]

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Final
Week 7
Nominations
received
Day 31 Day 36
Cameron No
nominations
Kay,
Kenaley
Kay,
Akeem
Akeem,
Kenaley
Hussain,
Isabella
Isabella,
Sîan
Lewis F,
Tomasz
Winner
(Day 53)
6
Akeem No
nominations
Lewis G,
Lewis F
Isaac,
Cameron
Lewis F,
Cameron
Tomasz,
Cameron
Lewis F,
Isabella
Cameron,
Sîan
Runner-up
(Day 53)
16
Zoe No
nominations
Lewis G,
Sîan
Sîan,
Akeem
Sîan,
Kenaley
Cian,
Sîan
Akeem,
Isabella
Brooke,
Cameron
Third place
(Day 53)
1
Cian No
nominations
Isaac,
Lewis G
Isaac,
Kay
Lewis F,
Akeem
Tomasz,
Hussain
Lewis F,
Akeem
Zoe,
Sîan
Fourth place
(Day 53)
3
Sîan No
nominations
Lewis G,
Tomasz
Kay,
Lewis F
Lewis F,
Akeem
Zoe,
Hussain
Lewis F,
Akeem
Brooke,
Cian
Evicted
(Day 50)
6
Brooke No
nominations
Lewis G,
Lewis F
Kay,
Tomasz
Lewis F,
Akeem
Tomasz,
Hussain
Isabella,
Lewis F
Zoe,
Lewis F
Evicted
(Day 50)
3
Tomasz No
nominations
Lewis G,
Lewis F
Akeem,
Lewis F
Akeem,
Lewis F
Cian,
Brooke
Cian,
Lewis F
Cameron,
Zoe
Evicted
(Day 43)
7
Lewis F No
nominations
Isaac,
Lewis G
Isaac,
Tomasz
Kenaley,
Sîan
Hussain,
Isabella
Tomasz,
Akeem
Brooke,
Cameron
Ejected
(Day 43)
20
Isabella Not in
House
Exempt Akeem,
Brooke
Akeem,
Brooke
Evicted
(Day 36)
6
Hussain Not in
House
Exempt Lewis F Evicted
(Day 36)
5
Kenaley No
nominations
Lewis G,
Lewis F
Kay,
Cameron
Lewis F,
Akeem
Evicted
(Day 29)
6
Isaac No
nominations
Lewis F,
Kenaley
Kay,
Akeem
Evicted
(Day 22)
7
Kay No
nominations
Isaac,
Cameron
Cameron,
Isaac
Walked
(Day 19)
7
Lewis G No
nominations
Lewis F,
Kenaley
Evicted
(Day 15)
8
Anamélia No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 8)
N/A
Ellis Ejected
(Day 2)
N/A
Notes 1 2, 3 2 2, 4 2, 5 6 2, 7, 8 9
Nominated
(pre-save)
none Isaac,
Lewis F,
Lewis G
Akeem,
Brooke,
Isaac,
Kay,
Kenaley
Akeem,
Kenaley,
Lewis F
Hussain,
Isabella,
Lewis F,
Tomasz
Akeem,
Isabella,
Lewis F
Akeem,
Brooke,
Cian,
Sîan,
Tomasz
none
Gamechanger
Winner
Kenaley Kenaley Lewis F Isabella Lewis F Sîan
Against
public vote
Anamélia,
Kay,
Sîan
Lewis F,
Lewis G
Akeem,
Brooke,
Isaac
Akeem,
Kenaley
Hussain,
Lewis F,
Tomasz
none Akeem,
Cian,
Tomasz
Akeem,
Brooke,
Cameron,
Cian,
Sîan,
Zoe
Ejected Ellis none Lewis F none
Walked none Kay none
Evicted Anamélia
Most votes
to evict
Lewis G
Most votes
to evict
Isaac
Most votes
to evict
Kenaley
Most votes
to evict
Hussain
Most votes
to evict
Isabella
Cameron's choice
(out of 2)
to evict
Tomasz
Most votes
to evict
Brooke
Fewest votes
(out of 6)
Zoe
Fewest votes
(out of 4)
Sîan
Fewest votes
(out of 6)
Akeem
Fewest votes
(out of 2)
Cian
Fewest votes
(out of 4)
Cameron
Most votes
to win

Notes[edit]

  • ^Note 1 : In the first week, there were no nominations. Instead, housemates were tasked with collecting "Big Coins". The three housemates with the fewest amount faced the public vote.
  • ^Note 2 :      This housemate was nominated by the public, as they received the fewest votes in an app poll.
  • ^Note 3 : Week 2 introduced the Gamechanger. Each week, six Housemates will participate in the Gamechanger Competition for the Gamechanger Power - the ability to save a nominee from eviction. The nominees and the richest housemate would be guaranteed to play, with the remaining slots being allocated by the richest housemate to the housemates of his/her choice.
  • ^Note 4 : As new housemates, Hussain and Isabella were exempt from the nomination process. Tomasz bought immunity at the weekly auction but could still nominate.
  • ^Note 5 : Hussain won the "Absolute Power Nomination" in a secret auction, and was, therefore, able to anonymously choose a housemate to face eviction. This was Lewis F, who was also ineligible to play in the Gamechanger and could not be saved by his fellow housemates.
  • ^Note 6 : This week there were two evictions. Following the regular eviction on Day 36, the remaining Housemates played a week's worth of Big Brother — including Nominations, the Gamechanger competition and ceremony during the remainder of the live eviction show, culminating in a second eviction for the night. Cameron, as the richest housemate, had immunity for this second eviction, as well as the power to evict a nominee - either Akeem or Isabella - from the house.
  • ^Note 7 : This week was positive nominations. As such, housemates were nominating who they wanted to stay rather than leave. The housemates with the fewest nominations would be nominated.
  • ^Note 8 : Week 6 was the final week in which the Gamechanger Power was in play. Aditionally, the Final Gamechanger had the power to save two nominess, as opposed to one.
  • ^Note 9 : There were no nominations in Week 7. Instead, the phone lines opened for the public to vote for the winner. The phone lines froze on Day 50, and the two housemates with the fewest votes were evicted.

Ratings[edit]

Official ratings are taken from BARB.[19] For the first time, catch-up service totals were added to the official ratings.[20]

Viewers (millions)
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7
Sunday 1.28 1.05 1.05 0.97 0.93 0.92 0.97 0.87
Monday 1.21 1.03 1.06 1.00 0.94 1.10 1.02
Tuesday 1.15 1.08 1.03 0.94 0.82 1.10 0.99
Wednesday 1.15 1.06 1.03 0.91 0.92 1.07 0.92
Thursday 1.21 1.08 1.11 0.92 0.97 0.94 1.00
Friday 1.28 1.14 1.08 1.02 0.91 0.94 1.00 1.05
Weekly average 1.20 1.06 1.05 0.94 0.92 1.02
Running average 1.20 1.13 1.10 1.06 1.03 1.03
Series average

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