Celebrity Big Brother

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Celebrity Big Brother
Original workCelebrity Big Brother (UK TV series)
Films and television
Television seriesCelebrity Big Brother (independent international versions, see below)

Celebrity Big Brother (or Big Brother VIP) is an adaptation of the Big Brother reality television series. Just like its parent franchise, Celebrity Big Brother airs in several countries, however the housemates or houseguests are local celebrities. In some countries, the prize money normally awarded to the winning housemate is donated to a charity, and all celebrities are paid to appear in the show as long as they do not voluntarily leave before their eviction or the end of the series. The rest of the rules are nearly the same as those of the original version.


The celebrity version has become particularly popular in the UK, causing UK broadcaster Channel 5 to extend its deal with Endemol enabling them to air two celebrity series in addition to the civilian version every year from 2012.[1] In total the UK aired 22 celebrity series with their twenty-second and final series ending on 10 September 2018, Four days later on 14 September 2018, Channel 5 confirmed that they had axed both Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother.

In Bulgaria, VIP Brother has replaced the original format of the show and more seasons of the celebrity edition have been produced than the regular one. Due to the show's popularity there, it lasts for two months unlike most countries where it only airs for a month.


Examples include:

  1. Hindi: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Halla Bol, 9, 10, 11
  2. Kannada: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  3. Bangla: 1, 2
  4. Tamil: 1, 2
  5. Telugu: 1, 2
  6. Marathi: 1
  7. Malayalam: 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Celebrity Big Brother to air twice a year in updated Channel 5 deal". Trash Lounge. 12 February 2012. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2014.