Grande Fratello VIP
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|Grande Fratello VIP|
|Created by||John de Mol|
|Directed by||Sergio Colabona|
|Presented by||Ilary Blasi|
|Country of origin||Italy|
|No. of series||3|
|Running time||180 min.|
Canale 5 (main show)|
Italia 1 (live)
Mediaset Extra (live)
|Original release||19 September 2016– present|
Based on the original Dutch version created by Endemol, the show sees a number of "housemates", divided by gender, social backgrounds and geographical locations, locked up together in a house, where the viewing public can watch them twenty-four hours a day, and vote them out of the house as they choose.
The housemates can visit the "confessional" at any time during the day, either to talk to psychologists if they need to, talk to "Big Brother", or to nominate.
The title is inspired by the George Orwell novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. The novel tells of a Big Brother, head of the totalitarian state of Oceania that constantly monitors its inhabitants by camera in an attempt to suppress their free will. The tag line of the novel is "Big Brother is watching you", which inspired the show, as it is Big Brother who now has total control over the situation in the house.
The housemates live in a house 24 hours a day, bugged by numerous cameras and microphones which capture their every move. Every week the housemates participate in tasks that determine their food budget for that week, or could even affect that week's nominations. The overall goal is to be the final surviving housemate and claim the prize fund. A PlayStation game based on this version was released in 2003.
|Series||Launch date||Finale date||Days||Housemates||Winner||Main presenter||Grand prize||Live show audience|
|Viewers (millions)||Shares (%)|
|Grande Fratello VIP 1||19 September 2016||7 November 2016||50||14||Alessia Macari||Ilary Blasi||€100.000||4.12||21.73%|
|Grande Fratello VIP 2||11 September 2017||4 December 2017||85||20||Daniele Bossari||4.86||25.65%|
|Grande Fratello VIP 3||24 September 2018||17 December 2018||85||20|