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Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« on: May 10, 2007, 01:09:52 PM »
Mark your calendars BBuk fans!  The eighth edition of the British series starts May 30th! 

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007, 02:03:22 PM »
How often do they do these?  I thought the celebrity one just finished.

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007, 02:12:53 PM »
They have two seasons a year.  The winter version is a 30 day Celebrity version.  This year's summer version will have normal housemates try to last 94 days (the longest season in BBuk history).

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2007, 02:16:52 PM »
Okay... before I jump into this...
How many episodes air per week, and how long are the episodes?

BB is a HUGE time sink, which is what scares me from jumping in.

Also, where did you hear that it was starting on May 30th?  The official website still offers no date.

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2007, 02:20:42 PM »
You my be alarmed with my answers...just to warn you.

There is an episode every night, 7 days a week.  Each regular episode lasts an hour (44mins if you download it through torrents).  Evictions last the same time length too, but sometimes they'll be longer if it's a twist or seomthing.  It's a lot of commitment.


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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2007, 02:24:50 PM »
I know that the UK can be cool in the summer - but don't they get out at all?

I'd like to check it out, but that's an insane commitment.

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2007, 02:48:29 PM »
I know that the UK can be cool in the summer - but don't they get out at all?

What do you mean by 'they'?

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2007, 02:56:37 PM »
Any citizen of the UK that watches Big Brother - not the residents of the Big Brother house.

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2007, 03:03:03 PM »
The show airs at 8 or 9PM in Britian (which is about 3 or 4PM EST time), so people in the UK do have lives, lol.  They do have live feeds for the show too, but it's only available for UK citizens.

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2007, 03:37:36 PM »
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Also, where did you hear that it was starting on May 30th?  The official website still offers no date.

I can confirm this, I'm so looking forward to this summer.
Though I do agree, there is a big commitment to watching this show. I think they should have al the shows availiable like normal, then once a week have maybe a two hour recap for those that don't want to watch every show during the week.
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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2007, 04:00:59 PM »
A two hour recap would work well for me.  Most of the stuff they have is filler.  It's tough to watch it 7 days a week for three months.

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2007, 11:37:18 AM »
Like your new avatar. I'll have to find a new one for a while. With luck, my internet will be up at home tonight.I finally got my replacement driver CD at work today so I'll be installing that tonight.

Oh, another reality show to watch overseas might be Britains Got Talent. I'm not sure if that's started yet, but it should be soon. I'll have to check into that and get back to you if anyone is interested.
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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2007, 11:45:53 AM »
I never saw the American version, is it good?

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2007, 11:52:56 AM »
America's Got Talent was somewhat of a train wreck - which made it an embarrassingly fun show to watch.

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2007, 02:35:12 PM »
'Big Brother' unveils all-new eye logo

Big Brother producers have unveiled a fresh, multicolour version of the show's famous eye logo ahead of next month's new series.

It is a big change from the usual icon which is often just used in black and white. The new eye, full of primary colours in the style of the old television test card, will appear before Big Brother 8, due to begin on June 1.

Daniel Eatock, who designed it, told the Daily Mirror he was asked to "embrace all colours within the spectrum, opposites, complimentaries and all shades in-between".

A source told the paper: "The logo is colourful and vibrant with different elements, and that will apply to this new series of BB." He said it was part of a number of changes designed to "bring the fun factor back".

The report also suggests the new house will boast a "caravan of love" hideaway in the garden, a "secret garden" behind a hidden door and see housemates split into "Heaven and Hell" groups.

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2007, 02:35:43 PM »
Bosses planning 'Big Brother' wedding?

Producers are planning for two housemates to get married inside the Big Brother house, a report has claimed.

The Daily Star says legalities are being checked ahead of the eighth series, beginning on June 1, for either a straight or gay partnership.

A source said it would add interest to the show. He explained: "They’ve had a pretend marriage before for a task but never the real thing. You can bet a few of them will be tempted.

"They want to have it in the house, but if that’s not possible the lucky couple will be blindfolded and whisked to a secret location.

"Even designs for wedding dresses have been drawn up. The show wants them on the skimpy side to make sure it’s a day to remember.

"Of course, if two lads are saying 'I do' the dress will stay on the hanger. But the lads will be offered the chance to wear kilts instead."

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2007, 02:39:40 PM »
Yes, just like Unan1mous. Which, the brits have their own version as well.

As for Britains Got Talent, I guess it's going to be airing this summer.

In BBUK news:
Big Brother Eight: Bringing the House Down

Big Brother 2007 LogoBig Brother bosses have planned an explosive finale to this years Big Brother series. Minutes after presenter, Davina McCall reveals the winer, producers have been told that they have to blow the house up. A source said: “The house has got to go and what better way to end the show than to have the place blown up or bring in a digger to demolish it.” The source also revealed that the housemates will have only 48 hours to settle into the house before Big Brother springs their first surprise. The insider told The Daily Star: “It’s set to be a long hot summer of shocks, surprises and twists. Nothing’s been set in stone yet. “But whatever they’ve got up their sleeve, it’s gonna be explosive.”
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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2007, 02:04:45 PM »
I can't wait for the twists!   :jumpy:
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Guinea pig housemate suffers panic attack

A woman who appeared in a Big Brother 8 test-run last week asked to leave the house after just a few hours.

The guinea pig housemate, who was one of a number of stand-by contestants put into the house, suffered a panic attack and told producers that she couldn't stay.

An insider told the Daily Star Sunday: "She clearly didn't like the experience of being locked up in the house. It seemed to get to her - it's a good job she's not been chosen for the final line-up.

"It doesn't bode well for anyone who does end up in there - it must be terrifying."

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2007, 10:28:54 AM »
Two articles to read about this season

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2007, 10:18:15 PM »
Big Brother 8 contestants will be forced to take a bath in the living room, according to a report today.

Producers have introduced a confusing house design; moving the bath into the living area, the oven into the bedroom and shifting the fridge to the garden. Meanwhile, the housemates' swimming pool has been extended so that it is partly indoors.

A show source told the Sunday Mirror: "Big Brother will be more shocking and nasty than ever. The choice for the contestants will be simple. If they want a bath, it is in the lounge or not at all. The show's bosses hope it will create passion and lots of sexy scenes."

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2007, 07:32:45 AM »
Hi Guys...!!

Thought I'd check in and let you know I will be watching the live opening night show next Friday... and then I'll decide whether or not I'll be watching the whole series this year!

(I say every year I'm not going to watch it and then I do...!)

Do we have a start date for BBUSA yet?

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2007, 10:02:16 AM »
Hey James!  Welcome back!

No announce date for BBusa....yet.  We're anticipating an early July start date.

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2007, 10:41:04 AM »
Hey James!  Welcome back!

No announce date for BBusa....yet.  We're anticipating an early July start date.

Thanks Mark, good to be back... here's hoping BB8 is less sombre than the fiasco that was this year's Celeb BB!

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2007, 11:13:32 AM »
I hope the twisted house plan will cause clean confilct in the house.  Plus, a bath in the living room!  That'll be interesting to watch. 

What does everyone think of the new eye?  Throughout the BBuk forums online, there have been mixed emotions towards it.  Personally, I love it.  Especially since the eye is shaped like a keyhole.

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Re: Big Brother 8 UK - Starts May 30th
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2007, 09:18:10 AM »
Big Brother launches tonght!!!!  I can't wait any longer. 

Channel 4 released the clues for the housemates tonight.  Sounds like a very intriguing cast!

- One is the oldest housemate yet
- One is a nanny
- One is a relative of a Premiership footballer
- One was a child prodigy - she could read by the age of two.
- One is a cleaner
- One is a former lapdancer
- One is in the WI (Women's Institute)
- Two have children
- Three have never been on a plane
- Nine are single


 

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