Amid rumours that there might be TWO 'Big Brother' houses this year, Rylan told fans to keep following the show's social media accounts.
‘Big Brother's Bit On the Side’ host Rylan Clark-Neal has teased a potentially significant format change to the reality TV mainstay, although he has begged his fans to stop asking him for more housemate news on social media after revealing the new contestants were going “into hiding”.
The showbiz presenter – and former winner of 'Celebrity Big Brother' in 2011 – appeared on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ on Wednesday (June 1st) to hint that a big twist to the long-running show was in the pipeline, and told fans to keep their eyes glued to Twitter for the latest news.
At the same time, he also said that he had almost revealed too much and that he wouldn’t be commenting on any further news until the new series begins next week, on Tuesday June 7th on Channel 5.
This is what reality TV was made for.
It's nice to see that Nikki Grahame hasn't lost any of the charm she displayed on the UK version of 'Big Brother' ten years ago, as she brings her legendary tantrums to the small screen once again for the fourth season of 'Big Brother Canada'.
Nikki Grahame is still her melodramatic self
Deja vu much! Any 'Big Brother' fanatic will remember series 7 back in 2006. Viewing figures reached 4.7 million as no less than 22 housemates passed in and out of the house over a period of 93 days. Tourettes sufferer Pete Bennett was the winner, with Imogen Thomas and Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace featuring among the other housemates. Sure, it wasn't as popular as series 3 which starred Jade Goody, but it came close, and one of the people that was largely down to was Nikki Grahame, then 23.
Having met in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house, Davis and McConnell are already talking about marriage.
Outside of the goldfish bowl of the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house, things seem to be moving increasingly quickly for Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell, with the pair apparently already talking about the possibility of marriage despite their short romance.
22 year old English actress Stephanie, most famous for her former role as Sinead O’Connor in Channel 4 soap ‘Hollyoaks’, emerged from ‘CBB’ with her profile enhanced, partially as a result of her romance with fellow housemate McConnell and breaking up with her ex Sam Reece.
Stephanie Davis with her ex-boyfriend Sam Reece in September 2015
Continue reading: 'CBB' Couple Stephanie Davis And Jeremy McConnell Are Moving In Together
She's getting these stars back into shape.
This year's 'Celebrity Big Brother' is turning out to be quite the firestorm with multiple walk-outs, immoral behaviour and full-blown rows happening left, right and centre. If housemates didn't think things could get any worse, they could be about to be proved very wrong by the arrival of TV nutritionist Gillian Mckeith.
Gillian McKeith will take away housemates' booze, ciggies and sweets
Reports have claimed that McKeith, who's most famous for her diet show 'You Are What You Eat', will return to reality TV by raising hell in the Big Brother house, though not as a contestant. She will apparently show up to teach these indulgent stars some discipline, by forbidding alcohol, cigarettes and sugary food. Basically banning everything that's keeping the celebrities sane after a hectic three weeks confined together with nothing but each other for entertainment.
Continue reading: Gillian McKeith To Stir Up Trouble In 'Celebrity Big Brother'
The competition is heating up at the BB household.
Congratulations, you’ve made it to Friday. Now here’s your reward – a recap of last night’s Big Brother episode. Yes, we’re sorry, but not much. Spoilers below this point, in case it wasn't obvious.
The former boxing champ has caused outrage with his archaic views of homosexuality
Evander Holyfield entered the Celebrity Big Brother house on Friday, 3 January, and his gentle giant demeanour made him one of the early favourites to take home the crown when the umpteenth season of the the reality show draws to an end. It took him mere hours to end all hopes of staying in the show until the end and simultaneously become one of the most publicly despised men in Britain.
Evander seemed to have a good chance in the house at first
Dan Neal - Celebrities attend a gala evening as the Big Brother house, where the reality show has been filmed for over a decade, opens to the public as a National Trust property for two days only on September 27 and 28. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 26th September 2013
It was a battle between finalists Spencer, Andy and GinaMarie to see who would walk away as the 15th winner of Big Brother.
Now in it's 15th season, Big Brother came to an end once again last night as the winner of the $500,000 grand-prize was revealed after 90 days holed up in the Orwellian house. It was between Gina-Marie Zimmerman, Spencer Clawson and Andy Herren to battle it out for the winner's title, facing one more instalment of challenges on the final night before the winner was finally revealed. The rest of this article (obviously) contains spoilers.
First up, we had the final HOH competition of the season, as the remaining three competed in a two-parter challenge. First up, we had the skater-inspired challenge, which aimed to see who could hang on for the longest in a specially-built roller-rink within the Big Brother house. Spencer was the first to drop, bowing out almost immediately, whereas Andy and Gina had to battle it out between themselves for a little while longer. It's probably safe to say that after the show, neither of them will be able to walk into the X Games. Staying balanced for mere seconds more than Andy, Gina was able to hold on to win the first challenge, as she was showered with glitter for her achievements (and judging by the lung she coughed up after, she might have shallowed some of the glitter by accident).
Part two of the HOH Challenge saw only the two males remaining in the contest pitted against each other, as the victorious Gina was allowed to sit out of the decided HOH contest. Spencer and Andy had to pick through crabs (yes, crabs) with pictures of the housemates' faces on and scale a rock climbing wall with each individual crab. Neither was particularly convincing in their approach, but with a time of 21:54 it was Andy who eased to victory passed Spencer's time of 36:11. With Spencer now in the danger zone, his only hope was that either Gina or Andy would vote for each other and not him.
Aaryn Gries evicted, blames racism on Texas upbringing.
The latest eviction from the Big Brother house has been the most highly anticipated one, as Aaryn Gries left the reality show dwelling. The 22-year-old Texan outraged Big Brother viewers with her repeated racist and homophobic slurs on camera. She made derogatory comments against African Americans, Asian Americans and LGBT contestants on the reality program, which turned her into one of the most talked about and reviled contestants in Big Brother history.
However, upon exiting the BB house, Gries claimed in her interview with Julie Chen that she had been wrongly accused of racism: "Being Southern is a stereotype, and I have said some things that have been taken completely out of context. I do not mean ever to come off racist -- that's not me, and I apologize to everyone I've offended for that."
Her sort-of apology went largely unnoticed in a rather tense and awkward interview with host Julie Chen, who has objected to Gries’ racist remarks. And rightly so, considering that Gries called out an Asian American contestant at one point, telling her to “shut up and go make some rice.” Gries also said to a black houseguest at one point: "Be careful what you say in the dark, might not get to see the b***h."
It's not the first time for the reality show
The Big Brother house has been plunged into a racism controversy, as Aaryn Gries, GinaMarie Zimmerman, Spencer Clawson have all been filmed using racial, homophobic and misogynistic slurs on their 24-hour live feed – the big three, so to speak.
"I find it disgusting and horrible that people still think this way in their hearts and act like it is okay to say," season 13 winner Rachel Reilly tells PEOPLE. "Every time one of these people come on a live feed I change it because I am so disgusted." Their behaviours have lead to problems outside the house: Gries, 22, has been dropped by her modeling agency in Texas and Zimmerman, 32, has been fired from her employer East Coast Pageant, Inc. CBS addressed the controversy in a statement. "Big Brother is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 – and seeing every moment of their lives," says the network's statement. "At times, the Houseguests reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone. We certainly find the statements made by several of the Houseguests on the live Internet feed to be offensive."
"I stand by CBS if they do not want to air it," Reilly says. "But I am saddened by what [the houseguests] have to say about minorities. The homophobic and racist remarks are beyond bad." Big Brother U.K was amidst a racism scandal when Jade Goody called someone of Asian heritage “Poppadum”.
The contestant was quickly dropped from her pageant coordinator job.
Apparently, there’s been an epidemic of racism in American showbiz of late – after Paula Deen’s career crashed and burned because of it, it appears Big Brother contestant GinaMarie Zimmerman is next on the chopping block. See, the trouble with shows like Big Brother is, as the title would suggest, the constant observation – in this case, a live feed on the CBS website. Said live feed recently documented Zimmerman’s racist outburst, during which she used the n-word. But consequences were swift and unpleasant in this case, and Zimmerman has already been fired from her position as pageant coordinator for East Coast USA Pageant, Inc., E!Online reports.
Most Big Brother editions have thrive on their scandalous reputations.
"The East Coast USA Pageant is an outlet for girls and women to gain self-confidence announce their platform and most importantly celebrate who they are. We believe and teach our contestants that beauty comes from within. We celebrate the diversity of our participants as all ethnicities are beautiful. We have never known this side of Ginamarie or have ever witnessed such acts of racism in the past," Lauren Handler, the National Director and CEO East Coast USA Pageant, said in a statement.