The ultimate reality TV experience, Big brotheris back after five years off our screens – with a brand new home and on a brand new channel for 2023.
Sixteen housemates were chosen – after 18,000 people applied – to compete over the next six weeks in a bid to win £100,000, with AJ Odudu and Will Best hosting the debates.
The first person to enter the house for the 2023 series was 25-year-old Jenkin. He screamed… a lot. “Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Why is it so big?” he shouted to himself as he ran around the house.
Over the next month and a half, the Big brother The house will host all the action – live tasks, nominations and evictions will return. The audience once again plays a crucial role, voting throughout the series and ultimately determining the winner.
Meet the housemates here…
The 25-year-old bartender from Bridgend said his friends would describe him as “loud, messy and probably irritating”. Regarding what he predicts he will be nominated for, he said: “I’m just talking about people, I’m not going to lie. I can’t keep secrets, I have a really hard time. He joked that his dream roommate would be neat queen Kim Woodburn because she would do all the cleaning.
The makeup artist from Wolverhampton, 50, said she chose to continue Big brother because she believes that “Asian women and Asian culture are underrepresented on television”. She added: “A lot of people think that wearing a headscarf can prevent you from having opportunities, but for me it’s the complete opposite. I accept it with confidence and it has actually given me a lot of opportunities. I want people to know that we Muslims are really not repressed. I am far from repressed – I was a holiday rep!
Somerset butcher Tom, 21, said he thought he “could potentially offend some people” on the show because his “mouth moves faster than” his brain. He said he was excited to come into the house to “sit there and talk sh*t with people all day.” His dream roommate, he says, would be Karl Pilkington. “I love him, he’s just a laugh.”
The 18-year-old London educator is not a complete stranger to fame. “I accidentally swallowed some magnets once and made the news because I had to have them surgically removed and everything! ” she says. Hallie added that she’s more likely to be nominated for “being lazy and having an opinion.”
Trish is a 33 year old mother from Luton. She said a big part of why she wanted to be on the show was “to humanize refugees and immigrants, especially in this political climate.” She added: “I want people to see that behind the statistics and numbers, there are real humans. We are important simply because we exist, not just when we participate in capitalism. We matter because we are living and breathing – no human being is illegal! »
Originally from Harrogate, Yinrun is a 25-year-old customer support agent. “My boyfriend would describe me in three words – quirky but adorable,” she said. “My friends in China think I’m like a crazy mother because I always take care of them. I am very playful. She added that her dream roommate would be comedian Michael McIntyre. “I would love to meet him. He’s so hilarious!
The 25-year-old barrister from Scunthorpe said: “I was quite disillusioned with life so I suppose boredom pushed me to apply to some extent. Honestly, I applied on a whim. I am interested in the social experiences side of Big brother. I don’t really like the idea of living with people but I thought I might as well give it a try. And I wanted to challenge myself.
Zak is a 28 year old model from Manchester. He said he grew up in the jungle in Thailand and as a child he “collected snakes and stuff.” He added: “People might judge me because I’m a model. People often have the wrong idea, but I’m a city hall boy. I’m not a typical model, I’m a down to earth guy. People think I’m arrogant, but when they get to know me, I have a lot more to offer.
Chanelle, 29, a dental therapist from Llanelli, said she “applied as a joke”. As for why she thinks she’s nominated, she said: “Probably just because she’s boring.” In Wales we have this saying: “I’ll do it now in a minute.” So if I was going to make food and left a dish out, I have all the good intentions of washing it, but I’ll be like, “I’ll do it now in a minute,” and it could take three hours . hours later before doing so. So probably for stupid stuff like that.
Dylan is a 39 year old DJ from Coventry. He said: “I always enjoy meeting new people and having new obstacles to overcome as an amputee. It will be an interesting journey to see if I can do everything that is asked of us without having problems standing on my leg for a while and completing all the tasks. I’m excited about the challenge.
The 26-year-old banker from Derby is a former Miss Great Britain. She said: “I want to show people what pageant girls are really like and disprove many of the stereotypes that surround them. I also want to show what it means to be a woman who has worked in male-dominated fields. I want to show that women are capable of doing whatever they want.
A doctor from the Isle of Mann, Matty, 24, said he Big brother is part of his attempt to “experience everything before he dies”. He said: “I used to watch Big brother when I was 9 or 10 hours past my mother’s bedtime. I grew up in such a small place on the Isle of Man where I didn’t really see many people who looked like me. I remember watching Big Brother and seeing myself in all these characters from all walks of life, and thinking, oh, maybe I’ll fit in there.
Paul is a 23 year old security guard from Liverpool. On how his friends and family would describe him, he said: “Outgoing to say the least. A little crazy but also the agony aunt, like I’m going to sit and talk with them but I’m also going to piss them off. He said he was most likely to be nominated for “being the biggest wind, eating all the food and being the loudest housemate”.
Henry, 25 and from the Cotswolds, said he was “really looking forward to learning lots of life skills, like learning to cook, clean or do laundry”. He is a food writer. He added: “I’m 25 but I’m not an adult. These are important things that they don’t teach you in school and that I have to learn. And also getting to know lots of different people, from very different backgrounds, that I might not have the opportunity to meet in my everyday life.
Glasgow candidate Olivia, 23, is a dancer. She said that an interesting fact about her is that she is afraid of jam. Regarding the most likely reason she will be nominated, she said: “I think when people are in that state of hunger, that’s when I’m going to make them angry and rough them up. test. I think they will nominate me for my total commitment, brutal honesty and excessive sharing of opinions.
Kerry is a 40-year-old NHS manager from Essex. Why she applied Big brother, she said: “I love the program. It is, for me, the reality TV show par excellence. I have multiple sclerosis and the reason I never applied before is because I always saw these huge stairs to get into the house. It seemed a bit unrealistic because for the first three years of my illness I was in a wheelchair. When I saw that he was coming back and looking for real people from all walks of life, I thought this was my year.