‘Big Brother VIP’ to Re-Air in the UK Next Month With Caitlyn Jenner
Celebrity Big Brother UK makes its return to television next month after a four year hiatus. Caitlyn Jenner is among other celebrities featured in the house this spring on Big Brother VIP, which originally aired on Australian television in November 2021.
Celebrity Big Brother last aired in the United Kingdom in 2018. The series was on air for more than 17 years and has 22 seasons up to this point. Celebrity Big Brother UK began on channel four in 2001 and migrated to channel five in 2010. After a nearly four year hiatus, the series will return to the United Kingdom, with a bit of a twist.
Big Brother VIP didn’t do well on on Australia’s Seven Network last November. It averaged around 330,000 in overnight ratings. To compare, Australia’s civilian based series of the Big Brother franchise typically pulls in around 600,000 in overnight ratings. Since the series didn’t bring in the audience anticipated, it will be broadcast in the United Kingdom.
Celebrity Big Brother returns to the United Kingdom with some huge celebrity names. Two of the biggest names on Big Brother VIP are The Masked Singer alum Caitlyn Jenner and Thomas Markle Jr, the estranged half-brother of the Duchess of Sussex.
What’s Different About This Series?
If it’s your first time tuning into a Big Brother show, this series focuses on 12 people (in this case celebrities) living in a house together with no communication to the outside world. They are constantly on camera during their time in the house. Contestants are prohibited from talking to the camera crew. Celebrity housemates compete in challenges for power and safety before voting each other out of the house. When there was three celebrities remaining, Australia decided the winner.
Differing from non celebrity based formatting, celebrities live in plush hotel accommodations, rather than a historically known Big Brother house in Big Brother VIP. The winner of this series will walk away with a £53,000 cash prize for the charity of their choice. This series features 11 episodes, which equate to 22 days in the Big Brother house.
This series is entirely different from the normal format considering it never aired live on Australian television. Big Brother is always in real time, but this series decided to try a new format and definitely regrets it. New format always comes with new speculations. This series faced great backlash for being heavily edited and totally staged.