Big Brother, without a shadow of a doubt the biggest and most successful reality TV series in history. Kicking off over 21 years ago and developed by Dutch TV mogul John de Mol Jr., who also developed the original series of music show The Voice. Big Brother took the UK by storm in 2000 when it debuted on Channel 4, earning overnight acclaim and becoming the nation’s favorite show. The concept was based on the infamous George Orwell novel 1984, where Big Brother represents a totalitarian government that has their eye on everyone and everything, similar to the shows concept, where all house mates are filmed 24 hours a day for the duration of their stay, including the most private moments of their lives.
The show has been riddled with drama and controversy throughout its history, including accusations of racism, false storylines (despite its “Reality claim”) and a lot of television sex. Despite years of calls and complaints to have the show cancelled, it’s still done remarkably well, probably as a side effect of all the aforementioned drama. As Season 22 (yes we can’t believe it either) runs, who’s your money on in the celebrity big brother 2018 betting odds for this year? After the controversy with Roxanne, could Ryan be your guy? How about crooked banker Nick Leeson?
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