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Big Brother 20 is the twentieth series of Big Brother UK.

Background

After being axed by Channel 5 in 2018, rumors of a twentieth season began circulating in 2020, especially after Channel 4, the original broadcaster of Big Brother UK, aired a special program celebrating the show's 20th anniversary. On August 1, 2022, it was announced that ITV had purchased the rights to the show and would be broadcasting a new season on ITV2 in 2023. Initially slated for a March 2023 debut, ITV elected to push back the premiere to the fall, citing concerns with competing reality shows, and "wanting to give the Big Brother revival the best chance to succeed."

Casting

On October 10, 2022, ITV opened applications for the renewed season, with a main goal in mind: to bring 'authenticity' back inside the Big Brother house.

ITV's Peter Tierney said his team relentlessly listened to audience and fans who have constantly expressed wanting "real, authentic reality." The casting process was initially slated to close on January 27, 2023, but was extended thrice until it ultimately closed on July 27, 2023. The 10-month casting process led by ITV and Initial resulted in a pool of 30,000 applications according to Executive Producer Katy Manley, and eventually sifted down to 500 applicants for the interviews. [1]

On October 3, 2023, just less than a week before the season's launch date, presenter AJ Odudu hinted that the housemates will reflect the UK in 2023 and that the show will always be a mirror to today's society. [2] ITV also revealed that the show will be prioritizing the welfare of the cast through a welfare package that supports all housemates before, during and after their time in the Big Brother House. Apart from the usual medical and psychological procedures done internationally by every contestant, among the welfare package inclusions published by ITV for Big Brother UK contestants are the following:[3][4]

  • Sessions with registered mental health professionals to assess and support the housemates before the show, while inside the house, and after leaving the house.
  • A series of background checks including checks of their social media accounts by an independent specialized service.
  • A social media blackout where the housemates and their social media account handlers like family and friends are prohibited from posting any content on the housemates' social media accounts while inside the house.
  • Respect and Inclusion training to prepare them for living in the House and to set out Big Brother’s expectations for appropriate behavior and language.
  • Bespoke training on dealing with social media and press after leaving the Big Brother house.

Production Changes

  • Redefined Big Brother: Creative Director Tamsin Dodgson mentioned that the ITV reboot will introduce a new Big Brother persona, saying that the role of the all-seeing Big Brother in Big Brother UK will have more personality and character. This update on Big Brother's role in the UK version means that people will see Big Brother having more interaction and involvement in the house and the housemates' lives as seen on some international versions than simply issuing commands. [5]
  • New Presenters: On April 2023, ITV announced TV Hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best as the new main presenters of the British franchise, with the duo replacing Emma Willis who hosted Channel 5's iteration of the show. Odudu is best known for hosting The Voice UK and for being a competitor on Strictly Come Dancing, while Best is known for hosting numerous shows on Channel 4, ITV, and the BBC. [6]
  • Big Brother: Late & Live: Along with the franchise's main show, ITV also introduced a new companion show spin-off "Big Brother: Late & Live", hosted by AJ Odudu and Will Best. Big Brother: Late & Live will air right after the main show every night from Sunday to Friday in front of a live audience, with a talk-show format similar to its predecessor Big Brother's Bit on the Side. Eviction interviews will take place in the companion show instead of the main show, and exclusive features like access to the camera runs, celebrity guest appearances, and discussions about the house events and weekly nomination results.[7]

House

With the Big Brother UK house in Elstree Studios being demolished weeks after Big Brother 19 (UK) ended in 2018, the ITV revival had to find a new location to house the franchise. In May 2023, ITV announced Garden Studios, a large, newly-built studio complex in Brent, London, to be the new location for the network's revival of the series.

For the first time in Big Brother UK history, ITV created the house inside a soundstage instead of building a purpose-built house. The network has decided to use Soundstage 1 of Garden Studios' Iris Campus as the main house.

Twists

Housemates

Jordan Sangha
 Winner 
 
Jordan
Olivia Young
 Runner-Up 
 
Olivia
Henry Southan
 Finalist 
 
Henry
Yinrun Huang
 Finalist 
 
Yinrun
Noky Simbani
 Finalist 
 
Noky
Matty Simpson
 Evicted 
 
Matty
Jenkin Edwards
 Evicted 
 
Jenkin
Tom Bryant
 Evicted 
 
Tom
Trish Balusa
 Evicted 
 
Trish
Chanelle Bowen
 Evicted 
 
Chanelle
Dylan Tennant
 Evicted 
 
Dylan
Paul Blackburn
 Evicted 
 
Paul
Kerry Riches
 Evicted 
 
Kerry
Hallie Clarke
 Evicted 
 
Hallie
Zak Srakaew
 Evicted 
 
Zak
Farida Khalifa
 Evicted 
 
Farida

Tasks

Week Day(s) Task Description Result
1 1-2 On Day 1, Big Brother gave a secret mission to Olivia, who was nominated for eviction by Jenkin. In 24 hours, the housemates would vote on who the most boring housemate was, and she had to prove that she was not the most boring. If the house did not vote her as most boring, she would be saved from eviction and immune from nominations. If not, she would remain on the block. Yes!
4-5 Starting on Day 4, Big Brother divided the housemates into three groups, where the housemates at the top will live in luxury while the remaining housemates would live on basic rations. The contestants must complete a series of tasks, where if they pass a majority of their tasks, they would receive a luxury budget. If they fail to do so, then they would receive an economy budget. Yes!
2 8 On Day 8, Chanelle was given a mission to give a backhanded compliment to each of the housemates. If she successfully did so without getting caught, the entire house would earn a jar of sweets. Yes!
9-10 Starting on Day 9, Big Brother forced the housemates to stay, sleep, and eat outside for 24 hours. In order to pass the task, they must maintain a positive attitude and pass a majority of the tasks. No!
13 On Day 13, Big Brother opened his Foul Fast Food Restaurant. Three housemates were assigned to work at the restaurant, and they must successfully make, deliver, and have other contestants eat the order in an allotted amount of time. Contestants must eat the food with a smile. If a majority of the tasks are completed, then the housemates would receive a takeout dinner of their choice. Yes!
3 16-17 Starting on Day 16, Big Brother required the housemates to live like ants, where they would have to sleep in trees, eat sugary treats, and work within their colony. Additionally, they would be divided into two teams, where one of them would have the ability to control the budget. They would earn the power to do so winning various tasks. No!
4 22 On Day 22, Big Brother gave the housemates an opportunity to earn additional snacks by complaining to his "Venting Machine." Yes!
23-25 Starting on Day 23, Big Brother opened his Room 101, where they would have to endure hell in order to earn a luxury shopping budget. Yes!
23-24 On Day 23, Big Brother possessed Noky, forcing her to secretly nominate three housemates for eviction. She and a housemate of her choice, Trish, had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and chant "Halloween" three times in order to unlock the secret Room 101. In order to pass the task, they both must keep their mission a secret. Yes!
27 On Day 27, Big Brother gave Yinrun a secret task to fake cry to three other housemates. If she makes another housemate cry and completes the tasks without being detected, she would earn her own personalized party. Yes!
5 31 Starting on Day 31, a series of intruders, all connected to a housemate, will attempt to break into the Big Brother house. The housemates must maintain their security protocol by not communicating with their loved ones. If they can successfully do so, they would receive a luxury shopping budget. Yes!
32 On Day 32, whenever a noise sounds, the selected housemates had to go to Big Brother's dance floor within 30 seconds. If the contestants can successfully do so throughout the day, they would earn a prize. Yes!
6 36 On Day 36, whenever a messy situation appears, the housemates must dispose of the trash within a certain amount of time. If they successfully do so, they would earn a night of pampering provided by Big Brother. Yes!
38 On Day 38, Henry was given a secret mission to say "yes" to everything that Big Brother tells him to do. Unbeknownst to him, the three housemates in Big Brother's spare room would be giving Henry the directions. If he successfully does so without getting detected, he would earn champagne for the house. No!
39 On Day 39, Big Brother required the housemates to complete a series of cowboy-themed tasks. If they are able to pass a majority of them, they would earn American snacks. Yes!
Key: Secret Mission Daily Task Shopping Task

Nominations History

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
Day 24 Day 25 Day 37 Day 39 Final
Jordan Paul Paul
Noky
Hallie
Jenkin
Ineligible
Jenkin
Noky
Chanelle
Olivia
Jenkin
Olivia
No
Nominations
Winner
Olivia Saved
Farida
Matty
Henry
Dylan
Matty
Ineligible Trish
Noky
Banned Matty
Jordan
No
Nominations
Runner-Up
Henry Farida Zak
Paul
Paul
Noky
Ineligible
Dylan
Paul
Noky
Olivia
Jenkin
Noky
No
Nominations
Third Place
Yinrun Kerry Kerry
Noky
Hallie
Kerry
Ineligible
Dylan
Paul
Chanelle
Noky
Jenkin
Tom
Tom
No
Nominations
Fourth Place
Noky Kerry Henry
Jordan
Chanelle
Dylan
Olivia
Dylan
Kerry
Paul
Dylan
Chanelle
Tom
Henry
Tom
No
Nominations
Fifth Place
Matty Kerry Olivia
Kerry
Olivia
Kerry
Ineligible
Olivia
Dylan
Olivia
Jordan
Jenkin
Olivia
Tom
No
Nominations
 
 
Jenkin Olivia
Farida
Henry
Zak
Hallie
Trish
Ineligible
Dylan
Noky
Jordan
Trish
Jordan
Henry
 
 
Tom Farida Hallie
Jordan
Trish
Hallie
Ineligible
Noky
Trish
Trish
Noky
Noky
Jordan
 
 
Trish Paul Kerry
Paul
Chanelle
Dylan
Olivia
Dylan
Kerry
Dylan
Paul
Chanelle
Tom
 
 
Chanelle Kerry Zak
Trish
Hallie
Noky
Ineligible
Dylan
Trish
Trish
Yinrun
 
 
Dylan Farida Matty
Henry
Trish
Kerry
Ineligible Trish
Noky
 
 
Paul Farida Trish
Jordan
Trish
Noky
Ineligible
Trish
Noky
 
 
Kerry Farida Zak
Matty
Trish
Dylan
Ineligible  
 
Hallie Farida Zak
Trish
Henry
Tom
 
 
Zak Henry Hallie
Olivia
 
 
Farida Kerry  
 
Key: Nominated Saved Evicted

Game History

# Nominations Result
HM(s) Finish
1 UK20 Small Farida
Farida
UK20 Small Kerry
Kerry
UK20 Small Olivia
Olivia
UK20 Small Farida
Farida
1st Evicted
Day 7
2 UK20 Small Henry
Henry
UK20 Small Zak
Zak
UK20 Small Zak
Zak
2nd Evicted
Day 14
3 UK20 Small Dylan
Dylan
UK20 Small Hallie
Hallie
UK20 Small Trish
Trish
UK20 Small Hallie
Hallie
3rd Evicted
Day 21
4 UK20 Small Dylan
Dylan
UK20 Small Kerry
Kerry
UK20 Small Olivia
Olivia
UK20 Small Kerry
Kerry
4th Evicted
Day 24
UK20 Small Dylan
Dylan
UK20 Small Noky
Noky
UK20 Small Paul
Paul
UK20 Small Trish
Trish
UK20 Small Paul
Paul
5th Evicted
Day 28
UK20 Small Dylan
Dylan
6th Evicted
Day 28
5 UK20 Small Chanelle
Chanelle
UK20 Small Jenkin
Jenkin
UK20 Small Noky
Noky
UK20 Small Olivia
Olivia
UK20 Small Trish
Trish
UK20 Small Chanelle
Chanelle
7th Evicted
Day 35
UK20 Small Trish
Trish
8th Evicted
Day 35
6 UK20 Small Jenkin
Jenkin
UK20 Small Jordan
Jordan
UK20 Small Tom
Tom
UK20 Small Tom
Tom
9th Evicted
Day 39
UK20 Small Jenkin
Jenkin
10th Evicted
Day 39
UK20 Small Henry
Henry
UK20 Small Jordan
Jordan
UK20 Small Matty
Matty
UK20 Small Noky
Noky
UK20 Small Olivia
Olivia
UK20 Small Yinrun
Yinrun
UK20 Small Matty
Matty
11th Evicted
Day 40
UK20 Small Noky
Noky
Fifth Place
UK20 Small Yinrun
Yinrun
Fourth Place
UK20 Small Henry
Henry
Third Place
UK20 Small Olivia
Olivia
Runner-Up
UK20 Small Jordan
Jordan
Winner

Week 1

Olivia Young
 Saved 
 
Olivia
Kerry Riches
 Nominated 
 
Kerry
Farida Khalifa
 Evicted 
 
Farida

Week 2

Henry Southan
 Nominated 
 
Henry
Zak Srakaew
 Evicted 
 
Zak

Week 3

Dylan Tennant
 Nominated 
 
Dylan
Trish Balusa
 Nominated 
 
Trish
Hallie Clarke
 Evicted 
 
Hallie

Week 4

Round 1

Dylan Tennant
 Nominated 
 
Dylan
Olivia Young
 Nominated 
 
Olivia
Kerry Riches
 Evicted 
 
Kerry

Round 2

Noky Simbani
 Nominated 
 
Noky
Trish Balusa
 Nominated 
 
Trish
Dylan Tennant
 Evicted 
 
Dylan
Paul Blackburn
 Evicted 
 
Paul

Week 5

Jenkin Edwards
 Nominated 
 
Jenkin
Noky Simbani
 Nominated 
 
Noky
Olivia Young
 Nominated 
 
Olivia
Trish Balusa
 Evicted 
 
Trish
Chanelle Bowen
 Evicted 
 
Chanelle

Week 6

Round 1

Jordan Sangha
 Nominated 
 
Jordan
Jenkin Edwards
 Evicted 
 
Jenkin
Tom Bryant
 Evicted 
 
Tom

Round 2

Henry Southan
 Nominated 
 
Henry
Jordan Sangha
 Nominated 
 
Jordan
Noky Simbani
 Nominated 
 
Noky
Olivia Young
 Nominated 
 
Olivia
Yinrun Huang
 Nominated 
 
Yinrun
Matty Simpson
 Evicted 
 
Matty

Final

Jordan Sangha
 Winner
37.80% to win
 
 
Jordan
Olivia Young
 Runner-Up
20.16% to win
 
 
Olivia
Henry Southan
 Third Place
19.64% to win
 
 
Henry
Yinrun Huang
 Fourth Place
17.14% to win
 
 
Yinrun
Noky Simbani
 Fifth Place
5.26% to win
 
 
Noky

Controversies

Trivia

Ratings

Big Brother 20 (UK) Official Ratings
# Date Viewership Source
Week Episode Main Show Late & Live
Live
Viewers
(in millions)
Consolidated
Viewers
(in millions)
Season Avg
Viewers

(millions)
Share Live
Viewers
(in millions)
Consolidated
Viewers
(in millions)
Share
1 1 Sunday, October 8, 2023 1.82 3.39 3.39 30.1% 0.31 0.56 11.3% [8]
2 Monday, October 9, 2023 0.83 2.25 2.82 16.2% 0.34 0.56 8.5%
3 Tuesday, October 10, 2023 0.62 1.97 2.54 13.2% 0.24 0.39 5.8%
4 Wednesday, October 11, 2023 0.62 1.94 2.39 14.7% 0.25 0.43 7.0%
5 Thursday, October 12, 2023 0.46 1.79 2.27 11.1% 0.24 0.43 6.8%
6 Friday, October 13, 2023 0.44 1.73 2.18 13.6% 0.36 0.79 9.5%
2 7 Sunday, October 15, 2023 0.46 1.57 2.09 10.2% 0.16 0.35 5.3%
8 Monday, October 16, 2023 0.50 1.69 2.04 12.4% 0.20 0.37 6.2%
9 Tuesday, October 17, 2023 0.42 1.60 1.99 10.3% 0.17 0.33 5.0%
10 Wednesday, October 18, 2023 0.46 1.62 1.96 12.3% 0.21 0.35 5.4%
11 Thursday, October 19, 2023 0.51 1.67 1.93 10.9% 0.22 0.44 7.0%
12 Friday, October 20, 2023 0.52 1.50 1.89 10.5% 0.32 0.74 10.6%
3 13 Sunday, October 22, 2023 0.38 1.45 1.86 10.3% 0.16 0.32 5.0%
14 Monday, October 23, 2023 0.43 1.68 1.85 11.8% 0.18 0.35 5.1%
15 Tuesday, October 24, 2023 0.38 1.62 1.83 11.3% 0.20 0.40 5.7%
16 Wednesday, October 25, 2023 0.36 1.62 1.82 12.4% 0.14 0.33 5.3%
17 Thursday, October 26, 2023 0.50 1.68 1.81 9.9% 0.20 0.41 6.3%
18 Friday, October 27, 2023 0.41 1.57 1.80 10.6% 0.30 0.79 12.5%
4 19 Sunday, October 29, 2023 0.51 1.58 1.79 12.0% 0.27 0.47 7.4%
20 Monday, October 30, 2023 0.37 1.57 1.77 11.5% 0.20 0.46 6.5%
21 Tuesday, October 31, 2023 0.51 1.73 1.77 11.9% 0.29 0.76 11.2%
22 Wednesday, November 1, 2023 0.49 1.52 1.76 11.3% 0.20 0.46 6.7%
23 Thursday, November 2, 2023 0.48 1.69 1.76 11.2% 0.26 0.63 7.7%
24 Friday, November 3, 2023 0.98 2.06 1.77 18.9% 0.34 0.85 12.7%
5 25 Sunday, November 5, 2023 0.46 1.56 1.76 14.3% 0.18 0.45 7.1%
26 Monday, November 6, 2023 0.50 1.50 1.75 9.9% 0.20 0.43 5.7%
27 Tuesday, November 7, 2023 0.39 1.56 1.74 11.6% 0.27 0.52 8.7%
28 Wednesday, November 8, 2023 0.46 1.54 1.74 10.7% 0.22 0.53 7.4%
29 Thursday, November 9, 2023 0.45 1.56 1.73 9.6% 0.23 0.47 7.2%
30 Friday, November 10, 2023 0.35 1.80 1.73 10.4% 0.38 0.99 14.4%
6 31 Sunday, November 12, 2023 0.47 1.65 1.73 13.7% 0.28 0.59 8.5%
32 Monday, November 13, 2023 0.58 1.69 1.73 12.6% 0.25 0.57 7.9%
33 Tuesday, November 14, 2023 0.51 1.53 1.72 12.3% 0.29 0.77 12.2%
34 Wednesday, November 15, 2023 0.43 1.42 1.71 11.3% 0.18 0.43 5.7%
35 Thursday, November 16, 2023 0.41 1.47 1.71 11.0% 0.25 0.57 7.9%
36 Friday, November 17, 2023 0.25 1.60 1.70 7.5% 0.40 0.87 12.5%
Key: Increase Decrease No Change Live Show

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