Big Brother 7 (UK) is the seventh series of the UK version of Big Brother. It premiered on May 18, 2006 and concluded exactly three months later on August 18 when Pete Bennett was crowned the winner of the season, taking home the grand prize.

Housemate Nikki Grahame would later return to compete as a housemate on Ultimate Big Brother, where she became the runner-up of the season. Grace Adams-Short, Glyn Wise, and Pete would also return to participate in tasks during this season. Nikki, along with Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace would also later enter the house as "Time Warp Housemates", during Big Brother 16 (UK) , deemed as "Legends". The winner of this season; Pete and Grace and Glyn would also briefly return to the house in the same season as a part of the "Let's do the Time Warp" shopping task on Day 37.

A year later, in 2016, Nikki would compete as a houseguest for her third time on Big Brother Canada 4, where she placed sixth overall.

Background

The fact that this season featured many housemates that had mental illnesses was highly controversial. These housemates include: Pete having Tourette's syndrome, Shahbaz deemed as mentally and emotionally unstable, Lea suffering from body dysmorphic disorder, Sam being shunned by her family, and Nikki suffering from anorexia in her past, leading to her being sectioned.

The House

The House for the seventh season of Big Brother (UK), featured a much smaller interior than that of its predecessor, with the living room being brought back into the house, with two glass doors that helped to separate it from the main floor of the house. The walls of the bedroom would change colour depending on the mood of the house-mates on eviction/live-nights. The bedroom for this season was found across from the living room, featuring a water-bed. The bathroom would also be accessed through this room and would feature a bath, shower and toilet.

The kitchen of the house was minimal and was found next to the garden of the house. The garden of the house featured a barbeque, pool and a seating area. There was also a bridge in the garden which was entitle "The Bridge to Nowhere" which lead to another seating area.

Twists

  • The Big Brotherhood: During the first week, housemates were selected to a fraternity where members got their suitcases and immunity. At the end of the week, the housemates not in "The Big Brotherhood" were nominated for eviction.
  • Golden Ticket Housemate: Following the Week 3 eviction, it was announced that the winner of the "Nestle Golden Ticket" would enter. 100 golden tickets were hidden in Kit Kat bars and after numerous background checks and evaluations, 35 of the ticket holders had a chance of entering the house. The housemates in the house randomly drew for one of the holders. The winner was Susie Verrico. She would later have the power to nominate the only housemates for eviction for Week 4.
  • Fake Eviction - The House Next Door: For the Week 6 eviction, Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace was fake evicted to the "House Next Door" where she was joined by five new housemates. On Day 46, Aisleyne was told to evict one housemate, unknowingly to her that they would go to the Main House. She chose Jayne Kitt. On Day 48, Aisleyne had to select two housemates to evict and once again unknowingly to her that they would go to the Main House. She chose Michael Cheshire and Jennie Corner. Finally, on Day 49, Aisleyne was told to evict one final housemate and this time, it would be a real eviction. She would evict Jonathan Leonard over Spiral Coroner.
  • Best Friends: For Week 10, the housemates selected a fellow housemate to be their "best friend" for the week. For nominations, each pair nominated one housemate for eviction. The housemates with the most nominations were nominated alongside with their best friend. The pair with the least votes to save would be evicted.
  • Final Pass: For Week 12, housemates participated in the "Big Brother Board Game" task. The winner would be safe from nominations and be given a spot in the final.
  • Previously Evicted Housemate Returning: On Day 84, Grace, Lea, Mikey, and Nikki were chosen by the public to re-enter the house between 10 previous housemates. The housemates lived in the "House Next Door" until Day 87 when the housemates in the Main House decided for Nikki to move back into the Main House.
  • Six Finalists: Returning from the previous celebrity series, six housemates would be left in the final instead of the normal 4.

Housemates

Pete Bennett
 Winner 
 
Pete
Glyn Wise
 Runner-Up 
 
Glyn
Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
 Finalist 
 
Aisleyne
Richard Newman
 Finalist 
 
Richard
Nikki Grahame
 Finalist 
 
Nikki
Jennie Corner
 Finalist 
 
Jennie
Imogen Thomas
 Evicted 
 
Imogen
Susie Verrico
 Evicted 
 
Susie
Mikey Dalton
 Evicted 
 
Mikey
Glen "Spiral" Coroner
 Evicted 
 
Spiral
Michael Cheshire
 Evicted 
 
Michael
Jayne Kitt
 Evicted 
 
Jayne
Lea Walker
 Evicted 
 
Lea
Jonathan Leonard
 Evicted 
 
Jonathan
Lisa Huo
 Evicted 
 
Lisa
Grace Adams-Short
 Evicted 
 
Grace
Sam Brodie
 Evicted 
 
Sam
Sezer Yurtseven
 Evicted 
 
Sezer
George Askew
 Walked 
 
George
Bonnie Holt
 Evicted 
 
Bonnie
Dawn Blake
 Ejected 
 
Dawn
Shahbaz Chauhdry
 Walked 
 
Shahbaz

The Golden Ticket Housemate

Tasks

Nominations History

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13
Day 49 Day 51 Day 83 Day 86 Day 87 Final
Pete In Big
Brotherhood
Imogen
Sezer
Lisa
Nikki
Ineligible
Imogen
Lisa
Susie
Aisleyne
Ineligible
Banned No
Nominations
Spiral
Michael
Michael Imogen
Aisleyne
Ineligible
Imogen
Glyn
Nikki Winner
Glyn Not In Big
Brotherhood
Grace
Richard
Sam
Nikki
Ineligible
Nikki Richard
Aisleyne
Ineligible
Pete
Lea
No
Nominations
Susie
Jayne
Susie Susie
Richard
Ineligible
Richard
Pete
Ineligible
Runner-Up
Aisleyne Not in
House
Exempt Nikki
Sam
Ineligible
Lisa
Mikey
Lea
Nikki
Jonathan Exempt No
Nominations
Jayne
Richard
Spiral Mikey
Glyn
Ineligible
Richard
Glyn
Nikki Third Place
Richard In Big
Brotherhood
Imogen
Sezer
Lisa
Grace
Ineligible
Imogen
Glyn
Imogen
Aisleyne
Ineligible
Imogen
Glyn
No
Nominations
Aisleyne
Spiral
Michael Mikey
Imogen
Ineligible
Aisleyne
Imogen
Nikki Fourth Place
Nikki In Big
Brotherhood
Lea
Grace
Richard
Sam
Ineligible Lisa Aisleyne
Susie
Ineligible
Richard
Lea
No
Nominations
  Next
Door
  Fifth Place
Jennie Not in
House
Ineligible Exempt No
Nominations
Michael
Jayne
Spiral Susie
Imogen
Ineligible
Aisleyne
Imogen
Nikki Sixth Place
Imogen In Big
Brotherhood
Banned Banned Ineligible
Lea Richard
Susie
Ineligible
Richard
Lea
No
Nominations
Richard
Jayne
Michael Richard
Jennie
Ineligible
Richard
Pete
Susie Not in
House
Nikki
Grace
Lisa
Mikey
Nikki
Imogen
Ineligible
Lea
Glyn
No
Nominations
Michael
Spiral
Michael Mikey
Jennie
 
Mikey In Big
Brotherhood
Richard
Lisa
Sam
Aisleyne
Ineligible
Lea
Susie
Richard
Susie
Ineligible
Richard
Nikki
No
Nominations
Richard
Susie
Susie Susie
Jennie
  Next
Door
 
Spiral Not in
House
Next
Door
Exempt No
Nominations
Jennie
Richard
Richard  
Michael Not in
House
Ineligible Exempt No
Nominations
Jennie
Richard
Richard  
Jayne Not in
House
Ineligible Exempt No
Nominations
Aisleyne
Imogen
 
Lea In Big
Brotherhood
Sezer
Lisa
Nikki
Richard
Ineligible
Imogen Aisleyne
Susie
Ineligible
Susie
Richard
  Next
Door
 
Jonathan Not in
House
Next
Door
Lisa In Big
Brotherhood
Lea
Richard
Banned Immune Nikki  
Grace In Big
Brotherhood
Lea
Richard
Aisleyne
Sam
Ineligible   Next
Door
 
Sam Not in
House
Exempt Lea
Richard
 
Sezer In Big
Brotherhood
Banned
George In Big
Brotherhood
Ineligible
Bonnie Not In Big
Brotherhood
Dawn Not In Big
Brotherhood
Shahbaz In Big
Brotherhood

Game History

Week 1

Glyn Wise
 Nominee 
 
Glyn
Dawn Blake
 Nominee 
Ejected
 
 
Dawn
Bonnie Holt
 Evicted
 78% to Evict
 
 
Bonnie
Shahbaz Chauhdry
 Walked 
 
Shahbaz

Week 2

Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
 Entered 
 Exempt
 
 
Aisleyne
Sam Brodie
 Entered 
 Exempt
 
 
Sam
Imogen Thomas
 Banned 
 
Imogen
Lea Walker
 Nominee 
 
Lea
Richard Newman
 Nominee 
 
Richard
Sezer Yurtseven
 Banned
 Evicted
 91.6% to Evict
 
 
Sezer
George Askew
 Walked 
 
George

Week 3

Imogen Thomas
 Banned 
 
Imogen
Lisa Huo
 Banned 
 
Lisa
Nikki Grahame
 Nominee
 46.3% to Evict
 
 
Nikki
Sam Brodie
 Evicted
 53.7% to Evict
 
 
Sam

Week 4

Susie Verrico
 Entered
 Sole Nominations
 
 
Susie
Lisa Huo
 Task Winner 
Immune
 
 
Lisa
Nikki Grahame
 Nominee
 12.1% to Evict
 
 
Nikki
Grace Adams-Short
 Evicted
 87.9% to Evict
 
 
Grace

Week 5

Glyn Wise
 Rule-Breaker
 Power to Nominate
 
 
Glyn
Lea Walker
 Rule-Breaker
 Power to Nominate
 
 
Lea
Imogen Thomas
 Rule-Breaker
 Power to Nominate 
Nominee
 
 
Imogen
Mikey Dalton
 Nominee 
 
Mikey
Nikki Grahame
 Nominated by Rule-Breakers 
 
Nikki
Lisa Huo
 Rule-Breaker
 Power to Nominate 
Evicted
 60.3% to Evict
 
 
Lisa

Week 6

Susie Verrico
 Nominee
 32.7% to Move
 
 
Susie
Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
 Moved
 67.3% to Move
 
 
Aisleyne

Week 7

Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
 Next Door 
Exempt
 
 
Aisleyne
Jennie Corner
 Next Door 
Exempt
 
 
Jennie
Michael Cheshire
 Next Door 
Exempt
 
 
Michael
Glen "Spiral" Coroner
 Next Door 
Exempt
 
 
Spiral
Jonathan Leonard
 Next Door
 Evicted by Aisleyne
 
 
Jonathan
Jayne Kitt
 Entered 
 Exempt
 
 
Jayne
Pete Bennett
 Banned 
 
Pete
Richard Newman
 Nominee
 46.2% to Evict
 
 
Richard
Lea Walker
 Evicted
 53.8% to Evict
 
 
Lea

Week 8

Jennie Corner
 Entered 
 Nominee
 
 
Jennie
Michael Cheshire
 Entered 
 Nominee
 
 
Michael
Glen "Spiral" Coroner
 Entered 
 Nominee
 
 
Spiral
Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
 Re-Entered 
Nominee
 
 
Aisleyne
Glyn Wise
 Nominee 
 
Glyn
Imogen Thomas
 Nominee 
 
Imogen
Mikey Dalton
 Nominee 
 
Mikey
Pete Bennett
 Nominee 
 
Pete
Richard Newman
 Nominee 
 
Richard
Susie Verrico
 Nominee 
 
Susie
Nikki Grahame
 Evicted
 37.2% to Evict
 
 
Nikki

Week 9

Richard Newman
 Nominee
 32.9% to Evict
 
 
Richard
Jayne Kitt
 Evicted
 67.1% to Evict
 
 
Jayne

Week 10

Imogen Thomas
 Best Friends 
Nominee
 
 
Imogen
Susie Verrico
 Best Friends 
Nominee
 
 
Susie
Pete Bennett
 Best Friends 
Nominee
 
 
Pete
Richard Newman
 Best Friends 
Nominee
 
 
Richard
Glen "Spiral" Coroner
 Best Friends 
Evicted
 9.7% to Save
 
 
Spiral
Michael Cheshire
 Best Friends 
Evicted
 9.7% to Save
 
 
Michael

Week 11

Imogen Thomas
 Nominee 
 
Imogen
Jennie Corner
 Nominee 
 
Jennie
Mikey Dalton
 Evicted
 48.5% to Evict out of 4
 
 
Mikey
Susie Verrico
 Evicted
 59.4% to Evict out of 3
 
 
Susie

Week 12

Nikki Grahame
 Next Door
 Re-Entered
 
 
Nikki
Grace Adams-Short
 Next Door
 Re-Evicted
 
 
Grace
Lea Walker
 Next Door
 Re-Evicted
 
 
Lea
Mikey Dalton
 Next Door
 Re-Evicted
 
 
Mikey
Jennie Corner
 Task Winner 
Immune
 
 
Jennie
Richard Newman
 Nominee
 38% to Evict
 
 
Richard
Imogen Thomas
 Evicted
 62% to Evict
 
 
Imogen

Week 13

Pete Bennett
 Winner
61.2% to Win
 
 
Pete
Glyn Wise
 Runner-Up
38.8% to Win out of 2
 
 
Glyn
Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
 Finalist
22% to Win out of 3
 
 
Aisleyne
Richard Newman
 Finalist
9.2% to Win out of 4
 
 
Richard
Nikki Grahame
 Finalist
6.5% to Win out of 5
 
 
Nikki
Jennie Corner
 Finalist
0.9% to Win out of 6
 
 
Jennie

Trivia

References

United Kingdom Seasons
Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · Teen · 5 · Panto · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · Ultimate · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · Hijack · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22
Big Brother Seasons
Americas
United States English Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23
Digital 1
Celebrity 1 · 2
Spanish 1
Argentina Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9
Celebrity 1
Brazil 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21
Canada English 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9
French 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · BB · CBB
Colombia 1 · 2
Ecuador 1
Mexico Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Pacific Region 1
Panama 1
Peru 1
Africa
Africa 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9
Angola & Mozambique 1 · 2 · 3
Cameroon 1 · 2
Nigeria 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
South Africa Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Celebrity 1
Asia-Pacific
Arab World Cancelled
Australia Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13
Celebrity 1 · 2
China 1
India Hindi 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · HB · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14
Bengali 1 · 2
Kannada 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8
Tamil 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Telugu 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Marathi 1 · 2 · 3
Malayalam 1 · 2 · 3
Indonesia 1
Israel Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Philippines Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Combined 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9
Celebrity 1 · 2
Teen 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Russia 1
Thailand 1 · 2
Turkey 1
Vietnam 1
Europe
Albania 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9
Balkans Civilian GP · 1 · Cancelled · 3 · 4 · 5
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Belgium Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Celebrity 1 · 2
All-Stars 1
Belgium & Netherlands 1
Bulgaria Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10
All-Stars 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Family 1
Croatia Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7
Celebrity 1
Czech Republic 1
Denmark Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Celebrity 1
Reality AS 1
Finland Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12
Celebrity 1 · 2
France Loft 1 · 2
Secret 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11
Germany Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9
Greece & Cyprus 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7
Hungary Civilian 1 · 2
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3
Való Világ 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10
Italy Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Lithuania 1
Netherlands Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · SS
Celebrity 1 · H
Norway 1 · TIH · 2 · 3 · 4
Poland 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7
Portugal Civilian (BB) 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Celebrity (BB) 1 · 2 · 3
All-Stars (BB) 1
Civilian (SS) 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7
All-Stars (SS) 1 · 2 · 3 · LPP · 4 · OR
Romania 1 · 2
Scandinavia 1 · 2 · 3
Second Life 1
Slovakia 1
Slovenia Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Celebrity 1
Spain Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8
All-Star 1 · 2
Spin-Off La-Revuelta · Dúo · Sálvame Okupa · ETDD
Sweden Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9
Celebrity 1
Switzerland 1 · 2
Ukraine 1
United Kingdom Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · Teen · 5 · Panto · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · Ultimate · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · Hijack · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22
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