Big Brother Australia 8 is the eighth version of Big Brother Australia. After 85 days, Terri Munro was crowned the winner over runners-up Rory Ammon and Ben McCallum.

Background

Auditions

Auditions opened in late 2007. People wishing to audition were required to post a video audition of themselves on the official Big Brother website. Voting closed on 7 January 2008. The three people with the highest number of votes would be guaranteed a place in the House with the top 50 others to go through a second selection process.

The season featured a new audition process similar to the format used in the earlier seasons, where people wishing to audition sent in a tape rather than attending cattle call audition sessions. For the first time in Big Brother Australia history, the public could vote which housemates they wanted to see in the House before the start of the season.

Promotions

Promotional advertisements for the new series premiered on 6 April 2008 featuring a short video of former Australian Prime Minister John Howard criticizing the show in 2006, stating that Channel Ten should "get this stupid show off the air", followed by the tagline "I Don't Think So" from the eponymous Kelis track.[1]

Twists

  • Snap Evictions: Throughout the season random evictions will take place without notice unlike seasons prior where evictions would happen weekly.
    • Opening Night Eviction: On the first night before the housemates were permitted to enter the main house, the housemates had to evict one of their own. That evicted housemate would leave immediately
  • Housemate Hand Grenade: After their eviction, the evicted housemate will be given a power or punishment to give to one of the remaining housemates in the game.
  • Head of Household: This year, the Head of Household will be the winner of the Friday Night Live games.
  • Public Nominate, Housemates Evict: For the first five weeks of the season, the public will nominate three housemates and the housemates will then decide themselves who to evict.
  • House Guest: On Day 7, two house guests entered the house. These are not official contestants, however they will have the chance to be housemates if they pass their task.

Housemates

Terri Munro
 Winner 
 
Terri
Rory Ammon
 Runner-Up 
 
Rory
Ben McCallum
 Third Place 
 
Ben
Travis Keyser
 Evicted 
 
Travis
Alice Redwood
 Evicted 
 
Alice
Ed Cherry
 Evicted 
 
Cherry
Brigitte Stavaruk
 Evicted 
 
Brigitte
Bianca Benigno
 Evicted 
 
Bianca
Terrence Hardie
 Evicted 
 
Terrence
Nobbi Tanaka
 Evicted 
 
Nobbi
Rhianna Baxter
 Evicted 
 
Rhianna
Renee Black
 Evicted 
 
Renee
Dixie Crawford
 Evicted 
 
Dixie
David Tchappat
 Evicted 
 
David
Nathan Strempel
 Evicted 
 
Nathan
Rebecca Morgan
 Evicted 
 
Rebecca
Saxon Pepper
 Evicted 
 
Saxon
Barney Barnett
 Evicted 
 
Barney
Michael Crafter
 Evicted 
 
Michael
Rima Hadchiti
 Walked 
 
Rima

Friday Night Live

Week Theme Winner
1 Out of This World Nobbi
2 Hip-Hop Nathan
3 Celebrities Rebecca
4 Scouts Alice
5 A Day at the Races Renne
6 Superheroes Nobbi
7 Friday the 13th Nobbi
8 Heavy Metal Brigitte
9 Spy Night Cherry
10 I Love New York Cherry
11 Circus Night Ben
12 Playing to Win Rory

Nominations/Voting History

Vote to Evict Nominate to Evict Fake Vote to Evict
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12
Day 11 Day 15 Day 74 Day 78 Day 85 Finale
Terri Nobbi Barney
Michael
Exempt Ben
Rebecca
Nathan
David
Bianca
Dixie
Rep
Renee
Nobbi
Nobbi
Bianca
Rep
Terrence
Bianca
Rory
Bianca
Rep
Bianca
Rory
Rory
Cherry
No
Nominations
Travis Travis No
Nominations
Winner
Rory Terri Ineligible
Rep
David
Saxon
Rebecca
Ben
Rep
Nathan
David
Dixie
Bianca
Brigitte
Terri
Alice
Brigitte
Saved
Brigitte
Cherry
Travis
Brigitte
Alice
Brigitte
Brigitte
Cherry
No
Nominations
Alice Travis No
Nominations
Runner-Up
Ben Terri Ineligible
David
Saxon
Rebecca
Rory
David
Nathan
Dixie
Bianca
Alice
Brigitte
Alice
Cherry
Alice
Cherry
Brigitte
Alice
Travis
Alice
Alice
Cherry
No
Nominations
Alice Travis No
Nominations
Third Place
Travis Rory Ineligible
David
Rory
Saved
Rory
Ben
David
Nathan
Dixie
Nobbi
Brigitte
Renee
Nobbi
Ben
Terri
Terrence
Terrence
Rory
Rep
Bianca
Rory
Terri
Rory
No
Nominations
Terri Terri No
Nominations
Alice Ben Ineligible
Saxon
Rory
Rebecca
Rory
Saved
Nathan
David
Saved
Bianca
Nobbi
Saved
Bianca
Travis
Nobbi
Ben
Ben
Rory
Bianca
Ben
Saved
Bianca
Rory
Rep
Rory
Ben
No
Nominations
Ben Secret
Room
No
Nominations
Cherry Not In House Exempt Rep
Terrence
Rhianna
Rory
Nobbi
Rory
Ben
Rory
Bianca
Saved
Ben
Rory
No
Nominations
Brigitte Rima Ineligible
Saxon
Rory
Ben
Rory
Nathan
Rory
Bianca
Dixie
Ben
Nobbi
Nobbi
Cherry
Rep
Nobbi
Rory
Saved
Terrence
Rory
Rory
Ben
Rep
Rory
Terri
Bianca Nobbi Ineligible
Saxon
David
Rebecca
Ben
David
Nathan
Dixie
Nobbi
Alice
Terri
Terrence
Terri
Terrence
Terri
Rep
Terrence
Terri
Terri
Alice
Terrence Not In House Exempt Cherry
Rhianna
Cherry
Brigitte
Brigitte
Alice
Nobbi Terri Ineligible
David
Rory
Rebecca
Ben
Nathan
David
Rep
Dixie
Bianca
Alice
Terri
Saved
Rhianna
Alice
Rep
Alice
Cherry
Rhianna Not In House Exempt Rep
Terrence
Brigitte
Renee David Ineligible
Saxon
David
Rebecca
Ben
Rory
David
Nobbi
Bianca
Rep
Bianca
Brigitte
Dixie Brigitte Ineligible
Saxon
David
Rebecca
Ben
Nathan
Rory
Dixie
Bianca
David Ben Ineligible
Saxon
Rory
Ben
Rebecca
Rory
Nathan
Nathan Not In
House
Exempt Rebecca
Ben
David
Rory
Rebecca Ben Ineligible
Saved
Saxon
Rory
Rep
Rebecca
Ben
Saxon Terri Ineligible
David
Rory
Barney Not In
House
Michael Not In
House
Rima Brigitte Guest  
 
Corey Not In
House
Guest  
 
Immune Nominated Rep: Replacement Nominee Saved: Saved Nominee HOH Dethroned HOH Guest Left Walked Evicted

Housemate Hand Grenades

Day Evicted
Housemate(s)
Description Housemate(s)
Selected
Reversed?
Day 2
Terri
The selected housemate will be banished from the house and will have to live in the Volkswagen van in the backyard for the rest of their time in the house. They will only be allowed in the house when instructed by Big Brother.
Nobbi
No!.png
Day 15
Saxon
The selected housemate will lose all of their personal belongings until further notice.
Brigitte
Yes!.png
Day 60
Day 22
Rebecca
The selected housemate will have to all the laundry for all the housemates when instructed or requested until further notice.
Dixie
No!.png
Day 29
Nathan
The selected housemate will have to be the first housemate awake. This housemate will have to make Big Brother breakfast and take it to the diary room.
Travis
No!.png
David
The selected housemate will have to be the final housemate to go to bed. The housemate will have to bring a cookie and a glass of milk to the diary room and occasionally read a bedtime story to Big Brother.
Bianca
Yes!.png
Day 60
Day 36
Big Brother
The housemates will no longer vote to evict. Australia will now vote to evict and the housemates will nominate to evict. BBAU8 Day 36 Housemates.png
All Housemates
Day 43
Dixie1
The selected housemate will be given the chance to save one housemate from eviction.
Alice
Renee
The selected housemate will not receive their letter from home.
Brigitte
Day 50
Rhianna
The selected housemate will have to be the housekeeper. They will be required to keep the kitchen clean, wash after every meal, and clean both toilets.
Cherry
Yes!.png
Day 60
Day 57
Nobbi
The selected housemate will be banished from the house and will have to live in the Volkswagen van in the backyard until further notice. They will only be allowed in the house when instructed by Big Brother.
Terrence
No!.png
Terri
Yes!.png
Day 64
Day 64
Terrence
The selected housemate will have their hand grenade removed.
Terri
The house will remove one item. The selected item was the hair straighter. Australia 8 Terrence HG.png
All Housemates
Day 68
Rima
There is no mole in the house, and that it was a task by Big Brother. Australia 8 Rima HG.png
All Housemates
Day 71
Bianca
The selected housemate will be the house chef until further notice. They will be required to do all the cooking.
Ben
Yes!.png
Day 72
Day 74
Brigitte
The selected housemate will have to live on staples until further notice.
Rory
Yes!.png
Day
Day 78
Cherry
Presented the announcement that Big Brother would be conducting a housemate-voted eviction that evening. Australia 8 Cherry HG 1.png
All Housemates
Alice
Presented the announcement that Big Brother would be conducting another housemate-voted eviction that evening. Australia 8 Alice HG.png
All Housemates
2008AUAlice.jpg2008AUTravis.jpg
Alice & Travis
Presented the announcement that they were fake evicted and were returning to the house. Australia 8 Travis HG.png
All Housemates

^1 Dixie's house grenade was revealed to the public on house Day 36. However, it was not revealed to the housemates until Day 43.

Trivia

Ratings

Big Brother Australia 8 Ratings
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
Sunday Daily Show 0.98 0.87 0.77 0.80 0.84 0.78 0.73 0.69 1.01 0.92 1.03 1.04
Eviction 1.12 1.00 0.96 1.02 0.98 0.89 0.84 0.80 1.38 1.03 1.09 1.11
Monday Daily Show 1.53 0.88 0.76 0.71 0.73 0.76 0.70 0.66 0.61 0.90 0.83 0.89 1.50
Big Mouth 0.68 0.51 0.44 0.40 0.41 0.37 0.33 0.29 0.36 0.33 0.39
Tuesday Daily Show 0.91 0.79 0.79 0.73 0.69 0.74 0.66 0.62 0.59 0.68 0.70 0.71
Wednesday Daily Show 0.83 0.85 0.80 0.77 0.75 0.71 0.67 0.63 0.62 0.70 0.70 0.69
Thursday Daily Show 0.80 0.90 0.88 0.88 0.83 0.80 0.74 0.70 0.68 0.77 0.80 0.87
Friday Daily Show 0.94 0.94 0.97 0.94 0.90 0.90 0.84 0.79 0.74 0.80 0.83 0.91
FNL 1.12 1.01 1.01 0.99 0.96 0.98 0.89 0.85 0.78 0.91 0.93 1.15
Key: Increase from Last Week Decrease from Last Week No Change from Last Week

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