Big Brother Portugal is a Portuguese reality show version of a Dutch show, produced by Endemol for Portuguese channel TVI, after SIC dropped the program. TVI launched the show and, since its beginning, it was a great success.

Big Brother Portugal had nine editions: six civilian editions and three celebrity editions.

After seventeen years of hiatus, a fifth civilian edition aired in 2020.

The Series

Big Brother Format

Contestants called "housemates" live together in a specially-constructed house that is isolated from the outside world. Housemates are voted out every week until only one remains and wins the cash prize. During their stay in the house, contestants are continuously monitored by live television cameras as well as personal audio microphones.

The contestants are required to do housework and are assigned tasks by the producers of the show (who communicate with the housemates via the omnipresent authority figure known to them only as "Big Brother"). The tasks are designed to test their teamwork abilities and community spirit. In some countries, the housemates' shopping budget or weekly allowance (to buy food and other essentials) depends on the outcome of assigned tasks.

Seasons

Big Brother Portugal Seasons
Season Season Run Days Housemates Winner Runner-Up
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Big Brother Portugal 1
September 3, 2000 -
December 31, 2000
120 14
Zé Maria Seleiro
Susana Almeida
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Big Brother Portugal 2
January 21, 2001 -
May 20, 2001
15
Henrique Guimarães
Patrícia Maüte
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Big Brother Portugal 3
September 2, 2001 -
December 31, 2001
121 14
Catarina Cabral
Pedro
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Big Brother Famosos 1 (Portugal)
September 8, 2002 -
November 4, 2002
58 16
Ricky Vieira
Francisco Mendes
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Big Brother Famosos 2 (Portugal)
November 4, 2002 -
December 31, 2002
14
Vítor Norte
Ruth Marlene
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Big Brother Portugal 4
August 31, 2003 -
December 31, 2003
123 20
Nando Geraldes
Tatiana Madureira
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Big Brother VIP 3 (Portugal)
April 21, 2013 -
July 21, 2013
92 21
Pedro Guedes
Flávio Furtado
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Big Brother Portugal 5
April 26, 2020 -
August 2, 2020
100 20
Soraia Moreira
Diogo Cunha
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Big Brother: A Revolução
September 13, 2020 -
December 31, 2020
110 21
Zena Pacheco
Jéssica Fernandes
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Big Brother: Duplo Impacto
January 3, 2021 -
April 11, 2021
99 21

Trivia

References

Big Brother Franchises
Africa Africa · Angola · Nigeria · South Africa
Americas Argentina · Brazil · Canada (Quebec) · Colombia · Ecuador · Mexico · Pacific · Panama · Peru · United States (Spanish)
Asia-Pacific Arab States · Australia · China · India · Indonesia · Israel · Philippines · Russia · Thailand · Vietnam · Turkey
Europe Albania · Balkans · Belgium · Bulgaria · Croatia · Czech Republic · Denmark · Finland · France (Loft) · Germany · Greece · Hungary (Való Világ) · Italy · Lithuania · Netherlands · Norway · Poland · Portugal (Secret) · Romania · Scandinavia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · United Kingdom · Ukraine
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