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Gran Hermano is a reality television series broadcast in Spain on Telecinco produced by Endemol.

It is part of the Big Brother franchise first developed in the Netherlands.

The Series

Format

Based on the Original Dutch Version created by Endemol, the show sees a number of different Housemates, divided by gender, social backgrounds and geographical locations locked up together in a House, where the viewing Public can watch them twenty-four hours a day, and vote them out of the House as they choose to. The housemates live in isolation from the outside world in a house custom built with everyday objects, like fridges and a garden.

The house also includes cameras and microphones in most of the rooms to record all of the activity in the house. The only place where Housemates can be away from the other contestants is in the Diary Room, where they can confess their true feelings.

The winner is the last contestant remaining in the house, and receives a large cash prize. Housemates are evicted weekly throughout the show by the viewing public. The show's name comes from George Orwell's 1948 novel 1984, a dystopia in which Big Brother is the all-seeing, omnipotent leader of Oceania.

The Gala (Eviction & Nomination Show) is presented by Mercedes Milá on Thursdays, the weekly Debate show is presented by Jordi González on Sundays with main highlights from the previous day being shown daily, and for Gran Hermano 16: Última hora (last minute) is presented by Jordi González on the set and Lara Álvarez from the editorial office on Tuesdays. Gran Hermano became an instant success reaching over ten million on its first two seasons. It has had a total of eighteen completed main seasons, seven celebrity seasons, and five spin-off seasons.

After the seventh VIP season was completed, Telecinco announced that Gran Hermano would be axed after a controversy from the eighteen civilian edition of the show.

Seasons

As of January 2020, 31 editions of the show have aired (18 regular seasons, 7 VIP seasons, and 6 spin-off seasons).

Gran Hermano Seasons
Season Season Run Days Housemates Winner Runner(s)-Up
Gran Hermano 1 (Spain) April 23, 2000 -
July 21, 2000
90 14
Ismael Beiro
Ania Iglesias
Gran Hermano 2 (Spain) March 18, 2001 -
June 27, 2001
102 13
Sabrina Mahí
Fran García
Gran Hermano 3 (Spain) April 4, 2002 -
July 14, 2002
Javito García
Patricia Ledesma
Gran Hermano 4 (Spain) October 6, 2002 -
January 16, 2003
103
Pedro Oliva
Désirée Albertalli
Gran Hermano 5 (Spain) September 21, 2003 -
January 11, 2004
113
Nuria Yáñez
David Gallardo
Gran Hermano VIP 1 (Spain) January 22, 2004 -
March 30, 2004
69 12
Marlène Mourreau
Juan Camus
Gran Hermano 6 (Spain) September 5, 2004 -
December 23, 2004
110 16
Juanjo Mateo
Conrad Chase
Gran Hermano VIP 2 (Spain) January 6, 2005 -
March 17, 2005
71 13
Ivonne Armant
Brito Arceo
Gran Hermano 7 (Spain) October 20, 2005 -
February 5, 2006
109 14
Pepe Herrero
Javier Varela
Gran Hermano 8 (Spain) September 7, 2006 -
December 21, 2006
106 15
Naiala Melo
Laura Fernández
Gran Hermano 9 (Spain) September 9, 2007 -
December 27, 2007
110 20
Judit Iglesias
Pamela & Conchi de los Santos
Pamela & Conchi de los Santos
Gran Hermano 10 (Spain) September 21, 2008 -
January 22, 2008
124 18
Iván Madrazo
Orlando Breyner
Gran Hermano 11 (Spain) September 6, 2009 -
January 27, 2010
144 20
Ángel Muñoz
Saray Pereira
Gran Hermano: El Reencuentro 1 February 3, 2010 -
March 30, 2010
56 28
Pepe Herrero
Raquel López
Jorge Berrocal
Silvia Casado
Gran Hermano 12 (Spain) October 17, 2010 -
March 10, 2011
145 22
Laura Campos
Yago Hermida
Gran Hermano: El Reencuentro 2 March 17, 2011 -
May 2, 2011
47 23
Juan Miguel Martínez
Yola Berrocal
Jorge Lecumberri
Lara Estevan
Gran Hermano 13 (Spain) January 19, 2012 -
May 28, 2012
128 32
Pepe Flores
María Sánchez
Gran Hermano: La Re-vuelta May 30, 2012 -
June 13, 2012
15 16
Alessandro Livi
Pilar Ochoa
Gran Hermano 14 (Spain) February 11, 2013 -
June 18, 2013
128 26
Susana Molina
Igor Basurko
Gran Hermano 15 (Spain) September 18, 2014 -
December 18, 2014
92 18
Paula González
Alejandra González
Gran Hermano VIP 3 (Spain) January 11, 2015 -
March 26, 2015
75 15
Belén Esteban
Aguasantas Vilches
Gran Hermano 16 (Spain) September 13, 2015 -
December 23, 2015
102 17
Sofía Suescun
Aritz Castro
Gran Hermano VIP 4 (Spain) January 7, 2016 -
April 14, 2016
99 18
Laura Matamoros
Carlos Lozano
Gran Hermano 17 (Spain) September 8, 2016 -
December 22, 2016
106 20
Beatriz Retamal
Meritxell Prieto
Gran Hermano VIP 5 (Spain) January 8, 2017 -
April 13, 2017
96 15
Alyson Eckmann
Daniela Blume
Gran Hermano 18 (Spain) September 19, 2017 -
December 14, 2017
89 100
Hugo Martín Sierra
Rubén Valle
Gran Hermano VIP 6 (Spain) September 13, 2018 -
December 20, 2018
99 16
Miriam Saavedra
Suso Álvarez
Gran Hermano Dúo January 8, 2019 -
April 11, 2019
94
María Jesús Ruiz
Kiko Rivera
Sálvame Okupa April 12, 2019 -
April 15, 2019
4 10
Víctor Sandoval
Lydia Lozano
Gran Hermano VIP 7 (Spain) September 11, 2019 -
December 19, 2019
100 16
Adara Molinero
Alba Carrillo
El Tiempo del Descuento January 12, 2020 -
February 16, 2020
36 12
Gianmarco Onestini
Kiko Jiménez
Gran Hermano VIP 8 (Spain) 2022

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