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Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited, initially called as Pinoy Big Brother 4 is the fourth civilian edition and the ninth series overall of Pinoy Big Brother that aired on ABS-CBN  from October 29, 2011. 

The season ended on March 31, 2012 after 155 days, breaking Double Up's record for the longest duration by three more weeks and also ranked as one of the show's longest seasons worldwide, only surpassed by a number of seasons held in Germany. This record was broken 6 years later when Pinoy Big Brother 7 ended after 235 days.

It is the first civilian season with a male winner, Slater Young.

Background

Casting

Auditions for the season started in Metro Manila on March 4, 2011 at the SM Mall of Asia where around 10,000 people attended. Show director Lauren Dyogi said the turnout at the Mall of Asia audition was the largest in the show's history. Other auditions were held at several key cities in the Philippines from March to July 2011, plus overseas auditions in Tokyo and Los Angeles. The total number of aspirants for the season, as claimed by the show, was 30,789. A total of 37 housemates entered for this season; fourteen on opening night, fifteen on Day 8, six on Day 15, and two on Days 23 and 25.

Pinoy Big Brother: Audition Stories

In the run-up to the premiere, a special weekday afternoon primer entitled Pinoy Big Brother: The Audition Stories started airing on October 24, 2011. It featured several participants whose audition stories caught the interest of the producers. The afternoon primer lasted until November 4, 2011. It eventually gave way to the new show, Pinoy Big Brother: UnliDay, the day main program. The said program shows the latest happenings of the Day Housemates from the Industrial House.

PBBS4 Auditions

Thousands of auditionees line up outside Mall of Asia for the Season 4 auditions

Subtitle

The season was revealed to have a "subtitle" just like the three previous season. It was dubbed as "Unlimited".

According to a presscon, Director Laurenti Dyogi stated that the idea of the name "Unlimited" sprung up after the thousands of people who auditioned for this season as well as the opportunities and twists in store for the series.

Logo Change

This season had a slight logo change as it became a logo with very patriotic elements, featuring the colors of the Philippine flag instead of the previous red and blue color.

Hosts

PBB4 Hosts

Original set of hosts for Pinoy Big:Unlimited

Toni Gonzaga and Bianca Gonzales reprised their hosting roles for the show. Former Pinoy Big Brother alumnus, Robi Domingo who is the runner-up of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Plus has joined the two as the show's male co-host.

Originally, Martin Concio a Host and the son of ABS-CBN's Chief Content Officer, Charo Santos-Concio was introduced as one of the hosts for the season during the presscon and teaser promos. However, for undisclosed reasons, he never appeared on any of the episodes throughout the entire season run.

The House

Multiple Houses/Social Classes

For the season, the exterior of the House was slightly tweaked to have slotted walls and minor modifications, but still keeping the yellow and blue color scheme. There are five areas for this season: four Houses and a special area. Two of the houses, the Industrial and Luxury Houses, are connected via a secret hallway first revealed on Day 22 and fully opened on Day 65.

Slums

The first house to be occupied was called the Slums. The slums was located where the original location of the activity area can be found. In Double Up it was used as House B's outdoor area. The Slums was designed to look like a typical slum community with shanty structures, open sewage and an open area layout. There were no couches, beds, dining table, nor any appliances. Everything were either upcycled, recycled or patched up to form a structure.

The Slum House was made to reflect the lives of the 20% of the population living in such conditions. The Slums was demolished on Day 22 with the housemates moving to another location.

Industrial House

The second house introduced, occupied by another group of housemates, was called the Industrial House. This house was the former, "House B" of Double Up and the "Apartment" of Teen Clash seasons. It had a very industrial theme, featuring brick and metallic walls as well as some industrial elements. This house had no access to an outdoor area for sunlight. It only had one bedroom for both genders, which was a first time in Pinoy Big Brother history. The House had a noticeable change when it comes to the locations of certain rooms as the kitchen/dining area and living area were switched.

Luxury House

The third house to be occupied and the house used for the merge was called the Luxury House. The House was located in the Main House Area of the previous seasons, hence having access to the garden and the swimming pool. The house was brightly lit, featured geometric patterns, neon green color scheme complimenting with glossy white wall and floor. However, unlike the previous seasons, the house featured smaller bedrooms and smaller confession room. Just like the Industrial House, certain areas of the house were changed; the kitchen/dining area and living area also switched places.

The Industrial House and Luxury House was connected through a long and wide corridor.

The Garden Area used to be a separate area called Resort where the winning house would get a chance to spend a time at the resort. The Resort became part of the Luxury House after the merge and became the house's pool and garden area.

Resort

The Garden Area used to be a separate area called Resort where the winning house would get a chance to spend a time at the resort. Located adjacent to the Luxury House, this area is sophisticated with the inclusion of the pool and a jacuzzi in the beach-themed Garden area. It is used as a venue for special occasions and tasks. This area was opened on Day 15 and the door to the resort (hidden under a curtain in the Luxury House) was opened on Day 65.

The Resort eventually became part of the Luxury House after the merge and became the house's pool and garden area once again.

Hacienda

Located at the activity area, the Hacienda is modeled after a typical plantation in the Philippines by featuring several plants. It contains a large cottage where the housemates would live in as workers. This House was opened on Day 128 and was occupied for a week.

Production Changes

  • Unli-Day/Unli-Night: As part of the "Unlimited" theme of the series, the show was be divided into two timeslots to focus on both houses with two different sets of housemates. To accommodate both, a second main program was aired in the afternoon. The afternoon timeslot which was previously taken by the audition primer was called "Unliday" where it shows daily highlights from the Industrial House. The main evening timeslot was called "Unlinight" where it showed daily highlights from the slum house. The setup only applies to weekdays; on weekends, nomination and eviction nights, and special shows, the primetime program would cover both Houses. With the closure of the Industrial House on Week 11, Unli-Day was replaced with a companion talk show and highlights were shown through the evening block.
  • Unlimited Housemates: In connection with the season's theme, the number of housemates entering the house was tripled from the usual number of housemates. This season, there were a total of 37 housemates who entered the house.
  • Unlimited Houses: This season featured three houses; the slums, the industrial house and the rich house, the most number of houses featured in any of the Pinoy Big Brother series.

Unlimited Twists

  • Launch Night Twist: As the season's launch night twist, the housemates were tasked to decide unanimously on which basic necessity (food, water, clothes) they think must have an unlimited supply. The two necessities that weren't picked will be on rations or scarce. They unanimously picked "Unli-Food".
  • Reserved Housemates: 30 short-listed auditionees referred as reserved housemates are given another chance to become official housemates. They were all introduced in the launch night. However, only one would be given an official housemate status and the process was done through a lottery.
  • The Mole: The reserved housemate who was chosen through the lottery draw was given a secret task immediately to become the mole. Big Brother would give the "Mole" a series of difficult secret tasks and he must keep his status a secret until further notice. Failure to remain anonymous would result to serious consequences.
  • House Swaps: Housemates will be made to swap houses and group members as instructed by Big Brother.
  • Fake Eviction: On the first eviction night, six housemates were evicted through 6 knapsacks that Carlo Romero randomly chose out of all 13 knapsacks that contain each housemates' clothes. Unbenknownst to the housemates, the six chosen weren't actually evicted but they were going to be moving to the newly revealed Industrial House.
  • SE Voting System: The public votes to save or evict a housemate. The housemate with the lowest net votes, Save and Evict votes combined, is evicted. This voting system was stopped after the fourth eviction round.
  • Head of Household: Housemates compete against each other to be granted immunity in the coming nomination.
  • Teams: Just like the previous season, there will be two teams. The Unli-Night Housemates named themselves as "Team High Voltage" while the Unli-Day Housemates named themselves as "Team Wayuk".
  • House Competitions — For ten weeks, the two Houses compete in weekly major competitions with PHP150,000 at stake in each. At the end of those ten weeks, the cash accumulated by each team would be shared among the final five housemates in each House. The teams would also compete in "mini-battles" wherein the winning team would be given minor rewards.
  • Intensity 7 — On Day 71, the remaining 20 housemates, 11 from Team High-Voltage and nine from Team Wayuk, were put-up for 24-hour public voting. The top five housemates from each team will be safe from elimination on Day 78, where six housemates will be evicted from the house. A sequel twist, called the Aftershock, would test the remaining housemates further.
  • Various Nominations Various nomination processes were implemented as per Big Brother. See Nomination history for details.
  • Overnight Voting In some eviction nights, people will only be given 24 hours to vote for their favorite housemate.
  • House Players An evicted housemate will remain in the house to test the remaining official housemates through tasks set by Big Brother and the audience.
  • Wildcard Housemate An evicted housemate will have a chance to come back on the roster of housemates.
  • Power of One Starting the 13th eviction, the public may only vote once per day per mobile phone number.
  • Big Shot for the Big Slot: The final five housemates are given the chance to have a fifth slot in the finale by completing a shooting task.

The Housemates

PBB4 Slater
 Big Winner 
 
Slater
PBB4 Pamu
 Runner Up 
 
Pamu
PBB4 Biggel
 3rd Place 
 
Biggel
PBB4 Paco
 4th Place 
 
Paco
PBB4 Divine
 Evicted 
 
Divine
PBB4 Tin
 Evicted 
 
Tin
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 Evicted 
 
Carlo
PBB4 Kevin
 Evicted 
 
Kevin
PBB4 Seichang
 Evicted 
 
Seichang
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 Evicted 
 
Deniesse
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 Evicted 
 
Eting
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 Evicted 
 
Wendy
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 Evicted 
 
Jessica
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 Evicted 
 
Joya
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 Evicted 
 
Naprey
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 Evicted 
 
Unad
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 Evicted 
 
Roy
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 Evicted 
 
Ryan
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 Evicted 
 
Jerico
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 Evicted 
 
Steph
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 Evicted 
 
Kim
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 Evicted 
 
Kigoy
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 Evicted 
 
Tol
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 Evicted 
 
Luz
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 Evicted 
 
Seth
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 Evicted 
 
Erica
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 Evicted 
 
Mark
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 Evicted 
 
Lyn
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 Evicted 
 
Casey
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 Evicted 
 
Reg
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 Evicted 
 
Jaz
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 Evicted 
 
Diane
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 Evicted 
 
Lordwin
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 Evicted 
 
Cindy
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Rhea
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RJ
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Kulas

A total of fourteen housemates entered the House on Day 1, thirteen official housemates plus a sub-official housemate acting as a "mole" in a task to become the fourteenth official housemate. That sub-official housemate was chosen by lottery from a pool of 30 reserved housemates. These are the auditionees who were shortlisted for the show, but did not make the official cut.

All thirteen official housemates plus the sub-official "mole" housemate, chosen via random sampling, entered the House on Day 1 (October 29, 2011). A second batch of housemates entered the House on Day 8, although those assigned to the Industrial House were not physically inside until the next day. Eight reserved housemates entered on Days 15, 23 and 25.

Teams

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House Competitions

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Weekly Tasks

Each of the tasks below are "all-or-nothing" tasks; failure would mean no budget for the next week. There are separate weekly tasks for each House.

The first weekly task was done by the first batch of housemates in the Slums.

Teams High Voltage and Team Wayuk were formed on Day 30. Weekly tasks prior to Day 30 were done by the same sets of housemates, with the exception of the very first weekly task. On Day 22, Jaz and Seichang transferred to the Luxury House and joined in doing Team High Voltage's extended 3rd weekly task. On Day 31, Luz and Seichang transferred to the Industrial House and became part of Team Wayuk.

Starting Day 71, the members of Teams High-Voltage and Wayuk who were drafted into the top 14 were made to do their weekly task as one group.

Colors indicating where the task was performed
Performed in
Slum House
Performed in
Industrial House
Performed in
Luxury House
Performed in
Outside World
Performed in
Hacienda


Unli-Day (Team Wayuk) Tasks

Task Date given Task title and description Rewards Result
1 November 7, 2011
(Day 10)
Origami
Each housemate must learn 20 different origami designs without looking back at their instruction booklet. At the end of the week, Big Brother will then test their memories and for them to win they must make 17 out of 20 origami designs correctly.
Shopping Budget Yes!
2 November 14, 2011
(Day 17)
Tower of Cards
The housemates must build a stable tower of playing cards as high as their tallest housemate, Seichang.
Shopping Budget No!
3 November 20, 2011
(Day 23)
Pop and Lock
The housemates would be taught how to do the Pop and Lock dance with a dance instructor teaching them for the entire week. They would then make a video of them doing the dance which would be posted on the show's Facebook page. The video must accumulate 14,000 "Likes" before the end of the week to deem the task a success.
Shopping Budget Yes!
4 November 28, 2011
(Day 30)
Dedmahan (Ignore!)
The housemates were tasked to ignore at least half of 14 distractions that could appear inside the house all week long. The name of the task is a play on the Tagalog slang word dedma (to feign ignorance of any object/person's existence)
Shopping Budget Yes!
5 December 5, 2011
(Day 38)
Oplan Pinoy (Operation Pinoy)
Unad, Kim, and Steph would be respectively assigned to teach and quiz Seichang, Kevin, and Ryan about various aspects of Filipino culture. The object is to make them learn more about their Filipino heritage.
Shopping Budget Yes!
6 December 11, 2011
(Day 44)
Christmachine
The housemates were tasked to hold all-night caroling sessions from December 14 to December 16 by singing eight Christmas songs, including one original composition. The public will be encouraged to request the housemates to sing any of the eight songs for charity at PHP100 a request. The goal is to earn PHP10,000.
Shopping Budget Yes!
7 December 18, 2011
(Day 51)
Give Big Love
The housemates were tasked to organize a live concert with seven production numbers, and also feature a loved one. The proceeds from the sale of the tickets (at PHP10,000 each) will go to the survivors of tropical storm Sendong.
Shopping Budget Yes!
8 December 18, 2011
(Day 59)
Think Positive! Yes!
The housemates were tasked to accept all of Big Brother's tasks, even if they dislike them. They can only say "No" a maximum of three times for the entire week.
Shopping Budget Yes!
9 January 3, 2012
(Day 67)
Doctor Housemates
The housemates would be taught various first-aid techniques and Big Brother will test their knowledge through a series of mock emergencies. Steph, a registered nurse, will be their mentor.
Shopping Budget Yes!


Unli-Night (Team High Voltage) Tasks

Task Date given Task title and description Rewards Result
1 November 6, 2011
(Day 09)
The Secret
As a secret task, Casey was given a rock as an heirloom to which she should perform a dance ritual. She should initially do this alone while everyone was asleep; eventually she must convince five of her fellow housemates (two from her batch and three among the original batch) to do the same.
Shopping Budget Yes!
2 November 15, 2011
(Day 18)
Fish Be With You
The housemates were assigned to fly a remote-controlled fish-shaped balloon they named "Fifi" around the slums for one week. They must not touch the fish, nor let any part of it settle to the ground. Each housemate must take turns at the remote control.
Shopping Budget No!
3 November 28, 2011
(Day 30)
Walang Pansinan (Do Not React)
The housemates would try to go on about their daily routine in spite of 14 distractions that come into the House. They can look at the distraction and must not show visible reactions, but can freely talk about them when the threat has passed.
Shopping Budget Yes!
4 December 5, 2011
(Day 38)
PROJECT: Kigoy
Joya, Roy, Carlo, Jerico and Eting were tasked to help Kigoy reform his ways.
Shopping Budget Yes!
5 December 11, 2011
(Day 44)
Christmachine
The housemates were tasked to hold all-night caroling sessions from December 14 to December 16 by singing eight Christmas songs, including one original composition. The public will be encouraged to request the housemates to sing any of the eight songs for charity at PHP100 a request. The goal is to earn PHP10,000.
Shopping Budget Yes!
6 December 18, 2011
(Day 51)
Give Big Love
The housemates were tasked to organize a live concert with seven production numbers, and also feature a loved one. The proceeds from the sale of the tickets (at PHP10,000 each) will go to the survivors of tropical storm Sendong.
Shopping Budget No!
7 December 26, 2011
(Day 59)
Patibayan
The housemates will be subjected to tasks that will test their attitudes and pleasantry. The name of the task is based off the Tagalog word tibay (strength or willpower).
Shopping Budget Yes!
8 January 2, 2012
(Day 66)
Happy News Year
The housemates would produce a news program with some of them serving as the reporters. They will be judged for their news content, delivery of the news, and their poise and composure.
Shopping Budget Yes!


Joint Weekly Tasks

Colors indicating where the task was performed
Performed in
Slum House
Performed in
Industrial House
Performed in
Luxury House
Performed in
Outside World
Performed in
Hacienda
Task Date given Task title and description Rewards Result
1 October 30, 2011
(Day 02)
Sa Hirap o Ginhawa (Through Thick and Thin)
The housemates must win five out of seven challenges given by Big Brother. If they fail, six of the current housemates will be leaving the house.
Safety from Mass Eviction No!
2 January 9, 2012
(Day 72)
Unlubogable
The housemates would assemble various contraptions designed to take them the length of the Resort pool. Four out of six contraptions must take housemates over the water for the task to be declared a success. The name of the task is a play on the Tagalog word lubog (sink).
Shopping Budget Yes!

Head of Household

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Team History

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Stay History

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Nomination 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 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17 Week 18 Week 19 Week 20 Week 21 Week 22
The Mole Power Strangers 3Gs Holiday Season Intensity 7
Kulas Not In House


Game History

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Trivia

  • This season has the most number of housemates in the history of Pinoy Big Brother.
    • Interestingly, it's also the season with the most number of houses in the history of Pinoy Big Brother.
Pinoy Seasons
Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 8
Combined 5 · 6 · 7
Celebrity 1 · 2
Teen 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Big Brother Seasons
Americas
United States English 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · OTT · 19 · CBB · 20
Spanish 1
Argentina Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10
Celebrity 1 · 2
Brazil 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18
Canada English 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
French 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · BB
Colombia 1 · 2
Ecuador 1
Mexico Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3.1 · 3.2 · 4
Pacific Region 1
Panama 1
Peru 1
Africa
Africa 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9
Angola 1 · 2 · 3
Nigeria 1 · 2
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
Celebrity 1
China Pilot · 1
India Hindi 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · HB · 9 · 10
Bengali 1 · 2
Kannada 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Indonesia 1
Israel Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8
Celebrity 1 · 2
Philippines Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 8
Combined 5 · 6 · 7
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 · All-Stars · 4 · 5
Celebrity 1 · 2
Bulgaria Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8
All-Stars 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Family 1
Croatia Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
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
Celebrity 1
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
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Greece 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Hungry Civilian 1 · 2
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3
Való Világ 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9
Italy Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15
Celebrity 1
Lithuania 1
Netherlands Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · SS
Celebrity 1 · H
Norway 1 · TIH · 2 · 3 · 4
Poland Civilian (BB) 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5.1 · 5.2
Ty Wybierasz 1 · 2
Portugal Civilian (BB) 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Celebrity (BB) 1 · 2 · 3
Civilian (SS) 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
All-Stars (SS) 1 · 2 · 3 · LPP · 4
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
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
All-Star 1 · 2 · 3
Sweden Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7
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
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · Hijack · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20