Big Brother 2 premiered on 25 May 2001, and continued to have the success of the previous series. Archived from on 22 August 2006. Following during the , the show was not broadcast the following year. Despite the fourth series seeing a decrease in viewership and voting numbers, a began on 28 May 2004. McCall declined the offer to presenter, having said goodbye to the show in 2010. Beginning with the fourteenth series, the vote to evict format returned to the series. The series concluded after 64 days, with being crowned the winner.
Should the housemates run out of the food provided for them, an emergency ration is available to them. The intro to each series, which featured the theme song, was often based on the twist or theme of the house for the year. She is the first woman to win Big Brother as a late entrant, and at just 38 days in the house she has also spent the least amount of time in the house for a winner of the regular series. Beginning in 2006 with the seventh series, the show was broadcast in the 16:9 format. Originally broadcast between 2000 and 2018, the show followed a number of contestants, known as housemates, who are isolated from the outside world for an extended period of time in a custom built house. Following the success of the first series, the theme was released as a single on 28 August 2000.
Archived from on 2 January 2014. Archived from on 2 March 2014. With the series debut in 2000, the twenty-four-hour live feed was introduced which was available at any time to viewers for free. Archived from on 4 January 2014. Archived from on 4 January 2014.
The launched on 5 June 2014 and was won by , making her the first female winner since the show's revival on Channel 5. The series lasted for 71 days, with becoming the first housemate to win the series. Archived from on 31 October 2013. The housemates are forbidden from discussing nominations, and doing so could result in punishment. A number of books have been written about the series, including Big Brother: The Official Unseen Story by Jean Ritchie , The Psychology of Big Brother by Dan Jones , and Visible Thought: The New Psychology of Body Language by.
The novel , published in 2001, is a murder-mystery novel in a setting similar to that of Big Brother. The second series aired six nights a week during the premiere week, though was reduced to only five days afterwards; the series did not air on Saturday or Sunday. It was also confirmed that 2010 would be the final year of Big Brother on Channel 4. The fifth series, which featured stricter rules and consequences, featured a harsh colour scheme and a claustrophobic setting. The series featured numerous former housemates, as well as presenter Davina McCall in various roles throughout the series.
The first spin-off, , premiered on 13 October 2003 and lasted for a total of ten days. Throughout the third, fourth, and fifth series' there were no weekly tasks, and the housemates instead participated in tasks during the Saturday Night Live weekly show. Numerous spin-off series have aired either immediately after or shortly following both the highlight episodes and the live episodes. The most notable spin-off, , began initially as a one time series and involved six celebrities staying in the House for eight days. On 2 April 2013, it was confirmed that Dowling would be replaced by , who had previously presented spin-off series' for the show. Following the success of the series, it was confirmed that editions for both the United Kingdom and the were in the works. The eviction episodes and final aired on Fridays; after series presenter McCall announced the evictee, they had two hours to pack their belongings and exit the House during a second episode airing that night.
She later went on to appear in numerous reality television series. During the show's broadcast on Channel 4, the viewers would vote to evict one of the nominated housemates, and the housemate with the most votes would be removed from the house. Despite the overall extension, the new outdoor set was smaller than before, holding a capacity of just 400 compared to 470 beforehand. The seventeenth series launched on 7 June 2016, it was the first Big Brother series to feature two separate houses and with a series length of 50 days it was the shortest ever series of Big Brother to air in the sixteen years of the programme. Design team Hello Charlie, who had previously created the series intros, created the eye logo for the twelfth series onward following the show's move to Channel 5. In 2014, announced that the show would be back for a sixteenth series in 2015.
The house has been located at , Borehamwood, Hertfordshire since in 2002. The logo for the first series was a close-up of housemate Melanie Hill's eye, while the logos for the second through eleventh series' were created by Daniel Eatock. Housemates are also required to make visits to the diary room during their stay in the house, where they are able to share their thoughts and feelings on their fellow housemates and the game. The show returned in 2009, and the final series to air on aired in 2010. Evicted housemate's name , you have 30 seconds to say your goodbyes; I'm coming to get you! Archived from on 5 January 2014. The show has also had various other spin-off series occur since its premiere. When the series premiered, it was aired in a 4:3 instead of the more common 16:9 format seen by other series at the time.
The series was met with much controversy surrounding housemates and Makosi Musambasi, the former of which went on to win the series. The original theme by Oakenfeld and Gray was used through the first five series, however was later replaced by a revamped version from the sixth series onward. The vote for the third series finale saw over 8. Following the success of the series, Celebrity Big Brother went on to become an annual occurrence, much like the main series. Numerous other spin-off series that are not competition based have aired, with , , , and all presenting spin-offs.
The live feed featured an estimated ten minute delay to comply with broadcasting standards. The series has gone on to be spoofed and parodied by comedians such as , , and. Archived from on 28 June 2013. He is the oldest housmate to win the main series to date. Former winner became the presenter, a position he held throughout the twelfth and thirteenth series.