The ultimate Big Brother look back as show returns for new series
The Ultimate Big Brother lookback: From Roxanne Pallett’s punchgate to Nikki Grahame’s ‘who is she?!’ and ‘David’s dead!’ – the most iconic moments in the show’s history
When Big Brother first hit screens in 2000, the nation was captivated by the ins and outs of a group of strangers locked in a bolthole while watched at all hours by cameras and given tasks.
After nearly two decades on screen, first on Channel 4 and then on Channel 5, the show bowed out in 2018 after bosses decided not to renew it.
But five years later and Big Brother is set to be rebooted on ITV2 for a brand new series with AJ Odudu and Will Best serving as hosts.
There have been many infamous moments through the show’s history on both the civilian and celebrity versions.
As a new crop of housemates prepare to move into the nation’s most famous bungalow, MailOnline takes a look back at Big Brother’s most memorable moments.
Nasty Nick’s notes – Series One (2000)
Shcocking: Nick Bateman won the nickname Nasty Nick after he attempted to cheat in the game and pass notes between contestants to sway nominations
Big Brother’s inaugural series captivated the nation due to the then-unheard of ‘social experiment’ style compound.
As viewers continued to be enthralled with the season, the behaviour of housemate Nick Bateman was the most shocking.
The city broker won the nickname Nasty Nick after he attempted to cheat in the game and pass notes between contestants to sway nominations.
He was confronted by eventual winner Craig who gathered the house around the kitchen table to discuss Nick’s notes.
‘How can you be so two faced?’ Craig asked him. ‘I know it’s true, you know it’s true.’
The scheme backfired on Nick as he was ejected from the house on Day 35 for breaking the rules around nominations while Craig went on to win the show.
Jade’s Jade-isms – Series Three (2002)
Icon: Jade Goody shocked the public with her lack of general knowledge during her time in the house
Series Three introduced the nation to Jade Goody who would go on to become of the UK’s most famous reality TV stars.
The Essex girl shocked the public with her lack of general knowledge during her time in the house.
She famously thought Cambridge was in London and when told it was in East Anglia, assumed that was outside of Britain and called it ‘East Angula’.
Jade made it to the final of Big Brother and ultimately finished in third place with Kate Lawler winning the show.
Fight Night – Series Five (2004)
Tension: Fans of Big Brother will remember one of the show’s most infamous arguments in series five that would become known as Fight Night
Fans of Big Brother will remember one of the show’s most infamous arguments in series five that would become known as Fight Night.
In a twist, housemates Emma Greenwood and Michelle Bass were ‘evicted’ from the house but actually moved into a secret bedsit and watched their housemates every move.
When Emma and Michelle returned to the house during a party, Viktor and Jason were furious by their presence, claiming it was ruining their game.
Emma soon stirred the pot when she told eventual winner Nadia Almada what Viktor Ebuwa and Jason Cowan had been saying about her behind her back.
Viktor and Emma soon began arguing and things became so heated they started throwing food at each other.
Several other housemates got involved with some defending Viktor and others sticking up for Emma.
Eventually, security were called in to separate the housemates after the table was overturned.
The next day, Emma was removed from the house and Viktor was made see a psychologist.
Kinga’s wine bottle – Series Six (2005)
Outrageous: Kinga Karolczak left viewers aghast when she famously used a wine bottle as a tool for masturbation in the communal garden
Kinga Karolczak entered the house late in the series and caused possibly one of the most shocking moments of the entire show.
The half Polish, half Kuwaiti market researcher from London left viewers aghast when she famously used a wine bottle as a tool for masturbation in the communal garden.
Her actions prompted shocked reactions from her housemates with Kinga later apologising to her parents for engaging in the risque behaviour on television.
Anthony and Makosi’s jacuzzi fling – Series Six (2006)
Controversy: Winner Anthony Hutton and co-star Makosi Musambasi were deemed a possible couple in the house leading to a boozy night in the pool in which they appeared to engage in sexual activity
Winner Anthony Hutton and co-star Makosi Musambasi were deemed a possible couple in the house leading to a boozy night in the pool in which they appeared to engage in sexual activity.
While he vowed they never had sex, 48 hours after the moment Makosi claimed she was pregnant with his child.
After leaving the house she insisted she believed she was pregnant, however crowds chanted ‘Liar’ at her during the final.
‘Who is she?!’ – Series Seven (2006)
Legendary: Nikki Grahame screamed: ‘Who is she?!’ as she vented her frustration over new housemate Susie Verrico
Often regarded as one of the best series in the show’s history, Big Brother 7 introduced the public to Nikki Grahame.
The Hertfordshire native became known for throwing tantrums over harmless situations such as having to get out of bed or not being able to make a pair of headphones work.
In her most memorable moment, Nikki stormed into the diary room and vented her frustration over new housemate Susie Verrico.
‘Who is she?! Who is she?! Who is she?! Where did you find her?’ Nikki shouted at Big Brother.
And reality TV history was made.
‘Do you want me to be the cat?’ – CBB Series Four (2006)
Awkward: George Gallaway ended up becoming a part of one of the show’s most memorable moments ever when he roleplayed as fellow housemate Rula Lenska’s cat
George Gallaway caused controversy when he took part in Celebrity Big Brother as he was a sitting MP at the time.
He ended up becoming a part of one of the show’s most memorable moments ever when he roleplayed as fellow housemate Rula Lenska’s cat.
‘Do you want me to be the cat?’ he famously asked her before she rubbed his head and he pretended to drink out of a cat bowl.
Rula would later refer to the hilarious moment as ‘improvisation’ while that series’ winner Chantelle Houghton said she found it ‘disgusting’.
Jade and Shilpa’s feud – CBB Series Five (2007)
Controversial: Ofcom received more than 44,500 complaints about the Shilpa bullying row which even sparked a diplomatic row when the UK and Indian governments got involved
Ofcom received more than 44,500 complaints about the Shilpa bullying row which even sparked a diplomatic row when the UK and Indian governments got involved.
The incident led to CBB being cancelled in 2008.
While Shilpa went on to win the show, Jade appeared on the Indian version of the show a year later in an attempt to redeem herself.
While in the house she was told she had cervical cancer and left the house. Jade died of cancer in March 2009.
‘David’s Dead!’ – CBB Series 17 (2016)
Mistaken: The ultimate comedy of errors occured on Celebrity Big Brother when Tiffany Pollard accidentally believed her felllow housemate David Guest had died
The ultimate comedy of errors occured on Celebrity Big Brother when Tiffany Pollard accidentally believed her felllow housemate David Guest had died.
Angie Best was informed in the diary room that her ex-husband David Bowie had died.
After returning to the house, she told Tiffany ‘David’s dead’, with the reality star believing her to mean David Guest, who had earlier complained of feeling sick.
Tiffany quickly ran around the house telling the other celebrities David had died.
When the other housemates discovered David was still very much alive, Tiffany insisted Angie had told her it was ‘David Guest’ who died.
Angie returned to the diary room in anguish and referred to the mishap as a ‘comedy of errors’.
That it was, Angie.
Kim Woodburn’s ‘You’re an adulterer!’ rant – CBB Series 19 (2017)
Furious: Another one of Big Brother’s most memorable arguments came on Celebrity Big Brother 19 when Kim Woodburn fought with several of her housemates
Another one of Big Brother’s most memorable arguments came on Celebrity Big Brother 19 when Kim Woodburn fought with several of her housemates.
The argument kicked off between Kim and Nicola Mclean, with Kim calling the model a ‘horrible girl’.
But Jamie O’Hara then got involved, calling Kim a ‘disgrace’ after she referred to him as a ‘chicken-livered bugger’.
The argument became so heated that security came into the house to separate Kim and Jamie, with Kim shouting: ‘You’re an adulterer!’ at the footballer.
Roxanne Pallett’s Punchgate – CBB Series 22 (2018)
Shocking: Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallet caused controversy when she falsely accused her housemate Ryan Thomas of punching her in the ribs
Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallett caused controversy when she falsely accused her housemate Ryan Thomas of punching her in the ribs.
Ryan had been playfighting with her but Roxanne insisted he hit her with malice and told the other housemates this version of events.
The producers combed over the footage of the incident and concluded that Ryan had not punched Roxanne.
The incident received over 25,000 complaints from the public and several of Roxanne’s Emmerdale co-stars criticised her behaviour.
Host Emma Willis also criticised Roxanne, saying she could have ‘ruined’ Ryan’s reputation had there not been any cameras filming the incident.
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