BIG Brother is making a comeback for Comic Relief on the BBC on Friday to celebrate the first ever Celebrity series of the hit reality juggernaut that changed television history forever.
“When Comic Relief Did Big Brother” airs Friday night on BBC Two at 10pm GMT and is set to excite viewers for the return of normal Big Brother on ITV2 due to launch later in the year.
A BBC spokesperson told Politicalite: “In 2001, six celebrities entered the Big Brother house in honour of Comic Relief.”
“Twenty-two years on, the housemates look back at this extraordinary moment in television history.”
The original independent Big Brother news outlet BBSpy reported: “Every night, a brand new episode aired on C4 alongside ten-minute updates on BBC One, culminating in a grand final, which was incorporated in to that year’s live Red Nose Day broadcast.”
“After some memorable antics – including Vanessa Feltz’s infamous meltdown that left her scrawling on a blackboard table – comedian Jack Dee was voted the winner by viewers.”
Now, 22 years later, the Beeb is set to take a trip down memory lane by revisiting the inaugural celeb run in a new documentary.
Chiefs have announced ‘When Comic Relief Did Big Brother’, a half-hour special, which echoes the original series by forming part of the Red Nose 2023 telethon.”