|Teen Big Brother|
|13 October, 2003 – 18 October, 2003|
|No. of Days:||10|
|No. of Housemates:||8|
|Runner Up:||Caroline Cloke|
|Next:||Big Brother Panto|
Featuring eight 18-year-olds, it was broadcast in October 2003 on Channel 4 and E4. Trailed as 'The Experiment', Teen Big Brother was originally shot in advance over the course of ten days during July and August 2003, to air in 2003 as an educational item, screened as part of Channel 4's 4Learning programming. The tasks were created so as to promote such values as cooperation and team spirit, and topics like politics and religion were discussed. After editing, however, the footage was felt to be compelling enough for a more mass-market time slot, so the show was moved ahead to October 2003 and formatted to be shown over one week (five episodes).
Teen Big Brother was different from the original Big Brother UK series in a number of ways. Since it was pre-recorded, the contestants themselves and not the audience decided which housemates were to be voted out. At the end, the eventual winner of a grand prize was decided by group decision (a cash prize was replaced by a round-the-world trip). No alcohol or cigarettes were allowed. The basic premise of the show, however, remained the same, and no special treatment was made for the housemates.
On Day Six/Seven, Jade Dyer and Tommy Wright became the first Big Brother UK contestants to have sex on the show in its history. According to The Independent, this was the first real-life sexual act shown on British television (although nothing explicit was seen; the two were under bedcovers). This sparked controversy in the British media and comment on teenage safe sex education.
Paul Brennan was voted the winner, and selected Caroline Cloke to accompany him in sharing the prize of a fully paid three-month round-the-world tour. A programme about the tour was mentioned on the final episode and was to be broadcast on E4 a few months later, but never was due to lack of interest. In addition, he won a period of work experience selected for his interests, with a New York fashion designer.
An edited version of Teen Big Brother – The Experiment was eventually broadcast in January 2004 as part of 4Learning's morning schedule and was designed with formal curriculum teaching in mind. The incident featuring Jade and Tommy did not appear in this edit.
Teen Big Brother featured a total of eight 18-year-old housemates. The original eight housemates entered the House on Day 1.
|Housemate||Entered House/Left House|
Media and English A-Level Student
1st Person Evicted
Performing Arts B-Tech Student
2nd Person Evicted
Media Communication HNC Student
18, Paisley, Glasgow
18, Weymouth, Dorset
18, Lowestoft, Suffolk
Government and Politics A-Level Student
18, Ashford, Kent
18, Belfast, Northern Ireland
|Day 1||As a test for the housemates, Big Brother blocked the toilet and the housemates had to unblock it themselves.||Toilet||Passed|
|Day 2||Big Brother set the teenagers their shopping task, that would determine their budget for the next 8 days. Housemates had to fully crew a simulated flight from London to Birmingham without crashing.||75% Extra Shopping Budget||Failed|
|Day 4||Today, all housemates were split into pairs and each person had to teach something personal to them to their partner in 5 hours. At the end of the 5 hours, Big Brother tested them on their new skills. The pairs were Shaneen/Caroline, Tommy/Hasan, Tracey/James and Paul/Jade.||2 Food Hampers||Passed|
|Day 6||At 18, the housemates's personalities are defined by what they wear. Big Brother provided every housemate with a boiler suit and they were only allowed to wear this suit and underwear. Housemates were also only allowed a toothbrush, one toothpaste and a bottle of shower gel each until further notice.|
|During the day, Big Brother set housemates a series of mini-tasks to challenge gender stereotypes. Housemates would be eliminated if they lost their match and in the end there would be one winner of the task.|| Pampering,|
|Day 8||Today, housemates had to paint a group portrait to test their interpretation skills.|
|Day 9||On the morning of Day 9, Big Brother ordered the housemates to clean the House thoroughly.|
|In the afternoon, housemates were required to form a pop group and write and perform a song in Spanish.||Party||Passed|
Nominations table Edit
|Day 3||Day 5||Day 7||Day 10|
|Shaneen||Tommy||Paul|| Third Place|
|Hasan||Paul||Paul|| Fourth Place|
| Up for|
4 of 6 votes
0 of 6 votes
0 of 6 votes
0 of 6 votes
1 of 6 votes
2 of 6 votes
3 of 6 votes
Note 1: Housemates nominated two other housemates for eviction. Hasan and Shaneen were the two housemates receiving the most nominations. The other six housemates were asked to discuss amongst themselves who should be evicted, and they chose Hasan.
Note 2: Housemates nominated one housemate to save from eviction. Caroline was exempt, because she had won a task. Shaneen received no nominations, therefore she was evicted.
Note 3: Housemates nominated a fellow housemate to win. James was unable to win the prize although he was allowed to vote. Paul received the most nominations; therefore he won. He was asked to choose a fellow housemate to share the prize with, and chose Caroline.
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| Day 7|
| Day 10|