If you’re a fan of the Big Brother series, it’s quite a good time right now. At one point yesterday, the US, UK, and Australian versions of the show were all going on at the same time, the first time since 2008 that all three English-speaking shows have been on simultaneously. Big Brother AU began yesterday (in US time) after a four year absence on the air, with the show declining in ratings after the infamous “Turkey Slap Incident” where two housemates were removed from the house for allegedly rubbing their crotches in the face of a female housemate.
Last night, Luke Anderson, a transgendered man born a woman, won season thirteen of the UK Big Brother, defeating 16 other housemates to win the 50,000 UK pound prize. The prize was originally set at 100,000 quid (as they say over there), but Northern Irish housemate Conor McIntyre took 50,000 pounds for finishing eighth in exchange for immediately leaving the house in a special “White Room” task ten days before the finale.
The show was dominated by the “Soldiers Alliance” led by Deana Uppal and former Los Angeles resident Adam Kelly, who finished 3rd and 2nd respectively. Congratulations to all.