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Friday, 10 September 2010

UBB: Brian Dowling Wins Ultimate Big Brother

Day 94: Brian Dowling was crowned the Ultimate Big Brother housemate with 49.21% of the vote, as Nikki Grahame became runner-up in the very final night of the reality programme.

Brain was shocked at the announcement from Davina McCall saying, "Oh my God!" as he hugged Nikki. Most housemates and polls had predicted that Brian would win, with Davina telling viewers after the phone lines had closed, that Brian Dowling was her favourite housemate of all time. Davina told him that she wanted to see the Irish winner on TV - Brian told her that her people should call his people!

Nikki Grahame proved popular with the crowd and with viewers after gaining 30.28% of the public vote to finish a respectable second place in Ultimate Big Brother.

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UBB: Chantelle Finishes Third In Ultimate Big Brother

Day 94: The final Big Brother night continued as Chantelle finished third in Ultimate Big Brother with 20.51% of the vote. Davina McCall got to quiz Chantelle about her renewed friendship with Preston, following their divorce.

Chantelle told Davina she felt like she had gone full circle in her relationship with Preston. Davina told her she had done a good job of trying to hide her feelings from Preston and Davina told her she hoped she would find closure with or without Preston.

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UBB: Victor Finishes Fourth In Ultimate Big Brother Final

Day 94: BB5 bad boy housemate 'slick Vic' became the latest housemate to leave the Ultimate Big Brother house with 8.86% of the public vote, hot on the heels of best buddy Nick Bateman. Victor was another housemate that had changed so much since his first appearance on Big Brother. While maintaining his cheeky naughty side, Victor had mellowed out so much and became a pleasure to watch.

Victor finished seventh last time and told Davina that his game plan was to survive as long as he could and would have liked to have finished one or two places higher.

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UBB: Nick Bateman Finishes Fifth In Ultimate Big Brother

Day 94: Nasty Nick Bateman finished a respectable fifth place in the Ultimate Big Brother Final and finally got to meet Davina McCall at the front door rather than in a secret location ten years prior.

The notorious housemate has been renamed 'Nice Nick' by his fellow housemates as he seems to have shed that nasty image tagged to his name from BB1. He received 5.72% of the public vote to win Ultimate Big Brother.

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UBB: Ulrika And Preston Evicted From Ultimate Big Brother

Day 94: The first two housemates evicted from the Ultimate Big Brother house were Ulrika and Preston. Davina McCall was on hand to quiz Preston about his relationship with Chantelle. Davina had to remind him not to swear!

Neither Ulrika nor Preston had ever been favourites to win Ultimate Big Brother but the pair had helped provide entertainment in the house in two totally different ways. Ulrika certainly stirred emotions in other housemates and totally got involved in all the Tasks, while Preston was great to watch along side Chantelle.

Preston received just 1.95% of the public vote to win UBB, with Ulrika getting even less. Could we have a clear winner tonight? Tune in to find out!

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UBB POLL: Brian Wins Ultimate Big Brother Poll

Day 94: We asked you who YOU wanted to crown as the Ultimate Big Brother housemate from the selection in the house, and you voted for Brian Dowling with 32% of the vote.

Chantelle was second with 23% of the vote and BB7's Nikki was a close third with 22% of the vote. Tune into Channel 4 this evening to find out who viewers voted as the Ultimate Big Brother winner.

Here are the votes:

Brain Dowling 98 (32%)

Chantelle Houghton 72 (23%)

Michelle Bass 9 (2%)

Nick Bateman 13 (4%)

Nikki Grahame 68 (22%)

Preston 15 (4%)

Ulrika Jonnson 4 (1%)

Vanessa Feltz 5 (1%)

Victor Ebuwa 20 (6%)

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UBB: Goodbye Big Brother

Day 94: You either love it or hate it, yet we would have all watched some of Big Brother over the past decade. Tonight marks the end of an era as Big Brother comes to an end on Channel 4 - summers will never be the same again!

Over the years there have be highs and lows, which we've either talked about in the workplace or text our friends about. There have been fights and arguments, nudity and romance along with some quirky characters and some down right annoying housemates. We've roared with laughter at the Tasks and shouted in anger at some of the results, but through it all - we've enjoyed Big Brother.

We've seen people change, we've seen people open up and crack up, and millions of us have tuned in night after night to watch these strange characters that we call 'housemates'. By the end of each series we've grown to love them as we got to know the 'real' person underneath. We've cheered and cried along the journey, and now it must come to an end.

Thank you Big Brother for providing us with so much entertainment, laughter, insight and joy since your birth in 2000. You will live in our memories forever............

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Thursday, 9 September 2010

UBB PICTURES: Davina McCall's Letters From Home

Day 93: It was a tearful occasion as Davina McCall read each of the Ultimate Big Brother housemates a Letter From Home. Here are the pictures from the the Task:

Davina hugs Preston

Nick and Davina chat

Ulrika close to tears as letter is read

Davina and Vanessa look at the Letter From Home

Davina hugged by Michelle

Chantelle looks pleased to see Davina

Brian wipes a tear away

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UBB POLL: Who Do YOU Want To Win Ultimate Big Brother?

This is the final Big Brother Poll, and hundreds of you have already voted for the person who YOU want to win Ultimate Big Brother. Brian Dowling is the favourite to win the Final, with Chantelle Houghton and Nikki Grahame battling it out for runner-up.
Vote now in the Ultimate Big Brother Housemate Poll at the top of this page.

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UBB: Housemates Get Letters From Home From Davina

Day 93: Housemates were left in tears as Davina McCall entered the Ultimate Big Brother house and read each of them a letter from home. The highlights can be seen on tonight's earlier programme at 8pm on Channel 4.

The Tree of Temptation also had Davina McCall close to tears after setting her the secret task of telling each housemate they were her favourite, just before she read them their letter.

The letters were from friends, family and loved ones and the gang could barely contain their blubbering as Nikki, Ulrika, Brian and Nick all shed a tear while the rest were definitely choked up.

Nikki was upset that she hadn't heard from her sister in the letter while Ulrika misses her husband. Brian heard from his nephew and Nick his wife and the duo wiped dry their watery eyes.

Davina departed the House after spending an hour inside the UBB house and was herself welling up as the emotions of the impending end of the Ultimate Reality series began to hit home.

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UBB: Big Brother Funeral Task

Day 93: As Big Brother draws to a close, it was only fitting today's Task should include a funeral. Preston, as seen above, and the other housemates were dressed in black and attended a funeral service in the garden to commemorate the death of the show.

The good reverend Marcus Bentley hosted the ceremony and delivered a eulogy as the housemates buried a casket containing items that were symbolic of memories from the various series.

After the ceremony the housemates were to celebrate with a fancy dress wake party in the house, where they will be joined by Titan the robot for one last dance.

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UBB VIDEO: Victor Chats Up Davina

Day 93: While Davina McCall was inside the Ultimate Big Brother house chatting to the Tree of Temptation, Victor couldn't resist chatting Davina up. Watch the video and find out what caused hard man Victor to question his sexuality!

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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

UBB: Ultimate Big Brother Double Eviction Results

Day 92: A late night Double Eviction saw the end for two Ultimate Big Brother housemates as Michelle Bass and Vanessa Feltz were evicted.

Michelle Bass was the first out at 11:20pm with 39.3% of the vote, the crowd cheered the housemate, a far cry from her BB5 eviction. This time around Michelle had won over the public with her more mellow performance within the UBB house. In her eviction interview with Davina McCall, Michelle told how she had grown up and was embarrassed when shown BB5 footage. She said she was privileged to be part of Ultimate Big Brother.

Vanessa Feltz survived six days in the Ultimate Big Brother house, a new personal record as the CBB1 housemate made her exit from the house to loud cheers. She remained upbeat in her eviction interview, saying she was in a much better place in her life. Vanessa had 31.3% of the public vote and had her eviction interview interrupted as a man climbed over the barrier and was quickly floored by security. As he was carried away the crowds booed the man. Vanessa commented that you have to expect the unexpected with Big Brother!
Nick Bateman survived the Double Eviction and made it to the Ultimate Big Brother Final on Friday. He had 29.4% of the public vote and will join Ulrika, Brian, Nikki, Chantelle, Preston and good mate Victor in the very last Big Brother Final.
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UBB: Tree of Temptation Punishes Victor

Day 92: Housemates should know by now not to mess with the Tree of Temptation - something Victor Ebuwa seemed to forget this week! For failing to record housemates bitching on his Victor-phone, the Tree has got it in for Victor......

In memory of BB5, when Michelle and Emma forced Victor to have a cold shower - the Tree of Temptation let Victor feel his wrath today by turning off the hot water as he showered earlier. Victor stayed in the shower for the shortest possible amount of time possible before putting his trademark black dressing gown back on and storming out of the bathroom in a huff. The Big Brother 5 legend told Nikki, "I've had enough of this stuff man, I've done my time".

The Tree has already punished Victor by making him dress like a tree and eat a selection of disgusting foods from around the world. Will Victor crack or will the Tree finally forgive?

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UBB VIDEO: Nick Talks About Notes

Day 92: Nick Bateman opened up and gave some frank honest reasons for his famous note writing during Big Brother 1. Watch the video as Ulrika asks him about the situation and Nick talks openly about the reasons why he lied during the first series of Big Brother.

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UBB: Nikki Gains Weight

Day 92: While enjoying a nice soak in the bath, Nikki Graham confessed to Chantelle that she had put on weight since entering the Ultimate Big Brother house. She told her,"I'm a bit upset... I'm going to re-assess the situation tomorrow. I'm quite stressed and it's been ongoing for me for a while... I've been so upset about my weight."

Looking surprised, Chantelle responded by telling her,"Have you? Because I can't tell at all. Honestly, there's nothing of you Nikki,"

"Well you look good for it as well," Chantelle said reassuringly, as Nikki conceded, "Apart from that, I've had a brilliant time."

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UBB: Brian Questions Josie's Big Brother Romance

Day 92: Ultimate Big Brother housemate Brian Dowling has questioned the romance between BB11 housemates Josie and John James. He seemed to doubt John James in the relationship, while Nick and Michelle spoke quite positively about the couple and Victor believed Josie was in love with John James.

"What do you think Josie's doing now?" mused Brian, as Michelle told him that she thought the BB11 winner would be spending time with John James. "Do you think they're still together?" asked Brian, who looked rather surprised.

"It's probably their wedding day," Michelle joked.

"But do you really? Did you believe them?" he probed, as Victor replied: "I believed her."

"I think she loves him," agreed Nick. "So why did he never kiss her? It's so weird," noted Brian.

"That's the difference between men and women," explained Michelle, who famously pursued fellow BB5 housemate Stuart relentlessly during their series. "People always say that I'm the bunny boiler, but me and Stu were together for, like, a year afterwards."

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Tuesday, 7 September 2010


Day 91: Housemates had to perform a dance routine as part of the days Task in the Ultimate Big Brother house. Here are the pictures as they performed.......
Vanessa gives it all the right moves


Nick contemplates his next move

Michelle strikes a pose

Brian and Nikki in full flow

Vanessa and Ulrika pull their best faces

Down in the UBB crib

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UBB: Victor Gets Tree of Temptation Task

Day 91: The Tree of Temptation returned to give Victor a secret Task. While the Tree began to speak with Victor as he was alone in the bathroom, both Ulrika and Brian seemed to notice something was happening despite being sat on the sofas.

"Well well well, if it ain't the self-styled milk man himself, so called because he always delivers," the Tree began. "You've successfully plotted, bitched and schemed about every single housemate and I can let you in on a secret, you didn't get any nominations!"

Victor seemed very happy to learn that not one of his housemates had nominated him this week, and was then told to open the Tree's drawer, reports DigitalSpy.

"In my drawers is a dictaphone, a 'Victaphone' if you will," the Tree told him as Victor began to giggle. "I want you to record them bitching about each other, you've got one hour to do it."

The Tree confirmed that there would not be a prize for winning the task as he wanted Victor to complete it "just for the crack of it".

However, before Victor left the bathroom to begin his mission, the Tree warned him about Ulrika and Brian's suspicions.

"They're on to it, so give them a wide berth," Victor was advised deciding to head over and speak with Preston first instead.

As Victor finished speaking with the Tree, both Ulrika and Brian agreed that while they were certain Victor was on a task they would not ruin it for him in case they could win something for the whole house.
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Monday, 6 September 2010

UBB: Chantelle Cries On 'TV' Show

Day 90: Chantelle became upset during the 'Feltz' TV show task, when Vanessa called her and ex-husband Preston up to the stage to discuss the topic 'We found love on a reality show', reports DigitalSpy.

The prospect of baring her soul about her marriage - and subsequent divorce - for fake chatshow Feltz was too much to bear for the 27-year-old, who broke down in tears almost immediately.

Rushing through the drama, Vanessa got Ulrika up on stage instead, as Chantelle settled back into her seat in the audience and wiped away her tears.

Following the task, Ulrika confided in Brian that the former CBB winner had "been a little bit emotional all afternoon". She added: "I really think it was a big gamble for them to come in here. Even though they parted on good terms."

Brian mused: "Everyone always asks how Chantelle is. Nobody ever asks how Preston is about it. Isn't that weird?"

Not long afterwards, Preston headed to the bedroom for a private chat with his former wife. "I knew even before I got on the stage that I was going to [get upset]," she told him.

"Yeah. I know you well enough to know that you were going to do that," he replied. "She didn't even ask you anything!"

Chantelle laughed and admitted: "I know... It wasn't [Vanessa's] fault at all, though, was it? It's a task they've been given."

Preston agreed. "And Big Brother is going to have to say stuff like that at some point. We've been put in here together, it was bound to happen," he said. "I just feel like everything was cool and going really well, and it's weird now."

"It was a pretend interview but it's still, like, our life. Do you know what I mean? It's still hard," said Chantelle. "We can't joke about it can we? I'm definitely not ready."

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UBB: Feltz Task

Day 90: The latest Task 'Feltz' had housemates attending and producing the first ever recording of TV’s brand new daytime talk show format – “FELTZ”. Hosted by Vanessa Feltz and produced by Victor Ebuwa, the crew was made up of the following Housemates:

Brian became the floor manager.
Michelle became the show runner.

The remaining Housemates became audience members. As the show runner, Michelle was to look after the crew and audience members' every demand, and as such Michelle was the only housemate permitted to prepare any food and drink in the kitchen.

Vanessa, Victor and Brian had to plan the recording at a production meeting.

If housemates fulfilled their duties and produced a watchable TV show then they would be invited to an after show party of nibbles and cocktails.

The topics covered in the show would be as follows:


2. NASTY OR NICE? - Guest: 'Nasty' Nick Bateman

3. WE FOUND LOVE ON A REALITY SHOW - Guests: Chantelle Houghton and Samuel Preston
4. IS THERE A PRICE TO FAME - Guest: Ulrika Jonsson

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UBB PICTURE: Vanessa Sends Nikki To Sleep

Day 90: As Vanessa Feltz talked and talked, poor little Nikki Grahame fell asleep on her arm like a young child beside her mum.

Vanessa, Brian and Ulrika had been chatting away on all manner of topics, ranging from Vanessa's career highlights, the merits of cosmetic surgery, and the effects of the ageing process. But poor tired Nikki soon lost interest, and used it as an opportunity to catch up on her beauty sleep.

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Sunday, 5 September 2010

UBB: Nominations Revealed For Double Eviction

Day 89: The final nominations took place today, with yet another Big Brother twist - Each member of the gang had to spin a special nominations roulette wheel which decided how they would nominate. For example: a housemate could have be asked to draw their nominations on a white board, they might have to rap their nominations or they may have to do a dare before nominating.

Three housemates with the most votes were Michelle, Nick and Vanessa who will now face the public vote ahead of a Double Eviction on Wednesday night. Only one of those housemates will make it through to Friday's Ultimate Big Brother Final and have the chance to be crowned the Ultimate Housemate.

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UBB: Rex Returns For Enjoy The Silence Task

Day 89: With less than a week to go before the very night of Big Brother, housemates were kept busy with their latest Task, they had to attempt to remain silent whilst facing a variety of uncomfortable challenges, set by BB9's Rex.

Each Housemate that stayed silent would be invited to a Very Loud party held later in the evening, but any housemate who made a noise would not be allowed to attend.

The challenges were as follows:

1. Needle in a Nettle Stack: Brian had to attempt to find a needle in a stack of nettles

2. Tickle's Tickle: Michelle was tickled by Jon Tickle from BB4

3. Sick Lick: Ulrika had to eat a wasabi and lard ice cream

4. Cactus Catch: Vanessa and Chantelle had to play catch with a cactus

5. The Wrestler: Preston had various moves performed on him by a professional wrestler named Havoc (see picture above!)

6. I'm So Cold: Nikki had to her arms through a block of ice and transfer dead sardines between 2 bowls

7. Hair Raising: Nick would crawl across 300 upturned hairbrushes

8. Shoot 'em up: Victor would be fired at by a professional paintballer

Watch the highlights show on Channel 4 or visit the official website to find out how the housemates fared on the Task.

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UBB: Retrospective Task Results

Day 89: The results are in for the Retrospective Shopping Task, and as you can see from Brian's face above, the housemates successfully passed the Task and won themselves a luxury shopping budget for their final week in the house.

Here is a breakdown of all the Retrospective Task results...

Housemates successfully ignored Makosi’s attempts to become the most annoying housemate and therefore passed their secret mission.

Preston ate all of the liqueur chocolates without being sick and therefore passed his task.

Ulrika and Nick performed Endless Love and their duet received 49,795 hits. It failed to achieve more hits than Ulrika and Vern’s previous performance of 81,483 hits. Therefore they have failed their part of the task.

Victor, Nadia and Chantelle sang 'I Want It All'. Victor failed to sing all the lyrics correctly and therefore they failed their part of the task.

Brian successfully got to the stage within 30 seconds for all of his dance triggers and danced for the duration of the songs. Therefore Brian passed his task.

Nikki successfully completed all of Mr Pete Bennett’s demands and therefore passed her task.

Michelle successfully sang Pie Jesu live to the Big Brother audience and therefore passed her task.

Housemates failed 2 tasks but were allowed up to 4 fails therefore it's party time once more.

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UBB POLL: Will Preston And Chantelle Get Back Together?

Day 89: Our poll asked you if Preston and Chantelle would get back together and the vast majority of you who voted, said 'YES'. Only one fifth of voters didn't think the Ultimate Big Brother housemates would get back together.
Since Preston and Chantelle entered the UBB house almost two weeks ago, the former married couple, have become closer and it is rumoured Preston has been dumped by his American girlfriend. The UBB housemates have kept viewers glued to the final days of Big Brother as they remembered why they fell in love almost 5 years ago.

Poll Results:

Yes - 56%

No - 20%

If the price is right! - 24%

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