A 23-year-old gay farmer from Tipperary will enter the Big Brother House on Friday evening. Last night, the show’s host Emma Willis gave viewers a sneak peek of what to expect from the line-up of housemates for the ‘civilian’ edition of the show.
In the teaser trailer, the cast members reveal why they should be included on the show. The Irish contestant, whose name and photo have not been released says: “I deserve a place in the Big Brother House because you have not had a 23-year-old gay farmer from the heart of Ireland”.
A fan website, Big Brother Xtra has speculated that the Irish contestant is Cian Corrigan from Tipperary.
Other contestants include a Buddhist graphic-designer from London, a semi-professional football player from Suffolk and an 18-year-old vlogger from Norwich.
Big Brother revealed in a tweet that one housemate will be given an advantage in Friday’s show, and viewers are invited to vote for their favourite based on their profile in a poll.
The show will air on Friday night in what is rumoured to be the last of the series. Channel 5 has not committed to producing another season of Big Brother.
— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) September 12, 2018
Last night, the finale of Celebrity Big Brother saw Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas take the crown, beating Kirstie Alley and Dan Osborne in the public vote. The most reason season had been one of the most controversial in Big Brother history after Roxanne Pallett accused Thomas of intentionally punching her in the ribs while they were play-fighting. Pallett has apologised twice since leaving the house, and Ryan forgave her for the accusations in his post-victory interview. He told Emma Willis: “Forgiveness is a big thing. So if she wants forgiveness and it makes her feel better then I would rather give her that, because I think she’s been punished enough by the public and the people around her”.
The civilian edition of the show premieres this Friday night at 9:00 pm on Channel 5.
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