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Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 3:04PM EDT
Big Brother UK canceled after 41 seasons, including the celebrity editions
The 19th season of Big Brother UK, which launches tonight following last week's conclusion to the 22nd season of Celebrity Big Brother, will cap off all editions of Britain's Big Brother franchise -- at least for now. Channel 5, which has aired Big Brother UK since 2011, announced "it's time for the game to end. Game over." Big Brother UK originally aired on Channel 4 from 2000 to 2010. There is still a possibility that Big Brother UK could be relaunched on another network.
Posted Monday 9/10/18 at 8:51PM EDT
Kirstie Alley ends up as runner-up on UK's Celebrity Big Brother
The former Cheers star brought an "A-list" presence to the Channel 5 reality show known for its D-list stars.
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 2:41PM EDT
Celebrity Big Brother UK had contestants "build a wall" to stop intruders from getting green cards
The Channel 5 reality show is facing backlash after it made light of the Trump administration's immigration policies, with Kirstie Alley playing the president of the house. Housemates were asked to build a wall in the garden that would separate the house in two. ALSO: Stormy Daniels claims producers threatened to deport her if she didn't follow her "contract to a tee."
Posted Friday 8/17/18 at 1:55PM EDT
Stormy Daniels says a custody dispute prevented her from joining Celebrity Big Brother UK
Daniels told a host on British talk show Loose Women that there was a last-minute-development in her custody dispute concerning her 7-year-old daughter. Daniels' husband filed for divorce last month in Texas. Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti also weighed in, saying that there was no truth to stories that Daniels pulled out over money.
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 10:40PM EDT
Celebrity Big Brother UK fans were furious that Stormy Daniels didn't show up for launch night
The Channel 5 reality show promoted this season with an "Eye of the Storm" theme with reports from the tabloid The Sun that the porn star would appear and become the highest-paid competitor in the show's history, earning nearly $1 million. Two days ago, Daniels tweeted she won't be appearing on Celebrity Big Brother. Fans were furious when Daniels didn't show up on Thursday's launch night. "Where the f*ck is Stormy Daniels? I’ve wasted two hours," tweeted one audience member. Nevertheless, there have been reports that she "pulled out" at the last minute or that producers plan to have her enter the house at a later date.
- Watch Kirstie Alley's Celebrity Big Brother intro: The former Cheers star was elected "president" on launch night
- Celebrity Big Brother UK features a "White House" set complete with podium and presidential seal
- Meghan Markle's half-sister Samantha Markle didn't join Celebrity Big Brother on launch night despite implying she would
Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Stormy Daniels: I'm not going on Celebrity Big Brother UK
Daniels tweeted "Nope" to a fan's question directly asking if she's joining the British reality show, which begins filming on Thursday. The British tabloid The Sun, which first reported Daniels' involvement, reported today that she would become the highest-paid Celebrity Big Brother UK contestant in its 22-season history, earning about $950,000 for "just one week." On Monday, Daniels tweeted: "For those excitedly believing I am going on a reality show to talk about Trump, I hate to rain on your parade. That is absolutely NOT gonna happen. I never said that."
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 2:35PM EDT
Stormy Daniels and Kirstie Alley are reportedly joining Celebrity Big Brother UK
Source: The Sun
The 22nd edition of Britain's Celebrity Big Brother is set to launch on Thursday with Daniels and Alley, according to The Sun. But the tabloid's "official" lineup makes no mention of Samantha Markle, Meghan Markle's half-sister, who previously said she would be competing on the Channel 5 reality show.
Posted Thursday 7/19/18 at 6:20PM EDT
Meghan Markle's estranged half-sister: I'm going on Britain's Celebrity Big Brother
Source: Inside Edition
"Why not?" said Samantha Markle, who frequently slams her half-sister in the media. "Life is about cashing in," she told Inside Edition. "You take opportunities as they arise and hopefully you enjoy the ride and make it as positive as you can. There's nothing wrong with it." Samantha Markle is expected to earn six figures from Celebrity Big Brother UK, which kicks off Aug. 17.