Credit where it’s Not Due

I’ve been trying to work out how it’s decided who’s House Director name goes on the end credits for Celebrity Big Brother. At first I thought it was the two names of the people working the middle shift, ie, 9-5. During the day there are 4 or 5 House Directors throughout the 24 hour period. But on one evening my name appeared in the credits, even though I did none of the coverage for that show!

Alex Scott Big Brother House Director

It could be a mistake. Maybe the credit is assigned depending on how much coverage is used by individuals. But that seems like a lot of logistical work to do just for a credit. Especially when there are over a hundred names in the credit sequence.

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UPDATE: Turns out the credits were always scheduled depending on the two Directors who worked the 0900-1700 and 1600-0000 shifts. If shifts were swapped, the credits didn’t change.

Celebrity Big Brother 2011: Eviction Number 1

Jedward were dressed as babies for several hours that day. The production crew could be heard bellowing with laughter from several cabins away around the Production Village. Jedward were told off by Big Brother for not acting their age, and as such should become babies till they had grown up. It didn’t help. In fact, it freaked all the housemates out, especially Tara Reid and Paddy Doherty. Jedward were dressed in nappies and had giant dummies as well as fillable milk bottles. If anything, Jedward seemed to love becoming the JedBabies.

Celebrity Big Brother

After Sally Bercows’ eviction on Fridays live show, the housemates had to nominate again. They were paranoid all day. The announcement of who was up for the chop next was playing on their mind, even as they went to bed. Big Brother announced it was time for a microphone battery change. Just the announcement of “This is Big Brother” made them all jump.

Here’s a gallery picture from just before the 1st ever Channel 5 Celebrity Big Brother eviction was announced. Notice presenter Brian Dowlings autocue prompt, his next line stating “THAT IS IT. The phone lines are now CLOSED”…

Celebrity Big Brother eviction