Tonight on our televisions, the revamped Big Brother is back, hosted by AJ Odudu and Will Best.


ITV this time around. Increasingly paying attention to contestants' welfare

Can the show ever be as exciting as it was in its early noughties heyday, ask the housemates, who are well aware of the renown the show can bring?

Back in July 2000, when Nick Bateman first moved into the Big Brother house

He had no idea what was in store for him as one of the first UK finalists chosen from among the tens of thousands of applicants.

He was asked to depart through the back door 35 days later after attempting to rig the nomination process.

Following a fight with the other housemates headed by the eventual victor

Craig Phillips had his face plastered throughout the tabloid front pages as he returned to reality.

You aren't prepared for it, Bateman claims to Sky News.

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