Big Brother 2003 (UK) (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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Big Brother 4 in 2003 was the fourth series of Big Brother in the UK, a reality show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash prize at the end of the run. The series ran from Friday 23 May to Friday 25 July 2003.
The fourth series saw several surprises. Four housemates were nominated on the opening night after the housemates were told to make instant nominations based on first impressions, with every housemate receiving even one nomination facing the public vote; of the four, Anouska was evicted one week later. One housemate, Cameron Stout, accepted a challenge from Big Brother and discovered it meant spending a week in the Big Brother Africa house (one of the African housemates, Gaetano, spent some time in the UK house in return). There was a surprise double eviction, new housemate, and return by evicted housemate Jon Tickle for the last two weeks (he was not eligible to win, though he opted not to tell his housemates this).
The £70,000 prize was eventually won by Cameron. Several housemates later had presenting or acting jobs.
The reaction to this series was poor, the press and viewers finding the housemates boring. Endemol turned "evil" and selected more extreme housemates the next year.
After Big Brother, Cameron Stout, Jon Tickle and Ray Shah went on to have successful careers in the media industry. Cameron Stout is an occasional columnist with The Sunday Post newspaper and has appeared in panto in Aberdeen, Jon Tickle co-presents Brainiac: Science Abuse on UK television's Sky One, now in its fourth series and Ray Shah now works in the radio, television and entertainment industry in Ireland. He presents radio shows on Dublin's Q102 and TV shows on City Channel. Ray also works as a club DJ playing at venues around Ireland.
In a poll aired on E4 on May 13 2006, Gos was voted the least popular housemate of all time.
Total number of votes in the final week: 4.3 million
Anouska Golebiewski (born 8 November, 1982) was a nursery assistant from Greater Manchester. She became the victim of the shock nominations on Day 1 being nominated by 6 housemates and she was the first evictee of the series on Day 8. She then went on appear in the Big Brother house in Australia which she stayed for 10 days.
Cameron Stout (born 8 March 1971 in Stromness, Orkney) was the winner of Big Brother 2003.
Before the contest, Stout had worked as a fish trader for an American company in Orkney in Scotland. Stout was known for his strong evangelical Christian beliefs and was proud in admitting his virginity. For this, and his belief that sex should only take place within marriage, he was mocked by the British tabloid press as a 'bible basher'. Whilst sewing a shamrock " a symbol of Ireland " Stout was heard whistling The Sash .
During the series he accepted a challenge from Big Brother and discovered it meant spending a week in the Big Brother Africa house (one of the African housemates, Gaetano, spent some time in the UK house in return).
Federico Martone (born 2 April 1980) was a waiter from Glasgow and he got evicted during a double eviction with Jon on Day 29.
Gaetano Kagwa (born 1971) from Uganda was the housemate from the Big Brother house in Africa which he swapped place with Cameron for 4 days. He later finished 5th in the African Program.
Herjender "Gos" Gosal (born July 28, 1971) is a chef from London. He got evicted on Day 44 beaten by Ray and Nush, the day after the bomb scare in front of no crowd.
Jonathan "Jon" Tickle, (born May 8 1974, in Staines. He appeared on TV before this, however, as a contestant on the game show Blockbusters in 1991. He was evicted along with Federico on Day 29 but returned to the house on Day 50 when viewers voted him back into the house where he stayed until the full 64 days.
Voted 13th most popular housemate of all time, Tickle has more fan websites than any other housemate, most notably "Jon Tickle - The Legend" . He is also, famously, the object of devotion of the Brethren of the Church of Jon - a still thriving organisation set up in his honour on the Channel 4 Big Brother forums during Big Brother 4. He was also a contestant on a celebrity edition of Distraction winning roughly £3,200 for cancer research.
Tickle, a physics graduate of the University of Leicester, has gone on to co-present Brainiac: Science Abuse, a series of science-based shows on the UK television station Sky One, in which he is the 'sciencey one' and the most daring of all Brainiacs, in contrast to Richard Hammond who was a more entertainment focused presenter.
Justine Sellman (born November 17, 1975) was a sales assistant from Leeds. She got evicted on Day 15. She later dated 2000 contestant Nick Bateman.
Lisa Jeynes (born January 1968) was a shop manager from South Wales. She was once voted the 46th most beautiful woman in Wales. She arrived on Day 30 and got evicted on Day 50. Lisa did however attempt to reapply to enter the following year's which she was automatically turned away
Annuszka "Nush" Nowak (born September 1979) is a sales assistant and a hippy girl from Malvern. She got evicted on Day 57. She had a brief relationship with Scott in which she was later dumped by her real boyfriend during the series.
Ray Shah (born January 1978) was an IT Systems Administrator and was the runner-up of the series. He is from Dublin. He now works in the radio, television and entertainment industry in Ireland. He presents radio shows on Dublin's Q102 and TV shows on City Channel. Ray also works as a club DJ playing at venues around Ireland.
Scott Turner (born 23 September 1975, Liverpool) finished 3rd place in the series. He had a brief relationship with Nush.
Joanne "Sissy" Rooney (BornOctober 17 1976) is from Liverpool and she got evicted on Day 22.
Stephanie Smith (born May 28 1975) was a visual merchandiser from Redditch and was married to a footballer. She finished 4th place in the series.
She now works as as a discipline and learning officer in a school in Worcestershire.
Tânia do Nascimento (born July, 1980), was based from London. The Sunday Mirror later confirmed during her time in the house that she once had a relationship with singer Peter Andre.
She got evicted on Day 36. She later had a baby and moved to Germany.