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Big Brother under fire over potential rule-break

DAY 44 Posted on July 18 2012 at 07:09pm by Matt Scott

Big Brother 2012 has come under fire from viewers after Caroline was caught showing Conor her cards during Monday’s face-to-face nominations.

On Sunday, Big Brother set housemates a Wild West-themed shopping task, which culminated in a twist on Monday evening involving housemates making their seventh round of nominations in front of the group.

Each housemate was given a deck of cards featuring the other housemates’ faces, and had to draw the cards of their chosen nominees, display them and explain their reasons.

The segment aired in last night’s highlights show, and eagle-eyed viewers spotted a second-long clip in which Caroline fanned out her cards and displayed them to Conor.

Big Brother 2012 - Conor, Caroline face-to-face nominations

Although it is not exactly clear what happened, many angry fans have speculated that they could have been discussing who they were voting for, which would break the rules banning housemates from discussing and influencing nominations.

Conor and Caroline had already affected the nominations – albeit unknowingly – after helping Scott, Sara and Luke S to win immunity.

As the task’s Sheriff and Deputy, they were able to split the other housemates in to three teams – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – and determine which teams won three mini challenges, which rewarded them with extra time in the final immunity challenge.

Shortly after the nominations took place, Deana, Sara and Luke A were punished for conversations Big Brother deemed to be rule-breaking.

bbspy has approached the show for an explanation.



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64 comments on this article

  1. BBUK is a joke with punishments says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    BB might have to turn off the hot water more than 12 hours this time.

  2. Josh says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    The problem with what could be a potentially good series is the lack of consistency. They’re really wishy-washy about certain things. Perhaps a zero tolerance rule should be reimplemented like in BB9.

  3. Yayah says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    What is it this time? Probably not allowed to use the pool for a day or something, punishments are a joke on big brother. They are getting the mick taken out of them as the punishments are silly as nilly.

  4. Sue Watson says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    I think this years nominations have been manipulated and unfair from day one. Very dissapointing that the rule breakers haven’t been consistently pulled up and properly punished. Making a mockery of what was once a great programme :envy:

  5. Gabby Evans says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    its a joke theyve washed over so many rule breaks in favour of the insiders to get more arguments out of them all-should be ashamed of themselves
    they’ll try and get out of this by saying they didnt see it even though its clear as day

  6. Rich says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    How could BB be so stupid to miss that :down:

  7. MickeyB says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    Maybe Conor and Caroline can be put up for eviction separately. That would be a great punishment for cheating :) P.S. This is my first BBUK, I’m watching it here in Canada. Loving the drama :)

  8. jennyjuniper says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    The rot set in the house from day one when they allowed nomination chat. This split the house into two factions, instead of allowing people to blend and find friendships. Since then BB has blatantly allowed Conor and Co to get away with pretty much anything.The voiceover saying ‘YOU DECIDE’ is the biggest joke of all. I reccomend no-one votes to save anyone seeing as it’s not our choice anyway.

  9. Andrew says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    I e-mailed BBBOTS about htis last njght why has nothing been done about it Caroline is pure stuck up evil.

  10. Andrew01 says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    Bring back the BB jail. that’ll sort it out. :up: :grin:

  11. Stu says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    Just been on 5 Demand to watch bit again, it occurred 17 mins 50 secs into the episode and I think I just about made out Caroline saying “that one” to Conor as she showed him the card.

  12. michelle says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    they wont do any think about it there the golden couple who get away with every think. .

  13. Shirley says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    BB does it again, punishes the good and rewards the bad. They must think we’re stupid. Just comes across like BB are trying to protect these 2 vile creatures. Warning them is NOT enough! Cold showers is NOT enough! Taking the food away is NOT enough! Save Lauren and Luke A. and put them both up. BB must do something, the public decides!!! :down:

  14. Debbie says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    Bullying and racism also happening,BB and channel 5 need to stop this,this page is against the bullies etc………….https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Big-Brother-UK-2012/416920435017412

  15. Abbie says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    caroline and conor are the most horrible people ever! they do not have a single nice bone in their bodies. caroline bitches 24/7 and they both influence the nominations (although becky is just as bad) and caroline annoys me the way she always says “you are the funniest person i have ever met” “you’re actually amazing”
    she say’s it to everyone then when people say something about her bitching she’s just like “yeah, im so sorry, im actually sorry” EVERY TIME no wonder she has never had a boyfriend on the outside world, no one would want to be with a bitch like that :down:

  16. carole galibardy says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    I think BB should put both Connor and Caroline up for breaking the voting rules, instead of Luke A and Lauren. what a twist that would be.

  17. carole Galibardy. says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    In fact i think it would be a good idea to put all the house mates up this week because of Carolyne and connor cheating then the rest of the house would really change their opinion of them, that would really be a turn around.

  18. Caroline to win says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    If she looked or didn’t look lauren would have been up anyway, so what is the deal of making a big song and dance about it

  19. Jeremy Bedford says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    @carole Galibardy.
    I like that but I do think that Connor and caroline should be up for eviction but if they all were – and they became the 2 with the lowest votes – maybe they would wake up

  20. Keyo says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    The big fix/fiddle/farce started earlier, Conor and Caroline were able to pick their friends to receive the most minutes in the immunity challenge, their friends predictably won the immunity challenge and now thave block voted the HMs they’ve shamelessly targeted all weekend for their strategic bitching as BB again turn a blind eye to people heavily influencing the votes. Makes you wonder who’s in charge of this show? It’s certainly not BB – Conor and Caroline have been in control of this week’s nominations since Friday, this is besides the what BB could be deemed cheating by Connor and Caroline.

  21. ShamelessDom88 says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    Conor nodded as well D: If big brother doesn’t put them up for eviction i will be pissed. I think that whoever gets the least votes out of Lauren and Luke A should be put in a secret room and be able to watch the house for a few days.

  22. Jason Grant says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    put lauren and luke a in a secret room come in bb

  23. Stu says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    @Caroline to win Caroline wanted Conor’s approval, if she didn’t vote for Lauren, then Caroline would have been up for eviction herself this week here’s the clip watch carefully http://dai.ly/NxoPOD

  24. diane says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    I have allways loved bb but i cant watch it anymore, Why on earth does Conor and Caroline get away with so much ? I still shudder at the outburst Conor had when he wanted to sexualy and physically abuse Deana ! it was disgusting and bb seem to be supporting that behavior.

  25. Marion says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !
  26. susie says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    yes bb u brought caroline into diary rm wat bout others . happy bthday bb but still not voting this wk

  27. susie says:
    Wed 18 Jul | Reply !

    Although it is not exactly clear what happened, many angry fans have speculated that they could have been discussing who they were voting for, which would break the rules banning housemates from discussing and influencing nominations.

    Conor and Caroline had already affected the nominations – albeit unknowingly – after helping Scott, Sara and Luke S to win immunity.

    As the task’s Sheriff and Deputy, they were able to split the other housemates in to three teams – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – and determine which teams won three mini challenges, which rewarded them with extra time in the final immunity challenge.

    Shortly after the nominations took place, Deana, Sara and Luke A were punished for conversations Big Brother deemed to be rule-breaking.

    bbspy has approached the show for an explanation.

    Read more: http://www.bbspy.co.uk/bb13/news/0718/big-brother-under-fire-over-potential-nominations-rule-break#ixzz21162uLSC

  28. philomena daly says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    should be no eviction on friday, an all housemates go up next week for double eviction

  29. Lewis Kennedy says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    They both need to face eviction next week and no nominations. That would teach them!

  30. Fraz says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    Felt really sorry for Lauren on the face off nominations, nobody likes rejection but she took it really well. Although she came across as very vulnerable I think she’s also got quite a bit of strength and handled it pretty well considering. Missed the card thing between Conor and Caroline, its not v.clear what happened. A lot of comments on here are getting to volatile towards Conor and Caroline. Caroline is a spoilt brat & I think bitching is actually her way of trying to make friends (albeit not the best way). Conor is a bit of a dumbass who is overly competitive. Not traits I would deem as evil. Seriously its a game show. Best Big Brother yet, v.entertaining.

  31. Bn says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    How has Caroline been called up on bullying when Connor hasn’t?
    He is constantly bullying deana everyday !!!
    Get Connor and Caroline out for constant rule breaking AND bullying!
    Deana to win!

  32. andrew harrison says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    For all those who are disgusted with the bullying being conducted by Conor , Caroline and their ilk may I suggest you contact the shows sponsors Shwarzkopf at http://www.schwarzkopf-consumer.co.uk/index.php?id=6835 and email your disgust of Big Brother UK for permitting the bullying and inappropriate behavior to other housemates by Conor and his thuggish friends.. Indicate to them that your family and friends intend to boycott their products unless they use their advertising power to sanction Big Brother UK for permitting the bullying. See if the threat of losing the advertising dollar will nip this outrageous bullying in the bud!!!!

  33. Gabby Evans says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    any news on the rule break? an audience member last night mentioned it to emma but it was brushed over

  34. Mitchell says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    Think this may be the last week I watch of this series. I’m quite sick of the sheer favourtism towards the “insiders” and the fact that the two housemates who deserve to still be there are the two up for eviction this week means that we’re not getting a choice. Scratch this whole nominations thing and put everyone up–give us the choice that they so often promote with the words “YOU decide”

  35. CH5BBUK says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    They should stop the voting and give the money back to people who voted and put all housemates up for eviction and then let people vote! :grin:

    I think thats ony fair but I dont think BB will as they will just ignore it even if thousands complained to them as they are not bothered! :down:

    Miss how BB use to be when it was on CH4 and I really thought that CH5 would keep BB how it use to be and also keep Live Feed too!

  36. Anna says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    As usual BB are blatantly ignoring public feelings, not only that but theyre bending over backwards to keep two of the biggest cheats, bullies and manipulators in the game, And Why ? ? because theyre causing an out-rage .. if you want to keep your viewers BB you better start listening to them :doh:

  37. Odette says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    Why dont Big Brother have the final on Friday instead. Send everybody home tonight, and just keep thier little cheating pet’s – Conor and Caroline in the house and crown one of them the winner this friday. Its obvious to everybody with a brain cell that they want Conor or Caroline to win. Would BB punish Luke A, Deana, Lauren or Adam by turning off the hot water for a couple of hours if any of those had done what Caroline did? – No way…Its totally unfair, and this weeks nominations should be cancelled if BB is to be fair on everybody – and Caroline should be given the boot – she is vile and i cant stand watching because of her lying, bitching and scheming..

  38. Christina Chance says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    @CH5BBUK

    They can keep my money, if they put up Conor & Caroline. I will give them more of it, if they change it to evict!!!!!

    @Mitchell

    I am a BB addict, but its been two days since I have watched. Just checking the sites.

    For last years CBB and previous BB I didn’t watch a single episode or glance at any pages and didn’t make one single comment. For me without livefeed its not BBUK, these are exactly the antics we want to via BB, but only if there’s strict and fast punishment.

  39. Debbie says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    It is disgusting what has happened in that house,we want action NOW and this group is trying to do just that,join us if you want JUSTICE ……………….https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Big-Brother-UK-2012/416920435017412

  40. Use to watch BB says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    @andrew harrison
    It’s disgusting the turn this show has taken. They truly are the worse ever people in the shows history. 100% vile excuses for human beings. Ashleigh,connor, caroline, Becky & Luke S should all be removed and replaced with new house mates. Shivonne was also in on it, when she said “spam” all these clips are on the net.

  41. Sam says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    @Debbie

    Mediawatch shills?

  42. Huggle says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    I’m just hoping that the reason Big Brother is not doing anything about it yet is because they are already planning a twist to keep Lauren and Luke A in this Friday or to put them back in on Wednesday. This is clearly making people talk about Big Brother (obviously for the wrong reasons) but hopefully it is because they are planning on putting the evicted housemate into another room and on Wednesday revealing that they are also involved in the white room task, either that or surprising them on Wednesday by putting them back in (in the white room task). OR because they know they can get rid of three housemates with this task they can then put whoever goes this Friday back in with the winner of the white room task. I think it’s a bit of a coincidence (I’m hoping anyway) that Big Brother would just ignore this completely after sooooo many complaints from their viewers and that they have suddenly organised a twist (which in the Australian BB meant other people being able to enter the house). I also agree that they most likely won’t put in brand new people as it is too late. Therefore I think it is possible they have something planned because think how much praise they would get from BB fans if this happened and they managed to turn it around. If they don’t do something like that and this is just a normal eviction, I won’t want to watch it anymore. There are only 4 nice people in that house and they should all be in it until the end. I can’t stand Caroline, Becky, Connor, Luke A or Ashleigh they are a bunch of evil nasty idiots and they all need to get evicted and massively booed BEFORE the other four. Nice genuine people should win BB and get further generally in life so they should not be encouraging this kind of behaviour. To cut a long story short…if Lauren or Luke A go this Friday without being involved in a twist I won’t be able to watch anymore. The face to face nomination episode made me cry. If there is a twist to keep them in or get them back in then I reckon it could be one of best Big Brother’s moments of all time and possibly my favourite (up there with the 1st secret room)!

  43. Ruby Tuesday says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    Big brother will not punish caroline as she is their picked winner.. all that she has said and done and all she gets is told off and warned what the public think of her so she can redeem herself ..this is why the public will not be aloud to nominate who they want out..as wouldnt look good, she has well to do parents..(who have raised a demond) worst big brother ever and wont be worth watching as the nominations to come each week now, are so obvious..the 2 left in will be caroline and conor.. :down:

  44. ShamelessDom88 says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    Luke S should be up with Conor and Caroline as well because while everyone was nominating, he said ‘vote for lauren’

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xs91s1_slowed-down-footage-of-luke-s_shortfilms#

    Video of him saying it in link

  45. CH5BBUK says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    Someone made a comment saying in other words cancel this weeks eviction and do a double eviction next week!

    I think BB should do a double eviction next week with all housemates up for eviction with Conor and Caroline going :grin:

    I bet BB wont through :down:

  46. CH5BBUK says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    @Christina Chance

    Lol I bet everyone would do the same let BB keep the money if Conor and Caroline was up for eviction :grin:

  47. patricia says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    i am so angry with big brother the insiders were clearly influencing housemates to vote for luke a and lauren all week. if this eviction is allowed this week i shall be disgusted. cancel it this week punish conor and caroline. then put all the housemates up for eviction next week.then the public really will decide.

  48. natalie says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    I am a big fan of BB and have watched them ALL. It seems as though BB have gone soft in their old age. To me No hot water or wearing a t-shirt is NOT a punishment but putting ALL housemates up for eviction is, That will also cause more friction in the house with the ones that didn’t break any rules!!!! Especially if one of them went that wasn’t originally up!! Come on BB GET TOUGHER WITH THEM!!!!

  49. philomena daly says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    @patricia Totally agree. Look what happened to nasty nick for cheating he was kicked off she should be up for cheating either that or the hole house put up for her actions :envy:

  50. Donna says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    I am not being funny, but we are looking at this picture from 1 angle yes it looks like she is showing him, BUT Big Brother would have seen it from several angles, which is why they have not done anything. How can people say that BB doesn’t punish these 2?? They have done before. I have a question for the people that said Deana to win… Why?? What has she done to win? What annoys me is people want her to win because she has been ‘bullied’ she hasn’t they just don’t like her. It happens, yes Connor was bang out of order with what he said but that does not mean Deana should win…

  51. Donna says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    Also they are all influencing each other, everytime they say they don’t like someone, The smokers I feel are actually the worst for doing this, They go on about how they don’t like a certain person then most of the time they all vote that person. Lauren goes on about Caroline and Ashleigh and who did the smokers vote???

  52. Shelby says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    @Donna
    I can see where you’re coming from. But, people do not want the ‘bullies’ to win, we all want to see a genuine person win. The outsiders deserve that money more than anyone, most the insiders have been intimidating, bitching, being horrible, you saw what BB did to Caroline? They gave her a warning and Scott & Ashleigh. Also, it was only Adam & Deana who voted for Ashleigh, it was any influence on them two, they did have reasonable explanations. Same with Caroline; Luke A, Lauren & Adam voted for her with valid reasons. It’s the fact that Caroline went around the night before as well as Becky, intimidating Lauren and Luke A. Last of all, Big Brother is useless, they don’t punish the two separately, it’s the whole house.

  53. Shelby says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    @Donna
    Sorry, I meant ‘it was only Adam & Deana who voted for Ashleigh, it wasn’t any influence’

  54. Caroline says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    Conor and Caroline didn’t vote for the same 2 people so what difference does it make? Yes they did both vote for Lauren but so did almost all of them. Most people are just trying to find a way to get Luke A and Lauren off the hook, well sorry but 1 of them is gone this week and who goes you decide :grin:

  55. Lisa says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    I stopped watching this year. I was frustrated enough when they allowed repeated rule breaks from the same people over and over with lame, weak punishments while allowing the tainted nominations to stand and Connor getting away with his vile words towards Deena but this is too much. Why allow both L&L to be up when it was clearly caught and called out that C&C cheated once again? Why call out Deena but not C&C? I give up this year. I am over it all and will hope the BB does better next year or I may jsut be over it for good.

  56. Smile! says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    Deana, Sara Luke A and Lauren where pulled for talking about nominations (even though they where harmless conversations not directly intended to influence voting) and they where punished. So why is a CLEAR attempt to influence voting gone unpunished? The video is there for all to see. Double standards Bigbrother! http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xs91mo_video-evidence-of-conor-caroline-and-luke-s-cheating_shortfilms

  57. jennyjuniper says:
    Thu 19 Jul | Reply !

    If you are as disgusted and angry at BB’s constant refusal to acknowledge that Conor and Co persistently rule break and influence nominations, then I would like to ask you to join me in NOT voting to save, NOT watching the eviction and contacting SCHWARTZKOPF and anyone in the media to register your dissatisfaction. Any channel or programme which takes money from viewers should be answerable to that public. Remind channel 5 and BB that it is our hard earned money which helps pay for their jobs.

  58. karen says:
    Fri 20 Jul | Reply !

    connor and caroline never got into bother over talks in the bathroom/showerroom the same day deana got into bother ,infact!,carolines hair was still wet from being in shower bitching whilst she sat on sofa listening to deana getting into bother!

  59. Anna says:
    Fri 20 Jul | Reply !

    So there wasnt a good Camera angle for conclusive evidence to prove Carolines wrong-doing ! ! ! –wasnt that convenient ? ?
    But does it really Matter ? ?
    Carolines actions have made the whole nomination process QUESTIONABLE to say the least and should NEVER be allowed to go ahead
    We know BB bend over backwards to keep certain HM’s in, This year thats more apparent than ever.
    BB,,,,, with this LUDICROUS decision youve just lost thousands of viewers and MONEY PAYING voters, you can ill afford to lose

  60. loll51 says:
    Fri 20 Jul | Reply !

    OMG anyone can clearly see Conor looking at her cards. She’s sitting so close to him she’s virtually sitting on his knee. She’s showing him her cards how can BB say the camera was at an angle that they couldn’t see. It’s there…we can see it BB why can’t you.? :shock:

  61. dawny says:
    Fri 20 Jul | Reply !

    well ive been banned from the big brother site 4 tellin the truth how sad is that but we wont b beat at all

  62. Annabelle says:
    Sat 21 Jul | Reply !

    It wasnt a “Potential rule break” it was a BLATANT rule break, BB didnt have the angle ( so they say) to see who’s card Caroline was showing also means they didnt have the angle to see that it wasnt Laurens pic she was showing, leaving a big question mark over the who’ll debacle,
    There may not have been enough evidence to punish Caroline and Conor ( yeah we believe you ! ! !) but there was plenty of evidence to make the nominations null and void, putting the whole house up and letting the public REALLY DECIDE for once who goes



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