bbspy Big Brother Awards 2013: The winners revealed!
Who were your favourite Big Brother housemates of 2013? What did the producers get right and wrong? And which international version is the best? Wonder no more – the results of the bbspy Big Brother Awards 2013 are in, and here we reveal the winners!
Following a truly supersized twelve months of Big Brother – another three series in Blighty, the longest season ever in the US, an Australian series that was extended halfway through, and the first ever BB Canada – we thought 2013 would be a good time to launch our first ever Big Brother Awards, a poll-of-the-year to get us in the mood for the new Celebrity series, which begins tomorrow night at 9.00pm on Channel 5.
Over ten days of polling, you responded in droves – and after totting up the thousands of votes that were cast, we can now reveal the housemates, tasks, twists, moments and more that you’ve named and shamed as your highlights and lowlights of Big Brother 2013!
Anyway, that’s enough fanfare – its time to get down to business. Here’s the first award…
Best Series (UK)
Winner: Big Brother 14 Secrets & Lies (72.54%)
2nd: Celebrity Big Brother 12 (14.45%)
3rd: Celebrity Big Brother 11 (13.01%)
We begin by naming Big Brother 14 as the best of last year’s three UK series, with a landslide victory of 72.54% – an impressive figure given that there is far more hype over the Celebrity editions these days.
With a perfect cast of housemates, a stream of solid tasks and twists, and even its own theme of ‘Secrets & Lies’, BB14 is arguably the best series of Big Brother that Channel 5 has aired so far, and the one that’s come closest to rivalling the Channel 4 years – indeed we wish it had been the series the Richard Desmond-owned broadcaster launched their revival with in 2011.
Thankfully, the extra effort they put in paid off, and it became their highest rating civilian series of Big Brother so far – shattering the theory that the even-numbered runs don’t do as well.
Don’t get us wrong, its far from perfect – as you’ll see when we go through the ‘Worst Production Decision’ category later – but when you remove the producers’ blunders from the equation, BB14 stands head and shoulders above every other C5 series so far (lets not forget that they’ve pretty much all suffered from such mishaps).
We can’t wait to see if it will be topped in 2014…
Next Award: Best Winner (UK)