Big Brother 2017 confirms People’s Housemate twist has ended

Tom loses outside contact - but housemates will play trick before he finds out
4 comments - Posted on June 10 2017 at 09:42am

Big Brother 2017 live launch - The People's Housemate Tom Barber

Big Brother 2017 has announced that The People’s Housemate twist has come to an end – but the housemates will play a trick on Tom Barber before he loses his power.

During Monday’s live launch, Tom became The People’s Housemate when viewers voted for him to enter the house out of four candidates.

The title rewarded him with power over the other citizens of the ‘United Kingdom of Big Brother’ – and he was given contact with the outside world to help him make decisions on their fates.

Throughout the week, Tom had to ‘exile’ housemates, putting them in danger of eviction. He received viewers’ advice in a Facebook live chat, and also took part in a live link-up with spin-off Big Brother’s Bit On The Side.

In a further twist, last night’s live show also saw him evict Mandy Longworth from the house after he was instructed to choose between the public’s bottom two.

Since then, it has been confirmed that The People’s Housemate twist is now over. On last night’s Bit On The Side, host Rylan Clark-Neal said Tom has “gone back to being a normal housemate”.

However, there is one last sting in the tail, as Big Brother won’t be telling Tom about the news quite yet.

During her weekly BOTS appearance, Emma Willis revealed that Tom will get one more chance to supposedly contact ‘the public’ later today – but what he won’t know is that this time, it’ll actually be the other housemates he’s speaking to.

Tune in to tomorrow night’s highlights show at 9.00pm on Channel 5 and 3e to see how the task plays out.

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4 comments on this article

  1. DannyS says:
    Sat 10 Jun Reply !

    This twist was such a load of rubbish.
    Clearly the producers planned all along for Tom to go in, heck he was recruited for the show and didn’t even attempt to plead his case to go in.
    Second, of course the producers are already starting the boring boring borrrrrring trend of interfering with every single public vote. I will honestly be shocked if there is anymore than 1 or 2 weeks this series without a twist.
    At this point I don’t know why viewers even waste their money voting when clearly the producers don’t really care who the public actually thinks deserves to go. They just through in twist after twist to try to keep their ‘recruits’ in the house.
    This series we will be see an ‘ex on the beach’ star win or Tom or Lohan. Gonna be quite boring to watch the normal people go week to week.

    • DannyS says:
      Sat 10 Jun !

      Oh, I also forgot to say in my original post.
      I will be VERY VERY disappointed if the three who weren’t selected don’t enter as intruders because the vote was clearly rigged against them.
      If I was one of the normal 3 who were up for the ‘peoples’ choice vote and I found out Tom was recruited I would be banging down Channel 5’s door with complaints.
      The other three would have brought so much more character/diversity to the house than boring old Tom. Sigh

      Another awful series of BBUK that just makes me a superfan wish the show would be canceled before it continues to disgrace what it used to be.

  2. stella dewhurst says:
    Sun 11 Jun Reply !

    totally agree with you dannys..i loved bb until helen woods won. since then i hardly watch it its clearly rigged .its lost the bb charm of what bb was all about..what happened to normal joe blogs people being housemates the ones that are there for the fun and experience of being a bb housemates.i heard keiran say he was in another show so hes he’s obviously looking for some sort of crappy cast off career from this season..i feel that ch5 has already sorted out who wins before it starts..the programs is set up to make sure the chosen winner remains iin the house till the end and the money from all the votes are just lining channel 5s it can make more crappy programs with the fame hungry desperate talentless cast offs .from all these other so called reality shows….bbbots is a prime examle…end of rant 😊

    • BB Gra says:
      Sun 11 Jun !

      The voting needs to be to evict. Then it won’t matter how many mates you’ve got if you’re not liked by the viewers you’re out!

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