Day 2

7:55pm: Ryan enters the house to the delight of the guys, and girls (watching from the Parlour room). The girls shout out that he is the millionaire (he is wearing a suit jacket). He meets the three existing housemates and also meets George, who has been in the house for no more than 15 minutes. The girls come out from the Parlour room and take him on a tour of the house. They find Ryan a bed.

Michael is in the diary room saying that Stacey is not being subtle about her affection for Ryan in these early stages. Stacey shows Ryan that they do a morning Yoga course out on the grass. Ryan tells Stacey that Michael is a smartass about his job (Ryan is a model). Michael back in the diary room says that Ryan sounds right up Layla’s alley – 7/1 but if alcohol is in the mix but the odds down to 5/1.

Estelle takes her hair out of the rollers and Angie comments that her hair looks gorgeous. Back in the bedroom Josh is giving Bradley tips on how to check out chicks on the sly – they practice on Angie. While that happens Sarah says she just took her underwear off and they didn’t even notice. Michael laughs saying they are rookies and he was all over it!

Ryan and George come into the diary room to talk to Big Brother. They say that they are enjoying the house – they say they are the new kids at school so a bit of a novelty. Ryan says the girls are arguing about where he is sleeping.

10:11pm: In the kitchen, Bradley asks if others think Estelle looks like a rapper. She has a hat on backwards so Josh suggests that she does. On the way back outside to join the rest of the group Bradley and Estelle skip along together. Angie says she needs to go to the bathroom and talks Estelle along with her. The comment that Bradley is the cutest but Angie says to be careful as she feels that he might be thinking that there might be something more than friends. Estelle says there is nothing more than friends and she hopes that that’s the case on his side as well. Meanwhile, back outside Sarah introduces the two new housemates to their ‘pet birds’ (fake birds perched on an antenna) – Ryan admits that he hates birds and Sarah believes that she has just solved one of the housemate’s secrets.

Female housemates are called the Parlour – the girls discuss Ryan revealing that he hates birds. Meanwhile Bradley is waiting near the entrance to the backyard in the hope that another housemate might be about to enter. Back with the girls they debate whether George could be a millionaire as a sparky – they think he has dated a lot of women. Outside the boys say Angie and Sarah are hot, but say that Sarah does have a boyfriend. The girls debate Ryan and wonder if he has the phobia of birds or whether he has a high IQ. Layla comments that she thinks Ryan is a ‘proper English lad’, while Zoe says that she hopes George has dated 100 women because she would like to be the 101st.

10:43pm: Ray enters the house saying ‘Sorry I’m late’. The girls all yell at the TV saying “millionaire” – they also mention that’s he very cocky. He tells the boys that he’s a vet – they show him the fish in the house and tries to figure out what type they are. Ryan asks how many years Ray had to study for to become a vet, he says six and then asks how many years Ryan had to study to become a model. They both laugh. In the kitchen Ray discovers that there is no chocolate milk and slams the door shut – the girls see this and disapprove. The female housemates come out and meet Ray – Stacey wonders if he is like a sting-ray! Ray is still after some chocolate milk and decides to go and ask Big Brother for some. He says he just checked the fridge and there is no chocolate milk – however Big Brother tells him to stop referring to him as “mate”. Ray says ‘cya mate’ before correcting himself and calling him Big Brother. He swears about Big Brother as soon as he comes out of the diary room saying he isn’t very nice.

11:18pm: Ray is called back to the diary room for again being rude to Big Brother. He is sent to the naughty corner and told to write lines on the blackboard – the other housemates watch on and laugh. Michael is watching on without his microphone and Big Brother tells him off for that also. He instructs Michael to give Big Brother 50 push ups – the other housemates are all laughing and help him count to 50. In the naughty corner, Ryan gets sick of writing lines and tries to bluff Big Brother by writing exactly what he said including the words ’50 times’ instead of writing it out fifty different times – the housemates think he will get in even more trouble but the female housemates convince him to keep writing while the male housemates egg him on to keep up the fight. Over in the kitchen Stacey and Michael believe that Ray has walked in with something to prove. Big Brother sees that Ray has finished and lets him leave the naughty corner. Back in the kitchen Angie and Layla are also bitching about Ray saying that he is going to get into so much trouble.

12:32am: The final housemate enters the compound, Ben. Again, he meets the boys while the girls watch on, guessing that he is gay. Ben admits that he is the oldest at 33. Ben calls Michael a bogan because of his hair. He handles it quite well as Bradley laughs his head off. The girls are let out and meet Ben. Charne and Ben instantly click. Stacey is also surrounding herself with Ben – who mentions that his boyfriend will be terrified that the beds are all double beds.

Outside, Sarah laughs when Michael tells her that Ben called him a bogan. Ben tells Charne that he can be a bit bitchy when nervous, which he was when he first entered the house. Charne tells him that Michael didn’t like being called a bogan and is very upset. Charne tells Ben that it’s very hard to get your point across in this house with so many dominant people. Back outside some of the original gang are talking about how nice George is and how he has instantly fitted in. They say they have to be a bit different around Ryan and Ray. Michael makes his way inside but Ben decides to use this opportunity to kiss and make up. Michael accepts the apology.

2:03am: Big Brother calls Ben and George to the diary room to collect their luggage. Ben says he has felt welcomed so far – he says that people will get on his nerves down the track so that will be the interesting part. George says it’s interesting coming in after everyone else has already bonded.

Later in the bedroom, Bradley asks Ben about him turning gay. Ben says that he was always gay, but he took a long while to realise it, only going through puberty at the age of 18. Michael comes to the diary room and tells Big Brother that he is watching Ray – he says that there is something wrong with him – perhaps he is lying about something. Michael thinks he isn’t a vet. Back in the bedroom Ray explains to Layla he bought in 2 dog photos and one of his mums. Ben comes over and asks the girls to kiss Bradley for the first time but they tell him they are waiting for his birthday at the weekend. Housemates settle down to sleep as Michael spins Ryan round 10 times to try to see if he can walk – he falls straight down!

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Day 1

7:15am: Bradley is lying on a couch in the outside sitting area. Sarah comes out and joins him but as she does Bradley is sick. Sarah guides him inside and tells him to lie down on the inside couches. Sarah also informs Big Brother than Bradley is feeling unwell. She then makes him some dry toast for him to eat. Michael is the next housemate to come out from the bedroom and takes a few seconds to adjust to the light – meanwhile Sarah and Bradley play imaginary phone calls and Bradley gets to speak (very briefly) with his mother. As Sarah continues to make Bradley comfortable he mentions that she is like his mother. Meanwhile in the bathroom Michael says he had the worst sleep ever – Angie thought it was great though.

Bradley has made his diary room and explains that he is feeling a lot better than he was earlier this morning. He thinks stress and not eating much bought on his sickness. He says he was stressed the week leading into coming into the house. Now he is in the house he is feeling comfortable.

No time stamp: Michael is saying that he went to boarding school – his parents moved to Qatar because he works in oil. He says there is lots of money in oil – however he also says there is much more important things in life than money. A bit later Stacey and Estelle grill Bradley – he reveals that he has never had a girlfriend because he couldn’t get one. The girls think that once he gets out he’ll get plenty of attention.

A bit later a larger group is sunbaking on the lawn – Angie asks if anyone has broken the law. Josh admits to being drunk and disorderly once upon a time.

Josh is trying to light the pizza oven. Zoe and Stacey can’t believe that he is 28 years of age. They think he looks like Shaggy off Scooby Doo and looks more like 20 He comes to the kitchen to tell them that he has started the fire. Stacey and Zoe both can’t wait to get the final 4 male housemates. Back out at the pizza oven, Josh is trying to show off to Angie who is reluctant. She eventually comes over to see. Bradley says that’s a huge flame, Angie says it’s tiny.

Estelle and Stacey are in the bedroom and Estelle says that she totally ‘gets’ her and she feels they are ‘soul sisters’. They hug. Back outside Charne is trying not to get burnt – her dad has sun cancer so she tries to be very careful. Layla asks how he is and Charne says “oh he’s fine now…he’s just dead!” She says it’s been seven years so she has learnt to cope with the death but at the time she was devastated.

Zoe has come to the diary room – she says that everyone is getting on and laughing. She says there are many big personalities – she believes she is quieter than she usually would but she doesn’t like talking over the top of others. She says that Angie doesn’t mind talking over the top of others – she also says that Charne is quieter but can have a great conversation one on one.

Angie and Layla are talking near the pool – Layla is saying she is trying to lose some weight but still wants her boobs. She says if she loses too much in a couple of years she might get a boob job.

It’s now night-time and Angie, Michael and Zoe are trying to teach Layla to just say ‘Stralia’ in an Aussie accent – she doesn’t quite do it very well!

12:36am: Zoe is asleep and snoring loudly – the rest of the house are laughing at her while she sleeps. Bradley tries to wake her up but to no avail. Lights are turned off and everyone drifts off to sleep.

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Launch night blog

Updates & pictures from the opening night at Dreamworld

After four years, Big Brother returns to our screens….tomorrow night. As is tradition with the Australian version, housemates actually enter tonight and we see the launch on television screens tomorrow night. With the help of our forum members and ‘goons’, I’ll try to keep you updated throughout the night. Earlier info will fall to the bottom of the page, newer updates will appear at the top of the page. Enjoy!

9:23pm: We’ve lost our source of info so I’m basically just re-hashing stuff from the official site for the moment. We do have at least one more member on the ground who will update us all in a little while once the opening has finished filming, so I might end this shift here. Stay tuned for further updates shortly…

9:20pm: According to the official site, 3 housemates have met each other and have entered one room. They have a TV in the room and are watching a fourth housemate, a male, who is in the house proper by themselves.

9:19pm: Finally, a picture. This was used for one of the two housemates so far who have entered…

9:01pm According to the official site, two housemates have entered the house but they are in different sections of it. One of the housemates can see the other via a TV. There’s also a debate on the name of housemates who have been introduced, we believe they are Michael, Sarah, Angie, Bobbie, Laia and Josh. Apologies about the earlier reference to Makayla.

8:35pm: As is tradition, we’ve again crashed on opening night. Updates to follow in a few minutes once I’m back up to speed.

8:20pm Oops, went and watched the start of the marathon! While I’ve been gone a few housemates have been on stage

7:57pm: Fourth housemate is Makayla…and apparently she is not impressed, whatever that means. PICTURES PLEASE!!

7:49pm: Well this is all rather boring – I want to see some pics!!! I’ll be back as news comes through

7:45pm: Mike is giving away free tickets to Tuesday’s show – rentacrowd is on standby though if there are no takers. Next housemate is single and loves to hang out with the boys. It’s Angie.

7:43pm: With confirmed reports suggesting that housemates have entered the house, we believe it’s time that Big Brother’s live update twitter account (the one to replace the live feeds) should kick into action…don’t you? C’mon @BBAULIVE

7:29pm: Second housemate is Sarah…we seemed to have stopped the photo updates which is disappointing, sorry guys, as soon as I see any I will post. According to BB’s twitter feed, Michael has entered the house.

7:19pm:First housemate is Michael. People will think he is the worst person in the world.

7:10pm: MAYDAY…….THE ROOF IS ON FIRE….taping has stopped and the fire is slowly bring put out. GREAT START!!!

7:02pm: And we’re away!!! Sonia Kruger takes to the stage. Tells the audience that this years prize money is a staggering…wait for it….$50,000. Here’s a screengrab of the autocue for Sonia to read…


6:54pm: The @bbau9 twitter account has told the audience to tag any photos/info as ‘spoilers’ – how very sweet. If you are reading this blog, consider everything on this page to be ‘spoiler’ related. Cheers!

6:50pm: The poor poor audience….Mike Goldman has taken the stage. But that’s not why they should be upset…it’s because he’s asked them to try and do the Big Brother shuffle!

6:40pm:First pictures of the stage are coming through – looks to be VERY inspired by BBUK!


6:31pm: Ticket holders have started to fill the auditorium in preparation for tonight’s filming. While they make their way to seats, Big Brother staffers are handing out cards with the new logo on them. On the page they contain information about Facebook and Twitter.



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Radio – Week 10 05/07/08

This week we’re a step closer to finding out who will walk away with the $500 cash courtesy of COVE. We’ll also play you another creative entry we received during the week.

And as usual we’ve got all our regular segments, we chat about the huge Mole fiasco during the week, tell you who we think will be evicted, and TiGS somehow gets round to rigging the debate once more!

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Day 44

10:28am: Terri is talking to Travis in the kitchen. Terri tells him that she didn’t wash up last night so she could see if anyone else would do it – it’s left a mess in the morning. Ben starts making porridge with Travis talking to him. They say that everyone tries to sleep in as long as possible at the moment. Travis says that he is a lot better than last week and he says that the time away from Nobbi was good for him. He says he thinks he is standing up for himself more now.

Ben says that he feels the friendship between them is a bit different, but Travis hopes it returns to how it was in time. Nobbi gets up and watches on from the doorway. The girls are all complaining that they don’t have a hair straighter. Rhianna can’t believe there isn’t one in the house. Bianca says that Big Brother should have to pay for their hair treatments until it recovers.

Ben tells Nobbi that he talked to Travis in the morning and is a bit disappointed in the outcome. Nobbi says that there is no point; Travis will never understand. He says that they’ve both said what they wanted to say and it’s up to him now. Ben thinks he might try to have another talk to him.

3:47pm: Nobbi tells a few housemates that he is setting himself a personal challenge for the entire time he has left in the house. He wants to talk gibberish to Terrence whenever he starts telling stories. He does so when Terrence starts talking, and when Terrence gives up on Nobbi, he starts on Alice. Everyone walks away.

Brigitte accidentally hurts Nobbi but asks him to stop talking about a particular topic because she will get herself into trouble. Nobbi comes over and tells Ben and Terri that Brigitte told the producers she was in single but in actual fact she isn’t. Ben says it’s not their fault that Brigitte lied during the selection process and they should be able to say whatever they want inside the house.

4:37pm: The vending machine is back in play and this week they have 18 coins. On offer is coffee pots, steaks and wine, 11 chocolate bars, bedroom makeover, soft drink, Frisbee and a footy. The housemates debate getting a hair straighter for quite a while. He gets Brigitte’s dress back for her, the football and finally picks chocolate as well.

5:01pm: The boys are kicking the footy. The girls are complaining about not getting the hair straighter. Bianca says that they should get it as soon as possible should one of the girls become head of household. She starts crying over it. Nobbi outside tells the boys he would never get the straighter. After a few minutes, they stop playing with the footy and play with the large exercise ball. Brigitte and Alice are talking about Nobbi and how much influence he has over the house. Alice says that she feels the need to like him and be liked by him for some silly reason.

7:43pm: Brigitte and Bianca are talking to Ben and Nobbi. Bianca asks Nobbi to stop saying that Brigitte and Cherry are flirting. Brigitte says that it would wreck her life if something was taken the wrong way, but she says she doesn’t have a boyfriend in the outside world.

Later, Nobbi and Terrence talk about absolute rubbish, most of it coming from Nobbi. Terrence says the wisdom he has received today from Nobbi has been fantastic. They say goodnight and part ways.

1:07am: Terrence is snoring and Bianca can’t sleep. She hits him with a jumper three times to no avail. She comes out and complains to Brigitte and Alice who have a laugh about it. In the bedroom, Terrence continues snoring.

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Day 43

2:27pm: It’s raining and Rory and Rhianna are snuggling up in bed. Terri is cooking in the kitchen, and tells Alice that she didn’t think anyone would hook up inside the house. Alice says they might find they have nothing in common in the outside world. Terri seems to think that Rhianna doesn’t have any household skills; she has never cooked an egg. Terri doesn’t think Rory would like that in the outside world.

Outside, Nobbi tells Ben that the intruders have changed things. Ben says Terrence has been annoying, but the other two have been fine. Terrence comes to the diary room. He says that he is an irritating person and was therefore expecting to be nominated. He says that his style of humour has been a negative inside the house, but he’s hoping that the public are enjoying it. He then goes on to tell Big Brother a really lame joke.

Terri wonders what Cherry thinks of Rhianna. He says that she isn’t that hot at all. He says that he would never cut Rory’s lunch however. Back outside the boys are saying that Rory has become very protective of her in the past few days. Ben decides he should try to piss Rory off by spending time with Rhianna.

Rhianna is giving Ben a haircut in the salon as part of the weekly task. In an attempt to keep chatting in the salon they make up ridiculous back stories for themselves. Alice is in the diary room and says she isn’t as stressed this time round. She realises that people obviously don’t like her being up twice in a row. Ben thinks his haircut makes him look like a rabbi when he wanted to look like Elvis.

Terri tells Travis that Bianca has been very confronting and sarcastic towards Terri lately. Alice joins the conversation and says that Renee thought that Bianca was becoming one of the boys in the past few days. Alice says that the staples have had an effect on her though.

6:39pm: Nobbi is talking to Big Brother from the kombi. He tells Big Brother that he doesn’t find being head of household tough, however he does find living outside very mentally tough. He says that people who have left would hang out with him in the backyard, and he’s had to resort to starting arguments to get some stimulation for him. Nobbi says he’ll probably be nominated every week from here.

Terri and Terrence both tell Travis that living in here isn’t pressure compared to living real life. Outside, Nobbi, Rory and Terri say that Terrence is fine to take in very small doses. They are glad he came in as an intruder. Terri says living with him would drive her inside.

7:13pm: Travis wants to get his chest waxed. He wonders if his nipple is going to rip off. Nobbi puts the wax sheet on and keeps it therefore a little bit before pulling it off and Travis goes beserk. They do a second one and more commotion commences. The housemates think it looks good though, even if his nipples are red.

8:23pm: It’s Alice’s turn to get her haircut in the salon. Cherry is the hairdresser. Alice asks how his boyfriend is doing. He gets straight to work, cutting it very short.

Ben wonders how Nobbi feels about being nominated. He tells Ben what he told Big Brother; in that he thinks he’ll be nominated every week from here. Ben says that if he goes Nobbi will be stuffed because no one else will stay outside with him. They say that Rory really likes Rhianna.

Terrence comes to the diary room for a short joke before bed. He starts telling the joke, but gets confused, and has to change it halfway through. Again, it’s ridiculously lame. Rory kisses Rhianna goodnight and snuggles up to her.

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