Big Brother (British series 8)

season of the UK television series

Big Brother 2007 (or Big Brother 8) was the eighth series of the British reality television series Big Brother.[1] It was shown on Channel 4. Some other, related programmes were shown on E4. The series was hosted by Davina McCall. It began on 30 May 2007, and ended 94 days later on 31 August 2007. Ratings for this series were very low compared to other series.

On the first night of the show, all the housemates who entered were female. Male housemates were sent in later, at intervals over the first two weeks.[2][3][4] Another five housemates (three females, and two males) entered the house on the 59th day.[5] In total, there were 22 housemates in total in this series of Big Brother.

The series was eventually won by housemate Brian Belo. He won £100,000.


Name Age on entry Hometown Day entered Day exited Result
Brian Belo 19 Essex (originally from Nigeria) 17 94 Winner
Amanda & Sam Marchant[a] 18 Stoke-on-Trent 1 94 Runner-up
Liam McGough 22 County Durham 17 94 3rd Place[b]
Ziggy Lichman 26 London 3 94 4th Place
Carole Vincent 53 London 1 94 5th Place
Jonty Stern 36 London 59 94 6th Place
Kara-Louise Horne 22 London 59 87 Evicted
Tracey Barnard 36 Cambridgeshire 1 87 Evicted
Gerry Stergiopoulos 31 London (originally from Greece) 10 80 Evicted
Amy Alexander 21 Grimsby, Lincolnshire 59 73 Evicted
David Parnaby 25 Ayr 59 66 Evicted
Shanessa Reilly 27 Cardiff 59 66 Evicted
Chanelle Hayes 19 Wakefield 1 62 Walked[c]
Charley Uchea 21 London 1 59 Evicted
Nicky Maxwell 27 Watford 1 52 Evicted
Laura Williams 23 Rhondda Valleys 1 38 Evicted
Jonathan Durden 49 London 17 35 Walked
Billi Bhatti 25 London 17 31 Evicted
Seany O'Kane 26 Derry 10 24 Evicted
Shabnam Paryani 22 London 1 17 Evicted
Lesley Brain 60 Gloucestershire 1 11 Walked
Emily Parr 19 Bristol 1 9 Ejected
  1. Amanda & Sam originally entered the House as individual Housemates. They accepted an offer from Big Brother on Day 69 to become a joint Housemate for the remainder of the series.
  2. Seány, Carole and Jonathan had to choose one of their fellow Housemates to receive what they believed to be the £100,000 prize fund on Day 22. They chose Liam and he was awarded £100,000 separate from the eventual winner of the series.
  3. Chanelle returned to the House as a guest not eligible to win on Day 89 as part of a task. She was allowed to remain in the House after the task, but as she broke a rule of discussing the outside world, she was asked to leave the house immediately.


  1. "Ethics of reality TV". BBC News. 2007-05-30. Archived from the original on 12 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-08.
  2. "Big Brother: The Live Launch". Big Brother. Hertfordshire, England. 2007-05-30. Channel 4.
  3. Lawler, Danielle (2007-06-01). "The Sun Online - Big Brother: Male model is lucky BB fella". The Sun. Archived from the original on 2007-06-03. Retrieved 2007-06-01. And Ziggy will be the ONLY housemate to nominate this week and will decide which BB babes face the public vote... Zac, 26, who was in a campaign for French Connection... The North Londoner toured with cheesy boy band Northern Line
  4. "Men Are Like Buses". Channel 4 Official Site. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  5. "Five new people enter the show". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-28.