Big Brother Best Bits LIVE: Davina McCall and Rylan Clark-Neal revisit best moments from series 1

Big Brother Best Bits LIVE: Davina McCall and Rylan Clark-Neal revisit best moments from series 1

June 14, 2020

IT WAS the original reality TV show that changed the world as we know it.

And tonight Davina McCall and Rylan Clark-Neal are revisiting the best bits from the Big Brother archive on E4 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the iconic show.

Follow our live blog below for all the latest news and updates from Big Brother star Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace.


  • Oh Nick!

    Nasty nick… such a memorable housemate but for all the wrong reasons….

    Gosh the house looks so basic compared to mine though…. mine was much more bouji

  • This is too weird

    It's weird… I know this is the first ever show but it still feels like they are in MY HOUSE! haha


    OMG I'm shaking I'm too excited…. the first ever big brother… how exciting!

    Literally no one had any agendas or anyone knowing what on earth they was letting themselves in for….

  • Big Brother legend Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace is taking over

    The reality telly legend is going to be bringing you her thoughts on tonight's Big Brother's Best Bits.

    Get ready!


    This is your ten minute warning for Big Brother returning to screens for the first time in years.

    Ten minutes.

    That's about enough time to make a cup of tea and dust off the biscuits.

  • Fears of former Big Brother stars

    While some Big Brother stars have gone on to have successful careers in the media – others have shunned the limelight.

    And some ex housemates fear their jobs may be at risk when Channel 4 screens shocking highlights from the original series.

    Many who featured in some of the most outrageous scenes now have families and are in respectable employment.

    A source said: “The idea of those scenes being replayed now is a nightmare as many of them have respectable jobs and families.

    “All the housemates knew what they were signing up for but as it was so long ago, those who shied away from the spotlight have moved on with their lives.

    “Some have even changed their names and appearance so they aren’t recognised.”

  • Nasty Nick Bateman: Where is he now?

    And last but not least Nick AKA Nasty Nick.

    He was chucked out of the house after passing notes, encouraging other housemates to nominate different people.

    Talking about nominations is against the rules, and he was booted out. He left through the back-door famously saying: “You live by the sword, you die by the sword.”

    His indiscretions seem so innocent now compared to the housemates antics that have followed him into the famous house in the last 18 years.  

  • Melanie Hill: Where is she now?

    Melanie was known in the house for being an outrageous flirt, and for also not getting nominated until the very end.

    After leaving the house Melanie wrote a magazine column and worked as a marketing director.

    She also had a three-year relationship with Alex Sibley from Big Brother 3, but it wasn't meant to be.

    Mel is now on a career break and looks after her son, Otis, with her boyfriend Glenn.

  • Darren Ramsay: Where is he now?

    When he entered the house Darren was an aspiring model and dancer.

    He entertained the viewers with his love of the house's chickens, with his favourite being called Marjorie.

    Darren came third and had various TV jobs for a while.

    He now works for a research company and said: “It’s refreshing to do a nine-to-five job. But I would love to do I’m A Celebrity or Strictly Come Dancing.

    “I want to put on some rhinestones and revive my little 15 minutes of fame.”

  • Anna Nolan: Where is she now?

    Anna was known for being the lesbian nun, who kept calm and peace in the house.

    She won a legion of celebrity fans after finishing second on the show.

    Like Craig she has managed to remain on TV.

    She quickly bagged a job on BBC Three, but is now known for being the host of the Great Irish Bake-Off.

    And following her stint in the house she was even taken for dinner by George Michael.

  • Where are season one's contestants now?

    You're going to see a lot of people who will be familiar – and some who aren't.

    But who are they and where are they all now?

    Well let's start with winner Craig Phillips – the Scouse builder who captured the nation's heart 20 years ago in the house.

    Craig was working as a building company boss when he entered the house.

    He was hoping to win the £70,000 prize for Joanne Harris, a childhood friend with Down’s syndrome.

    After winning the show Craig launched a career as a DIY expert and hosted shows such as 60 Minute Makeover.

    He now has his own production company doing makeover programmes for the British Forces Broadcasting Service.


    It's the first of ten special episodes tonight hosted by Big Brother's King and Queen – Davina McCall and Rylan Clark-Neal.

    And tonight's episode is all about the first big moment in Big Brother history – Nasty Nick being confronted by Craig Phillips over his scheme to get him voted out.

    It's still nail-biting stuff – even 20 years on.

  • Big Brother winner Kate Lawler speaks!

    BIG Brother star Kate Lawler has revealed how she can't remember her time on the show as bosses “plied contestants with alcohol.

    The Virgin Radio host, 40, was the first ever woman to win the show, when she appeared on the third season back in 2002.

    Kate said: “It’s hard to remember what the house was actually like – first because it was 18 years ago, but also because we drank so much alcohol while we were in there.”

  • When does Big Brother: Best Shows Ever start?

    Big Brother: Best Shows Ever will hit our screens TONIGHT.

    It will be on E4 at 9pm until 10.15pm.

    There are 10 episodes in total.

    They will run each week from Sunday to Thursday for two weeks.

    What will happen on Big Brother: Best Shows Ever?

    The E4 show will feature all the scandalous moments from the archive from Makosi Musambasi and Anthony Hutton's wet-and-wild hot-tub party in Big Brother’s sixth series, to Vanessa Feltz’s meltdown in the first celebrity version.

    The show's first star – and not to forget villain – Nasty Nick will also be featured.

    Original host Davina McCall will return to front the show once again, andwill be joined by Rylan Clark-Neal, former contestant and presenter of spin-off Big Brother’s Bit On The Side.

    Emma Willis and Dermot O'Leary will also join Davina and Rylan to pick out their juiciest moments.

    Why are E4 bringing us Big Brother: Best Shows Ever?

    2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the show's UK launch in 2000. WOW. Time flies…

    Davina said: “I lived and breathed Big Brother for 11 years.

    “Not one week goes by when I don’t quote Big Brother in some form.

    “It made me laugh, it made me cry and it taught me to never judge a book by its cover.

    “I love the show and can’t wait to share it with a whole new audience.”

    Rylan added: “I’m so excited to be bringing Big Brother back to our lives.

    “There will be laughs, tears and drama, but most of all we get to relive some of Big Brother’s greatest episodes.”

    What is the history behind Big Brother?

    The whole idea of the series – where a group of housemates are locked away for numerous weeks in a house with every aspect of their time there filmed and broadcast to the nation – was an instant hit.

    It became one of the most successful British TV shows of all time, and regularly drew millions of viewers every episode.

    The final series was shown in 2018, with producers announcing it would come off air after 18 years.

    It was first aired on Channel 4 before switching to Channel 5 in 2010.

    The annual civilian version was joined by Celebrity Big Brother in 2001.

    It was filmed at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, from 2002 – where the Diary Room and rest of the house were given a dramatic redesign every series.

    Davina hosted the show from 2000 until 2010, with former contestant Brian Dowling stepping into her shoes until 2013 when Emma Willis took the reign.

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