Celebrity Big Brother 13 was the thirteenth series of the Britishreality television series Celebrity Big Brother. The series launched on 3 January 2014 on Channel 5 and was originally meant to end after 22 days on 24 January 2014. However, it was extended due to ratings success and instead ended after 27 days on 29 January 2014, making it the longest Channel 5 series of the show and the joint-longest series ever, along with Celebrity Big Brother 7 in 2010. It is the sixth celebrity series and the ninth series of Big Brother overall to air on the channel. Emma Willis returned to host the series, whilst Rylan Clark returned to present spin-off show Big Brother's Bit on the Side along with Willis.
The series was won by comedian and presenter Jim Davidson, with rapper Dappy as runner-up. With an average audience of 3.07 million, this is the highest-rated series of Big Brother or Celebrity Big Brother to date on Channel 5.
For the first time since it launched in 2011, spin-off show Big Brother's Bit on the Side only aired six days a week, with Channel 5 opting not to renew the Sunday edition, which last year ran in a lunch-time time slot and was hosted by Clark.Bit on the Side will now air Monday to Friday with Bit on the Psych remaining on Saturdays.
The official house pictures were released on 16 December 2013. The theme for the series is 'Russian Opulence' and features the same layout as Big Brother 14 and Celebrity Big Brother 12, with minor changes. The house has a high class upgrade featuring a grand fireplace and opulent surroundings along with the small hot tub used last series.
Launch night twist
On Day 1, Jim and Linda became the first handcuffed couple to enter the house. Upon entering, they were immediately called to the diary room where Big Brother disclosed that after all housemates had entered in handcuffed pairs, they would have the power to unlock one couple including themselves. When it came to the moment, they chose Dappy and Liz. However, as they were chosen to be unlocked, they would automatically face the first public vote as a pair.
Twelve celebrities entered the house on Day 1.
Casey Batchelor is a glamour model for "lads' mags" such as Nuts and Zoo. She entered the house on Day 1 handcuffed to Lee Ryan, before being released on Day 3 despite failing the tasks. This resulted in Casey and Lee facing the first eviction together as a pair. On Day 6, they were both fake evicted and moved into the secret Bolt Hole where they watched their fellow housemates for two days. They returned to the house on Day 8 during a live twist where they chose to evict Evander Holyfield. She finished sixth.
Costadinos Contostavlos, better known by his stage name Dappy, is the lead singer of hip hop/grime trio N-Dubz with his cousin Tulisa. Dappy entered the house on Day 1 handcuffed to Liz Jones. However, as part of the Launch Night twist, they were then released from each other but automatically faced the first eviction as a pair. He finished in second place behind Jim Davidson in the final on Day 27.
Evander Holyfield is an American retired professional boxer. He entered the house on Day 1 handcuffed to Luisa Zissman. On Day 2, Evander was given a formal warning from Big Brother about some of his opinions he used during a conversation with Luisa. They were deemed offensive and homophobic.Ofcom later announced that they may launch an inquiry over Holyfield's comments.
On Day 3, Evander and Luisa were freed from their handcuffs but were automatically put up for the first eviction as a result of failing the tasks. Evander became the first housemate to be evicted from the house on Day 8 following a twist which involved Casey and Lee deciding who would be evicted out of him and Luisa.
Jasmine Lynne Waltz is a Las Vegas-born model and actress who has had minor roles in films and TV shows, including Femme Fatales and Secret Girlfriend. She entered the house on Day 1 handcuffed to Sam Faiers, before being released on Day 2. She was evicted on Day 13. She returned to the house for a task where she confronted Casey and Lee on Day 23, before leaving again shortly after..
Lee Ryan is a British singer, best known for being a member of boy band Blue. He entered the house on Day 1 handcuffed to Casey Batchelor. Despite failing the tasks, Lee and Casey were released from their handcuffs on Day 3. As a result, they both faced the first eviction as a pair. On Day 6, they were both fake evicted and moved into the secret Bolt Hole where they watched their fellow housemates for two days. They returned to the house on Day 8 during a live twist where they evicted Evander Holyfield. Lee was evicted on Day 24 in a live surprise eviction.
Linda Nolan is an English-Irish singer best known for being a member of The Nolans, and the sister of Celebrity Big Brother 10 contestant Coleen Nolan. She entered the house on Day 1 handcuffed to Jim Davidson, before being released from the handcuffs on Day 2. She was evicted on Day 22.
Lionel Blair (born Henry Lionel Ogus) is a British actor, choreographer, tap dancer and television presenter. He entered the house on Day 1 handcuffed to Ollie Locke, but after winning immunity on Day 3, they were released from each other. He was the third person to be evicted on Day 15.
Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Jones is a British journalist and newspaper columnist. On Day 1, Liz entered the house, being handcuffed to fellow housemate Dappy. Following the launch night's twist and task, she and Dappy were later released from their handcuffs but therefore both were automatically nominated to face the first eviction of the series. She was evicted on Day 20.
Luisa Zissman is a British retail entrepreneur and reality television contestant, who was the runner-up on the ninth series of The Apprentice. She entered the house on Day 1 handcuffed to Evander Holyfield. They were finally released from each other on Day 3 despite failing the tasks. As a result, they faced the first eviction as a pair. She finished fourth.
Oliver "Ollie" Locke is a British reality television star, who is a former cast member on the E4 reality series, Made in Chelsea. On Day 1, he entered the house, handcuffed to Lionel Blair. However, they were released from each other on Day 3 after passing a task and winning immunity from the first eviction.
Samantha "Sam" Faiers is an English reality television personality and glamour model, who stars in The Only Way Is Essex. On Day 1, she entered the house, handcuffed to Jasmine Waltz, before being released on Day 2. She finished in fifth place during the final on Day 27.
Jim & Linda, Dappy & Liz, Sam & Jasmine, Lee & Casey, Ollie & Lionel and Luisa & Evander entered the house in pairs and handcuffed to each other.
Shortly after entering the house, Jim & Linda were asked to free one pair of housemates from their handcuffs. They chose Dappy & Liz, but in a further twist, Big Brother announced that Dappy & Liz would now face the first eviction in their pair with another two pairs joining them over the coming days.
Housemates took part in "Building Blocks of Celebrity" to determine which pair would win freedom from each other and immunity from the first eviction. Taking it in turns, the pairs had to choose a block which applies to one or both of them and place it onto their tower, before sharing a relevant story to the group. As all pairs finished with the same sized towers, they voted for who they thought deserved immunity the most. They chose Jim & Linda.
The remaining handcuffed pairs had another chance to free themselves and win immunity. Big Brother asked them questions about each other, and to win, they simply had to match their answers. As Jasmine and Sam matched the most answers, they won the task.
Jim & Linda and Jasmine & Sam won immunity from the first eviction. (see tasks)
Evander was given a warning from Big Brother after he said that gay people are not normal and should be fixed during a conversation with Luisa.
The remaining handcuffed pairs had one final chance to win immunity for themselves. Each pair had to untie themselves and a key for their handcuffs from knotted rope. The pair who completed this in the fastest time would be free and immune from the first eviction. This pair was Lionel & Ollie. Despite failing the tasks, Casey & Lee and Evander & Luisa's handcuffs were removed.
Lionel & Ollie won immunity (see tasks), meaning Casey & Lee, Dappy & Liz and Evander & Luisa face the first eviction.
The housemates woke to find a UFO in the garden for their first shopping task. Housemates had to pass individual challenges set by aliens. These included testing Lee and Liz' physical pain limits, seeing whether Jasmine and Luisa could identify which housemate tweets from viewers were about, Jim indulging in a gruesome meal with the alien and housemates being abducted and staying overnight in a spaceship.
Dappy was given a warning from Big Brother after using the word "bent" to describe gay people during a conversation with Jasmine.
The shopping task continued, and Jim and Luisa had to steal housemates' items to be able to return to the house from the spaceship. Finally, to free the remaining housemates, Dappy and Evander had to destroy alien egg pods then answer a series of questions about their fellow housemates in an allotted time in order to win a luxury shopping budget.
Casey & Lee were fake evicted and moved into the Bolt Hole, where they were to live in secret from the other housemates.
Housemates nominated for the first time. With Evander, Jasmine, Jim, Liz and Luisa receiving the most nominations, they all faced the first eviction.
Housemates were told that the viewers had voted in a poll about them, but in reality the answers were chosen by Casey and Lee. They decided the top two in each category such as "Most Fake" or "Most Rude", and then decided which of the two housemates should come top of the poll and therefore be covered in slime. Meanwhile, the other housemates had to guess which of the two came top of the poll.
As punishment for discussing nominations, Dappy had to wear a nappy until further notice.
The three housemates with the most votes, Jasmine, Jim and Liz were saved from eviction leaving Evander and Luisa facing a twist. Casey and Lee had the final decision over who was evicted and they chose Evander. Casey and Lee then returned to the house.
Evander became the first housemate to be evicted.
Sam was given a secret mission to win the housemates' family photos. To pass she had to lose her temper with one housemate, and tell another (Ollie) that she has feelings for them. She passed.
Housemates were invited to two parties as part of a task. Jasmine, Lee, Lionel, Luisa, Ollie and Sam were invited to an "18" party, suitable for adult viewers only, and Casey, Dappy, Jim, Linda and Liz were invited to a "U" party, where they played children's games.
Housemates split into two teams; Lionel, Casey, Linda, Liz, Luisa, Ollie being the Knights, and Dappy, Jasmine, Jim, Lee, Sam being the Ninnyhammers. Both teams went head to head in mini games to see which team was the overall winner.
Housemates nominated for the second time, this time it was face-to-face. As Jasmine, Jim, Liz and Luisa received the most nominations, they faced eviction.
The second shopping task began with the housemates voting as a "democracy" for which food they wanted to eat over the course of the task. However, it was revealed to Jim afterwards that he had control over all the other answers in the task and unbeknownst to his fellow housemates, their votes would count for nothing. Over the course of the day, housemates were called to their pods to answer questions. Questions included "Most Boring" and "Most Annoying" where the housemate that Jim chose would face punishments.
The housemates continued their democracy shopping task. At the end of the task, the housemates were told that their votes had been for nothing and that one housemate had all the power. Each housemate then placed a vote on the housemate they thought the power belonged to. They chose Jim, and as a result of Jim failing his task, the housemates failed the shopping task.
The previous night, Lionel and Luisa had to sleep in "the most annoying room" as part of the shopping task, and despite being told not to, Luisa climbed over a fence in the room to steal some champagne and chocolates. Also, despite the housemates having to hand in any beauty products as part of the shopping task, some housemates refused to hand them over. This resulted in the housemates having no hot water until further notice.
Housemates split into two teams to take part in a boxing task set by ex-housemate Evander. A housemate from each team took to the ring blindfolded and were asked a question "Who said... about...?" The non-blindfolded housemates simply had to guide the blindfolded housemate towards the right answer by shouting directions at them. The team who got to the answer the fastest won.
Jasmine became the second housemate to be evicted.
Shortly after Jasmine's eviction, the housemates were told that everyone would face the next eviction. However, Jasmine was allowed to save two of these housemates. She chose Casey and Linda.
Dappy, Jim, Lee, Lionel, Liz, Luisa, Ollie and Sam were chosen as the next housemates to face eviction. (see twists)
Liz was given the chance to write an article about her fellow housemates and her experience so far in the house. Dappy was chosen to help her take notes as she interviewed housemates of her choice. These housemates were Casey, Jim and Lionel. She then presented her finished piece to the group.
Lee and Ollie took part in a task to win a date with their "superfan". They took it in turns to complete an obstacle course and the person to complete the course in the fastest time won the date. Lee won this, but unbeknownst to him, the "superfan" was actually an actress and had a secret earpiece where she was given questions from the other housemates to ask Lee. To pass the task, Lee had to believe it was a genuine fan. The housemates passed.
Lionel became the third housemate to be evicted.
Housemates took part in a talent show, "In The Limelight", hosted by Jim. Each housemate had the chance to show off their talent and be judged by the three judges, Jim, Linda and Luisa. Ollie and Sam were announced the winners of the talent show after they acted out a fake "constructed reality" scene.
As Liz discussed nominations the previous night, the housemates were asked to give her one item of dirty clothing each so she could hand wash them for her punishment.
Luisa was given a "secret mission" to make Jim agree with her, get Dappy to rap with her, get a compliment from Linda and to make Liz laugh. However, she was unaware that everyone else knew what her task was and to pass it, they had to make her fail. As Luisa failed her mission, the whole house passed the task and won cooking ingredients.
Jim, Liz and Sam received the most nominations from their housemates and faced the next eviction. After they were told they were nominated, they were shown who nominated them.
The housemates were given a North Pole shopping task, where Casey, Dappy, Lee and Luisa became the huskies and the other housemates became the explorers. During their time in the "North Pole", the housemates came across different mini-tasks to win time towards the final game at the end of the task. Big Brother told the huskies that they'd be staying in the kennel overnight, however the explorers didn't realise that they were actually living in luxury next door in the "Mutt's Nuts" pub, and that the real task was to keep their night of luxury a secret.
The shopping task continued and the huskies still had to convince the explorers that they'd spent the night in bad conditions instead of in luxury. The explorers were also asked questions in the Diary Room from the "viewers" when actually they were from the huskies, where they were watching their answers. The housemates passed the task as the huskies' night of luxury remained a secret.
As Dappy and Luisa both discussed nominations, they were asked to clean the bathroom whilst wearing a twosie.
Ollie and Sam were asked not to "sit on the fence" as they were asked about different events that have happened in the house so far. They both had to choose a side to stand on and explain their reasons for choosing that side. As Ollie and Sam expressed enough opinions to satisfy Big Brother, they won a luxury hamper.
Liz became the fourth housemate to be evicted.
Housemates nominated face-to-face. They chose Jim, Lee, Linda, Luisa and Ollie, who therefore faced the fifth eviction.
During face-to-face nominations Luisa attempted to change her nomination. As a result, her power to nominate was rescinded.
The nominated housemates, Jim, Lee, Linda, Luisa and Ollie were asked to make a campaign about themselves and why they should be saved in the upcoming eviction. They were also asked to make a campaign against another nominated housemate of their choice and to say why they shouldn't be saved.
Housemates were set a selfie task, in which a giant camera was placed on a wall and housemates had to pose for selfies whenever they were asked to do so by Big Brother. Jim had to pose for a selfie with the housemate he thought was the most fake, and Sam had to pose with the housemate she fancied the most.
All housemates were asked to spend time with Jim and confide in him about a problem they've had in the house. However, Linda refused to take part in the task.
Linda became the fifth housemate to be evicted.
After Linda's eviction, housemates were told that they had all made it to the final. However, this was a lie, and the housemate with the fewest votes was evicted on Day 24.
The housemates' next task was "For Whom the Bell Tolls", in which housemates had to remain frozen during the period from when they heard a grandfather clock in the living room chime to when it chimed again. During the time that housemates were frozen, various guests visited the house. These included Lee's fellow Blue band members, Antony Costa, Duncan James and Simon Webbe, Sam's mum, Ollie's mum and ex-housemate Jasmine. However, Lee spoke to Jasmine during her visit, breaking the rules of the task.
The "For Whom the Bell Tolls" task continued, and the housemates received visits from Casey's mum, Luisa's mum, Dappy's friend, Jim's wife and daughter, and host Emma Willis, who announced the results of the surprise eviction. (see exits)
As Lee failed to ignore Jasmine during her visit for the "For Whom the Bell Tolls" task, he was told to sit still in the Diary Room whilst the other housemates came in one by one to make him look silly with the help of some props.
Lee became the sixth housemate to be evicted in a surprise twist during the "For Whom the Bell Tolls" task.
Dappy was called to the Diary Room where he was surrounded by a number of random items. He was then given a secret mission to make a rap for his fellow housemates about as many of the random items as he could. For every item he rapped about, he won them for the house.
Housemates were given the opportunity to ask their fellow housemates anonymous questions. One by one the housemates took it in turns to answer questions in the "Last Chance Saloon" that were either asked by their fellow housemates or by viewers.
For their last night in the house, Big Brother gave the housemates a "Last Supper" where they enjoyed a three course meal. They were also given conversation starters which they had to discuss during their meals.
Casey left the house in sixth place, followed by Sam who finished fifth. Luisa came fourth, before Ollie left in third. Jim was then announced as the winner, meaning that Dappy had finished in second place.
^Note 1 : As part of the series launch twist, the group was split in to pairs and handcuffed together. As the first housemates to enter the house, Jim and Linda were allowed to free one pair from their cuffs. They chose Dappy and Liz, but they were automatically put up for eviction as a price for their instant freedom. Over the next two days, three tasks took place, with the winner of each receiving freedom and immunity from eviction. Jim and Linda won the first task, followed by Jasmine and Sam, then Lionel and Ollie. As the only two pairs not to win one of the tasks, Casey and Lee and Evander and Luisa were nominated for eviction.
^Note 2 : Whilst Casey and Lee were living in the Bolt Hole, they could not nominate or be nominated by their fellow housemates, assuming them to be evicted and also unaware that Casey and Lee were able to see their nominations. During the live show on Day 8, the three housemates with the most votes, Jim, Jasmine and Liz were saved. Before returning to the house, Casey and Lee were told that they had to choose which of the bottom two, either Evander or Luisa, to leave the house. They chose to evict Evander and save Luisa.
^Note 3 : Before the nominations, it was announced that only the winners of that day's task would be eligible to nominate. However, it was later revealed that the plan was abandoned and face-to-face nominations were held instead.
^Note 4 : Shortly after Jasmine's eviction, the housemates were told that they all face the next eviction, however Jasmine had the chance to save two housemates. She chose to save Casey and Linda.
^Note 5 : Although there were no changes to the nominations process, the housemates were shown who nominated Jim, Liz and Sam.
^Note 6 : These nominations were face-to-face. Due to Luisa's attempts to change her nominations after all housemates had chosen, Big Brother banned her from nominating.
^Note 7 : Following Linda's eviction the public were voting for who they wanted to win rather than to save, and the housemate with the fewest votes was evicted in a surprise evction on Day 24. The voting lines then reopened for the remaining housemates until the final.