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Continuous Big Brother
Big Brother has been on air continuously since: 13th January 2004
First Big Brothers
First Big Brother: Netherlands - 16th September 1999.
First Big Brother 2: Netherlands - 13th September 2000.
First Big Brother 3: Germany - 27th January 2001.
First Big Brother 4: Netherlands - 14th September 2002.
First Big Brother 5: Spain - 15th September 2003.
First Big Brother 6: Spain - 5th September 2004.
First Big Brother 7: Spain - 20th October 2005.
First Big Brother 8: Spain - 8th September 2006.
First Big Brother 9: Spain - 9th September 2007.
First Big Brother 10: Spain (*) - 21st September 2008.
First Big Brother 11: Spain (*) - 6th September 2009.
First Big Brother 12: Spain (*) - 17th October 2010.
First VIP/Celebrity: Netherlands - 22nd May 2000.
First All Stars: Sweden - 20th January 2002.
First Teen: UK - 30th July 2003.
Note (*) - Although BB10 USA aired before GH10 Spain, as BB7 USA was an All-Star edition, Spain is the first country to air 10 main editions.
First Housemates (All BB1 Netherlands unless stated otherwise)
First Ever Housemates : 16th September 1999: 9 - Bart van de Velde; Bianca Plune; Karin van Elswijk; Martin Jonkman; Maurice de Back; Ruud Bénard; Sabine Wendel; Tara van den Bergh & Willem Boomsma
1st Housemate to be evicted: Martin Jonkman (23rd September 1999).
1st Housemate to voluntarily leave: Tara van den Bergh (25th September 1999).
1st Housemate forcibly removed: Nicholas Bateman (17th August 2000, BB1 UK).
1st Replacement Housemate: Mona Rooth-de Leeuw (30th September 1999).
1st Winner: Bart van de Velde (30th December 1999).
1st Female Winner: Angelica Freij (15th December 2000, BB1 Sweden).
1st Gay Winner: Brian Dowling (27th July 2001, BB2 UK).
1st Celebrity Winner: Jack Dee (19th March 2001, CBB1 UK).
1st Celebrity Female Winner: Galilea Montijo (28th July 2002, VIP1 Mexico).
1st Non-Celebrity to win Celebrity BB: Chantelle Houghton (27 Jan 06, CBB4 UK).
1st Housemate to win twice: Jill Liv Nielsen (BB1 Denmark & All Stars Denmark).
Oldest Housemate: 81 years old - Jackie Stallone (Celebrity UK 3).
Youngest HM: 14 years old - Patricia (Teen Philippines 3).
Youngest HM: 14 years old - Rebecca (Teen Philippines 3).
Longest time 1: 485 Days - Sascha Sirtl (365 days Germany 5 & 120 days in Germany 9)
Longest time 2: 365 Days - Franziska Lewandrowski (Germany 5).
Longest time 3: 364 Days - Michael Homula (Germany 5).
Shortest time 1: Less than 1 hour - Petra (Belgium VIPS2).
Shortest time 2: 1 hour - Klára (Czech 1).
Shortest time 2: 1 hour - Erika (Italy 3).
Shortest time 2: 1 hour - Carmen (Italy 4).
Shortest time 5: 2 hours - Mercedes (Spain 5).
Most BBs on air at same time: 10 (occurred on 84 different days).
Days with no BBs on air: 99 (31st Dec 1999, 1st Jan-27th Feb 2000, 1st-20th Jan 2001, 1st-19th Jan 2002, 12th Jan 2004).
Shortest Gap: 0 minutes - between BB5 & BB6 Germany
Shortest Gap: 0 minutes - between VIP3-1 & VIP3-2 Mexico
Shortest Gap: 0 minutes - between VIP1 & BB5 Poland
Shortest Gap: 0 minutes - between Famosos 1 & Famosos 2 Portugal
Shortest Gap: 0 minutes - between BB11 & Ultimate BB UK
Longest Gap 1: 3,206 days (8 yrs 9 mths 10 days) between GH1 & GH2 Colombia
Longest Gap 3: 2,468 days (6 yrs 9 mths 3 days) between BB4 & SS1(5) Portugal
Longest Gap 3: 1,925 days (5 yrs 3 mths 7 days) between BB3 & BB4 Poland
Longest Gap 3: 1,925 days (5 yrs 3 mths 7 days) betw BB2 Nor/Swe & BB4 Norway
Longest Gap 5: 1,815 days (4 yrs 11 mths 19 days) between LS2 & SS1(3) France
Most Housemates evicted in one day
8 Housemates: Day 28, Big Brother 4 Greece
5 Housemates: Day 362, Big Brother 5 Germany
5 Housemates: Day 27, Big Brother 6 Belgium
5 Housemates: Day 28, Veliki Brat VIP4 Serbia
Longest time until first eviction
Day 78: Big Brother All Stars 1 Africa
Day 50: Big Brother 4 Croatia
Same Gender Launches: All Housemates entering on Day 1 were of same gender
BB8 UK (11 female, 0 male)
BB4 Bulgaria (10 female, 0 male)
BB4 Africa (12 male, 0 female)
Foreign House Locations
Big Brother VIP1 Denmark - Located in the Big Brother Norway house
Gran Hermano 1 Ecuador - Located in the Gran Hermano Argentina house
Gran Hermano 1 Pacifico - Located in the Gran Hermano Colombia house
Big Brother 5 Croatia - Located in a purpose built house in Thailand
Big Brother 4 Norway - Located in the Big Brother Sweden house
Big Brother Moles (non-competing, working for Big Brother)
Silvia: Big Brother 3 Germany
Jonas: Big Brother 3 Sweden
Nathalie S: Big Brother 6 Belgium
Johan: Big Brother 6 Belgium
Ashanti: Big Brother 2 Africa
Victor: Big Brother 2 Africa
Enxhi: Big Brother 3 Albania
Milla: Big Brother 8 Finland
Editions with the most finalists (Excluding editions that had no evictions)
BB6 Africa 7 finalists
BB VIP3 Bulgaria 7 finalists
Ultimate BB1 UK 7 finalists
CBB8 UK 7 finalists
BB VIP1 Bulgaria 6 finalists
BB VIP2 Bulgaria 6 finalists
LS3 Canada 6 finalists
LS4 Canada 6 finalists
LSAS1 Canada 6 finalists
BB1 Canada 6 finalists
CBB1 Croatia 6 finalists
BB6 Germany 6 finalists
BB4 Netherlands 6 finalists
LC1 Peru 6 finalists
VB3 Serbia 6 finalists
VB VIP4 Serbia 6 finalists
CBB4 UK 6 finalists
BB7 UK 6 finalists
CBB5 UK 6 finalists
BB8 UK 6 finalists
BBCH1 UK 6 finalists