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Big Brother 2 (UK)
BBUK2 Eye
Country United Kingdom
Series 2
Series Run May 25, 2001 – July 27, 2001
Host Davina McCall
Prize Money £70,000
Days 64
Winner Brian Dowling
Runner(s)-up Helen Adams
Returnees Brian Dowling (Ultimate)
Narinder Kaur (Panto)
Cast
BBUK2HMs
Opening Sequence
Big Brother UK - Series 2 (2001) - Official Opening Titles00:18

Big Brother UK - Series 2 (2001) - Official Opening Titles

Series Chronology
Previous Series Big Brother 1 (UK)
Next Series Big Brother 3 (UK)

Big Brother 2 (UK) is the second season of Big Brother (UK).

This is the final series to use the old house, before they moved to Elstree Studios. The series premiered on May 25, 2001 and then on July 27, 2001 Brian Dowling was crowned the winner over Helen Adams.

Background

After the first series was completed it was reported that many networks such as ITV and Channel 5 were interesting in taking over the series. However, Channel 4 would later announce a second series with casting to begin in December of 2000. 250,000 auditions were accepted for the second series compared to only 40,000 for the first. It was later announced that two new companion shows would air alongside the second season: Big Brother's Little Brother and Big Brother Reveals More that would only lasted the one series. Big Brother's Little Brother would be hosted by Dermot O'Leary. The prize remained the same this series at £70,000.

Twists

  • Day Before Final Eviction: Since there was no ejection this series, four housemates faced the final vote. However only three would make the actual final. The finalist with the least amount of votes to win would be evicted on Day 63, the day before the final.

Housemates

Brian 2001
 Winner 
 
Brian
Helen 2001
 Runner-Up 
 
Helen
Dean 2001
 Finalist 
 
Dean
Elizabeth 2001
 Evicted 
 
Elizabeth
Paul 2001
 Evicted 
 
Paul
Josh 2001
 Evicted 
 
Josh
Amma 2001
 Evicted 
 
Amma
Bubble 2001
 Evicted 
 
Bubble
Narinder 2001
 Evicted 
 
Narinder
Stuart 2001
 Evicted 
 
Stuart
Penny 2001
 Evicted 
 
Penny

Tasks

Week Days Lasted Task Description Percent
Gambled
Reward Result
Week 1 Days 2-7 All housemates were required to build a fire in the backyard by noon, and had to keep it lit for a consecutive 120 hours - five days. The fire had to be watched by two or more housemates at all times. 30.0% £49.00
Shopping Budget
No!
Week 2 Days 9-13 The task for this week, for all housemates, was to learn first-aid. The housemates had to treat injured “people” on the assessment day. 60.0% £112.00
Shopping Budget
Yes!
Week 3 Days 17-20 All the housemates were given their new task which required them to learn ten facts about their fellow housemates. 40.0% £98.00
Shopping Budget
Yes!
Week 4 Days 23-27 All housemates had to adopt an individual dance and perform it on request from Big Brother at any time between 8am and 2am for 5 days. Each housemate would grab a partner when instructed, and would have 20 minutes to make it to the stage. Each housemate would pick a genre, and had to be outside for that genre. Each genre of music also had a specific dance move that the participants had to perform at least three times during the dance. 10.0% £56.70
Shopping Budget
No!
Day 27 All the housemates performed a task in which they had to design hats for one another. Food and drinks Yes!
Week 5 Days 30-34 All housemates had to attempt to set a new Guinness World Record by the end of the week. There were four records total that they could break, and they would perform one task each day in an attempt to break the record. They would only pass the task if they broke one or more of the records. 10.0% £61.60
Shopping Budget
Yes!
Week 6 Days 37-41 For this weeks task, a dog, a white poodle named Paddy, would be released into the House for four hours every day. While Paddy was in the House, they were required to teach him tricks. They randomly selected eight tricks, which were the tricks they had to teach him. They were provided with a clicker and pieces of chicken to help train Paddy. 50.0% £24.50
Shopping Budget
No!
Days 38-40 All housemates were given the task of making a soap opera based on their time in the House. Yes!
Week 7 Days 44-48 All housemates were given the task to dismantle a drum kit, move it over an obstacle course, and then reassemble it. They were required to complete this task in eight minutes and fifteen seconds, otherwise they would fail the task. 36.4% £57.21
Shopping Budget
Yes!
Week 8 Days 51-55 All housemates were given the task of playing playground games. This included games such as skipping, riding a pogo stick, using a hula-hoop, and using a space hopper. The housemates had six minutes to complete the task this week. 40.0% £21.00
Shopping Budget
No!

Nominations History

Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
Day 63 Final
Brian Helen
Elizabeth
Stuart
Helen
Paul
Amma
Paul
Amma
Paul
Amma
Paul
Josh
Paul
Helen
No
Nominations
Winner
Helen Bubble
Narinder
Narinder
Bubble
Brian
Narinder
Bubble
Brian
Josh
Dean
Dean
Josh
Dean
Elizabeth
No
Nominations
Runner-Up
Dean Narinder
Penny
Narinder
Paul
Paul
Narinder
Paul
Helen
Paul
Amma
Helen
Josh
Paul
Helen
No
Nominations
Third Place
Elizabeth Penny
Helen
Paul
Stuart
Narinder
Paul
Paul
Brian
Paul
Helen
Paul
Helen
Paul
Helen
No
Nominations
Paul Amma
Helen
Amma
Bubble
Brian
Bubble
Amma
Bubble
Amma
Elizabeth
Brian
Josh
Brian
Elizabeth
Josh Not In
House
Exempt Narinder
Bubble
Paul
Bubble
Amma
Brian
Brian
Helen
Amma Paul
Penny
Paul
Stuart
Narinder
Paul
Paul
Dean
Paul
Josh
Bubble Paul
Penny
Paul
Helen
Narinder
Josh
Paul
Josh
Narinder Helen
Bubble
Stuart
Helen
Amma
Bubble
Stuart Penny
Narinder
Amma
Narinder
Penny Helen
Amma

Game History

Retrieved from Channel 4[1]

Week 1

Within hours, livewire Brian confessed to the girls that he was gay, while former Lap Dancer Amma discovered her cat had peed inside her suitcase. But it was arguably schoolteacher Penny who made the biggest impression in the early days. The house-proud housemate not only massaged and kissed car designer Paul, but also let her towel slip in front of the cameras. During hairdresser Helen's birthday party, the sparks really began to fly. The oldest member of the House, Stuart, claimed he would sleep with all the girls bar Penny. The two declared war and despite appearing to make up the following morning, a sarcastic wink from Stuart to Paul revealed this wasn't the case.

Week 2

Helen 2001
 Nominee
 42% to Evict
 
 
Helen
Penny 2001
 Evicted
 58% to Evict
 
 
Penny

The first nominations proved tough to everyone bar the feisty Narinder - "I could've nominated six people no problem!" Penny and Helen were the first up for eviction. Bubble and Brian's prank-war was in full effect, with the hat-loving housemate first stealing Brian's beloved teddy bear and then removing the slats from the Irishman's bed. An increasingly erratic Penny found it difficult to live in such an enclosed space. Venting her spleen at Narinder, Penny hissed: "They think I'm neurotic and weird? How about Bubble with his f*****g hats? He's f*****g common as muck! "I've had enough, I'm going out tomorrow. Seven b*****ds voted me out!"
Penny became the first housemate voted out.

Week 3

Josh 2001
 Entered 
 Exempt
 
 
Josh
Paul 2001
 Nominee
 14% to Evict
 
 
Paul
Stuart 2001
 Evicted
 86% to Evict
 
 
Stuart

No sooner had Penny left, there was a shock in store for the remaining housemates as newbie Josh was introduced into the House. The handsome man was immediately fought over by girls Narinder and Helen, who then almost fell out when Helen famously misheard "classy" for "crappy". The girls were disappointed however when Josh divulged he was gay. Paul and Stuart were nominated for eviction, before a remarkable night ensued which witnessed fighting from all angles. In the pool, Amma and Stuart almost came to blows as Stuart's 'dogmatic' attitude disagreed with an emotional Amma. Separately, Brian and Josh battled it out in the lounge when Brian admitted he found Josh's presence a threat - "You are gay. You will judge me!" he shrieked.The two quietest, and more mature, members of the household - Dean and Elizabeth - bonded in the swimming pool as Elizabeth admitted she "wants to win".
Stuart became the second housemate voted out.

Week 4

Paul 2001
 Nominee
 38% to Evict
 
 
Paul
Narinder 2001
 Evicted
 62% to Evict
 
 
Narinder

The weekly task saw the group bet their lowest percentage on success so far - just 10%. The housemates were required to adopt an individual dance, and perform it on request from Big Brother anytime between 8.00am and 2.00am - the task lasted five days! Narinder and Paul were up for eviction, and the fiery girl was up to her usual tricks with partner-in-crime Brian. "It's not been a barrel of laughs in here," she told him. The seeds were set for future romance. Paul and Helen began to spend a great deal of time together - but bubbly Helen appeared completely oblivious to Paul's subtle flirtations. House pranks continued with the girls infiltrating the boys with a massive pillow attack, while the group entertained themselves with an impromptu tennis tournament which Josh won.
Narinder became the third housemate voted out.

Week 5

Paul 2001
 Nominee
 47% to Evict
 
 
Paul
Bubble 2001
 Evicted
 53% to Evict
 
 
Bubble

Another weekly task inspired the gang as they attempted to set official Guinness World Records. Although an enthusiastic Bubble eventually failed with his sweetcorn kernel record, Dean did succeed - by building the record breaking biggest ever sugar cube tower. Despite being nominated for the third successive week, Paul seemed unperturbed and his intimacy with Helen was causing the blonde girl concern. "You have pinned me to the bed," Paul informed her as Helen worried what her (soon-to-be-ex) boyfriend would think. Paul was up for the public vote against the loud and honest Bubble. The Chelsea supporter looked more and more nervous as Friday approached, eventually conning Brian into believing he planned to escape over the back wall - eventually he settled for sleeping in the garden den. The highlight of the week came on Elizabeth's birthday. The usually demure girl found herself naked in a hot tub along with Amma and Helen - with only Josh and Brian allowed to enter the room. Bubble also painstakingly laid out a birthday poem with stones in the garden.
Bubble became the fourth housemate voted out.

Week 6

Paul 2001
 Nominee
 36% to Evict
 
 
Paul
Amma 2001
 Evicted
 64% to Evict
 
 
Amma

Paddy was introduced to the group - no, not another housemate, but a fluffy white Bichon Freise for the weekly task. The gang were charged with teaching Paddy several tricks including 'fetching' and 'playing dead'. Paul's sleep talking reached new levels as the Reading lad was heard muttering, "Stand there... would though wouldn't you really" during early morning reverie. There was little surprise when it came to nominations. For the fourth time, Paul was up for the public vote, this time alongside Amma. Helen's feelings for her beau became clearly during the announcement as the Welsh girl squealed: "I don't want Paul to go!" Brian - having lost chums Narinder and Bubble - turned to the pragmatic Dean for kinship. The two shared a hilarious dislike of Paul, with Brian asking the Brummie: "Dean, what people relate to Paul? With all due respect, they must be 10 years of age, love Star Wars and can kick their legs really high." Meanwhile, Brian and Josh continued to fall out with Josh claiming Brian was "a child" to Amma, and Brian saying Josh took his melodramas "too seriously".
Amma became the fifth housemate voted out.

Week 7

Helen 2001
 Nominee
 16% to Evict
 
 
Helen
Josh 2001
 Evicted
 84% to Evict
 
 
Josh

Brian became known for using the catchphrase "that's evil" as he tasted various cheeses, before freaking out about putting on weight and enlisting Dean for an abdominal workout. Josh jokingly warned the increasingly close Paul and Helen that, "The whole of the outside world thinks something is going on!" Helen herself began to wise up to the situation, claiming her boyfriend (Big G): "Could have been up to anything." It was Josh and Helen's names read out for possible eviction and both seemed convinced they would be leaving. Romance in the House became a real issue as Big Brother paired the housemates off for intimate dates - Paul with Helen, Josh with Brian and Elizabeth with Dean. Josh jokingly shocked Brian by asking for a b**w-job, Paul boasted to Helen that he lived his life like an "international playboy" while Elizabeth admitted to Dean she missed getting naked. Helen and Paul decided to spend the night in the den - although both skulked off to separate beds early in the morning.
Josh became the sixth housemate voted out.

Week 8

Helen 2001
 Nominee
 16% to Evict
 
 
Helen
Paul 2001
 Evicted
 84% to Evict
 
 
Paul

During the weekly task, an assault course, Helen confessed to Paul that the famous Big G wasn't "really a boyfriend" and the word "stuff" came to be used as the pair's codeword for sex. Paul and Helen decided to spend the entire night in the den to talk about their relationship. Still worried about the presence of Helen's boyfriend, Paul decided to get the situation out in the open. "You fancy me don't you?" he asked Helen. "It's bloody obvious. And yeah, it's obvious that I fancy you." And then the unthinkable - Helen and Paul were the final two up for eviction.
Paul became the seventh housemate voted out.

Week 9

Elizabeth 2001
 Evicted
 2% to Win out of 4
 
 
Elizabeth

Unbeknown to the final four - Elizabeth, Brian, Dean and Helen - Big Brother would be evicting the housemate with the fewest votes a day early. The gang were allowed to discuss their nominations over the last nine weeks, and Helen admitted voting for Brian in Week 5 because, "he was selfish and vindictive!" Jumping out of his deck chair, Brian feigned annoyance. "But it was my birthday! You've really annoyed me!" he yelled. Brian told Dean he had no chance of winning BB. "No poof is going to win this!" he joked. And then came Thursday when Elizabeth became the final housemate voted out.

Finale

Brian 2001
 Winner
 61% to Win out of 2
 
 
Brian
Helen 2001
 Runner-Up
 39% to Win out of 2
 
 
Helen
Dean 2001
 3rd Place
 5% to Win out of 3
 
 
Dean


Brian won Big Brother with 69% of the votes.
Helen came second with 39% of the votes.
Dean came third with 5% of the votes.

Trivia

  • This would end up to be the first series of the civilian version of Big Brother (UK) to not feature any ejections or walkers.
  • By being crowned the winner, Brian Dowling is the very first openly gay housemate to win Big Brother (UK).

References

United Kingdom Seasons
Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · Teen · 5 · Panto · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · Ultimate · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · Hijack · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22
Big Brother Seasons
Americas
United States English 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · OTT · 19 · CBB · 20
Spanish 1
Argentina Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10
Celebrity 1 · 2
Brazil 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18
Canada English 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
French 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · BB
Colombia 1 · 2
Ecuador 1
Mexico Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3.1 · 3.2 · 4
Pacific Region 1
Panama 1
Peru 1
Africa
Africa 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9
Angola 1 · 2 · 3
Nigeria 1 · 2
South Africa Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Celebrity 1
Asia-Pacific
Arab World Cancelled
Australia Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11
Celebrity 1
China Pilot · 1
India Hindi 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · HB · 9 · 10
Bengali 1 · 2
Kannada 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Indonesia 1
Israel Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8
Celebrity 1 · 2
Philippines Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 8
Combined 5 · 6 · 7
Celebrity 1 · 2
Teen 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Russia 1
Thailand 1 · 2
Turkey 1 · 2
Vietnam 1
Europe
Albania 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9
Balkans Civilian GP · 1 · Cancelled · 3 · 4 · 5
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Belgium Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · All-Stars · 4 · 5
Celebrity 1 · 2
Bulgaria Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8
All-Stars 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Family 1
Croatia Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Celebrity 1
Czech Republic 1
Denmark Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Celebrity 1
Reality AS 1
Finland Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9
Celebrity 1
France Loft 1 · 2
Secret 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11
Germany Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Greece 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Hungry Civilian 1 · 2
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3
Való Világ 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9
Italy Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15
Celebrity 1
Lithuania 1
Netherlands Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · SS
Celebrity 1 · H
Norway 1 · TIH · 2 · 3 · 4
Poland Civilian (BB) 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5.1 · 5.2
Ty Wybierasz 1 · 2
Portugal Civilian (BB) 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Celebrity (BB) 1 · 2 · 3
Civilian (SS) 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
All-Stars (SS) 1 · 2 · 3 · LPP · 4
Romania 1 · 2
Scandinavia 1 · 2 · 3
Second Life 1
Slovakia 1
Slovenia Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
Celebrity 1
Spain Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
All-Star 1 · 2 · 3
Sweden Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7
Celebrity 1
Switzerland 1 · 2
Ukraine 1
United Kingdom Civilian 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · Teen · 5 · Panto · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · Ultimate · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18
Celebrity 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · Hijack · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20

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