Big Brother: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets
For 19 seasons, Big Brother has been a hit with audiences, and for good reason. The show takes everyday people, and puts them into a house together, then fills the house with cameras and competitions that lead to evictions every week. The winner of the show walks away with a cool half million dollars and, as we all know, money and power can bring out the worst in people, which is probably why the show is so highly dramatic and buzz worthy. So what about all the things we don’t see? Well, there’s plenty that fans don’t know about, so check out these 10 behind the scenes secrets:
10. STD testing
Big Brother knows how things go, and with the increasing amount of hookups on the show, they make sure they do some STD/STI testing for the contestants before the show begins. However, season 13 saw Evel Dick suddenly leave the show after receiving some “news” from the BB producers. As it turns out, those tests they revealed that Evel Dick was in fact HIV positive.
9. Cameras, Cameras Everywhere
While other reality shows like Survivor or Keeping Up With The Kardashians require actual film crews, Big Brother likes to keep things very “big brother.” There are hidden cameras, cameras on tracks, and camera crews hidden behind double sided mirrors and on the roof. Many contestants have said that they forget about the cameras, which makes the reality part that much more real. This isn’t surprising given some of the more embarrassing things cast members have said out loud to an audience that ranges between 6-9 million viewers…Yikes!