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Big Brother

Shocking secrets from inside the Big Brother house

Take a look at what happened behind closed doors.

By Woman's Day team
The brand new reboot season of Big Brother has certainly ignited some juicy scandals.
And while last week Woman's Day reveals Channel Seven producers are scrambling to cover up a legal scandal that would rock the house, this week we've uncovered some more behind-the-scenes gossip!

There's more than one Big Brother!

Housemates are led to believe they're talking to the one and only Big Brother, but little do they know that they're revealing their deepest and darkest thoughts to several producers.
"Whenever the housemates wish to chat, they're usually put onto a producer whose voice is remastered to sound like the actual Big Brother in post-production for the show," says our source.
Housemates are led to believe they're talking to the one and only Big Brother - little do they know they're confessing their deepest secrets to several producers! Image: Channel 7

The challenges are all done off-site!

While the show makes it look like the housemates walk into a room in the house for their challenges, the basement room is actually far away from the BB compound.
A source tells Woman's Day contestants are "blindfolded, covered with a hoodie and then driven to the challenge set in a small bus".
"While they're being transferred, there's to be no talking," the source adds.
Housemates are led blindfolded to a secret warehouse located outside of the Big Brother compound. Image: Channel 7

Daniel Gorringe is Big Brother's favourite

Pitted as the "class clown" of the cast, former AFL player Daniel Gorringe, 28, is favoured by Big Brother and the producers.
"He's always the first one to be called into the diary room to get those one-liners for the show," says the source.
"He's got the typical footballer's cockiness about him, so producers love him and everyone expects he'll win… including Dan himself!"
According to our source, Dan is favourited by Big Brother - who always calls him into the diary room first. Image: Channel 7

The bland food made the cast ill!

Much of the discussion from the housemates is based around their meagre food supply – but our source says viewers didn't see the worst of it!
"Food is dropped into the compound every two days and it typically includes white foods – bread, rice, flour, chickpeas and potatoes," says the source.
"Occasionally they'll get wilted spinach and tomatoes, but there are no flavour bases, no salt and pepper, nothing tasty."
The source adds the food was so starchy it left many housemates desperate for the loo. "In the first weeks, as their bodies were getting used to their drastic change in diet, they were getting constipated and then they had the runs!" the source reveals.
Housemates were desperate for the loo after their diet consisted of white foods such as bread, rice and porridge! Image: Channel 7

The cast are not happy with their edits!

Many cast members are said to be seriously unhappy with their edits, taking to a private WhatsApp chat to vent their frustration.
"Housemates are outraged by what they're seeing on TV," the source says.
"They're shocked none of their softer moments or team bonding is shown.
Garth [Saville, 50] has slammed the show because he thinks it has no heart and Dan's stopped watching altogether."
Housemates have taken to a group text to vent their frustrations at their edits. Image: Channel 7

Sophie vs Big Brother

While audiences know her as the sweet gymnast, behind closed doors Sophie Budack, 25, was butting heads with Big Brother himself.
"Sophie is very naughty and didn't take well to listening to BB or producers," the source says.
She got so tired of being bossed around she began to undermine the show's instructions.
"She'd talk when she wasn't miked or when asked not to. She didn't always respect the show's rules."
Sophie got annoyed with being bossed around by Big Brother. Channel 7

Everyone got sick!

With many of the challenges involving strenuous and prolonged physical activity, often in undesirable weather, the cast members were often left freezing cold. Channel 7
With many of the challenges involving strenuous and prolonged physical activity, often in undesirable weather, the cast members were often left freezing cold and due to their poor diets, sickness spread around like wildfire.
"Because they were undernourished, colds got the better of many contestants," the source reveals.
WATCH BELOW: Big Brother OG housemate Camilla breaks her silence about the "turkey-slap" incident. Story continues after video.

Hannah's Nonna hits back at Talia and Sarah!

When Perth's Hannah Campbell was dropped into the Big Brother house in the first week, she instantly had a target on her back from the territorial "OG" girls, Talia Rycroft, 22, and Sarah McDougal, 19.
Now, Hannah's loyal nonna Aileen has hit out at them, saying she was "so upset" to see how Hannah was being treated.
"It broke my heart to see my granddaughter get treated that way on national TV," the 84-year-old tells Woman's Day.
"I think those girls [Talia and Sarah] judged Hannah too quickly. They didn't even give her a chance."
Hannah's loyal nonna Aileen has hit out at "bullies" Talia and Sarah, saying she was "so upset" to see how Hannah was being treated. Supplied
She added: "I wondered if it was because they were jealous of her.
"After all, my Hannah is attractive and intelligent and has a beautiful nature.
"In this day and age, women should be lifting and supporting each other."
Aileen, who calls Hannah, 26, her "best friend", says she disagreed about her going on the show at first but now believes her granddaughter could win.
"She's very resilient. I think she has a good chance of winning," she says.

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