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Channel 5 release statement in response to 'fix' claims about Helen's Win

22 Aug, 2014 - 6:31 PM by James
Channel 5 have put a statement on the official Big Brother website relating to issues which have been raised about the voting process, by some fans, after Helen Wood won Big Brother 15.

Apparently, 400 complaints were sent to the TV regulator OFCOM.

This is the statement:

Quote:
Channel 5 has received inquiries from viewers about the most recent series of Big Brother. In order to assist viewers, the following information is provided:

1. All voting during Big Brother is independently verified as the voting occurs and when it ends. Only those results which are independently verified are used in determining results which are broadcast as part of Big Brother.

2. Votes cast are regularly monitored to detect any unusual voting patterns or to determine whether, for instance, computer programmes have been used to implement automatic voting for particular housemates. Where there are discrepancies in voting patterns, in consultation with the independent verifier, consideration is given as to whether the votes should be included.

3. No votes were discarded because of voting irregularities in the period after lines were open for voting in the final week of the last series up until the lines were finally closed, when Helen and Ashleigh were the two remaining finalists. No voting irregularities were detected during that period.

4. When voting lines are open, they are regularly monitored, including by independent verifiers, to ensure that votes can be cast on behalf of any housemate up for voting. At all times during the period after lines were open for voting in the final week of the last series up until the lines were finally closed when Helen and Ashleigh were the two remaining finalists, all relevant lines were open and callers were able to cast votes for whichever housemate they chose. All voting lines for housemates were open for exactly the same period; the voting line for each individual housemate opened and closed at exactly the same time as the line for any other housemate facing a public vote at the same time.

5. At 9.20am on August 15, the morning of the Final of Big Brother 2014, the voting stood as follows:

Ashleigh was 8,018 votes ahead of Helen.
Helen was 9,789 votes ahead of Christopher.
Christopher was 4,945 votes ahead of Ash
Ash was 8,730 votes ahead of Chris
Chris was 11,237 votes ahead of Pav

6. At 8.55pm on August 15, immediately prior to the live broadcast of the Final of Big Brother 2014, the voting stood as follows:

Ashleigh was 7,887 votes ahead of Helen.
Helen was 12,628 votes ahead of Christopher.
Christopher was 6,319 votes ahead of Ash
Ash was 10,296 votes ahead of Chris
Chris was 13,365 votes ahead of Pav

7. At 10.03pm on August 15, when voting lines closed for the final time during the live broadcast of the Final of Big Brother 2014, the voting stood as follows:

Helen was 4,631 votes ahead of Ashleigh.
Ashleigh was 75,818 votes ahead of Christopher.
Christopher was 13,303 votes ahead of Ash
Ash was 23,108 votes ahead of Chris
Chris was 14,594 votes ahead of Pav

8. The voting lines for Pav, Chris, Ash and Christopher finally closed at different times, as each lost their place in the House. The voting lines for Helen and Ashleigh finally closed at the same time.

9. All of the votes and results mentioned in paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 were independently verified.

10. During the launch of Big Brother 2014, the viewers voted for Pauline to be given "the power" in the House. Pauline knew nothing about what reward would be given to Helen when she selected Helen for a reward. The first either Helen or Pauline or any other housemate knew about there being a "pass to the final" was when Big Brother announced to the House exactly what the reward was that Pauline had chosen Helen to receive.

11. Helen auditioned for Big Brother in the same way as all other applicants for a place in the Big Brother House. When she entered the House, Helen did not have an agent, a manager or any connection with either Northern & Shell or Richard Desmond.

12. The behaviour of all housemates is regularly monitored by Big Brother and interventions are made whenever Big Brother considers it necessary. Some interventions are informal, some are formal; some result in serious warnings. Not all of these interventions are included in the material broadcast.

13. In Helenís case, the broadcasts twice showed her being reprimanded by Big Brother for her conduct (in relation to Danielle and Matthew). There were a number of further informal interventions with Helen about her conduct and during the course of the material broadcast Helen herself made reference to some of these, although these informal interventions were not themselves included in any broadcast. Informal interventions with other housemates, similarly, were not included in the material broadcast.

14. The Big Brother voting system remains independently verified and Big Brother is satisfied that the outcome of Big Brother 2014 was an accurate reflection of the public's decisions.
Update.

Channel 5 released an updated statement with these clarifications:

Quote:
9. After the voting lines re-opened for the final time, following Christopher's eviction from the House, in the space of eight minutes and forty seconds, 47,344 votes were cast for Helen to win and 43,907 votes were cast for Ashleigh to win.

10. All of the votes and results mentioned in paragraphs 5, 6, 7 and 9 were independently verified.

11. During the launch of Big Brother 2014, the viewers voted for Pauline to be given "the power" in the House. When she was selected as Power Housemate, Pauline knew nothing about what reward would be given to Helen. Big Brother did not know who Pauline would choose until she nominated Helen. The first Helen and the other housemates knew about there being a "pass to the final" was when Big Brother announced to the House exactly what the reward was that Pauline had chosen Helen to receive.

Link: http://bigbrother.channel5.com/statement




Comment posted by: erinp5
Statement




Channel 5 has received inquiries from viewers about the most recent series of Big Brother. In order to assist viewers, the following information is provided:



1. All voting during Big Brother is independently verified as the voting occurs and when it ends. Only those results which are independently verified are used in determining results which are broadcast as part of Big Brother.



2. Votes cast are regularly monitored to detect any unusual voting patterns or to determine whether, for instance, computer programmes have been used to implement automatic voting for particular housemates. Where there are discrepancies in voting patterns, in consultation with the independent verifier, consideration is given as to whether the votes should be included.



3. No votes were discarded because of voting irregularities in the period after lines were open for voting in the final week of the last series up until the lines were finally closed, when Helen and Ashleigh were the two remaining finalists. No voting irregularities were detected during that period.



4. When voting lines are open, they are regularly monitored, including by independent verifiers, to ensure that votes can be cast on behalf of any housemate up for voting. At all times during the period after lines were open for voting in the final week of the last series up until the lines were finally closed when Helen and Ashleigh were the two remaining finalists, all relevant lines were open and callers were able to cast votes for whichever housemate they chose. All voting lines for housemates were open for exactly the same period; the voting line for each individual housemate opened and closed at exactly the same time as the line for any other housemate facing a public vote at the same time.



5. At 9.20am on August 15, the morning of the Final of Big Brother 2014, the voting stood as follows:

Ashleigh was 8,018 votes ahead of Helen.
Helen was 9,789 votes ahead of Christopher.
Christopher was 4,945 votes ahead of Ash
Ash was 8,730 votes ahead of Chris
Chris was 11,237 votes ahead of Pav

6. At 8.55pm on August 15, immediately prior to the live broadcast of the Final of Big Brother 2014, the voting stood as follows:

Ashleigh was 7,887 votes ahead of Helen.
Helen was 12,628 votes ahead of Christopher.
Christopher was 6,319 votes ahead of Ash
Ash was 10,296 votes ahead of Chris
Chris was 13,365 votes ahead of Pav



7. At 10.03pm on August 15, when voting lines closed for the final time during the live broadcast of the Final of Big Brother 2014, the voting stood as follows:

Helen was 4,631 votes ahead of Ashleigh.
Ashleigh was 75,818 votes ahead of Christopher.
Christopher was 13,303 votes ahead of Ash
Ash was 23,108 votes ahead of Chris
Chris was 14,594 votes ahead of Pav



8. The voting lines for Pav, Chris, Ash and Christopher finally closed at different times, as each lost their place in the House. The voting lines for Helen and Ashleigh finally closed at the same time.



9. All of the votes and results mentioned in paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 were independently verified.



10. During the launch of Big Brother 2014, the viewers voted for Pauline to be given "the power" in the House. Pauline knew nothing about what reward would be given to Helen when she selected Helen for a reward. The first either Helen or Pauline or any other housemate knew about there being a "pass to the final" was when Big Brother announced to the House exactly what the reward was that Pauline had chosen Helen to receive.



11. Helen auditioned for Big Brother in the same way as all other applicants for a place in the Big Brother House. When she entered the House, Helen did not have an agent, a manager or any connection with either Northern & Shell or Richard Desmond.



12. The behaviour of all housemates is regularly monitored by Big Brother and interventions are made whenever Big Brother considers it necessary. Some interventions are informal, some are formal; some result in serious warnings. Not all of these interventions are included in the material broadcast.



13. In Helenís case, the broadcasts twice showed her being reprimanded by Big Brother for her conduct (in relation to Danielle and Matthew). There were a number of further informal interventions with Helen about her conduct and during the course of the material broadcast Helen herself made reference to some of these, although these informal interventions were not themselves included in any broadcast. Informal interventions with other housemates, similarly, were not included in the material broadcast.



14. The Big Brother voting system remains independently verified and Big Brother is satisfied that the outcome of Big Brother 2014 was an accurate reflection of the public's decisions.



http://bigbrother.channel5.com/statement
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:14 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Bah HuMBug
Quote:
Originally Posted by erinp5 View Post
Ashleigh was 75,818 votes ahead of Christopher.
slay-ish
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:16 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: QueenOfSheba
Finally hopefully the stupid fix rumours will stop
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:17 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Marc
The Ashleigh/Helen gap with Christopher
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:17 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Snowire
someone work out percentages please
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:19 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Raph
That's crazy that Ashleigh/Helen had so many more votes than Christopher. Really interesting to see though
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:19 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Pete.
So Helen gained momentum during the final hmm
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:20 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Bah HuMBug
Bet it was Emma saying the vote was close wot done it
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:25 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: daniel-lewis-1985
Im surprised to see that many votes were actually cast.

Would be interesting to know how many were cast in total for the series.
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:26 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Ramsay
If they just released voting percentages like they used to, there would be alot less fix claims. easy ****ing peasy
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:26 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: sampvt
gratification that Helen was the true and worthy winner as elected by the public, case closed and its back to the funny farm to see how the Yanks are doing.
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:27 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: delta
Quote:
Originally Posted by erinp5 View Post
Statement




Channel 5 has received inquiries from viewers about the most recent series of Big Brother. In order to assist viewers, the following information is provided:



1. All voting during Big Brother is independently verified as the voting occurs and when it ends. Only those results which are independently verified are used in determining results which are broadcast as part of Big Brother.



2. Votes cast are regularly monitored to detect any unusual voting patterns or to determine whether, for instance, computer programmes have been used to implement automatic voting for particular housemates. Where there are discrepancies in voting patterns, in consultation with the independent verifier, consideration is given as to whether the votes should be included.



3. No votes were discarded because of voting irregularities in the period after lines were open for voting in the final week of the last series up until the lines were finally closed, when Helen and Ashleigh were the two remaining finalists. No voting irregularities were detected during that period.



4. When voting lines are open, they are regularly monitored, including by independent verifiers, to ensure that votes can be cast on behalf of any housemate up for voting. At all times during the period after lines were open for voting in the final week of the last series up until the lines were finally closed when Helen and Ashleigh were the two remaining finalists, all relevant lines were open and callers were able to cast votes for whichever housemate they chose. All voting lines for housemates were open for exactly the same period; the voting line for each individual housemate opened and closed at exactly the same time as the line for any other housemate facing a public vote at the same time.



5. At 9.20am on August 15, the morning of the Final of Big Brother 2014, the voting stood as follows:

Ashleigh was 8,018 votes ahead of Helen.
Helen was 9,789 votes ahead of Christopher.
Christopher was 4,945 votes ahead of Ash
Ash was 8,730 votes ahead of Chris
Chris was 11,237 votes ahead of Pav

6. At 8.55pm on August 15, immediately prior to the live broadcast of the Final of Big Brother 2014, the voting stood as follows:

Ashleigh was 7,887 votes ahead of Helen.
Helen was 12,628 votes ahead of Christopher.
Christopher was 6,319 votes ahead of Ash
Ash was 10,296 votes ahead of Chris
Chris was 13,365 votes ahead of Pav



7. At 10.03pm on August 15, when voting lines closed for the final time during the live broadcast of the Final of Big Brother 2014, the voting stood as follows:

Helen was 4,631 votes ahead of Ashleigh.
Ashleigh was 75,818 votes ahead of Christopher.
Christopher was 13,303 votes ahead of Ash
Ash was 23,108 votes ahead of Chris
Chris was 14,594 votes ahead of Pav



8. The voting lines for Pav, Chris, Ash and Christopher finally closed at different times, as each lost their place in the House. The voting lines for Helen and Ashleigh finally closed at the same time.



9. All of the votes and results mentioned in paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 were independently verified.



10. During the launch of Big Brother 2014, the viewers voted for Pauline to be given "the power" in the House. Pauline knew nothing about what reward would be given to Helen when she selected Helen for a reward. The first either Helen or Pauline or any other housemate knew about there being a "pass to the final" was when Big Brother announced to the House exactly what the reward was that Pauline had chosen Helen to receive.



11. Helen auditioned for Big Brother in the same way as all other applicants for a place in the Big Brother House. When she entered the House, Helen did not have an agent, a manager or any connection with either Northern & Shell or Richard Desmond.



12. The behaviour of all housemates is regularly monitored by Big Brother and interventions are made whenever Big Brother considers it necessary. Some interventions are informal, some are formal; some result in serious warnings. Not all of these interventions are included in the material broadcast.



13. In Helenís case, the broadcasts twice showed her being reprimanded by Big Brother for her conduct (in relation to Danielle and Matthew). There were a number of further informal interventions with Helen about her conduct and during the course of the material broadcast Helen herself made reference to some of these, although these informal interventions were not themselves included in any broadcast. Informal interventions with other housemates, similarly, were not included in the material broadcast.



14. The Big Brother voting system remains independently verified and Big Brother is satisfied that the outcome of Big Brother 2014 was an accurate reflection of the public's decisions.



http://bigbrother.channel5.com/statement

HOGWASH.
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:28 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Pincho Paxton
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamski94 View Post
Finally hopefully the stupid fix rumours will stop
Not really. Winston's vote was organized by someone. Surely a computer program was required.

Quote:
2. Votes cast are regularly monitored to detect any unusual voting patterns or to determine whether, for instance, computer programmes have been used to implement automatic voting for particular housemates. Where there are discrepancies in voting patterns, in consultation with the independent verifier, consideration is given as to whether the votes should be included.
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:29 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Braden
Quote:
Originally Posted by MB&U View Post
Bet it was Emma saying the vote was close wot done it
This is what I thought.

"It's neck and neck" would have probably caused a surge in Helen voters who didn't think it would be close, whereas Ashleigh voters would not have wanted to waster their time or money since they'd already voted for her.

I only voted for Ashleigh because of what Emma said, but the majority of Ashleigh fans peaked too early.
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:29 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Pete.
Tbh it's makes me sad that Ashleigh was going to win even before the final. How strange it should change in an hour?
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:29 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Pete.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pincho Paxton View Post
Not really. Winston's vote was organized by someone. Surely a computer program was required.
Winston's eviction was not fixed
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:30 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Pincho Paxton
Quote:
Originally Posted by Petemitch View Post
Winston's eviction was not fixed
Yeah it was.
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:30 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: warrenhill
A twelve thousand vote swing from Ashleigh to Helen within 70 mins....


I find that a bit hard to believe especially as they dont tell us how many votes each finalist got.....
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:31 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: QueenOfSheba
It must have been the closest win ever
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:31 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Braden
I'm surprised at how close Christopher and Ash were as well.
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:31 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Rob!
Great to see this and that Channel 5 are actually
paying attention. I'm satisfied. (Not that I was in any way thinking any fixing had been going on anyway)
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:31 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: QueenOfSheba
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pincho Paxton View Post
Not really. Winston's vote was organized by someone. Surely a computer program was required.
Read it again they will cancel those sorts of votes and they confirmed there was no such votes this series
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:33 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Snowire
can someone work out percentages
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:33 PM Comment with Quote
Comment posted by: Benjamin
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamski94 View Post
It must have been the closest win ever
I think it ranks 3rd closest behind BB9 and BB1.
Published on: 22 Aug, 2014 - 4:33 PM Comment with Quote

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