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Old 22-03-2016, 03:21 PM   #1
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2013 Big Brother winner Tim Dormer has detailed how producers of the series on Nine instructed him to manipulate the house when he returned as ‘Head of the House‘ in 2014.

Currently appearing in Big Brother Canada, Dormer recalled how he was summoned to the show after falling ratings and given instructions, including encouraging specific housemates to pair up romantically and for one housemate to shave off a beard to avoid him being evicted early.

“People didn’t watch it and they called up and said, ‘Get on a plane. Can you come in?’ The ads all said ‘Tim’s Back!'”

“They said, ‘It’s the beard. If you can get him to shave the beard!’

“We were in the Presidential Suite together. They said ‘You have to pick him to go in.’ That was kind of like, the producers having their control. I had to pick whoever I wanted.”

But a later incident occurred on the day of his appearance on the Live Eviction show, via a fan forum.

“A fan had written to me and said, ‘You are not who you were the first time around. You were obviously just following directions. You’re in the back pocket of the network. Big Brother is **** this year, and we were hoping you were going to fix it.’

“It really got to me because it was true.”

Dormer said being part of the production and seeing the house from the other side of the walls embedded him with producers.

“The magic was gone. I’d seen the wizard behind the curtain, and I’d become that in a way. I felt dirty,” he said.

“So I wrote back… in a really long email saying, ‘I’m in no-one’s back pocket. I hate the show, what they’ve done. It’s *******ed, it will be cancelled, all they care about is appeasing to the brands and not the viewers. You’re 100% right.”

But the email was published.

Plans for him to be a regular contributor each week were dumped as a result.

“…I was in my dressing room and there was a knock at the door with a print out of the email. They said ‘Did you write this? This is really serious.’

“(I said) ‘I’m not going to lie. I did. The show’s ****.’ He then went and got the network person who looks after the show….. she just said ‘You’ve totally *******ed your career.’ She just said ‘We will never work with you again.’

“Don’t bite the hand that feeds….”

http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2016/03/...ipulation.html
The email in question can be found here: http://www.behindbigbrother.com/foru...7#post-1936705

I saw this yesterday and found it quite interesting. It sort of makes you wonder what was happening behind-the-scenes that year (and why it was ultimately taken off the air one year later)...
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Old 22-03-2016, 03:42 PM   #2
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my favourite part of live feeds this week...

Makes you realize that all these Big Brother series are rigged according to the producers whims...
but it doesn't stop me from watching ( well it did with the 4 in 4 out last summer )
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Old 22-03-2016, 03:51 PM   #3
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I wonder if Nikki has any behind the scenes stories! but then again she's probably more interested in getting more BB work?
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What an interesting story.

It was really obvious at the time that they had brought him back purely for ratings. BB11 was awful.
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I wonder if Nikki has any behind the scenes stories! but then again she's probably more interested in getting more BB work?
I hope not just so she doesn't offend them. I enjoy her being a BOTS regular and look forward to her winning BBUK all stars
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I look forward to that too, actually!
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