Big Brother unveils Survival of the Richest twist

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

What would the last-ever Big Brother launch night on Channel 5 be without a fiendish twist that puts the housemates' fate in your hands?

The fortunes of the reality show might be a bit dire after the news that Channel 5 is dropping the format after the current series, but producers are setting out to make this the biggest series of Big Brother ever. That's starting with a launch night twist!

After all 14 of this year's housemates arrived in Friday's (September 14) launch show, Big Brother called Barnsley waitress Sian Hamshaw to the Diary Room and revealed she'd come top of a week-long public vote.

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As a result, she was given 100 'Big Coins', a form of currency being introduced this series. It will be very important for housemates to win as many Big Coins as possible throughout the game because this year's theme is Survival of the Richest.

The currency is especially crucial this week because there will be no nominations. Instead, the three housemates with the lowest amount of Big Coins will face the first public vote next Friday (September 21).

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This game-changing twist was previewed earlier in the night when Emma Willis promised fans that Big Brother had its most ambitious twists and turns ever in store as the show says goodbye.

"As you may have heard today, this will be the last ever series of Big Brother on Channel 5," she told viewers in the launch show. "Our mission is to make it the biggest and best series yet, especially for you watching at home, and you who join us live because you're the ones who've kept us going for 18 years."

Big Brother continues on Sunday night (September 16) at 10pm on Channel 5.

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