Big Brother

And that’s why it was a smart decision for Louis not to take her to the final. She would have won in a landslide.

And it belies the slogan that has been used “Who wins? you decide”. No we don’t because we had no input in who got to the final.


Terms and conditions state “approximately prior to the final advertising break during Seven’s
first broadcast”
of the final… scheduled time is 7.30-8.55, so you’re probably looking at 8.30 AEDT or so - but the thing after it is an expendable Ed Sheeran/Adele thing that they could easily push back.

That said:

Australia decides: Big Brother 2023 winner crowned

Gold Coast sisters Tay and Ari take the glory

TikToking sisters Tay and Ari Wilcoxson have been crowned the winners of Big Brother 2023, defeating fellow finalists Louis Phillips and Mineé Marx in a hotly contested public vote.

The siblings from the Gold Coast, 23 and 20 respectively, walk away with $100,000 prize money.

Celebrating the win, Tay said: “Oh my god! This doesn’t feel real. Thank you everybody so much.”

Tay and Ari were joined onstage by their parents, Trish and Shaun, in tonight’s Grand Final hosted by Sonia Kruger.

When asked what they’ll do with the prize money, Tay joked that she would take it all, before confessing: “We’ve always said we would want to help our family, that is a big reason why we are here. But we also want to make more memories and travel together and start something of our own business wise. The money will get lots of use.”

Runners-up Louis and Mineé were also joined by their loved ones in the House, which saw this year’s 19 housemates reunited on stage for the first time since leaving the house.

Big Brother is produced by Endemol Shine Australia for the Seven Network.

Up there with the worst winner ever. The ending this horrible season deserved.

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I hope all 3 people enjoyed watching the final.


Almost doesn’t deserve the spoiler blue above lols



Big Brother RIP :headstone:


So… who is going to miss this highly anticipated series? :stuck_out_tongue:

In all seriousness, why does 7 keep destroying everything it touches? :face_with_monocle:


I didn’t bother watching the show, but apparently Sonia announced casting for next season was open and plugged the website:

However when visiting the site there is a blank landing page saying production is paused. Seven didn’t even bother editing it out (keeping their options open I guess).

I love Big Brother so much but this season is just not it It’s so heartbreaking!


Well it wasn’t real was it - they were faking their reaction. That might be why it didn’t feel real.


This is the first time I haven’t watched every episode of the season. I only saw five episodes including the opener and last night’s finale.

Maybe Seven should give BB a rest and return it in 2025 in a better format.


I hear it was only a handful of votes between the winner and the runner up … bare in mind I think a handful of votes were actually cast.


I actually considered tuning in for the finale last night not having watched an episode all season. In the end I decided that watching a few episodes of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series recorded from Nickelodeon would be a more entertaining option.


The show must be dead now with an average audience per episode less than 150,000 and a grand final not much above that. The final managed just 19th place in the key demos though that will improve when BVOD is added.


Seven have killed the brand. Only way I can see it ever working again would be the original live format, with 24/7 streaming feeds. And on 10/Paramount+ or maybe Amazon Prime.


I think it will always be primed for a reboot, and this experiment in going pre-recorded has failed.

But I think for an Aussie Audience, it needs to be more than just the original format (a show that is mostly observational in nature, like it was in 2002 will not work in 2024).

By all means, go back to being live produced with a big weekly eviction live show and viewer votes, but keep the challenges and allowing the players to talk about nomination voting - as an audience, we Aussies like a bit of healthy competition - you get that with a challenge & allowing strategy.