Big Brother is set to make its return in a matter of weeks after five years off-screen with a complete shake-up of hosts, line up and house.
With this in mind, Casino Hawks were keen to discover Big Brother’s most iconic moments of all time. To do so, they created a seed list of popular BBUK moments and analysed the number of YouTube views and likes, uncovering Big Brother’s most memorable moments over the years.
Big Brother UK’s most iconic moments
|#||Big Brother moments||Season||YouTube Likes||YouTube Views|
|1.||Tiffany mistakenly thinks David is dead||17||41,000||4,198,663|
|2.||Kim Woodburn’s “adulterer” argument||19||23,000||3,574,300|
|3.||Megan McKenna’s meltdown over mashed potato||17||7,100||1,277,283|
|4.||Tiffany Pollard’s speech about Gemma||17||23,000||857,124|
|5.||Megan’s McKenna’s rant at John Partridge||17||3,100||883,287|
|6.||Gemma Collins: “I’m claustrophobic Darren”||17||5,200||448,206|
|7.||Casey’s mum: “Lee is mugging you off” speech||13||2,300||707,703|
|8.||Gemma Collins sacrifices hot water for a blow dry||17||2,500||348,758|
|9.||Megan goes ballistic about Stephanie||17||1,600||434,161|
|10.||Security step in: Isabelle and Lotan’s argument||18||949||295,452|
‘David is Dead’ is Big Brother UK’s most memorable moment
Casino Hawks can reveal that Big Brother UK’s most iconic moment is the scene where Tiffany Pollard mistakenly thinks housemate David Gest has died in the Big Brother house. This moment has been watched over 4 million times on YouTube since its broadcasting in 2016 (4,198,663). Almost double (46%) the number of views of the Roxanne Pallet ‘punchgate’ scandal (2,254,710). Not only this, but Tiffany’s moment also has the most YouTube likes in the ranking (41,000). 44% more than Kim Woodburn’s argument where she called English football manager Jamie O’Hara an “adulterer” (23,000).
In second place is the unforgettable Kim Woodburn “adulterer” argument from season 19. In the scene, the TV personality is almost removed from the house and held back by security after creating an explosive argument among housemates. This Celebrity Big Brother moment has been viewed over 3.5 million times on YouTube (3,574,300). Which is 64% more than Megan McKenna’s meltdown over mashed potato (1,277,283). Woodburn’s moment has amassed 23,000 YouTube likes over 5 years since 2018, 63% more than Sarah and Chad’s ‘secret’ kiss in third place (8,400).
Megan McKenna has the most iconic moments on Big Brother UK
Ranking at third place is Megan McKenna’s meltdown over mashed potato which gained over a million views on YouTube (1,277,283). This is 31% more than McKenna’s rant at John Partridge which has landed fifth position. This moment where Megan was ranting about being hungry to the housemates also gained 7,100 likes on YouTube. Having 66% more likes than Megan’s rant about Stephanie in ninth place. Megan McKenna was one of the most iconic Big Brother housemates making it in the top 10 list three times.
In fourth place is the speech Tiffany Pollard made about Gemma Collins that turned into a viral sensation. This moment from season 17 has gained over 800,000 YouTube views (857,124). 48% more than Gemma Collins’ “I’m claustrophobic Darren” speech also in season 17. This moment also has 23,000 YouTube likes – making it one of the most liked moments on all of Big Brother.
Security step in: Isabelle and Lotan’s argument rounds off the top 10
Rounding off the top ten is a moment from the non-celebrity season 7 of Big Brother UK where a disagreement between Isabelle Warburton and Lotan Carter erupted into an explosive argument amongst all housemates, causing security to step in. This moment received 295,452 views on YouTube and is accompanied by 949 likes. Viewers found the moment controversial because they believed that fellow housemate Lotan unfairly targeted Isabelle, resulting in his removal from the house and Isabelle ultimately winning the series.