Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack - Netflix

In January 2008, a spin-off of the popular 'Celebrity Big Brother' aired called Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack. To avoid more criticism after the racism controversy that Channel 4 had to go through with 'Celebrity Big Brother 5', this series aired instead. Dermot O'Leary presented the series which aired on E4, 12 housemates each with a special skill were sent into the house as a normal set of housemates. However the role of Big Brother was replaced by celebrities who took control of the house each day. The series only aired once, as 'Celebrity Big Brother' returned on Channel 4 in 2009.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-01-03

Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack - Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack - Netflix

Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack was a special series of Celebrity Big Brother, a spin-off series of the British reality television programme Big Brother. It was broadcast on E4 from 3–28 January 2008. A number of closely associated programmes also aired on the same channel. Dermot O'Leary – who had hosted Big Brother's Little Brother since 2001 – was the main host of Celebrity Hijack, and it was his final series of Big Brother. The series was announced on 8 October 2007 by Channel 4 and that it would be replacing Celebrity Big Brother in January 2008, due to the widely publicised racism controversy in Celebrity Big Brother 5. In 2009, Celebrity Big Brother returned to Channel 4 and no further series of Celebrity Hijack were produced. The premise of the series saw one celebrity a day taking control, with the help of Big Brother; organizing their own tasks, making their own rules and talking to the housemates in the Diary Room. They were in charge of a set of housemates, ranging in age from 18- to 21-years-old and all having a special talent. The housemates competed to be the last to leave the house for a £50,000 prize. The series ended on 28 January with John Loughton being voted as the winner.

Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack - Amy Jackson - Netflix

Jacqueline Amy Jackson (born 1986, Leeds) is a conceptual artist who lives in Leeds where she attended Leeds Girls' High School. She holds an MFA in Fine Art from The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art part of Oxford University. She won the Geoffrey Rhodes Prize for the highest first-year exam results, and is a multi-award-winning conceptual artist working with photography and installations – Amy doesn't paint as she finds it 'too messy'. Amy wanted to incorporate her experience in the Big Brother House into her artwork. She is an accomplished musician who plays the saxophone, piano, clarinet and trombone. During the Andy McNab task, both Amy and Anthony were taken away and interrogated. They were both given a code and whoever didn't tell the code to McNab won a £5,000 prize and immunity to that weeks eviction. Jackson was favourite to win the series, but she finished third place on the final day, Day 26. Jackson has recently graduated with a first-class degree in a Fine Art Bfa from Oxford University and is working as an artist. Since leaving university she has founded a new website called Lost Found and Loved Again for likeminded artists and designers who create upcycled goods from vintage items and a Pop Up Supper Club called Everything But The Ham, an experiential dining company in London, which raises funds and awareness for crucial causes.

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