Watching him watching you
BIG Brother has been scouting the country for housemates to join a new series of his hit blockbuster reality TV show.
The national search has travelled all over Australia and ends at Jupiters Hotel & Casino on Sunday, when the show’s makers will audition wannabes in the grand ballroom from 8am to 4pm.
Reckon you’ve got what it takes to move into the Big Brother house?
Last year’s favourite Bradley Darke, from Corakai, in northern NSW, talks us through the process. What advice do you have for people auditioning to join the Big Brother house?
The best – and the most cliched – advice, so I say it begrudgingly, is to be you. Not only for the reason that Big Brother himself doesn’t know what he is after and will choose the best from what he sees. You can try to be someone else, you might even get through, but then you have to keep up that act. No good comes from being someone you are not. Tell us a little about your own audition experiences last year.
The audition process for Big Brother was an exhilarating experience. The most fun thing was the experience of passing through all the stages and then finally meeting the producers. As someone who never really realistically thought they would get on the show, just to get that far was really cool. It was a pinch-me moment, in fact I think I actually did pinch myself while talking with the producers. A not so good moment was having to stand in line for what felt like hours – in reality it was like, two, but still, it was along time. How much fun did you have on Big Brother last year?
I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again: Big Brother was the single greatest experience of my life thus far. I had a bucketload of fun. Would I go on the show again? Yes, I think I would. It’s one of the greatest things you can do, so a chance to do it all again would be awesome.
I’m where I would have been if I had not gone on Big Brother – at university and single. In terms of my emotional/ mental state, I have grown a great deal. I feel more mature and confident in myself and hope I’m a better person than I was before I entered the house. I’ve gone back and watched some of the show and can hardly stand to watch myself. It’s too cringey. So I hope I have changed.
– LISA SIMMONS
Big Brother Gold Coast auditions: Sunday, 8am-4pm. Grand Ballroom, Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Broadbeach. Visit bigbrother.com.au for details.
Has changed your life? How? Bradley Darke with host Sonia Kruger