Big Brother Australia – Producer Says There Is No Elimination Edit
In Big Brother particularly without any live feeds what we know about the contestants is what we see on our screens each night.
Some get a positive edit and others a negative one. In fact this year the nomination nights have been the most revelationary in regard to finding out what the contestant’s are like.
Last year after nominations on the Monday I thought there was an elimination edit, where the person they wanted gone was shown in a negative light. However in an interview on TV Tonight, producer of BB Alex Mavroidakis denies this is the case.
The article says:
“I’ve been here for 9 years and I’ve heard about vote-rigging, producers playing favourites, people getting favourable edits and all how we portray them,” he defends.
“But the housemates go to bed at 1am, by 4:00 in the morning we have to have our first segments roughed out. By 11:00 in the morning we’re screening to the network. We don’t have time to sit there and say ‘Today we’ll make David look bad.’
“Here are the best bits of the day. Let’s make them make sense in the story arc. Bang.
“I’ve read this week that ‘We’ve hardly seen Sharon.’ But there are 17 housemates all screaming for attention and if Sharon isn’t talking what are we supposed to do?
“Our most hated housemate, and our most loved housemate, won the series last year. With Vote to Save, which is the best invention in the history of BB, our bigger characters that force a reaction will stay longer. If it was Vote to Evict we would have Tim in the press room now and Ben would have been the first evictee last year.”
I am not sure I am fully convinced about, but do agree if a housemate is not doing much it does make it difficult to give them air tim.
Full interview here.