Big Brother denies playing down steamy scenes

Big Brother's producers have denied playing down the fumbling under the sheets between Jade and PJ.

Big Brother's producers have denied playing down the fumbling under the sheets between Jade and PJ.

Production company Endemol says it had discussions with Channel 4 over how much of the scene to show.

But it says there was no rift with the broadcaster.

Endemol's creative director Peter Bazalgette told Media Guardian: "Obviously we wouldn't show anything explicit.

"The only discussion was about how much fumbling under the duvet to show, whether it would be 30 seconds, 40 seconds or 50 seconds. It was the first apparent sexual act, so obviously there was a debate."

He denied Big Brother had "played down" the affair by not referring to it in the commentary.

Mr Bazalgette said the show did not try to "lead" viewers but allowed them to "make up their own minds".

And Endemol decided not to refer to the what went on in Big Brother's Little Brother because it was first broadcast before the watershed at 7pm.

More in this section

IE_180_logo
Price info

Subscribe to unlock unlimited digital access.
Cancel anytime.

Terms and conditions apply

ieFood pic
ieFood Logo

In the Kitchen with

 Video Series

Join Colm O'Gorman in his kitchen as he makes flatbreads in minutes and crispy air fryer chicken. Explore why he thinks chilli is the spice of life, and find out why his 50-year-old food mixer is his most important piece of kitchen equipment. Friday, September 17, 12pm

Puzzles logo
IE-logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day. PS ... We would love to hear your feedback on the section right HERE.

great irish summer

From walking and hiking, to day trips and camping, your guide to holidays at home in 2021

Lifestyle
Newsletter

The best food, health, entertainment and lifestyle content from the Irish Examiner, direct to your inbox.

Sign up