Big Brother is one of the most popular reality shows of all time. While the social experiment turned hit TV show might not be as popular as it once was, it still draws in a lot of viewers every time the series reappears on our screens.

It’s hard to stay away from the drama and hilarious situations that the show creates, and whether you prefer Celebrity Big Brother or the standard format, we can all agree that it makes unmissable telly.

With new rules, contestants and surprises each year, the show can be great fun to watch, especially with your friends!

We’ve found a way to make Big Brother even more enjoyable, by combining two of our favourite things, Big Brother and bingo! Big Brother is full of surprises and excitement, and so is this game of Big Brother bingo.

You can find all the rules on how to play bingo below.

How to Play Big Brother Bingo

The idea behind the game is simple enough. All you have to do is invite some of your friends over to watch Big Brother with you and join in on the fun.

Before you begin, you’ll want to print out some of the bingo cards we’ve included below.

If one of the events listed below occurs while you’re watching the series, you’ll be able to cross it off your bingo card!

The aim of the game is to get a full house, at which point you can yell out “Bingo!”.

It’s that easy to play Big Brother Bingo. Remember, if you want to play online bingo, we have loads of great bingo rooms available here at PlayOJO.

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Common Occurrences in the Big Brother House

If you want to play Big Brother bingo with your friends, you’ll need to have a list of common occurrences that go on in the house.

We’ve made a list for you to use, but you can always add your own occurrences to make the game even more fun.

The bingo patterns you need to watch out for is simply covering your whole bingo ticket.

  1. The Diary Room is mentioned during a conversation
  2. There is an argument in the house
  3. A task is assigned
  4. A punishment is handed out
  5. A housemate starts crying
  6. Two housemates kiss
  7. Someone gets naked
  8. A fight breaks out
  9. Someone has to dress up in fancy dress
  10. One of the housemates has a bad hair day
  11. Someone mentions plastic surgery
  12. You notice the rubber ducky in the hot tub
  13. Someone in the house starts singing
  14. A Showmance starts
  15. Someone gets a formal warning
  16. Two housemates get into it under the covers
  17. A Twitter storm over Big Brother starts
  18. One of the housemates scares another
  19. One of the housemates wears another housemate’s clothes
  20. An arm wrestle between two contestants takes place
  21. Someone tells a hilarious story
  22. A bottle of wine gets opened 
  23. One of the housemates fails a task
  24. A part of the house gets damaged
  25. Someone starts a food fight

Famous Big Brother Housemates

It’s now been more than twenty years since big brother first appeared on our screens, and there have been hundreds of contestants in that time.

Some of these have been fairly forgettable, but there have been loads of very funny, horrible or interesting candidates that we’ll never forget.

We’ve made a list of some of the most famous Big Brother housemates over the years.

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Jade Goody

Jade Goody is probably the most famous UK Big Brother contestant and was Big Brother 3’s heart and soul. While appearing on the show, she had the public, especially Graham Norton, in fits of laughter every night.

One of her most memorable moments in the house was when she had a few too many to drink and ran around naked.

Sadly, Jade passed away in her sleep in March 2009 after losing her battle with cervical cancer.

Following her tragic death, a memorial dubbed her the most-mourned celebrity of 2009, surpassing Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, and a homage to the star was broadcast on the final episode of Ultimate Big Brother.

Pete Bennet

Pete was another larger-than-life character who lit up our screens when he appeared on Big Brother 7.

Although he suffered from Tourette’s syndrome, it didn’t stop Pete from becoming a huge star and winning the series.

He would later go on to revive his music career, star in several other TV shows and start his own celebrity cleaning show.

Pete was well-known thanks to his unique character and his on-air romance with fellow housemate Nikki Grahame.

After the show, he revealed that being on Big Brother was like going to rehab, as he had an addiction to lots of different drugs at the time.

Nikki Grahame

Nikki was another Big Brother 7 housemate who became a star after her infamous diary room tantrums had viewers in fits of laughter.

Her most famous outburst in the Diary Room was the comical “WHO IS SHE?!?” regarding fellow housemate Susie Verrico.

“I can feel the venom pouring out of me as I breathe,” Nikki also said during her tantrum.

Nikki finished fifth in that series and went on to host her own show, Princess Nikki.

She was recognised as a noteworthy contestant with a National Television Award and became a regular on Big Brother’s Bit On The Side as a panellist.

Tragically, she passed away in 2021 after battling anorexia for many years.

Brian Belo

Brian, who overcame student twins Amanda and Sam Marchant in the final, was another Big Brother winner who made a great impression on the British public.

He initially suffered a lot of mocking online after admitting on the show that he’d never heard of William Shakespeare.

But he soon had the nation taking his side as his personality shone through and he was eventually voted the youngest ever winner.

Interestingly, Brian Belo had another big impact on UK reality TV as it appears he came up with the idea behind The Only Way is Essex.

Brian filed a lawsuit against the show producers in 2013 and reached a settlement outside of court, reportedly worth £1 million.


Harry is a copywriter at PlayOJO, specialising in bingo and with more than six years’ experience in the sports and gaming industries. When he’s not crafting catchy copy he can be found watching football, fussing over his cat or being way too competitive in a pub quiz.

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