Big Brother Houseguests are required to follow an extensive list of rules not only during their stay in the house but prior to and afterwards as well.
CBS’s reality competition show “Big Brother” is full of rules and regulations, and we’ve compiled the complete list of rules houseguests have to follow.
The Big Brother Rules Book (or simply, the House Rules) is a handbook of rules and regulations created by Big Brother for houseguests during their stay in the house. It plays a major part in the show, and it can affect a houseguest’s stay inside the house if he or she violates one or more of the rules, as each violation results in a corresponding punishment.
When the contestants first enter the Big Brother house, they’re each given a copy of the show’s rule books. These rulebooks, as per their contract, are subject to change—with no warning—at the hands of the producers. In agreeing to take part in Big Brother you agree to abide by the rules.
Big Brother Rules and Regulation
Here are some of the numerous rules which houseguests living in the Big brother House must follow that many fans don’t actually know about. These rules are set out in their simplest terms below.
- All tasks are compulsory.
- There is no contact with the outside world. This includes the internet, newspapers, phone calls and conversations with anyone outside the House except for Big Brother.
- Houseguest can’t leave the house unless evicted.
- Houseguests must wear their personal microphones at all times.
- They have to agree to be filmed 24/7, which includes being filmed in the bathroom.
- Visits to the Diary Room are compulsory.
- You must not threaten or use physical violence towards any other Housemate.
- The public decides who is to be evicted.
- You must get up whenever you hear the alarm.
- Casts are required to quit their existing jobs and in return get paid a stipend for each week spent inside the house
- Houseguests must undergo a psychological evaluation
- You may not move any of the furniture, or tamper with any of the fixtures and fittings.
- They have to get tested for STDs
- When requested you will be required to go to the Diary Room and nominate – you must give frank and honest reasons for your nominations. You are not permitted to discuss your nominations or try to influence anyone else’s nominations.
- They have to pass an in-person interview
- They have to be willing to film on short notice and quit their jobs.
- They do, however, get paid a stipend for each week spent inside the house.
- They can’t shop for groceries
- Must be willing to eat slop.
- There is no whispering allowed inside the house.
- You may not discuss any previous series of Big Brother or Celebrity Big Brother or Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack. You may not discuss any members of the Production.
- They have to pose for the Memory Wall.
- Their interactions with production are limited and contestants can’t argue against a producer’s decision.
- They are woken up by loud music every morning.
- After the season concludes, houseguests are limited on what information they can talk about.
- Big Brother will intervene and may remove you from the House if you break the rules, threaten or use physical violence, or behave in an unacceptable way that could cause serious offence to any other Housemate or to the viewing public.
- Houseguests must have watched at least one season of the show.
- Houseguests can only bring approved items into the house and will be searched before entering the house.
- They have to give an interview after being evicted.
- Big Brother reserves the right to change the rules at any time.