Is Big Brother rigged? Channel Seven shows critical looks

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Is Big Brother rigged? Channel Seven shows criticism of alleged ‘preference’ towards certain housemates

Big Brother’s ‘rules’ have come under scrutiny this week, with viewers questioning the fairness of the Channel Seven show and accusing producers of choosing ‘favorites’.

There has been much discussion about the program on social media after top contender Jessica was eliminated in a bizarre twist on Tuesday’s episode.

Fellow housemate Danny had been given a special key by the showrunners, with which he could smuggle away an opponent who could be eliminated.

In the spotlight: Big Brother's 'rules' have come under scrutiny this week, with fans questioning the fairness of the Channel Seven show and accusing producers of choosing 'favorites'

In the spotlight: Big Brother’s ‘rules’ have come under scrutiny this week, with fans questioning the fairness of the Channel Seven show and accusing producers of choosing ‘favorites’

Danny used the key to help fellow contestant Ari escape through a tunnel after being nominated earlier in the show.

As reported by TV tonight, this twist cast doubt on the rules of the competition.

Many viewers did not believe that Ari was completely removed from the elimination process just because he was hiding somewhere.

Danny’s role in these events and the non-response of the other contestants led some fans to suggest that he gets favorable treatment for being “good TV.”

So many questions!  Danny's role in an elimination earlier this week has led some viewers to suggest he's getting favorable treatment for being 'good TV'

So many questions!  Danny's role in an elimination earlier this week has led some viewers to suggest he's getting favorable treatment for being 'good TV'

So many questions! Danny’s role in an elimination earlier this week has led some viewers to suggest he’s getting favorable treatment for being ‘good TV’

One fan tweeted: ‘Just give Danny the money and let’s move on’ [the] next reality show… Obviously he… [the] favorite of the producers.’

Another said, “How many bonuses can Danny get?”

Other Twitter users were willing to overlook the show’s alleged bias, saying they viewed Big Brother instead as entertainment, not a competition.

Divided: However, some fans are willing to overlook the show's alleged bias and say they view Big Brother instead as entertainment, not a competition

Divided: However, some fans are willing to overlook the show's alleged bias and say they view Big Brother instead as entertainment, not a competition

Divided: However, some fans are willing to overlook the show’s alleged bias and say they see Big Brother instead as entertainment, not a competition

Big Brother is currently in its thirteenth season, with Sonia Kruger as host.

The final season was filmed from October to December last year, which allowed the show’s post-production team to introduce more structured storylines.

Previous seasons of the program were recorded live with a 24-hour run time, rarely questioning the fairness of the game.

Reality TV?  The final season of Big Brother was filmed from October to December last year, allowing the show's post-production team to introduce more structured storylines.

Reality TV?  The final season of Big Brother was filmed from October to December last year, allowing the show's post-production team to introduce more structured storylines.

Reality TV? The final season of Big Brother was filmed from October to December last year, allowing the show’s post-production team to introduce more structured storylines.

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