The Big Brother

Reality TV show The Big Brother to require COVID vaccination from participants

After production allowed contenders to get vaccinated on set as show's latest run coincided with arrival of first vaccine batches in Israel, potential housemates will now have to produce proof of vaccination

Ran Boker |
Published: 02.14.22, 21:33
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to engulf Israel, the local production of popular reality television franchise The Big Brother announced on Monday that it will be requiring all participants to show proof of vaccination in order to take part in the show's upcoming season.
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  • The game show confines a group of people to a house where their every word and action is recorded by cameras and microphones 24/7, with no access to the outside world. The participants nominate their housemates up for a public vote to evict until only one housemate is left and is crowned the winner.
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    The Big Brother
    (Photo: Reshet)
    The show's latest run coincided with the arrival of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in Israel and housemates could choose to get vaccinated in the house.
    Besides vaccination requirements, the upcoming season's cast will only feature anonymous housemates, unlike the several previous ones which featured either solely celebrities or a mixture of both well-known and unknown faces.
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    Former politician and winner of Israeli Big Brother's latest edition Oren Hazan
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    The upcoming season is set to hit TV sets in the coming months and is expected to run between spring-summer 2022.
    This will be the show's fifteenth edition in Israel and its sixth produced solely by Israeli television broadcasting and production giant Reshet since the closure of Channel 2 and splitting with long-time fellow concessionaire Reshet.
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