Broadcast’s pick of the most explosive and strangest scenes from 18 years of the reality show

When Big Brother exploded onto Channel 4 in 2000, it immediately shifted the parameters of ‘reality’ TV.

No sooner had housemates entered than they were stripping off and dousing each other in paint.

Their confrontation of ‘Nasty’ Nick Bateman over his bending of the rules gripped the nation in ways that soap and drama writers could only dream of.

But that was nothing compared to the many shocking moments yet to come on both C4 and Channel 5, especially once celebrities got involved…