Ethan Switch - Monday, 26 July 2004
Stretching time much like the concept of reality television itself, host Gretel Killeen declared Fijian Trevor Butler as the winner of Big Brother 4, the fifth in the iteration. Bree Amer, a housemate who was previously evicted then reinserted like a dead squirrel at a taxidermist, picked up the sidelines with second place.
Odds on leading into the final Big Brother placed Trevor to win the million dollar prize over the other housemates. Leaving only 24 hours earlier, Paul Dyer snatched third leaving Trevor and Bree to wait around talking to themselves for a day. Not only were they the only male/female finalists for the show, but Trevor had not once been up for eviction through nomination and Bree was the only one to have re-entered like an egg back up the path.
Noting the finals, the weekend also provided another facet of house monitoring with rival network show, The Block, rounding up its barely seen final show with contestants/squatters Jamie and Andrew breezing through the catatonic auction. With a mirror to the first of its own as did the second and first of the other transpired and turned, the results were drenched in sameness to prove any sort of newness.
Unfortunately, for those looking for similarly single series such as Hothouse or The Resort could be disappointed, beyond watching themselves pick their own skin, as both Big Brother and The Block have been tipped to return in 2005.