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June 6, 2012

Transgendered chef Luke Anderson and gay history student Scott Mason have joined reality TV show Big Brother for its 2012 season

With at least one gay man and one transgendered man making up the 16 contestants, Big Brother 2012 is underway.

Big Brother was one of the first reality shows in the UK, first broadcast by Channel 4 in 2000. Now moved to Channel 5, the format is much the same with the housemates being given tasks to complete and then punished or rewarded.