The UK Bungee Club was approached by Endemol to work on Channel Five’s Big Brother 2011. With a few options open to the Big Brother Team such as a bungee jump, a winch-out and a catapult from the garden, it was decided that a bungee jump directly above the garden would form an excellent addition to the contestants ‘YES’ challenge.
Given the shape of the BB House, access and external space, the crane for the stunt had to be positioned 34 meters away from the garden – requiring a larger than normal crane to be used which also resulted in a substantial 75meter jump height!
“its great to be part of the new series and I hope that it has given channel five the confidence to involve more adrenaline activities in their shows – it always seems to be well received by the viewers” Jon Snape, Managing Director, Big Bang Promotions.
To add to the excitement of the stunt and provide some great camera angles, the selected housemate would be required to come down as low as possible – a safe level just a few meters above the roof level around the garden. Despite adding a couple of logistical complications (each contestants weight is different and required individual calibration of the rigging to achieve consistent jump results) this added a really fun twist to the stunt.
Heaven was the first housemate who said ‘YES’ to the challenge and after a little bit of ‘persuasion’ at the top, jumped successfully!
See the Video of Heaven's Bungee Here