Big Brother fans rage as ITVX glitches and risks them MISSING show
Big Brother fans rage as ITVX app technical glitches leave them at risk of MISSING eagerly-anticipated launch – with ‘constant buffering, awful quality and terrible streams’
Big Brother fans were left frustrated on Sunday evening, as they tackled technical glitches on the ITVX app ahead of the eagerly-anticipated show launch.
Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, viewers raged over a host of issues on the app which left them at risk of missing the show’s epic return on its new network.
Hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best kicked off the launch show on ITV, after the reality show was axed in 2018 by Channel 5, introducing a new batch of 16 contestants.
In the lead-up to the 9pm start, viewers of the revived show took to Twitter to vent – including those who pay the £3.99 Premium subscription fee.
Disgruntled fans wrote on the site: ‘It just keeps stopping and I have to go back to the main menu and restart the stream… Is the constant Buffering not meant to be part of #BBUK… Where will you be watching?!…
Fury: Big Brother fans were left frustrated on Sunday evening, as they tackled technical glitches on the ITVX app ahead of the eagerly-anticipated show launch
Shocker: Hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best kicked off the launch show on ITV , after the reality show was axed in 2018 by Channel 5 , introducing a new batch of 16 contestants
‘I keep getting error messages on the ITVX site and I’m soooooo annoyed… Don’t know if I’ll get to watch @bbuk because of @ITVX Every time the ads come on it takes you back to the start of the programme…
‘Same if you don’t have to to watch the full thing you can’t go back and watch later. Sort it out worst TV app going!!… constant buffering!!!!! #bbuk…
‘Even after I paid for the subscription… Finally sat down to watch Big Brother and I tried ITVX premium and it looks like I’m watching it on YouTube in 2008. Why is the quality this awful?… Well @ITVX is c**p!…
‘What kind of streaming platform doesn’t let you pause a live stream? Can’t pause live TV!? Ridiculous! I’ll just sit and wait until your broadcast is over until finishing what I was watching. The app needs another major overall!…
‘Itvx’s subtitles are awful. isn’t anyone available to synch them?… Why does nobody talk about how terrible livestreaming on itvX is?The audio is either crunchy or delayed the video keeps pausing and it’s no better even with premium…
‘You wouldve thought if you get premium it would be better as you’re PAYING FOR A SERVICE but no sort it out @ITVX’.
MailOnline has contacted a representative for ITV for comment.
It come after Big Brother viewers were left fuming after learning Sunday’s launch of the brand new series was in fact pre recorded.
Where is it? In the lead-up to the 9pm start, viewers of the revived show took to Twitter to vent – including those who pay the £3.99 Premium subscription fee
Yay! The reality show’s original run always featured a live opening as the contestants entered the house, however ITV opted to film the first episode 24 hours earlier
The reality show’s original run always featured a live opening as the contestants entered the house, however ITV opted to film the first episode 24 hours earlier.
During the show launch, host AJ , 35, was secretly battling an awkward wardrobe malfunction in her latex catsuit during the show.
According to The Sun, the presenter’s edgy outfit was so skintight she had to use lube in order to slide into it.
Not only that, but stylists had to take to the stage multiple times wielding a hairdryer to combat the frizz from her wig and static on her legs.
A crowd whistleblower said: ‘First, a producer said she had to be lubed up to get into [the catsuit] and then her extra long wig kept getting caught on the legs with static.
‘Her stylists had to keep coming on stage with a hairdryer to stop the wig clinging to her. It was hilarious for us but less so for her.
‘Then, all that hot air on her legs started causing air to escape, essentially making fart sounds, and AJ was, like, ‘It’s not me’.’
The audience member added that the crowd had been told this years show was to be ‘celebratory’ so no booing was allowed, like in previous years.
Secret: It has been revealed that AJ Odudu, 35, was secretly battling an awkward wardrobe malfunction behind the scenes when filming the Big Brither launch
BIG BROTHER 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS!
HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU? ‘Loud and messy and irritating probably.’
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO GET NOMINATED FOR? ‘I think I might potentially offend some people. My mouth moves faster than my brain.’
WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH THE PRIZE MONEY IF YOU WON? ‘I think my first priority is to sort out my housing situation. The housing crisis is just ridiculous and my housing situation has been unstable. It brings me a lot of mum guilt because I’ve got a young child. It’s my biggest incentive and motivation to win.’
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO GET NOMINATED FOR? ‘Being cantankerous and acting as if I don’t want to be there even if I do in my heart. They might nominate me for being disengaged perhaps or not paying everyone an equal amount of attention. They may feel left out but I can’t help that.’
TELL US AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOURSELF: ‘I appeared on a TV show called The Last Leg about amputees – two years before I lost my leg!’
WHAT MADE YOU APPLY TO BECOME A BIG BROTHER HOUSEMATE? ‘I love challenges. I’ve had so many amazing times in my life, like going to Miss Universe as Miss Great Britain. I like to do something different and I think this is the next challenge I want to conquer. I want to show people what pageant girls are really like and disprove a lot of stereotypes around them. I also show what it’s like being a woman who’s worked in male- dominated fields. I want to show that women are capable of doing anything they want.’
PROFESSION: Security Officer
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO GET NOMINATED FOR? ‘Being the biggest wind up, eating all the food and being the loudest housemate.’
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO GET NOMINATED FOR? ‘I think when people are in that hangry state, that’s when I’ll wind people up and grind their gears. I think they’ll nominate me for being full on, and for my brutal honesty and oversharing of opinions.’
PROFESSION: Make-up artist
TELL US AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOURSELF: ‘People are always surprised when I say I got married at 43. Or also that I’m an ex-holiday rep in Gran Canaria and Menorca.’
PROFESSION: Youth Worker
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO GET NOMINATED FOR? ‘Being lazy and having an opinion. I’m quite opinionated, I like speaking my mind and not many people like that. I’m quite real.’
PROFESSION: Customer Support Agent
WHAT PART OF THE EXPERIENCE ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? ‘I’m most excited about being surrounded by so many people from different walks of life. I don’t think I will ever live in a house again with so many different kinds of people. I’m from China and I think it will help me be more immersed in British culture..’
PROFESSION: Dental Therapist
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO BE NOMINATED FOR? ‘Probably just for being annoying. In Wales, we have this saying ‘I’ll do it now in a minute’. So like, if I went to make food and I left a dish on the side, I have all good intentions of washing it but I’d be like, ‘I’ll do it now in a minute,’ and it might be three hours later before I do it. So probably for silly stuff like that.’
WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH THE PRIZE MONEY IF YOU WON? ‘Pay off my debts and help my family out. I’ve also been saving up to build a park in my village back at home in Thailand because where I grew up, there’s no parks or playgrounds.’
FROM: Isle Of Man
HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU? ‘They would say I’m quite like a lucky person or someone who really wants to experience life to its fullest and do everything that it has to offer. Someone who is kind and fun and doesn’t take life too seriously.’
PROFESSION: Food Writer
HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU? ‘I think they would say I’m particularly sociable and very chatty. I mean, I’ll be honest, my parents would definitely say I’m a bit of a snob but I take it as a compliment. I think it means you’ve got high standards and good taste. They’d say I was quite a peculiar child.’
PROFESSION: NHS Manager
WHAT MADE YOU APPLY TO BE A BIG BROTHER HOUSEMATE? ‘I love the programme. It is, for me, the ultimate reality TV show ever. I’ve got multiple sclerosis and so the reason why I never applied before is because I always saw those whacking great big stairs to get into the house. It just felt a little bit unachievable because for the first three years of my illness I was in a wheelchair. When I saw it was coming back and searching for real people from all walks of life, I thought, this is my year.’
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