Earlier this evening an extra 30 minute show aired live from the house where The Others were revealed to the main house as they added another Housemate to their ranks.
But the broadcast from the BB house in Elstree suffered technical problems throughout from a lack of titles and credits to random ad breaks while at one point the screen showed nothing but a test card.
Even when there was action to show, the sound was cut and replaced with birdsong.
Twitter had a field day...
— Bobby Mathieson (@ElphaBob) June 14, 2016
Which year 9 is doing work experience for channel 5 please? #BBUK
— Santiago (@marquestrevon_) June 14, 2016
— LewisJ815 #Showbizz! (@LJay815) June 14, 2016
What a mess. No opening or closing credits, adverts left right and centre and birdsong throughout most of the talking. #bbuk
— Rachel Stephanie (@_rachelsteph) June 14, 2016
— Helen Baba Ewok (@Baba_Ewokian) June 14, 2016
And the lacklustre twist itself also came under attack from fans of the long-running show
— Kirsten Price (@chickenkp500) June 14, 2016
Wtf was all that about? Live? Barely. Twist? Er, no. Very odd half hour of rubbish TV. #bbuk
— Ruth Smith (@whiz_pa) June 14, 2016
And the award for wasting 30 minutes of viewers time goes to..... Channel 5! #BBUK
— ForeverBBUK (@ForeverBBUK) June 14, 2016
— #HappyBirthdayJesy (@WSpark98NZ) June 14, 2016
Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5.