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Name: Andrew Davidson  
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Date of Birth: 19th November 1981
Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Profession: Director
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Big Brother UK
Series 1 (2000)
(with day of eviction)
Craig Phillips Day 64 (Winner)
Anna Nolan Day 64 (Runner-up)
Darren Ramsay Day 64
Melanie Hill Day 57
Claire Strutton Day 50
Tom McDermott Day 43
Nichola Holt Day 36
Nick Bateman Day 35 (rule-breaking)
Caroline O'Shea Day 29
Andrew Davidson Day 22
Sada Walkington Day 15

Big Brother UK series 1 in 2000 was the first season of Big Brother in the UK, a reality show shown on Channel 4 in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash prize at the end of the run.

The first series was an unexpected summer hit in 2000. The most memorable moment occurred when attempts to influence voting by Nick Bateman (whom the tabloids nicknamed Nasty Nick) were uncovered by other housemates, who confronted him in a house meeting. He denied the allegations until the evidence was presented to him — housemate names, secretly written on scraps of paper hidden in his suitcase. Nick was removed from the house later that day by the show's producers for rule-breaking. A tabloid newspaper attempted to inform the housemates that Nick had been cheating by flying a remote controlled model helicopter into the house garden but the housemates were ordered to stay in doors.

Melanie Hill also became a hate figure for viewers as she was seen to cultivate relationships with two different contestants. Hill avoided nomination until week 8 when all the remaining contestants were put up for eviction and she was voted out by a large margin.

The series first series was solely viewed by the daily highlights programme. As a consequence many of the contestants complained afterwards that the series producers had 'created' characters for them through editing that did not correspond with their true personalities.

The housemate who confronted Nick, Craig Phillips, went on to win the £70,000 prize as last-remaining housemate. He donated the money to Joanne Harris, a close personal friend who needed a heart and lung transplant, due to having Down's Syndrome. As the British medical system refuses to provide heart/lung transplants to people with this condition (despite the fact that heart disease is an inherent part of Down's Syndrome), the only way for her to get the operation done was to pay for it privately abroad, which had been a financial impossibility before Craig won the show.

Since then, Craig has appeared on the UKTV Style makeover show Our House and the BBC One daytime show Big Strong Boys as a resident handyman. He has also made many cameo appearances in the Channel 4 sketch show, Bo' Selecta and released a Christmas Single (At This Time of Year) that reached number 14 in the UK charts. Runner-up Anna Nolan has presented several television shows in the UK and in her native Ireland. Two other housemates, Claire Strutton (who replaced Nick) and Tom McDermott, later had a child together but the relationship ended.

Total number of votes in the final week: 7.5 million

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