cast members who quit Russia’s Big Brother have to pay a fine.

cast members who quit Russia’s Big Brother have to pay a fine.
Russia has launched its own version of Big Brother, called Behind the Glass. It sounds familiar–six contestants are locked in a bare-bones hotel flat for 34 days–but there are some differences. For one, cast members who quit will have to pay a fine. Additionally, the producer has no specific challenges in mind now, he just wants them to “go about everyday life in the flat,” BBC News reports.

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Marriage At First Sight

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