Australia’s Big Brother 5 bumps increases prize to AU$1 million from AU$250,000.

Australia’s Big Brother 5 increases prize to AU$1 million from AU$250,000.
Australia’s fourth Big Brother is upping the show’s prize from AU$250,000 to AU$1,000,000, which is roughly equivalent to US$727,416.55. Roughly. The increased prize amount is the series’ big surprise, and the contestants are in the dark, speculating about what the surprise might be. The secret was also rumored to be a guest appearance by Paris Hilton. The show’s host tells the AAP, “The housemates don’t know and with that much money at stake we are really interested to see how that affects the way people vote.”

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John Rocker

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Dick Donato

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