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Poor economy kills ‘Big Brother’ charity donations

Channel 4 has decided it cannot afford to continue the tradition of donating 10p to charity for every vote called in to Big Brother. The charity donations began in 2006 and the reality hit, which just launched its 10th season, will no longer donate because of the current economic climate.
June 8, 2009

Channel 4 has decided it cannot afford to continue the tradition of donating 10p to charity for every vote called in to Big Brother. The charity donations began in 2006 and the reality hit, which just launched its 10th season, will no longer donate because of the current economic climate.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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