Last night on Big Brother housemate Kieran Davidson and Sophie Budack were given 60 seconds to press a buzzer watching a screen rapidly increase the amount of cash they could win.
It was TV’s equivalent to “Beat the Bomb.”
But was it really 60 seconds?
While viewers were on the edge of their seat frantically waiting for Kieran to press the buzzer before the 60 seconds ran out, the time for viewers was actually 1 minute and 38 seconds.
This could be another BB moment where the ‘magic of television’ (aka the editing room) had a little more involvement.
TV Tonight asked host Host Sonia Kruger why it ran longer on screen?
“Because it was good television?” she teased.
“I was there, I was a witness to the fact. It was 60 seconds on the knocker. He was very close!”
The editing included shots of the housemates in the House watching it all unfold, simultaneously, on a big screen. This would have added to the time.
Kruger also said she asked Producers before the challenge how much they thought would go off, and they speculated on $10,000.
“I said, “I actually think it should go higher. I wanted to see it go up to $50,000!”
She added, “I think you will see more of those moral dilemmas in the next series. They kind of put you on the edge of your seat.”