Farida Khalifa Big Brother UK – The global television phenomenon Big Brother is back in the UK for 2023, and it’s bigger and better than ever! The show will now air on ITV2 and ITVX, and it will feature a brand new house and a cast of carefully selected housemates from all walks of life.
Big Brother is a social experiment that follows a group of strangers as they live together in a house for up to 42 days, with cameras capturing their every move. The housemates are cut off from the outside world, and they must rely on each other for support and companionship.
On 7 October 2023, a day prior to the airing of the launch show, the Big Brother social media accounts posted close-up teasers of the sixteen housemates’ eyes
Who is Farida Khalifa?
Job: Make-up artist
Fardia was the second housemate. She describes herself as a “very proud muslim” who “loves praying five times a day”. She’ll be dressing modestly in the Big Brother house.
Back home, she lives with her husband and loves embracing her age. Her family will be supporting her back home as she competes for the £100k cash prize. BTW, she’s “in it to win it”.
In terms of why she joined the show, she said: “I’m very proud of who I am and I feel like Asian women and Asian culture is underrepresented on TV. A lot of people think that wearing a headscarf might stop you from having opportunities, whereas for me, it’s been completely the opposite. I embrace it with confidence and it’s actually given me lots of opportunities. I want to let people know that us Muslims, we really aren’t suppressed. I’m far from suppressed – I used to be a holiday rep!
Big Brother airs weekdays and Sundays at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.