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Leeds couple enter Big Brother: Imran and Sukhvinder Javeed are the favourites so far in the Big Brother house

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FAVOURITES: Married couple, Imran - a Muslim and Sukhvinder - a Sikh, came up against adversity as their families opposed them being together

FAVOURITES: Married couple, Imran - a Muslim and Sukhvinder - a Sikh, came up against adversity as their families opposed them being together

 

The pair from Leeds have an intriguing back story as the childhood sweethearts faced disapproval since their relationship began.

Imran, a Muslim and Sukhvinder, a Sikh come up against adversity as their families opposed them being together.

The pair met when they were just eight-years-old and at the start of their relationship Imran, who is from a ‘strict Muslim family’ and Sukhvinder, who was ‘raised in a strict Sikh family’, had to keep their romance secret as such a  relationship was frowned upon.

Having to sneak out to see each other, they were married by 17 in an Islamic ceremony.

Before entering the house, entrepreneur Imran said he wanted the UK to see what a modern Muslim looks like.

He also stated: “I want to show my children how to be a good person. I want to be an example to the next generation as well and let them know it’s not all about social media.”

Whereas Sukhvinder said: I want to meet the world and I want the world to meet me too! Life is an amazing gift and if you aren’t on TV then who are you?’

Sukhvinder is the Managing Director and Inventor for her own company and feels mums are the unsung heroes of the world.

 

Meet the rest of this year’s contestants...

 


 

Name: Channell McCleary

Age: 24

Location: Manchester

Job: Model

Why Big Brother? “I want to let down my weave and cause some mayhem!”

 


 

Name: Arthur Fulford

Age: 24

Location: Devon

Job: Courier

Relationship status: Single

Why Big Brother? “An opportunity to have a really good time and an exciting experience!”

 


 

Name: Ellie Young

Age: 23

Location: Yorkshire

Job:

Relationship status: Single

Why Big Brother "I have always wanted to do it and be able to say I have lived in the Big Brother House. Not many people have been given that chance."

 


 

Name: Mandy Longworth (Charlotte’s mother)

Age: 51

Location: Doncaster

Job: Antiques dealer

Relationship status: Divorced

Why Big Brother? “When you get to my age, life feels dull, I am still 21 in my head and I need stimulation. I need something stronger than coffee – Big Brother is that.”

 


 

 

Name: Charlotte Key (Mandy’s daughter)

Age: 24

Location: Doncaster

Job: Estate Agent

Relationship status: In a relationship

Why Big Brother? “It’s the most bizarre situation I’ll ever be in and it’s something I will remember on my death bed.”

 


 

Name: Raphael Korine

Age: 22

Location: International student at Exeter University

Job: Psychology student

Relationship status: Single

Why Big Brother? “I have loved the show since I was a little kid and see it as the ultimate psychology test.”

 


 

Name: Rebecca Jane (Kieran’s boss)

Age: 32

Location: Lancashire

Job: Owner of detective agency

Relationship status: Single

Why Big Brother? “I want to be locked away from the world and see how I cope without being constantly stimulated. My technology addiction is out of control. It will be like tech rehab.”

 


 

Name: Kieran Lee (Rebecca’s employee)

Age: 25

Location: Lancashire

Job: CCTV Installation Engineer and ‘honey trapper’  

Relationship status: Single

Why Big Brother? “I want to be locked away from the world and see how I cope without being constantly stimulated. My technology addiction is out of control. It will be like tech rehab.”

 


 

Name: Joe Quaranta

Age: 55

Location: South London

Job: Nightclub owner  

Relationship status: In a relationship

Why Big Brother? “I want to do Big Brother to show that the oldies can do well too – bring it on!”

 


 

Name: Lotan Carter

Age: 28

Location: Essex

Job: Member of dance group Dreamboys   

Relationship status: Single

Why Big Brother? “I want to lay it all bare and put myself through the test in this unique and intense experience.”

 


 

Name: Kayleigh Morris

Age: 28

Location: Port Talbort, Wales

Job: Clothing Concession Manager    

Relationship status: In a relationship

Why Big Brother? “You will be put in an environment where you will either sink or swim with lots of different personalities.”

 


 

Name: Deborah Agboola (Hannah’s sister)

Age: 25

Location: London

Job: Digital Analyst     

Relationship status: Single

Why Big Brother? “I want to show the world single mums can be ambitious, successful and don’t have to shy away and be locked up in our houses.”

 


 

Name: Hannah Agboola (Deborah’s sister)

Age: 23

Location: London

Job: Make-up Store Host     

Relationship status: Single

Why Big Brother? “I want to do Big Brother because I want to do something I have never done before, it’s a unique experience. I want to be challenged as a person. I want to do something outside of the box.”

 


 

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Luke Patel

Luke Patel

In the case of Uppal –v- Endemol UK Ltd and others, the Claimant, a former Miss India UK and housemate in the 2012 series of Big Brother, issued defamation proceedings following two broadcasts of Big Brother.

The Defendants in the case are the producer of Big Brother (Endemol), the broadcaster of Big Brother (Channel 5) and Mr Conor McIntyre, a fellow housemate of the Claimant on Big Brother. The Claimant sought damages for libel, for breach of duty of care owed by Endemol and Channel 5 to the Claimant, and for breach of contract against Endemol.

The claim arose in respect of two broadcasts of Big Brother. The first broadcast contained a rap by Mr McIntyre and the second broadcast contained comments by another housemate, for which they had been reprimanded by Big Brother. The Claimant alleged that the words voiced in both broadcasts were defamatory because they had the following meanings:

• The Claimant had below average intelligence

• Alternatively that the Claimant was in some way socially or intellectually inferior

• The Claimant was sexually promiscuous

• The Claimant was in some way socially or intellectually inferior to the other housemates because she was of Indian origin or descent

In response to the claim, the Defendants made an application for a ruling that those words complained of were incapable of bearing such meanings or of being defamatory of the Claimant. The Defendant’s Application for Summary Judgment was successful - it was found that Endemol and Channel 5 were entitled to such a ruling on the defamation claim against the Claimant, and the Claimant’s claim for defamation was dismissed.

The Defendants were successful as regards to the first broadcast because it was held that any reasonable viewer would have understood that the person whose reputation might have been adversely affected by the ‘rap’ was the person who made up the rap, and not the Claimant. It was found that instead of being defamatory of the Claimant, the use of the words were vile abuse.

As to the second broadcast, which contained offensive racial stereotyping - conduct which was reprimanded by Big Brother - that was held to have been a reflection on the offending housemate, but it had not been a reflection on the Claimant.

The case is a reminder of the threshold of seriousness that must be met before words are found to be capable of bearing a defamatory meaning. The case also highlights that the Courts draw an important distinction between words of discourtesy and those words that are capable of bearing defamatory meanings.

We at Blacks have experience in handling defamation claims and breach of contract claims.

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