10 Year Challenge: TV in 2009

Even if you've only been on Instagram for 30 seconds this week, chances are you will have seen celebrities, friends and that work colleague you awkwardly had to follow but didn't really want to, post a photograph from 10 years ago alongside a photograph from 2019. This got me thinking about what television was like in 2009 and the big talking points were.



2009 was a big year for reality television as Channel 4 aired the first celebrity series since the racism scandal that rocked the 2007 series and was eventually won by Ulrika Johnson, with broadcaster Terry Christian.


That year Channel 4 also announced that the franchise, both Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother, will be ending in 2010. Probably not that surprising an announcement as Big Brother 10 remains the lowest rating series on Channel 4.