Secret Story 2009 is the fifth edition of the French version of the popular reality show Big Brother carrying on from the previous similar show, Loft Story. It began airing on TF1 on June 19, 2009 and continue to air until September 25, 2009, lasting 99 days, and is presented by Benjamin Castaldi, who presented Loft Story and the first two seasons of Secret Story
The principle is similar to that of Loft Story. The contestants are kept locked away for 14 weeks in a house, called “La Maison des Secrets” (the House of Secrets) measuring 1600m² styled on the UK Big Brother house including a swimming pool, jacuzzi, a lounge, a big bedroom divided by a shattered glass, bathroom with showers and 5 secrets room which are the Crystal room, Love Cave, Museum of Secrets, White Room and Bedsit (like Big Brother 5 UK). All of the rooms are installed with cameras, (except the toilet due to a law imposed by the Conseil Supérieur de l’audiovisuel). The Voice speaks to the contestants at times, and acts like “Big Brother” in other countries. Each contestant has to conceal a secret which the other contestants must try to discover. If a contestant does, that contestant wins the jackpot of the contestant whose secret they have guessed. Each secret is worth €10,000. Each Tuesday, 2 contestants are nominated and put up against the public vote, one housemate will be evicted every Friday. Housemates are only permitted to nominate every other week and housemates are only allowed to nominate other housemates of the opposite sex.
The third series of Secret story launched on the 19th of June 2009 with eighteen housemates entering the house. On Day 8 a new housemate previously dubbed as Mystery Candidate, Martin, entered the house.
is a 32-year-old model from Paris. She entered the house with her two pet chihuahuas. In week one she was a part of “Intruder Fraternity” who were placed at a separate “Intruder” house where they lived and tried to discover the other housemates secrets. Angie entered the main house in week two. She had a romance with Romain who proposed her before being evicted. Angie was nominated for eviction in round six of nominations and survived. Angie was again nominated in week ten against Sabrina and was evicted on day 71 after receiving 44% of the vote to save.
Bruno is a 19-year-old from France. Bruno was a homeless for a year. He has been recognized by Emilie, she decided not to reveal his secret. Bruno was automatically nominated for eviction for the first, and only, time in the last round of nominations along with most of his fellow housemates. He was the third person to be evicted in a triple (and the final) eviction on day 92 after receiving 11% of the publics vote to stay.