Libel and slander – Defamatory words. The claimant housemate in the 2012 series of Big Brother issued libel proceedings concerning two broadcasts of Big Brother. The producer and broadcaster sought summary judgment on the grounds that the words complained of were incapable of bearing the pleaded meanings and that they were not capable of being defamatory. The Queen's Bench Division, in granting the application, held that neither of the broadcasts had been capable of bearing the meanings alleged by the claimant or any other meanings defamatory of her.