A contestant on the Dutch version of hit reality show BIG BROTHER shocked viewers by giving birth to a baby girl, aired on TV yesterday (18OCT05).

27-year-old TANJA - whose surname has not been revealed - is hoping the groundbreaking footage will boost her chances of winning the 400,000 Euro ($477, 480/GBP265, 270) prize money up for grabs.

The birth of Joscelyn Savanna was shown just hours after the event took place in accordance with rules imposed by the Dutch Social Affairs Ministry, who were concerned over the baby's participation in the programme.