Inside iconic new Big Brother house ahead of new series
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Big Brother fans can now see a glimpse of the brand-new house ahead of the new series starting.
Richard Arnold gave viewers of Good Morning Britain a sneak-peek of the new house today, where the housemates in the upcoming ITV2 series will live.
Different to years previous - which saw the show air on Channel 4 before moving over to Channel 5 - the team designing the house have put huge thought into sustainability aspects.
The jacuzzi has been made so that it fills with rainwater that has been collected via an outdoor water tank.
Despite not being allowed into the house and obviously on set, Richard described the living area as ‘vast’ and that the infamous drama-evoking Diary Room had the ‘biggest chair he’s ever seen’.
With sustainability in mind, he revealed that they were initially going to put a clear bath in the bathroom, but it would have been imported from China, so they opted for a different type.
This year's house also features an outdoor fireplace, watch out Love Island, they’re coming for ya!
In another ethical move, Big Brother has said that the housemates will have access to one-to-one mental health support sessions before, during and after the show.
They have all had inclusivity training prior to entering the house this weekend too, as they have stated that the cast will feature people from all different backgrounds.
Similar to Love Island, producers have asked family and friends of the contestants to abstain from posting on social media on their behalf.
AJ Odudu and Will Best will be hosting this year's season, which is set to air later this month.
Speaking to the Daily Mail about her new role, AJ said: “I'm so excited to finally be able to say that, yes: I'm hosting Big Brother! I couldn't be happier.
“Following in the footsteps of some of my favourite broadcasting legends to front such an iconic show is an absolute honour - and to do it alongside my amazing friend Will is the icing on the cake.”
Will Best said: “I grew up with Big Brother so getting a chance to host it with my mate AJ is a dream come true. I can't wait to tell some housemates not to swear.”
The director for reality commissioning at ITV2 and ITVX, Paul Mortimer, has said: “AJ and Will really are our perfect pairing as we prepare to reintroduce Big Brother to the next generation.
“With a genuine chemistry, both of them will bring effortless wit, charm and heaps of character to their roles and we're delighted to be working with them both again.”
The housemates for this season are yet to be announced.