Channel 5 today reveals the new Big Brother House, ahead of the shows launch on Tuesday 5th June 2012 at 9.00pm.
The daddy of all reality shows, Big Brother, returns to Channel 5 this June for a long hot summer run that will surprise, delight and have the viewers glued to their screens. Not only will the housemates dwell in one of the most sumptuous houses in Big Brother history, they’ll also be able to enjoy the largest living space ever.
The house has been designed with old school Vegas glamour. The garden showcases two famous views from Nevada: the Vegas strip at dusk and the rocky outcrops of the Grand Canyon. A huge hot tub, positioned right next to the swimming pool, is guaranteed to get the housemates steamed up. The garden also features a grand dining space large enough for the entire house. The outside glass-walled bathroom can only be accessed from the garden and features a rock wall, an opulent gold and black colour scheme and a roll top bath.
The state of the art kitchen has granite surfaces, marbled walls and bronze designer lights while the bedroom and bathroom both open out into the garden. Showgirls take centre stage in the bedroom with can-can girls emblazoned on the walls and a huge vintage-style theatre mirror area where the housemates get ready.
The housemates’ every move will be recorded on one of the 45 cameras. 12,000m of LED lighting has been laid throughout the house. There are 40 fixed cameras, five manned cameras, six infra- red cameras and a tower cam that will provide never before seen angles of the house. Plus 67 camera mirrors have been strategically positioned across the house meaning that, as ever, there will be nowhere for the housemates to hide.
Susy Price, Executive Producer for Big Brother at Initial adds: “This year, the house has been given a complete facelift both structurally and aesthetically, combining aspirational sleekness with old school Vegas glamour. It may look like a summer paradise but for housemates this will be no holiday.”
Steve Gowans, Head of Factual Entertainment, Channel 5 comments: “This year’s house has been designed to transport the housemates into a world combining the exuberance of Las Vegas with the rugged Wild West. It will provide a dramatic backdrop to this summer’s series, in which housemates will be put through some of the most exciting challenges to date.”
Big Brother on Channel 5 will be produced by Endemol UK ’s production arm Initial. Channel 5’s Head of Factual Entertainment, Steve Gowans, will oversee the new series for the channel. Katy Smith, Denis O’Connor and Susy Price are the Executive Producers of Big Brother and Nick Samwell-Smith is Creative Director of Initial.