Big Brother 2017 confirms housemate vote twist, reveals Diary Room

Viewers to pick 'People's Housemate' - who'll have contact with outside world
- Posted on June 5 2017 at 12:48pm

Celebrity Big Brother 2017 All Stars and New Stars - Diary Room Chair

Channel 5 has confirmed that tonight’s Big Brother 2017 launch twist WILL see viewers elect ‘The People’s Housemate’, while the new countryside-themed Diary Room has been revealed.

Following a report in The Sun last week, bosses have officially announced today that the public will get to influence the line-up for the new series – although only by one housemate.

During tonight’s live launch show, viewers will be presented with a “selection of candidates”, before getting to vote for their favourites. It is understood that these candidates are NOT the six housemates that were revealed on Friday.

Big Brother 2017 eye logo - 'United Kingdom of Big Brother'

Whoever receives the most votes will become ‘The People’s Housemate’ and be rewarded with “great power” – including contact with the outside world.

Although this suggests producers are set to break one of Big Brother’s most sacrosanct rules, it has been suggested the twist could be similar to one previously seen on the American version of the show.

In 2007, Big Brother USA introduced ‘America’s Player’, a housemate whose entire game was controlled by the public – with fans deciding who they should nominate and evict, and which secret missions they had to carry out.

Big Brother 2017 house - Diary Room

Meanwhile, the new Diary Room has been unveiled. It has a countryside theme, with a basic floral-patterned armchair nestled among long grass-like plants.

On Wednesday, C5 released pictures of the rest of the British village-themed house, which features two bedrooms for the first time since 2008.

Big Brother 2017 begins tonight at 8.30pm on C5, and 3e in Ireland.

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