Big Brother Australia house isn’t being dismantled after all

2 comments - Posted on August 10 2015 at 03:17pm

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The CEO of Dreamworld has denied reports that the Big Brother Australia house is being ‘dismantled’.

The Herald Sun newspaper suggested over the weekend that the show’s compound at the Gold Coast theme park is being taken down – but Dreamworld boss Craig Davidson has since confirmed that the building will be kept in a readily-available state for any future series.

Speaking to the Australian Associated Press, he said: “The Big Brother house at Dreamworld is currently not being dismantled and is still available for further productions.”

The claim came as Andrew Backwell, programming boss at BBAU broadcaster Channel Nine, insisted that the show had not yet been axed. “We have no plans to bring it back at this stage, it is however still in consideration so we are certainly not ruling it out,” he commented.

BBAU has been off air since the conclusion of its eleventh run last year, which suffered a 27% drop in ratings. Nine hasn’t committed to airing any more series, although its owns the rights to the format until the end of 2016 under its current deal with production company Endemol Shine.

Bosses recently considered bringing back Celebrity Big Brother – which previously only lasted for one series in Australia – but eventually opted for a new series of The Celebrity Apprentice instead.

Nine has aired three series of BBAU since it revived the show in 2012 after it was axed by original home Network Ten in 2008. The house was left standing during its four-year break.

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2 comments on this article

  1. jr says:
    Sun 16 Aug Reply !

    Why don’t they change to do the USA/Canada format. HoH, PoV, etc. It’s boring watching them talk about the game when they really have no control over it.

  2. Sam2 says:
    Sun 20 Sep Reply !

    According to BB9 Steph’s Twitter account (@stephmcmichael), she’s living in Melbourne now. If they bring BBAUS back, they should put her in the house. She was evicted way too early in her series.

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