Big Brother Africa finds new house, begins in October

2 comments - Posted on September 17 2014 at 11:00pm

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Big Brother Africa will now begin in October after a replacement was found for its old house, which was recently destroyed by a fire.

Earlier this month BBA’s long-time base at the Sasani Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa was burnt down just five days before its ninth run was due to launch.

The blaze – which damaged vast amounts of technical equipment, but did not cause any injuries – forced producers to postpone the show while they drew up alternative plans.

However, this week it was confirmed that the new series – named ‘Big Brother: Hotshots’ – is now remarkably scheduled to begin on Sunday 5th October, just over a month after the incident occurred.

The announcement came after bosses secured a new location in a currently unknown area of Johannesburg, having looked at all options both locally and internationally.

A statement from Endemol South Africa and broadcaster MNet read: “Big Brother Hotshots will officially launch on Sunday 5 October at 19:00 CAT. As they countdown to the launch, fans across the continent can look forward to some pleasant surprises in true Biggie fashion.

“The producers wish to thank fans far and wide for all the patience and continuous support over the past few days.”

Staff are working to a tight time schedule, with the new house still being designed and constructed with just over two weeks to go. According to local reports, the series is still scheduled to last for 91 days, despite the setbacks.

The cause of the fire has still not been disclosed.

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2 comments on this article

  1. K says:
    Fri 19 Sep Reply !


    That’s worse than Big Bruv.

  2. Sam2 says:
    Fri 19 Sep Reply !

    Flashbacks of ‘see-the-cash’ Siavash. :grin:

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