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Celebrity Big Brother house hit by major security breach

Intruders snuck in as Rachel and Maggie were evicted during latest live show
- Posted on January 21 2018 at 07:16pm

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Big Brother suffered one of its biggest security breaches to date on Friday when two intruders managed to gain access to the house during the latest Celebrity Big Brother 2018 eviction.

While the show was transmitting live on Friday night, the culprits managed to sneak in to the Big Brother compound at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

Footage posted on social app Snapchat revealed that they were able to enter the camera runs surrounding the main house and reach the second floor.

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One of them shared a clip of the housemates they filmed through a two-way mirror near the front door, in which Ann Widdecombe, Ashley James, Jonny Mitchell and Ginuwine can be seen.

Security guards eventually caught the pair and ejected them from the premises.

The backstage drama unfolded while Rachel Johnson and Maggie Oliver left the house as the second and third evictees of the latest series in a double boot-out.

A Celebrity Big Brother spokesperson confirmed the incident in a statement issued to the media yesterday, saying: “Last night, two intruders were apprehended by security at Elstree Studios.

Celebrity Big Brother 2018 live show filming

“The safety of housemates, production and audience members is of paramount importance and Big Brother has appropriate security measures in place at all times.”

The incident is embarrassing for Big Brother bosses as the show is usually known for its tight security, with the house having once been described as more secure than Buckingham Palace.

During the third Celebrity series in January 2005, fifteen members of controversial protest group Fathers4Justice were arrested after gaining access to the BB compound, although not the house itself.



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