Big Brother house FIRST LOOK: Iconic building is recreated for reboot series complete with famous eye walkway as construction gets underway on the London site

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Big Brother is set to return to screens next month and construction is currently underway at the iconic house.

A brand new version of the famous Big Brother house is being constructed at a studio lot in London, and the first pictures of the property have finally been revealed.

Aerial shots of the sprawling property show that many of the famous aspects of the house have returned for the hotly-anticipated reboot, thought to kick off in October.

The lavish home features the iconic eye walkway outside the house, in front of a patio area where the crowds will no doubt gather for the entertaining live shows.

Next to the small patio area, the hot tub had already been set up in the colourful and partially constructed garden, with more work yet to do in the coming weeks.

First look: Big Brother is set to return to screens next month and construction is currently underway at the iconic house

Countdown! The hotly-anticipated reboot, which will be hosted by AJ Odudu and Will Best, is expected to kick off in a matter of weeks in October

Countdown! The hotly-anticipated reboot, which will be hosted by AJ Odudu and Will Best, is expected to kick off in a matter of weeks in October 

Under construction: The main dwelling could also be seen under construction and boasted many bright orange features, while a roof garden was also seemingly being built at the house
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Sneaky glimpse: Aerial shots of the property show that many of the famous aspects of the house have returned (left, the 2008 Big Brother house, and right, the new reboot version)

Fans of the show will no doubt be delighted as the tub led to a whole host of raunchy moments throughout the show’s original run.

The main dwelling could also be seen under construction and boasted many bright orange features, while a roof garden was also seemingly being built at the house.

The modestly-sized tiled patio could be seen with building equipment sprawled across it as crews continue to work hard on the set with just weeks until the launch.

The final old Big Brother house, which was demolished in 2019, similarly featured orange walls, but the layout was more square, rather than the new curved look. 

It also famously boasted a swimming pool as well as a hot hub, but the new set will not feature a pool, potentially due to the autumnal air date.

The jacuzzi is taking pride of place in the centre of the patio, and it has been claimed that bosses are hoping for more ‘mischief’ to occur there.

In 2005, Makosi Musambasi was left fearful she had fallen pregnant after an underwater romp with the show’s eventual winner Anthony Hutton.

The pair were also joined by fellow housemate Orlaith McAllister for one of reality TV’s most iconic moments. 

Throwback: The Channel 5 Big Brother House is seen in 2018

Throwback: The Channel 5 Big Brother House is seen in 2018 

New set: A brand new version of the famous Big Brother house is being constructed at a studio lot in London, and the first pictures of the property have finally been revealed

New set: A brand new version of the famous Big Brother house is being constructed at a studio lot in London, and the first pictures of the property have finally been revealed

It's back! The lavish home features the iconic eye walkway outside the house, in front of a patio area where the crowds will no doubt gather for the entertaining live shows

It’s back! The lavish home features the iconic eye walkway outside the house, in front of a patio area where the crowds will no doubt gather for the entertaining live shows

Famous features: Next to the small patio area, the hot tub (grey circular area on the right) had already been set up in the colourful and partially constructed garden, with more work yet to do

Famous features: Next to the small patio area, the hot tub (grey circular area on the right) had already been set up in the colourful and partially constructed garden, with more work yet to do

Meanwhile in 2007’s Celebrity series, rock star Donny Tourette dived into the hot tub while fully clothed. 

Then in 2018, former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe threw caution to the wind and took her first ever hot tub dip. 

A source told the publication: ‘The hot tub is almost as important a part of the house as the Diary Room.

‘Fans will be delighted it’s being reinstated, particularly as some of the biggest controversies seemed to centre around it.’

It comes after fans were given a first look at the reboot in a hilarious promo video this week, as excitement builds for the upcoming series.

New hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best appeared in the first look video alongside the voice of narrator Marcus Bentley.

The presenting pair appear to be backstage at the studios in the clip, where they are chatting and mocking the voice of Marcus – the Geordie star who has narrated all 19 series of the show on both Channel 4 and Channel 5 as well as spin-offs.

A time stamp on the screen shows the duo are chatting at 8.49pm doing their impressions of Marcus, 55, before his disembodied voice rings around the room. 

AJ and Will joined one another in their impression, both saying: ”It’s 8.49pm and AJ and Will are getting ready to go to the Big Brother house’, before Marcus hilariously replies: ‘It’s 8.49pm and AJ and Will should stick to presenting’.

End of an area: The final old Big Brother house, which was demolished in 2019, similarly featured orange walls, but the layout was more square and it had an iconic swimming pool

End of an area: The final old Big Brother house, which was demolished in 2019, similarly featured orange walls, but the layout was more square and it had an iconic swimming pool 

Raunchy? Fans of the show will no doubt be delighted at the return of the hot tub as it was a whole host of raunchy moments throughout the show's original run

Raunchy? Fans of the show will no doubt be delighted at the return of the hot tub as it was a whole host of raunchy moments throughout the show’s original run

Romp: In 2005, Makosi Musambasi was left fearful she had fallen pregnant after an underwater romp with the show's eventual winner Anthony Hutton

Romp: In 2005, Makosi Musambasi was left fearful she had fallen pregnant after an underwater romp with the show’s eventual winner Anthony Hutton

Memorable scenes: The pair were also joined by fellow housemate Orlaith McAllister for one of reality TV 's most iconic moments

Memorable scenes: The pair were also joined by fellow housemate Orlaith McAllister for one of reality TV ‘s most iconic moments 

It's back! It comes after fans were given a first look at the reboot in a hilarious promo video this week, as excitement builds for the upcoming series

It’s back! It comes after fans were given a first look at the reboot in a hilarious promo video this week, as excitement builds for the upcoming series

New faces: New hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best appeared in the first look video alongside the voice of narrator Marcus Bentley

New faces: New hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best appeared in the first look video alongside the voice of narrator Marcus Bentley 

Hard at it! Marcus is pictured narrating in the Elstree studio in 2010

Hard at it! Marcus is pictured narrating in the Elstree studio in 2010

The ITV2 reboot has caused delight among fans of the show and excitement reached fever pitch when AJ and Will were announced as hosts in April.

Big Brother was confirmed to be returning to screens when a teaser was aired during the Love Island 2022 final in August. The civilian edition of the programme last aired on Channel 5 in 2018.

The rebooted series was originally slated to air in March, but the programme was delayed due to the number of entertainment shows airing on ITV at the start of 2023, such as winter Love Island and the All Stars edition of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.

An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline last year that ‘owing to the influx of big reality TV programming on air during the first half of 2022 we have taken the decision to move the transmission of Big Brother to a more prominent slot in the Autumn.

‘This gives our viewers a whole calendar of big reality TV formats across the year.’

Speaking about the new role, AJ said: ‘I’m so excited to finally be able to say that, yes: I’m hosting Big Brother! I couldn’t be happier.’ 

She added: ‘Following in the footsteps of some of my favourite broadcasting legends to front such an iconic show is an absolute honour – and to do it alongside my amazing friend Will is the icing on the cake.’

Will explained: ‘I grew up with Big Brother so getting a chance to host it with my mate AJ is a dream come true. I can’t wait to tell some housemates not to swear.’

Happy days: The ITV2 reboot has caused delight among fans of the show and excitement reached fever pitch when AJ and Will were announced as hosts in April

Happy days: The ITV2 reboot has caused delight among fans of the show and excitement reached fever pitch when AJ and Will were announced as hosts in April 

Back again! Big Brother was confirmed to be returning to screens when a teaser was aired during the Love Island 2022 final in August. The civilian edition of the programme last aired on Channel 5 in 2018

Back again! Big Brother was confirmed to be returning to screens when a teaser was aired during the Love Island 2022 final in August. The civilian edition of the programme last aired on Channel 5 in 2018

Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning for ITV2 and ITVX, said: ‘AJ and Will really are our perfect pairing as we prepare to reintroduce Big Brother to the next generation.

‘With a genuine chemistry, both of them will bring effortless wit, charm and heaps of character to their roles and we’re delighted to be working with them both again.’ 

The new promo comes after it was revealed that the ITV2 reboot will once again feature the famous hot tub in the garden when it returns to screens next month.

Big Brother returns this October on ITV2 and ITVX 




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