BIG Brother looks set for a huge launch night shake-up in new pictures from the London set.
There’s been much speculation that housemates will arrive by boat on launch night next Sunday given the compound is situated on the bank of a canal with a conveniently placed docking area close by.
The Big Brother compound is on the bank of a canalCredit: Click News and Media
And that theory has gained extra weight thanks to new pictures of the site obtained by TV Zone.
A lighting rig appears to arch over this area with lights facing both towards the house and over the canal, fuelling speculation of a surprise entrance point.
One fan said: “Who needs to come out of a car or out on an eye these days….boats are totally the new thing.”
Another posted: “Amazing. So chuffed @ITV are giving it the attention it deserves.”
A third posted: “Could the new Big Brother UK housemates, really be arriving by boat?
“New photos from @tvukzone show what seems to be an entrance from the river,to the compound, surrounded by lights – some of which are facing the river.”
A representative of the show declined to comment.
The new series is aiming to strike a perfect balance between the new and the nostalgic old.
Bosses have promised a “back to basics” approach for the upcoming ITV reboot, but co-host Will Best said it is unlikely to involve livestock due to welfare concerns.
Will, 38, told the Dish podcast: “I asked about whether there’s gonna be chickens this year, but I don’t think there will be, because . . . duty of care.”
Housemate Darren Ramsay was obsessed with the chickens in the first series, naming his fave Marjorie.
In a separate interview with The Sun, co-presenter AJ Odudu, 35, laughed: “We’d all love to put chickens in a pen and see the Darrens of the world bond with them but I don’t think that’s going to be allowed.”
Will added: “I think it will be a livestock-free house.”
Fans are convinced there will be arrivals by boatCredit: Click News and Media