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First look pictures have emerged today of the construction of the new extension to the Big Brother house – thanks to TellyMix!

Endemol Shine UK – the production company behind Big Brother were granted planning permission by Hertsmere Borough Council to extend the Big Brother House and erect a new eviction stage at it’s Elstree compound last week.

Endemol have have wasted no time in moving forward with it’s plans, which will see the house’s biggest change since it was first built in 2002 – having already dismantled the old eviction stage and audience stands. Prior to this, The show was broadcast from Three Mills Studios in Bow.

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Two new permanent structures are currently under construction – one will be a two story extension to the Big Brother house complete with additional garden area. There are currently no confirmed plans for the new extension, with rumours ranging from a new ‘Second House’ to being used as a ‘Task Arena’.

The second permanent structure being built is an improved eviction stage, with Channel 5 having said that the existing eviction stage was unsuitable for use in bad weather conditions.

Changes to the shows format are also being planned for the summer, with Channel 5 promising massive changes. Big Brother’s Bit on the Side host Rylan Clark-Neal told I Talk Telly: “It’s all change at Big Brother so it’ll be like starting a new job. We’ve been ready for a while for that, and I think the public have been ready for that, so I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s reactions on launch night”

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Big Brother is expected to return to Channel 5 in June.