Viewers will vote for Big Brother housemates in new “General Election” twist
Housemates are to be “elected” into the Big Brother house this year in an all-new, political twist.
This summer series of BB will introduce a “culture clash of modern Britain” and, in keeping with the political theme, Channel 5 bosses have decided to make an exciting change to the launch night on Monday June 5.
Rather than host Emma Willis welcoming the mystery contestants into the house, this year viewers will vote for potential candidates in a General Election.
According to The Sun Online, the BB hopefuls will have to appeal to the viewing public in an attempt to win their votes. Each potential housemate will be given a set period of time to explain what they would bring to the house and encourage audiences to give them a spot on the show.
A source told the publication: “Big Brother bosses are really running with the election fever of the country this year and mocking up housemates as political party leaders.
“Like a real-life politician the hopeful housemates will have to convince the public to vote for them with a convincing speech.
“It will all be filmed live so they will be under pressure not to fluff up their speeches. It will be an exciting twist to the opening night shenanigans.”
A new trailer for the Channel 5 series was released last week, showing anonymous figures getting ready to enter the BB digs.
The voiceover says: “Who is entering the United Kingdom of Big Brother?
“Get ready – because this year Big Brother is getting extremely revealing.”