Look Inside The Revamped Big Brother House
Big Brother will be back soon and journalists have just been
invited to take a look around the revamped house. Here's what
things are like for 2003:
Inside, space has been cut back to around two-thirds of the
floor space used during Big Brother 3, partly to make things
more cosy. Last year, the planned 'glass bar divide' meant
that two separate living areas had to be configured, making
the living area quite sprawling.
In-keeping with producers' plans for more romance, intimacy
and conversation in-place of BB3's bitching and arguing, gone
are the harsh reds and metallic feel this time around. In
comes a more laid-back 'cocoon-like' atmosphere, with more
curves and pastel colours used throughout.
Light-coloured flooring is covered by circular 'fluffy' rugs
and the new turquoise sofas are decorated with brown cushions.
With the interior looking simple but at the same time a little
'space-age', Endemol big-knob Phil Edgar-Jones prefers to
call the all-new look, "Natural and contemporary."
The interior layout has been totally changed for BB4, with
the two bedrooms now situated right next door to each other.
Only one bedroom was accessible to visiting journos for now
and was all decked-out in a smart purple and greeny-blue colour
scheme. There were just 6 single beds.
The kitchen area has been moved further forward, nearer to
the sofa area and now features white surfaces in place of
the 'cold' stainless steel from last year. In a bid to encourage
more bonding and chat, designer Markus Blee (who's worked
on every series so far) has tried hard to create a more 'friendly'
atmosphere to the house.
The Store Room and Diary Room have also moved, but overweight
Security men were stood-guard outside the latter, almost like
it contained the Crown Jewels. So, no chance of a sneaky-peek
at the colour of the new diary room chair then. As always,
that information is highly Classified!
Of course, one-way mirrors still surround the entire perimeter
of the living area, but new 'full-length' mirrors apparently
allow for lower camera angles. We can only assume that Big
Bro is hoping to catch the housemates 'in action', canoodling
on the floor?
Outside, a large wooden canopy stands next to the 5m x 5m
hexagonal swimming pool, with beanbags sat nearby. Arghhh,
memories of Sandy and his early morning 'swim-walking' antics
start to flood back with the mere mention of that pool! Let's
hope the housemates will make more use of both the pool and
the garden this year; the main point of introducing the heat-retaining
Space in the garden has been maximised to facilitate more
activities this summer, with a smaller area allocated to the
chicken coop. 7 new 'chucks follow in the footsteps of famous
fowl such as Marjorie and Big Red to take up the egg-laying
So, that's it for now. You won't actually get to see the house
for real for another few weeks yet. In the meantime
however, check-out the photos we've provided below to whet
your appetite. Oh, and if you can't quite remember what the
house was like last year, click here
for some pics.
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