Bomb Scare Update
Friday night's bomb scare was, thankfully, a false alarm.
Here's a brief run-down of what happened:
Not long after 8pm and shortly before the 'evictee announcement'
show was due to go live, a suspect package was located in
the stage area of the studio after a Security chimp's sniffer
dog indicated that it might contain explosives.
So, the housemates were swiftly corralled in the bedroom and
the 8.30pm show was postponed.
The production team duly attempted to sort the issue, fully
expecting to go live at 10pm, but in the end, Police and Army
experts were called-in and ordered a full evacuation of the
Executive Producer Gigi Eligoloff entered the bedroom personally
to inform the housemates of the situation and to reassure
them that they were safe. But far from being worried, the
shocked seven 'whooped' with excitement as they were ushered
out through the fire exit!
Held in another part of the complex for around 4 hours, the
housemates had access to music but were not permitted to communicate
with anyone from the outside world.
They returned to the House at approximately 1am, with Gos
saying, "Can you believe it? We went behind the scenes.
We were out of the House man!"
It transpires that the package was simply a box containing
electrical cabling equipment but, with a crowd and crew running
into the thousands, they simply could not afford to take the
Fans were therefore sent home, although no provisions were
made for them to return for the rescheduled Saturday night
As a consequence of Channel 4's very scant details of what
was going on, tons of people hit the internet at the same
time to get some info, consequently locking-up every Big Brother
site on the net.
There has been widespread speculation today that this was
a blatant publicity stunt to create interest and hype for
the struggling show.
If so, it worked!
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