BIG Brother’s launch show won’t be airing live when it returns next month – but for a very good reason.
The reality hit, which is getting a new home on ITV, will show the contestants arriving in a pre-recorded feature.
It will then show them settling in with action from the first night in their new home.
A TV insider explained: “The launch episode is set to be an exciting night. AJ and Will will introduce the nation to the new batch of housemates as they enter the brand-new Big Brother house in front of an audience.
“Not only will viewers see them walk through those famous doors, they’ll also see all the best bits of the action from their first night in their new home, wasting no time in getting to know these new characters.
“Viewers can expect loads of live action as Big Brother: Late & Live will come live straight after the first episode from the site of the house.
“This is an exciting new era of Big Brother and bosses can’t wait to introduce the next generation to the new series of the original reality show.”
ITV today confirmed the show will launch on Sunday, October 8th on ITV1, ITV2 and ITVX.
They will also front a new daily spin-off series called Big Brother: Late and Live which will air directly after the main show.
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Die-hard fans will also get to binge the action from the house with live streaming available on ITVX until the early hours of the morning.
Teasing the new series, ITV said: “Big Brother: The Launch will see a new cast of carefully selected housemates, from all walks of life, become the first people to take up residence in the brand-new Big Brother house as they arrive at the famous destination in front of a live studio audience.”
The Sun previously told how bosses would air the show’s highly anticipated launch on ITV1 to give it as big an audience as possible.
It will be televised from a brand new location at Garden Studios in North West London.
Previous drone pictures showed the new house taking shape as workers made finishing touches to the garden.
The brand new Big Brother cast, which have been selected by producers, won’t be revealed until launch night.
We previously told how they are a diverse bunch of people that come from all walks of life.