It is sad news for Big Brother Africa fans, as the continental show seems unlikely to happen this year. This is as a result of a huge fire that engulfed Sasani Studios in Johannesburg where it is filmed.
The show, dubbed Big Brother Hotshots was to launch this coming Sunday. As a result of the inferno, M-Net released this statement.
M-Net and Endemol SA advise that due to a devastating fire at the Big Brother house on 2 September 2014, Big Brother Hotshots will not launch this Sunday (7 September) as scheduled.
The cause of the fire, at this stage, is unknown and investigations will commence as soon as it is safe to do so.
At this stage M-Net and Endemol are urgently looking for an alternative Big Brother house in which to film the production, however as this production has highly technical infrastructure, camera and edit requirements an alternative is not immediately available. Every effort will be made to find a solution as quickly as possible to ensure that Africa’s biggest reality show will continue.
Where is the BBA house?
It is based at the Sasani Studios in Johannesburg
Was anyone injured in the fire?
No one was injured during the fire.
Kenya was rumored to be represented by actress Ellah Ciku, but that was never confirmed.