Big Brother Africa creators have waylaid fears that the reality show will be cancelled despite the fire that burned down a section of the house. M Net and Endemol have confirmed that the show will go on dispelling rumors that the show had been canceled.

“There may be a slight delay but the show will still go on,” said M-Net.

“The cause of the fire at this stage is unknown,” a brief mailed to media houses last week read.

Kenya’s male representative to this year’s edition dubbed Big Brother Hotshots is believed to be Melvin Alusa, brother to Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime Alusa.

Here’s the full statement from Big Brother.

Following the devastating fire on 2 September 2014 at the Big Brother house in Johannesburg, M-Net and Endemol SA have spent the last 48 hours searching both locally and internationally for a venue in which to produce Season 9 of the highly popular Big Brother Africa reality show. After exploring all possible options, the team are delighted to announce that the show will go on as a venue has been found to get the show on air within the next month.

A multitude of factors have had to be considered including the complex technical requirements, logistics, technical crews and satellite link facilities which have all formed part of the challenge. However, M-Net is delighted to assure all its Big Brother fans that their favourite reality show will launch soon and thanks fans from across the continent for their support during the last two days.