A press release by the organizers of the Big Brother Africa and copied to VibeGhana.com indicates that a search has been launched to find a new location to house the show as Tuesday’s fire has completely damaged the show’s original house in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The organizers of the show M-Net and Endemol said they are urgently searching for a different Big Brother house to ensure that this year’s edition of the show takes place.
“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.” the organizers said
The cause of the fire is unknown and South African authorities have launched an investigation.
The Big Brother Africa house located at the Sasani Studios in Johannesburg has been the show’s house where housemates stay since 2003 when the reality TV show which has since become the biggest in Africa hit the screens.
The 9th edition of the show titled: Big Bother Africa – Hot Shots was scheduled to start on Sunday September 7th but now had to be postponed due to the fire.