Leadership (Abuja)

3 September 2014

Nigeria: Fire Outbreak Causes BBA to Suspend Show

Photo: Big Brother
Big Brother Hotshots.

Fire yesterday engulfed the Big Brother House, the facility housing one of the most watched reality shows in South Africa, forcing the organisers to postpone the show which had been earlier scheduled for this Sunday.

The fire damaged two major equipment worth millions of naira. The cause of the fire outbreak could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report. Due to this sad occurrence, the organisers, M-Net and Endemol SA have decided not to go ahead with this season's BBA titled Hotshots. The BBA house is located at Sesani Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa.

According to a press release from the organisers, Big Brother Hotshots therefore, will not launch this Sunday. It read, "M-Net and Endemol SA advise that due to a devastating fire at the Big Brother house on September 2, 2014, Big Brother Hotshots will not launch this Sunday (September 7) 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."

Big Brother House reality show is in its nineth season and is one of the most watched reality shows across the continent.

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