Following a devastating fire which destroyed the Big Brother Africa Hotshots house at Sasani Studios in Johannesburg yesterday, M-Net and Endemol South Africa are frantically working on finding a new camera house which could be elsewhere in Africa – or in the world!
Big Brother Africa Hotshots, the 9th season of the voyeur reality format show was supposed to start this Sunday at 19:00 with a live event, after which cameras would have tracked the antics for 24 hours per day for 91 days on two DStv channels and with highlights shows on the AfricaMagic Showcase (DStv 150) channel.
A destructive fire caused the cancellation of the start of the show and threw the Endemol South Africa produced show into chaos. With 56 cameras and special one-sided glass panels destroyed, a frantic search started to find a new Big Brother house – possible one elsewhere in Africa or on another continent the contestants and crew would be transported to.
A huge logistical nightmare is looming for the show if its able to secure a new house. The productions staff already had a massive headache securing visas for pan-African contestants following abrupt changes to South Africa’s visa regulations which first saw Ghana and then the contestants from Sierra Leone and Rwanda dumped from the show.
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