Big Brother fans have been given a sneak peek inside the new home just days before the reboot’s premiere.
Richard Arnold of Good Morning Britain was given the first tour of the new-look home in west London, which will welcome the first group of housemates on Monday.
The entertainment reporter offered reality TV fans a first glimpse at the famed garden, which has been the site of several amusing escapades over the years, including Alison Hammond famously shattering a table.
The first element in the garden was a little smoking area, which, in an uncommon move for Big Brother, lacks cameras but does have a microphone to catch up on housemates’ chatting.
In order to increase sustainability, manufacturers erected a tank to collect rainwater, which will be used to fill a huge, circular jacuzzi adjacent to a love seat.
Housemates will also be able to relax on luxurious orange sofas in a plush outdoor seating area with a fireplace, which Richard characterised as ‘a bit Love Island.’
While Richard was unable to display the interior of the property on camera, he did give ITV viewers a tour, including his thoughts on the iconic diary room chair.
‘The diary room is a sight to behold, it’s the biggest chair that I’ve ever seen,’ he teased.
Continuing his description of the mansion, Richard described the living room as “absolutely vast.”
He explained: ‘The living area is absolutely vast. There are two huge sofas, it’s the biggest communal area that I’ve ever seen in a Big Brother house over the years.’
The bathroom appears to be equally lavish, with a bath ‘on a plinth’ taking centre stage.
Richard added: ‘There’s a bath on a plinth. Initially, they were going to have a clear bath but it would have to come from China and the key message here in the house this year is sustainability.’
The presenter said he was sworn to secrecy regarding the bedroom’s specifics, but teased that there were several double beds.
Richard was expelled from the Big Brother house by none other than Marcus Bentley’s voice, who has returned to narrate the ITV reboot and was heard saying: ‘Richard you have been evicted from the Big Brother house.’
Richard said what everyone was thinking when he remarked: ‘Hearing that voice and the music as well it takes you way back, [the show] which changed the broadcasting world forever… I’m sure it’ll live up to expectations.’
After a five-year sabbatical, Big Brother returns to our screens on Monday with brand new presenters AJ Odudu and Will Best.
The show premiered on Channel 4 in 2000, then moved to Channel 5 in 2011, and finally ended in 2018.
ITV2 has already committed to two seasons of the ground-breaking reality show and has suggested that Celebrity Big Brother may return as well.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.