Big Brother 2017 housemates to be chosen by viewers in Election themed twist

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The Big Brother 2017 housemates will be voted in by us viewers, it's been reported today.

An election themed twist to this year's launch will see prospective housemates pitch themselves to fans before viewers vote for their favourites to enter the house.


The Sun newspaper reports that wannabes will have to put forward their reasons for wanting to become a housemate to cameras before polls open.

"Big Brother bosses are really running with the election fever of the country this year and mocking up housemates as political party leaders," a source explained.

They continued: "Like a real-life politician the hopeful housemates will have to convince the public to vote for them with a convincing speech.

“It will all be filmed live so they will be under pressure not to fluff up their speeches. It will be an exciting twist to the opening night shenanigans.”

A Channel 5 spokesperson wasn't giving much away, teasing: “Viewers will have to tune in next week to find out more."

Channel 5 previously promised that the new series will be "the ultimate social experiment" when it launches next month.

Describing Big Brother 18 as a "must-watch culture clash of modern Britain," the channel teased: "At a time of political upheaval and tough questions about unity in the UK, Big Brother brings you an alternative look at Britain."

They continued: "Standby for a very British summer of contrasts, conflicts and collaboration...and more fireworks than you could imagine, as a selection of people, from a range of backgrounds, come together in the ultimate social experiment.


"The United Kingdom of Big Brother…and everyone is welcome."

Emma Willis will host the LIVE Big Brother launch on Monday night, June 5, from 8:30PM.

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