Big Brother 2016: New house extension to become a 'task arena'?

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Big Brother's new 'house' could end up working as a brand new 'task arena', it's been claimed.

Bit On The Side host Rylan Clark has spoken about supposed rumours behind the huge extension which has been labelled 'Second House' in drawings.

He teased: "I've heard there's rumours of a task arena - but again that's rumours."

Last week saw the local council support plans for the Big Brother house to build an extension, granting planning permission for two new buildings and an exterior area.

One of the new builds will form part of the house, together with a new 'garden', while the other construction will form a new live eviction studio.

The Big Brother team are also working on a new stage set for the open-air live audience, although this change did not require planning permission to be granted.

A report by the council stated: "The current proposal would enable the production of the programme to be refreshed and revitalised, providing internal and external space for new activities, redesigning the live audience set and replacing an existing temporary steel studio structure which is unsuitable for use in bad weather conditions.

"As with all long-running television series, regular changes to the production design are necessary to maintain audience interest and attract new audiences, and thus to ensure the longevity of the programme."

The plans were granted without any objections at a meeting last week.

Currently programme makers have permission for the house until September 2018 at which point it must be torn down, however this permission has been extended numerous times in the past, most recently in 2013 for a further three years.

A number of restrictions still remain in force on the use of the famous bungalow due to its residential position between neighbouring houses and a high street.

These include noise curfews of 8PM except on Fridays until 11PM and during mid-week evictions which are limited to 14 a year.

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