Big Brother 2016: First look at new house extension under construction

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Here's a first look at the new Big Brother house extension under construction.

Teams have been hard at work giving the show's famous bungalow a makeover in time for this summer's series, providing the biggest change to the house since it first moved to Elstree Studios more than a decade ago.

Planning permission to build a two new buildings on the set was granted to Big Brother's production company earlier this month.

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One of the new structures will become a brand new and improved permanent eviction studio while the other two-story building will form part of the house. There will also be a brand new outdoor staging area joining the two.

It's not yet clear what the extension will be used for, with plans suggesting both a link the main house as well as its own separate entrance and staircase.

Rumours have varied from it forming a whole 'second house' in its own right, together with a new garden, or being used as some sort of 'task arena'.

What we do know for sure is that it's making us VERY excited for the new series in the summer.

It's not just physical changes either as Bit On The Side's Rylan Clark has said that the show will be "very different".

He told I Talk Telly: "It’s all change at Big Brother so it’ll be like starting a new job.

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"We’ve been ready for a while for that, and I think the public have been ready for that, so I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s reactions on launch night."

Big Brother 2016 is expected to be back on TV on Channel 5 by the end of June although frankly the start date can't come soon enough.

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