Big Brother prize fund cut back to £100,000

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The prize fund for this year's Big Brother has returned to £100,000.

It's certainly no amount to be sniffed at of course, but it's £50,000 less than last year's total which was the most ever offered in BBUK history.

However over the years the actual prize fund at the beginning of the series has often not reflected that at the end: Last year's Big Brother winner Chloe Wilburn actually ended up walking away with £116,100.

Other prizes given out over the years include Sophie Reade's £71,320 in Big Brother 10 and Aaron Allard-Morgan's £50,990 in the first Channel 5 series.

News for this year's prize fund was revealed by Channel 5 this morning along with a few other titbits about the new series.

This year's Big Brother house has had a "monochrome" makeover while a BIG twist has been teased.

"From Day One the Housemates will be under attack from an unseen ominous dark force that will have a dramatic and divisive effect on the House," Channel 5 revealed.

Big Brother will air on Channel 5 from June with host Emma Willis while Bit On The Side is back on week nights with Rylan Clark-Neal.

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