Ex Big Brother housemates say show is NOT scripted... but 'there is some staging'

Celebrity Big Brother 2016

Former Big Brother housemates have insisted that the show is NOT scripted, but have revealed there is 'a bit of staging'.

The comments follow last night's Celebrity Big Brother live feed where cameras revealed Big Brother apparently setting up a night time scene for the group.

Housemates pretended to be asleep as the lights went out and Big Brother announced: "This is Big Brother, finalists, goodnight."

But rather than really heading to bed, seconds later the lights went up again and the housemates hopped up as Ricky Norwood seemingly remarked: "Great take guys, great take."

The footage caused quite a stir online and 2014 Big Brother Power Trip housemate Chris R Wright spoke up.

He revealed: "RE: The clip going round which appears to suggest Big Brother is scripted. We did similar on our last night. It's a tiny bit of staging 1/2

"Something nice for the final episode, purely staged because it's impossible getting all housemates to go to bed at the same time. 2/2 #CBB"

Chris added: "Remember, it's the very last thing you see. Not giving my opinion on whether it should or shouldn't be done, but it effects nothing."

Chris' comments were echoed by last year's housemate Joel Williams: "I can honestly tell you that #bbuk is one of the only reality tv shows that is not scripted."

And Jack 'Pie Face' McDermott: "Trust me #bbuk is not scripted in the slightest, as much as they force certain situations everything is completely real life scenarios!"

A spokesperson for Channel 5 said today: "Footage shown on the live feed involved Big Brother alerting housemates of a long final day ahead.

"The show is entirely authentic and the housemates are not scripted."

Celebrity Big Brother concludes tonight at 9PM on Channel 5.

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