Big Brother 2017: New twist 'The Steal' will see prize money at risk

Big Brother 2017

Big Brother 2017 housemates will be able to steal money from the prize fund this week.

Host Emma Willis has announced a new prize fund twist called 'The Steal' where the prize money is at risk over the next few days.

"They're going to be in teams fighting against each other but at the end of it they'll be battling as individuals," Emma teased.

It follows tonight's double eviction where it was Simone and Sue who left Big Brother in the latest live show.

They leave a total of eleven housemates - although only nine can win.

Isabelle, Hannah, Ellie, Deborah, Kieran, Raph, Tom, Chanelle and Charlotte are currently playing for the win and £85,000.

Remaining 'Second Chance Housemates' Andrew and Sam can't win but are currently playing for £15,000 of the prize fund.

It's not yet clear if the prize fund will impact both groups or just the main housemates.

Over the years Big Brother's prize money twists have seen housemates leaving with all sorts of varying amounts of cash.

Last year's winner Jason Burrill left with £70,000 while 2015 saw Chloe Wilburn get the most prize money ever with £116,100.

The lowest prize fund ever awarded was the £50,000 Luke Anderson won in 2012, joint with Anthony Hutton's prize in Big Brother 6 back in 2005.

The average Big Brother prize fund over the past six years since the move to Channel 5 has been £82,000.

Big Brother 2017 continues nightly on Channel 5.

The latest episode airs Saturday from 9PM and the next live show airs next Friday from 10PM with host Emma Willis.

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