The Big Brother 2016 house evacuated after FLOODING

The Big Brother 2016 house has this evening been evacuated due to flooding.

The housemates found themselves at first celebrating the torrential down pour by jumping around in the garden.

However soon it became clear that the rain was causing real issues with the house as water began to pour in through the ceiling, causing fears of electrocution as water coated the cameras and lighting, not to mention the carpets and furniture.

Big Brother acted quickly by containing housemates in the bedroom and they've since been removed from the house.

Fortunately, Big Brother this year has a brand new (hopefully leak proof) second house on standby which the group have since moved in to on a temporary basis. It's not currently clear how long they'll have to live there.

A spokesperson for Channel 5 said: "Due to the severe weather conditions, the Big Brother House experienced a flood. The Housemates have been moved into The Other House temporarily. Everyone is okay.”

This isn't the first time that the Big Brother house has flooded.

Back in 2010 during the Channel 4 era the roof of the living area collapsed after a storm during the night allowing water to flood in.

In that case, with no second house, the housemates were removed into a portacabin until repairs could be completed.

The great Big Brother flood of 2016 will air in Friday night's Big Brother highlights from 9PM on Channel 5.

Before then, you can watch a clip of the major leak in the video above.

Subscribe on YouTube for more videos

Get the latest news

Subscribe on YouTube