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The BBC's Andy Gallacher
"You'd think it would be harder to get into than a Madonna concert"
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Tuesday, 3 July, 2001, 23:06 GMT 00:06 UK
Intruders break into Big Brother house
Big Brother house
Security at the house is being reviewed
Two intruders have managed to break into the Big Brother house and confront contestants on the Channel 4 gameshow.

The men managed to scale two perimeter fences before getting into the garden of the house in Bow, east London.

They then jumped on to the hot tub in the garden and shouted: "We're in the Big Brother house. We broke into the Big Brother house."

The pair were then challenged by one of the housemates, Brian, who shouted: "What are you doing?"


We broke into the Big Brother house

Gameshow intruders
The show's organisers then ordered the contestants to lock themselves in the house until security had escorted the intruders from the property.

Conrad Green, executive producer of Big Brother, said: "There are stringent security measures in place at the Big Brother house. These two young people were very enterprising to have managed to evade them all.

Security review

He said as a result of the break-in, they would be reviewing security at the house.

"This was a foolish undertaking and they were very lucky not to have been seriously hurt as the house is surrounded by razor wire and the security guards have dogs," Mr Green said.

Meanwhile Big Brother contestants Paul and Amma are the latest housemates to have been nominated for eviction.

It is the fourth consecutive time 25-year-old Paul has faced the public vote.

Lap dancer Amma is facing her first eviction vote.

Head shaved

The nominations mean that Brian has had to have his head shaved after losing a forfeit bet.

He was dismayed when he realised the spin-off of the nominations.

"Oh my God, I've now got no hair," he said.

Bookmakers Coral have made Amma the firm favourite to be evicted from the house, with odds of 1-6 on. Paul is 9-2 to get the push.

Air steward Brian is now the 1/2 favourite to win the 70,000 first prize, followed by Dean at 4/1 and Paul at 7/1.

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