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C4 unveils new Big Brother house
Celebrity Big Brother house
The fourth series of Celebrity Big Brother will be aired next month
A new-look Celebrity Big Brother house, complete with garish decor designed to unsettle nervous contestants, has been unveiled by Channel 4.

The makeover, which features the introduction of bright orange carpets, will see contestants share one bedroom.

The fourth series of the show is set to be aired next month.

Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, MSP Tommy Sheridan and Baywatch's David Hasselhoff are said to be among those lined up to appear on the show.

The house, which features glass walls throughout, has been reworked by designer Peter Gordon.

Chandelier silhouettes

There are now more one-way mirrors than ever before to keep an eye on the contestants.

Outside, the garden has shrunk, providing little room for contestants to relax outside the house.

Artificial grass has been laid in the outside space, which has been decorated with topiary hedges.

And, in keeping with the vivid colour scheme elsewhere, a wall at the back of the garden has been decorated with thick patterned purple wallpaper, Fifties-style gold-framed mirrors and panels containing silhouettes of chandeliers.

Four former contestants are set to reappear as roving reporters outside the house.

They will update Dermot O'Leary on the popularity of housemates in different parts of the country.

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