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In pictures: Big Brother 9 house

Big Brother 9 house

This year's Big Brother house is the biggest since the reality show started in 2000. The first glimpse inside reveals a sumptuous bathroom for the housemates to relax in.

Big Brother 9 house

Channel 4 will be hoping the new series will see a lift in the show's fortunes, after low ratings and the race row which surrounded 2007's Celebrity Big Brother.

Big Brother 9 house

The luxury does not spread to the bedroom - thin, scratchy blankets and uncomfortable mattresses are provided.

Big Brother 9

The "cracked eye" motif of this year's series features. Creative director Sharon Powers says: "Big Brother will not tolerate rule breaks and will be tougher than ever on housemates."

Big Brother 9 house

Davina McCall returns to host the new series, with George Lamb and Zezi Ifore fronting spin-off show Big Brother's Little Brother.

Big Brother 9 house

The garden features an Alice in Wonderland-style "ashtray" for smokers to puff away in.

Big Brother 9 house

Housemates will get a swimming pool once again, and a garden with more greenery than ever before.

Big Brother 9 house

But will anyone have to use the mangle for their laundry? The new series of Big Brother starts on 5 June.

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