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Last Updated: Tuesday, 27 May 2008, 07:04 GMT 08:04 UK
Big Brother house unveiled

Lounge

Channel Four are hoping the newly revamped house will be more popular than last year when BB9 kicks off on 5 June. Viewing figures slipped to 3.8 million for series 8.

Kitchen

This year's kitchen has a red theme and a strange asymmetrical design. Fancy being cooped up in there for weeks on end - surely you'd get seasick?

Lounge and door

Those dining room chairs don't look very comfortable - and only eight places? You can see the door to the diary room in the background - complete with two eyes.

Bedroom

The bedroom is set out in a dormitory style but this time there are no luxury duvet covers. There are supposed to be 16 contestants - so why are there only eight beds?

Bathroom

Maybe the housemates will feel more comfortable in the marble bathroom which comes complete with blue velvet sofas, statues and plenty of fresh flowers.

Taps

The gold swan taps are very ornate but how long will it be before rows start erupting over who cleans them? At least it makes up for the army-style blankets in the bedroom.

Pool

The housemates are treated to a pool again this year. BB's creative director Sharon Powers says Big Brother will be tougher than ever on housemates.

Garden

This year smokers can sit in a giant ashtray in a corner of the garden for a view of the new house which is pink, orange, yellow and green.

Mangle

As ever the mangle is a feature of the house, just to ensure the housemates don't get too used to the mod cons in the kitchen.

Big Brother logo

Davina McCall returns to the helm once more but newcomers George Lamb and Zezi Ifore are set to replace Dermot O'Leary for the spin-off show.




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