Big Brother Day 33 – Evacuation
A security alert – now believed to have been a hoax bomb scare – forced tired contestants out of their beds for two hours between 2am and 4am.
Live coverage of the show was cut while the house was searched to ensure the group’s safety.
A phone call from a member of the public sparked the alert.
Lisa, Mario, Bex and Luke were woken by Dale, who told them they needed to get out of the house immediately.
Politics student Luke said he didn’t hear Big Brother announce the evacuation before Dale alerted him.
Mario said “It was serious. They need to be careful which is why we were evacuated. This is big stuff.”
Housemates were having an early morning snack of toast when live footage was restored.
A spokeswoman for the show said “Due to a security incident, it was necessary to remove the housemates from the Big Brother house as a safety precaution, which therefore caused a temporary break in the live streaming.
“After the necessary checks were made, housemates returned to the house without incident and streaming was resumed immediately.”