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In Pictures: First look at new 'Big Brother' house

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It's almost that time again. Just eight days now remain until a new bunch of hopefuls enter the most famous house in Britain for a chance at winning stardom, public adoration and loads of cash. Kiss your summer goodbye: Big Brother is back.

As usual the house has been given a complete makeover since we last saw it - and this time Big Brother is mixing things up. The theme is "modernistic sur-reality" and nothing is where it should be.



Nowhere is private for the housemates, with tens of cameras capturing their every move.



In homage to Brit art bad boy Damien Hirst, Big Brother has suspended a split rubber chicken in clear boxes.



One half of the living area is raspberry pink, floor to ceiling, and the other half is baby blue.



Tea and toast will be a luxury the housemates may have to live without as the kettle and toaster are locked away in a see-through box. Only Big Brother decides when they get access.



Where's the bath? And where will the housemates eat? Click on to page two to find out...



The oval cut out white and blue wall is inspired by the Barak Architects, who designed the 'Cheese House' building in Nitra, Slovakia.



It's the bath - in the middle of the living room!



It'll be like bathing in a disco, don't you think?



The white dining room table is surrounded by white retro designer chairs and stools, enough to seat ten.



A cheeky Warhol-inspired target is painted on the white floor in the living room.



Also in the living room is a closed blind on the outside of the window - but who'll be peeping in?

Enough with the inside, let's take a look outside. Head to page three for more!



A corrugated water butt in the garden will enable the housemates to collect and use water for the garden. Meanwhile, the food storage area houses recycle bins, to complete the environmentally-friendly atmosphere.



Two large circular windows look onto the garden... but will it just be Big Brother keeping an eye on sunbathing housemates?





Cooking might be a real chore. The fridge/freezer is now outside, as far away from the kitchen as you can get.

The diary room has been pimped - and could the housemates contact the outside world? More on page four.





For the first time ever, the whole corridor leading to the diary room will indicate its occupancy by lighting up red or green when the button is pushed.



The sink is on one side of the living area while the hotplate is opposite, set amongst a wall of white cubes.



Could Big Brother be changing one of its most fundamental rules? A retro '70s designed blue and black phone is nestled on the sink bench. But who will be calling and will the housemates be allowed to phone home?

The new series of Big Brother kicks off Wednesday, May 30 at 9pm on Channel 4.

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