The one group of Australians who have NO IDEA about coronavirus: Big Brother cast are unaware of the global pandemic as they’ve been in lockdown for weeks
Filming commenced for Big Brother Australia 2020 three weeks ago in Manly’s North Head in Sydney.
And it appears the housemates have remained blissfully unaware of the developing coronavirus pandemic spreading rapidly across the globe.
According to The Australian, Channel Seven have chosen not to update the reality TV stars while in self-isolation.
The original quarantine zone: Big Brother Australia housemates are blissfully unaware of coronavirus pandemic as they continue filming in a purpose-build compound in Sydney (Pictured: Big Brother Australia’s compound in Manly’s North Head in February)
Coronavirus was confirmed as a pandemic by the World Health Organization on Wednesday, March 11. The first case in Australia was reported in January.
Possibly one of the safest quarantine zones in Sydney, the program is known for its self-isolation and ‘social distancing’ format.
Stars willingly hand over all contact with the outside world on entering the purpose-build compound, which means they rely on Big Brother to keep them informed of local and world news events.
According to the publication, the Big Brother Australian house has an unlimited supply of luxury items so contestants won’t go without.
In past seasons, housemates have been given a screening of news updates over their time in the house at a later date.
No panic there! Stars willingly hand over all contact with the outside world on entering the purpose-build compound, which means they rely on Big Brother to keep them informed of local and world news events. Pictured: Stars on 2014 season
As of Sunday night, Australia had recorded at least 298 cases of coronavirus, including five deaths.
Of the five deaths, four were attributed to New South Wales – where Channel Seven is filming Big Brother Australia.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel Seven for comment.
The latest: As of Sunday night, Australia had recorded at least 298 cases of coronavirus, including five deaths
She’s back! Sonia Kruger (pictured) recently confirmed she will host the reboot, which is expected to air later in the year
As there is no air date set for Big Brother Australia 2020, it’s safe to assume a portion of the series will be pre-recorded and aired later this year.
In an interview with TV Tonight in January, Seven programmer Angus Ross confirmed the show would launch before the Olympics in July.
He also confirmed viewers will still vote for a winner, although it isn’t clear whether there will be a live finale like previous seasons.
In the past, a cash prize between $200,000 and $1 million has been awarded to winners, but it is unclear what the prize will be for the rebooted version of the series.
Flashback! The last Australian series ran in 2014, with Ryan Ginns winning the eleventh season during a live studio audience reveal