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Reality star Skye Wheatley ‘heartbroken’ as she films video of Big Brother house burning down

‘It’s like I’m watching my home go up in flames!’ Reality star Skye Wheatley is ‘heartbroken’ as she films Big Brother house burn down… as children are charged with arson over the incident

The iconic Big Brother House went up in flames on Saturday afternoon. 

And former contestant, and local resident, Skye Wheatley, was able to film the tragedy unfold from her nearby home on Queensland’s Gold Coast. 

The 24-year-old shared two videos of the blaze to her Instagram Stories, providing a heartbroken commentary.

‘It’s like I’m watching my home go up in flames!’ Reality star Skye Wheatley (pictured) was left ‘heartbroken’ as she filmed a video of the Big Brother house burning down on Saturday 

Standing in the yard as the black smoke plumes roared into the air, she said from behind the camera: ‘Someone has lit the Big Brother House on fire. It’s rude if you ask me. Leave it alone guys, leave it alone’.

She added that it was difficult to watch, saying: ‘That is so sad. Like I’m literally watching my home go up in flames. My heart is breaking right now’.  

For the former reality star the Big Brother House must indeed feel like a former home as she spent months living there while appearing on season 11 in 2014. 

Prior to the fire, Skye recently returned to the dilapidated site and was shocked by what she saw, saying in a YouTube video: ‘What the hell, I can’t believe this was my home for three months and now it’s destroyed’. 

Standing in the yard as the black smoke plumes roared into the air, she said from behind the camera: 'Someone has lit the Big Brother House on fire. It's rude it you ask me. That is so sad. Like I'm literally watching my home go up in flames. My heart is breaking right now'

Standing in the yard as the black smoke plumes roared into the air, she said from behind the camera: ‘Someone has lit the Big Brother House on fire. It’s rude it you ask me. That is so sad. Like I’m literally watching my home go up in flames. My heart is breaking right now’

Hitting home: Prior to the fire, Skye recently returned to the dilapidated site and was shocked by what she saw (pictured)

 Hitting home: Prior to the fire, Skye recently returned to the dilapidated site and was shocked by what she saw (pictured) 

She said in a YouTube video: 'What the hell, I can't believe this was my home for three months and now it's destroyed' (pictured)

She said in a YouTube video: ‘What the hell, I can’t believe this was my home for three months and now it’s destroyed’ (pictured) 

A group of children as young as 11 have been charged with arson after the Big Brother House fire. 

Four children aged between 11 and 15 were charged after the house on Queensland’s Gold Coast was set ablaze on Saturday afternoon around 2.10pm.

Two nine-year-olds who were also arrested were released after assisting police with inquiries.

Burning: Huge plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing from the building on after an emergency call was placed at 2.10pm on Saturday

 Burning: Huge plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing from the building on after an emergency call was placed at 2.10pm on Saturday

Sad end: The fire was declared under control about 3.30pm but the reality show house was beyond saving

Sad end: The fire was declared under control about 3.30pm but the reality show house was beyond saving

The juveniles will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act, Queensland police have said.

Huge plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing from the building after an emergency call was placed at 2.10pm on Saturday. 

The fire was declared under control about 3.30pm but the reality show house was beyond saving.   

The abandoned house was recently brought back into the spotlight when a series of YouTube personalities visited the site, posting videos online of the dilapidated, graffiti-ridden home.  

Back in the spotlight: The abandoned house was recently brought back into the spotlight when a series of YouTube personalities visited the site, posting videos online of the dilapidated, graffiti-ridden home

 Back in the spotlight: The abandoned house was recently brought back into the spotlight when a series of YouTube personalities visited the site, posting videos online of the dilapidated, graffiti-ridden home

 

 

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