Could you imagine being one of the only people in the world not knowing about the COVID-19 pandemic?
Well, that’s exactly what happened to the housemates of this year’s Big Brother Australia series, who were placed into the Big Brother home before the country went into lockdown and were therefore oblivious to what was going on in the outside world.
However, we are about to see the exact moment the housemates learn about the pandemic for the first time ever, with Big Brother forced to break the news after it was revealed a crew member had come into contact with a positive case.
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It threw the whole house into lockdown and the game was put on hold, until thankfully, the test results for the crew member came back negative and the show was allowed to resume.
“The test result for our Big Brother crew member believed to be exposed to COVID-19 has come back negative. We will resume filming Big Brother tomorrow and will continue to work within all Federal and State guidelines,” the show’s production company Endemol Shine said in a statement at the time.
In a teaser for this Sunday’s episode, one of the housemates can be heard telling the others “Guys there’s something going on… No cameras out the back, none of the cameras are following anywhere”.
Big Brother then summons everyone to the diary room where he makes the shock announcement.
You can see how it all unfolds in the promo below:
— Big Brother AU (@bigbrother_au) June 30, 2020