Big Brother Africa ‘Hot Shots’ is most likely going to be shot in another country.
Africa’s biggest reality show, which was slated for Sunday, September 7 was postponed after a fire gutted the house on Tuesday night.
Caroline Creasy, Head of Corporate Affairs, Multichoice Africa, said in a statement today that they simply can’t build a new house.
“All our 56 cameras were destroyed. The house has special glass for crews to shoot behind scenes, so we can’t simply build a new house. We have to look elsewhere at other Big Brother Houses around the world to complete the production,” said Creasy.
“Producers and team members have already located two houses and still under negotiations. Relocating the production to another country will involve booking flights, and arranging new visas for crew and contestants.”
“Big Brother Africa is the only continental show of its kind and has a special creative element and therefore the core crew will remain on the project. Depending on what resources are available in the country will depend on which other technical crew, we will retain on the production.”
Contestants who are expected to compete for $300,000 are currently staying at a hotel in Johannesburg.
“They are obviously very disappointed about the delay in the show’s start, but they are on standby for when shooting begins in the new location,” said Creasy.
An investigation into the fire is still ongoing.