EXCLUSIVE | Construction starts on new BIG BROTHER house in new location


Channel 7 is set to introduce a brand new house for BIG BROTHER VIP as production moves to a new part of Sydney

Sonia Kruger in the diary room of Big Brother 2021 (image – 7)

As production gears up for the next series of Big Brother, which will be a celebrity edition, TV Blackbox can reveal construction of a brand new house has already begun in Sydney Olympic Park at Homebush.

Channel 7 confirmed the news through a spokesperson, saying:

“Construction is now underway, in a COVID safe manner, on the new custom built house”

Production company Endemol Shine Australia was forced to find a new location after the National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW declined to renew the lease for the site that was used for the first two seasons of the revised format.

As we first reported back in December, the decision not to renew Endemol Shine’s lease was made due to concerns for local wildlife. The production brought with it a significant amount of people which displaced some animals from their natural habitat.

The new house is significantly different to the current house and production is set to start soon. Sources tell TV Blackbox the celebrity cast is locked in and producers believe viewers will genuinely be excited by the VIPs taking part.

Host Sonia Kruger recently revealed on KIIS FM:

“I can just tell you there are some extraordinary internationals who will be taking part”

The new purpose built house has had DA approval from the local council and we are told viewers can expect a very different feel in the new location.

BIG BROTHER VIP will air later this year on Channel 7 and 7plus

Robert McKnight
"Leading TV commentator" - The Daily Telegraph | "Known for his impeccable sources in the TV industry" - The Daily Mail | "Always first with the correct info" - Beau Ryan | Robert McKnight is a highly regarded Australian Television Producer having worked at SEVEN, NINE and TEN during his 25 years in the industry. Publicly he is most well-known for creating and producing STUDIO 10 but has worked on SUNRISE, THE MORNING SHOW plus other prime time productions in addition to creating award-winning news campaigns for both 7NEWS and 9NEWS. Currently, Rob is the host and producer of the TV BLACKBOX, MCKNIGHT TONIGHT and MONSTERS WHO MURDER podcasts plus host & executive producer of the video streaming show THE ANJ, ROB & ROBBO SHOW.


  1. It’s not a purpose built house. It’s utilising the existing White Pavillon at the show grounds and adding a temporary backyard made out of plywood…. Looks more temporary then the last house.

  2. I’ll comment again because appears my last one deleted…
    It’s not a purpose built house as you say, it’s a plywood backyard tacked onto the back of the White Pavillon at the Showgrounds which is an existing structure.
    It looks even more temporary then last year.

    • Your comment hadn’t been deleted Matt, it just hadn’t been approved yet.

      It is a purpose-built house — on the inside, just like the one that was used this series. Yes, I have seen the pics after someone sent a drone up once we revealed the location. It doesn’t change any of our reporting.

      Cheers, Rob


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