Fans of Seven’s Big Brother have had their first have a look at how the fact show handled a COVID-19 scare.
The actuality reboot was virtually completely pre-recorded, and housemates have been already effectively into the sport, when the coronavirus pandemic hit its peak in Australia.
But housemates had to learn that the sport that they had been taking part in could be suspended, together with manned filming after a crew member got here into contact with a confirmed COVID-19 an infection.
There’s one thing occurring.
In a preview of Sunday’s episode — the place housemates will lastly be told of the rising well being disaster occurring outdoors their safe facility — housemates cotton on to the odd behaviour of the ever-watchful cameras.
“While they’ve been cut off from the world, the world outside has changed,” the promo begins.
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Contestant Sophie Budack is seemingly the primary to note the beginnings of a shutdown, alerting her housemates to the fixed cameras disappearing from set.
“There’s something going on,” Budack tells her fellow housemates.
“None of the cameras are following anywhere.”
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The high 9 contestants then get beckoned to the diary room, the place Big Brother informs them of the pandemic in actual time.
But producers will nonetheless handle to string collectively an episode regardless of having to place the sport on pause, due to quite a few rigged automated cameras.
Behind the scenes a skeleton employees remained whereas the rest of the crew left the set as a precaution.