Credit crunch hits Big Brother home
British reality show Big Brother, which made Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty a house hold name in London, seems to be feeling the recession heat.
With the first pictures of the Big Brother house for the upcoming season revealed, the potential housemates are in for a disappointment, Daily Mail online reported.
The latest house has a much smaller garden and austere outdoor area point. There are no comfy seats, and only a tiny pool for housemates to cool off, despite the expected warm weather, according to the newspaper.
The accommodation is in stark contrast to last year where housemates enjoyed the biggest house ever.
The audition conducted in seven cities for the 10th season of the reality show saw a record number of applicants. There were also online applications posted on an official channel created on YouTube.
The programme, which began in 2000, was also a stepping stone for late Jade Goody.