TV Guide: Big Brother Australia returns on new home Seven on June 8

• New channel, house, and format but same host

Big Brother Australia will be returning on June 8 with a new channel, house, and format for its first season since it was cancelled by Nine in 2014. 

The show is now calling Channel 7 home with a format more closely resembling Survivor with the housemates voting each other out as opposed to previous incarnations which relied on a fan vote to decide eliminations and ultimately the winner. With the winner receiving $250,000

With the original Big Brother house in the Gold Coast being demolished last year, the location of the new house will be in Manly. Making this the first version of the show filmed outside the sunshine state.

Although with all the changes to the show one thing has remained with Sonia Kruger returning as host after hosting the show for Nine for three years between 2012-2014.

Four housemates have been revealed by Seven:

Name: Marissa
Age: 61
Hometown: Sydney, NSW
Occupation: Makeup Artist
Relationship Status: Married

Name: Daniel
Age: 27
Hometown: Melbourne, VIC
Occupation: Former AFL player
Relationship Status: In a relationship

Name: Mat
Age: 30
Hometown: Broken Hill, NSW
Occupation: Mining Electrician
Relationship Status: Engaged

Name: Angela
Age: 37
Hometown: Perth, WA
Occupation: Event Manager
Relationship Status: Married mum-of-two

Name: Kieran
Age: 21
Location: Adelaide, SA
Occupation: Videographer
Relationship Status: Single

Name: Zoe
Age: 39
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Occupation: Woodwork Teacher
Relationship Status: Married mother-of-two

Name: Sophie
Age: 25
Hometown: Darwin, NT
Occupation: University Student
Relationship Status: Single

Name: Chad
Age: 27
Hometown: Sydney, NSW
Occupation: Model
Relationship Status: Single

Big Brother Australia 2020:

• More than 53,000 people applied 
• There are 65 cameras in the house including GoPros and purpose built set cameras
• The house features sustainable plantation timber and LED lighting to reduce energy consumption, and they were repurposed from other sets
• Water savers include shower time limits and rainwater toilets
• Over 100 crew worked on the series
• Over 100 crew worked on the series
• 2019 marked 20 years since the show first aired in the Netherlands; since then, 480 series have aired across 62 markets producing more than 28,000 episodes
• This is the 12th season of Big Brother in Australia

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