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11/02/2019 11:42 GMT | Updated 11/02/2019 13:21 GMT

Big Brother House Demolition Revealed In Devastating New Pictures

It will be a huge blow to fans hoping to see the series revived.

New pictures have revealed what little now remains of the iconic Big Brother house. 

The reality TV abode has been razed to the ground, following the cancellation of the show by Channel 5 last year. 

The house had been in-situ at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood since the third series of Big Brother in 2002, but is now all-but gone. 

Only the back parts of the house and garden – which were rebuilt in 2008 – now remain, as builders have worked to flatten the building. 

In a picture shared by Twitter user @Big_Rob_Mac, the devastation left by the demolition can be seen, with rubble and parts of the house strewn across the site. 

Other photos shared on the social media accounts of Big Brother fansites bbspy and Big Blagger also show how the process has unfolded. 

Work started with the removal of the 2016 site extension back in January, which was home to the ‘other’ house and Emma Willis’ eviction studio. 

Work then began on knocking down the main part of the house, which will be most remembered by long-standing fans of the show. 

Production company Endemol had permission from the local council to keep the house standing until 2021, despite the show’s cancellation. 

However, with the land belonging to Elstree Studios and no firm news on any other broadcasters picking the series up, it appears to decision to pull the house down has been enforced by studio bosses. 

The demolition will be a huge blow to fans, who have remained hopeful Big Brother would be revived by another broadcaster. 

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The Big Brother house how it originally appeared in 2002
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The site, seen here in 2018, grew massively over the years

Netflix were said to be in negotiations to buy the rights to the format, but should the rumoured deal come into fruition, they will now have to build or find new premises to host the series. 

Channel 5 pulled the plug on Big Brother back in September, with the final series wrapping up on 5 November. 

The broadcaster began airing the show in 2011, after it was originally axed by Channel 4 in 2010 after 10 years on air. 

The original Big Brother house was actually located at the Three Mills Studios in Bow, but it was forced to move to Elstree in 2002, after the local council ordered bosses to return the land to its original state. 

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