The location of the Big Brother house is yet to be settled as interests try to wrest it away from Dreamworld.
Both Fox Studios at Moore Park in Sydney and Movie World on the Gold Coast are hoping to be chosen as the site of the new-look Nine series. Just as long as it’s away from Corey Worthington.
“(Nine) were looking to base it in Sydney to separate their Big Brother from Channel 10’s,” an insider tells Confidential. “But the reality is the Queensland theme parks are the perfect place, in terms of people being able to get up close to (the house).”
As well as the basic infrastructure needed for the house, crew and production facilities, the venue also needs an adjacent stage for the eviction shows. The Queensland location also ensured housemates were more prone to shed plenty of clothing.
Movie World is said to be leading the negotiations, but it said it was not in a position to comment yesterday. Nine said a location was yet to be decided.
The new series to be hosted by Sonia Kruger will reportedly be a downsized version set to air post-Olympics.