'Big Brother Germany' housemates kept in the dark about coronavirus pandemic

17 Mars, 2020, 15:40 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Meanwhile Our New ‘Big Brother’ Housemates Have No Idea About The COVID-19 Pandemic

The contestants, who have been living in the Big Brother house since last month, are now aware of the scale of the virus.

The show's host, Jochen Schropp, and "Big Brother" physician Andreas Kaniewski will inform the contestants on Tuesday about the coronavirus crisis, which has resulted in Germany's major cities being put into lockdown, during a special live program. The rules of the show forbid contact with the outside world, and Sat.1, the network that carries the show, has so far neglected to tell them. Defending their decision, the makers asserted in a statement that "the residents will be informed if there is reason to do so", Just Jared reported.

The show's producers defended their decision not to update the contestants about the crisis. Germany now has over 7,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19; 17 people have died there. Reportedly, the housemates will be able to ask questions about the state of the nation and receive video messages from relatives.

"Sat.1 has chose to inform the Big Brother residents about the events in Germany and the world in an additional live show", the network said in a statement (via USA Today).

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The cast participants of a truth TELEVISION program have actually really been removed from truth: They are still entirely unaware that a global pandemic has actually burst out.

It's commonplace follow for contestants on Big Brother to be stored in the darkish about present occasions, however the coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented occasion in the historical past of the present. In 2001, the American edition of the show interrupted their second season to tell the final three contestants about 9/11.

The contestants have essentially been cut off from news of the outside world, but for the housemates in the German version of Big Brother, it's believed the situation will be explained to them in a live episode, set to air this evening.

The current series of Big Brother Germany has nine weeks left.

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