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Big Brother house being torn down

Photo: Dan Charity - The Sun

Look away, Big Brother lovers - because the iconic house is being torn down and dismantled after the show was axed earlier this year.

The house has been at Elstree Studios for 18 years, but is finally being taken apart this week in the wake of Channel 5's announcement that they will longer air it.

The Sun Online’s exclusive pictures show the stage – where evictions take place – is rapidly being dismantled by workers at the studio.

The house’s pool is still full and the beanbags from the final series still lie in the garden, but insiders tell us the whole house will be taken part in the coming weeks.

A source said: “The production company who make Big Brother own the house, but Elstree Studios own the land, so the house has to be taken down now the show has been cancelled.

“It’s not the end for the show and everyone is convinced it’ll find a new home on another channel, but the house has to leave the site it’s stood on for the last 18 years."

The insider added: “It’s the end of an era and a lot of fans will be sad to see it go.”

The famous house has witnessed no end of celebrity drama in its long life, from Kim Woodburn being bundled out of its back door during a row, to Megan McKenna's drunken meltdown.

Its bathroom has also played host to endless romances, including Stephen Bear and Chloe Khan snogging in the bath, Steph Davis cheating with Jeremy McConnell, and Lewis Bloor and Marnie Simpson's naked shower scene.

And, most iconic of all, it was home to the "David's dead" debacle where an epic misunderstanding led to Tiffany Pollard believing David Gest had perished in the house.    

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