Big Brother 2016: Contestants get alternative accommodation after the Elstree house floods


Lateysha Grace in Big Brother (Channel 5) Lateysha Grace in Big Brother (Channel 5)

Big Brother contestants have moved house after heavy rain caused water to flood through the roof.

The housemates initially sheltered in the bedroom, but were later moved to the second house, which was initially home to the six extra contestants known as The Others.

A spokesman for the Channel 5 TV show said: "Due to the severe weather conditions, the Big Brother House experienced a flood. The housemates have been moved into The Other House temporarily. Everyone is OK."

Rylan Clark-Neal (Channel 5)

Presenter Rylan Clark-Neal tweeted that he couldn't believe his eyes. "The @bbuk house has flooded! It's literally Wet Wet!"

Evelyn Ellis, Sam Giffen, Emma Jensen and Andy West had been outside dancing in the rain when the water started pouring in through the living room ceiling.

They ran inside when they heard Lateysha Grace shrieking about the flood.

Property developer Jason Burrill ordered everyone to stand back before Big Brother said they were to stay in the bedroom while the show's technicians tried to deal with the problem.

It was later decided to move them completely.