AllAfrica.com is reporting that the premiere of Big Brother Africa: HotShots has been postponed due to a house fire. Season 9 of the reality show based on the American reality show of the same name, was supposed to debut on September 7 and take place in Malawi. M-Net and Endemol SA released a statement confirming the delay of the highly anticipated show. The author writes:
“M-Net and Endemol SA advise that due to a devastating fire at the Big Brother house on 2 September 2014 , Big Brother Hotshots will not launch this Sunday (7 September) as scheduled.
The cause of the fire at this stage is unknown and investigations will commence as soon as it is safe to do so.”
Fans took to the Twitterverse to express their disappointment in the postponement of Africa’s most popular show.
Executives are attempting to locate a new house, which has proven problematic due to the complicated technological requirements for the house where contestants live.
Last season, more than 6 million fans visited the reality show the official website and 200 million visited social media networks.
Read more at AllAfrica.com.