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Big Brother house open to public

Big Brother has changed channels, tv presenters and locations over the past decade, but it hasn't stopped millions of fans watching contestants fight, flirt and have meltdowns in the Big Brother house.

Well now the National Trust is giving those fans of the chance to take a look inside - without having to appear on TV. From the most famous house in Hertfordshire - Martin Stew explains why.


Dane Bowers to face race assault trial

Dane Bowers. Credit: PA

Pop star and former Big Brother contestant Dane Bowers is to stand trial later this year accused of racially-aggravated assault.

The 32-year-old denied two counts of assault on separate victims and one of harassment - all allegedly racially aggravated - at Norwich Crown Court after an incident while he was at a stag party. Bowers, of Ambercroft Way, Coulsdon, Surrey, was told he will face trial by jury on November 21st.

The alleged incident took place in Norwich's Prince of Wales Road nightclub district at 5am on June 2nd. It is thought Bowers had been on a night out with friends. The singer, now a DJ, became famous with boy band Another Level in the 1990s. He appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2010.

Police: No action after Alex Reid arrest

Alex Reid. Credit: PA

Alex Reid has been released without charge by police after he was arrested over a disturbance involving his girlfriend, former Big Brother star Chantelle Houghton.

The 37-year-old was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and using violence to gain entry to the couple's home in Brentwood, Essex on Wednesday. Essex Police said they were contacted with reports of a disturbance at a property in Spital Lane but said no action would be taken against Reid.

A statement on Reid's website said: "...Alex was arrested at the address he shares with his partner Chantelle Houghton after she called police following a disturbance.

"The reasons for Alex's arrest have been widely publicised and in some cases inaccurate and based on conjecture."