Big Brother house to open its doors to the public

The National Trust has announced it will open up the Big Brother house to the public.

The custodian of many of the UK's most important properties will give visitors the chance to peruse the custom-built house across two days later this month.

The Big Brother house will be open to the public across two days later this month, Credit: Channel 5/PA Wire

The house, on a plot at Elstree TV Studios, has been home to personalities such as footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones, Take That's Mark Owen and singer La Toya Jackson during Celebrity Big Brother over the years.

Former MP Ann Widdecombe said she was "saddened" by the move and suggested the National Trust should concentrate on properties that have "stood the test of time".