Channel Seven is slowly revealing the identity of the housemates set to star on the brand new reboot season of Big Brother Australia.
While many of Australia's favourite reality shows, including The Voice and The Bachelor, have been forced to put production on hold in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the unique nature of Big Brother means that filming has still been able to continue over the past couple of months.
The new Big Brother house, which is located in the secluded cliff-tops of Sydney's idyllic North Head near Manly, is cut off from the outside world, with contestants entering the compound well before the COVID-19 outbreak.
They have remained inside ever since, in lockdown, but in a departure from the show's traditional strict rules, have been allowed some contact with family and friends, due to the extenuating circumstances.
"We have a wellness manager, who is in contact with their friends and family on a daily basis," the show's host Sonia Kruger revealed back in March.
"And they'll be reporting back and we'll be letting the housemates know because the last thing we want is for them to be concerned about their friends and family. The last thing we want is for them to be concerned."
She added: "Production continues on a daily basis. I know a lot of other television production that has had to be postponed, we're in a unique position."
Sonia also explained how the contestants were first informed of the coronavirus pandemic.
"Our Executive Producer went into the house and spoke to them through the diary room. It wasn't filmed, we felt it was better to do it this way and to preserve the integrity of the show. She didn't go into the house," Sonia said.
After being in lockdown for weeks inside the mansion, the housemates had no idea the world had been turned upside down, and were understandably rattled by the news.
"They were shocked, as most people would be learning the news about a worldwide pandemic," Sonia explained.
"They were quite concerned about the football codes maybe not going ahead," she laughed.
But luckily, they're actually in one of the safest places in the world.
"They're in a very safe place, ironically [in the] quarantined station just over there," said Sonia, who previously hosted the show between 2012 and 2014.
WATCH BELOW: Sonia Kruger explains how the contestants are handling the coronavirus pandemic. Story continues after video.
And now Channel Seven has begun officially introducing us to the show's newest contestants.
Keep on scrolling to meet the brand new housemates for 2020.
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