Despite their decision to pre-record the season, it hasn’t been smooth sailing for Channel Seven’s reboot of the iconic reality show Big Brother. Just days ago, it was revealed that camera crew has forgotten to press record during the filming of the first eviction. 

Now the production company behind the show, Endemol Shine has confirmed that the show has been rocked by the coronavirus pandemic after a crew member became directly linked with someone who has been tested positive for the deadly disease.

Production will be halted for at least 48 hours until the results of the crew member’s test come through.

A spokesperson said, “we have been made aware that a Big Brother crew member has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The crew member is currently feeling well and showing no symptoms of the virus, however, is being tested and is now self-isolating.

“We continue to work within all Federal and State guidelines and will always make the health, safety and well-being of our cast and crew our number one priority. Housemates have been brought up to date with the current situation.”

Traditionally, housemates are supposed to be unaware of what is happening outside of the house. However, it has been confirmed that they have been told about coronavirus.