THIS year's Big Brother house is to include quirky new features including a toilet in the middle of the livingroom floor and a room full of tigers.
The compound, at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire, has been described as "topsy turvy" with beds nailed to the wall, a fridge at the bottom of the garden and a beanbag instead of an oven.
But the producers admit the the most controversial aspect will be the six ravenous, 30 stone, man-eating Bengal tigers, housed in a room marked 'chocolate storage area'.
A Big Brother spokeswoman said: "Just imagine the looks on their faces when they go searching for Cream Eggs and find themselves staring down the barrel of a 10 foot long killing machine.
"Instead of a weekly eviction, we think the housemates should nominate each other to spend 20 minutes alone and unarmed in the 'chococlate room'. Just kidding. Or are we? There's only one way to find out."
Most tigers live in forests or grasslands, for which their camouflage is ideally suited, and where it is easy to hunt prey that are faster or more agile. Tigers hunt alone and eat medium to large sized herbivores including deer, wild pigs, water buffalo and receptionists.
The spokeswoman added: "The livingroom toilet will be a challenge, but what a great way to get to know each other.
"And after complaints from viewers we've recognised that the Diary Room was not lethal enough, so this year the walls will close-in if a housemate becomes too boring or starts crying.
"Oh yes, and the garden fridge is full of wasps."