Big Brother resorts to Guantanamo Bay-esque torture methods in latest series 'Timebomb'
Now in its sixteenth series (had to Wikipedia), Big Brother is getting brutal with its housemates in a bid to keep ratings ticking over, with Channel 5 dropping hints that the next edition will involve sleep deprivation and the confusion of day and night.
The broadcaster dropped a teaser this morning for the overhauled series, presented by Emma Willis and Rylan Clark, which will be called Timebomb and involve "time-based disturbances".
"Days will turn into nights, time will stop, rewind and tasks will get turned on their heads," Willis is heard saying in the 30-second trailer.
Not being allowed to know whether it is day or night is something prisoners complained about being subjected to in Guantanamo Bay.
"Time may be a friend or an enemy and for some it may well run out…" a press release for the show said ominously.
Despite its potentially sanity-ruining premise, the newly revamped house will be "decorated in a sophisticated, sleek ‘Mad Men’ 60s style".
Big Brother: Timebomb has yet to be given an air date.