Big Brother house DEMOLISHED after 18 years at Elstree following Channel 5 axe

It’s a sight that will reduce loyal Big Brother fans to tears.

The famous Big Brother house is in the process of being torn down after 18 years at Elstree Studios.

Aerial pictures from the site shows a demolition team pulling apart the property that was home to celebrities and civilians competing in the ground-breaking reality show.

The transformation comes after Channel 5 bosses announced they were axing Big Brother from their schedule.

Hosts Emma Willis and Rylan Clark-Neal said an emotional goodbye at the show’s last ever grand finale in November, which was won by Cameron Cole.

Big Brother house DEMOLISHED after 18 years at Elstree following Channel 5 axe

The Big Brother house is in the process of being torn down
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Big Brother house DEMOLISHED after 18 years at Elstree following Channel 5 axe

The house has been a feature at Elstree studios for the last 18 years
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Emma, 42, began crying as soon as she introduced the show which she has presented since 2013.

The emotional presenter even broke down in tears as she recorded a special message to fans before the final went to air.

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Big Brother house DEMOLISHED after 18 years at Elstree following Channel 5 axe

Emma was very emotional at the last ever final
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Big Brother house DEMOLISHED after 18 years at Elstree following Channel 5 axe

She broke down in tears during her first link
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Big Brother house DEMOLISHED after 18 years at Elstree following Channel 5 axe

Cameron Cole won the last ever series on November 5
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In a clip shared by Big Brother’s Twitter account, Emma said: "Our last ever final – definitely on Channel 5. It’s really hard to know what is going to happen, in fact it’s impossible to know what’s gonna happen with the show because all we can go on is the facts that we have at this moment in time and the fact, at this moment in time, is that the show is over.

"So, in my head, I’m treating tonight like the last ever show I do on Big Brother."

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Big Brother house DEMOLISHED after 18 years at Elstree following Channel 5 axe

Emma is hoping the show will continue after Channel 5 axed it
(Image: Channel 5)

Big Brother house DEMOLISHED after 18 years at Elstree following Channel 5 axe

She has presented the show since 2013
(Image: Channel 5)

The reality TV show first aired on Channel 4 in 2000 and instantly became a ratings hit. After airing for eleven series the show ended on the channel in 2010 after Ultimate Big Brother, which featured a number of the show’s most iconic stars.

It was initially presented by Davina McCall, who decided not to return when the show moved to Channel 5 in 2011.

Former winner Brian Dowling took over for the twelfth and thirteenth series before later being replaced by Emma Wills.

Ahead of the last ever episode airing tonight, presenter Emma Willis shared a snap of her final read-through script on Instagram and commented: "Goodbye my friend…."

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