Big Brother housemates WILL be able to vote in the election – and they’ll hear the results live on TV

This year's contestants were "advised" to arrange a postal vote before entering the Big Brother house

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Big Brother has come over all political this year with a new theme dubbed “culture clash of modern Britain”. Given the added political engagement, it’s only fair that the housemates get to vote like the rest of us, right?

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Turns out the Channel 5 show has made provisions for the locked-in housemates to exercise their democratic right.

All the contestants were “advised” on how to arrange a postal vote before the election. The deadline to apply for a postal vote was Tuesday 23rd May – the housemates arrived in the Big Brother house on Monday 5th June.

While the housemates will not be able to vote ‘physically’ in a polling booth this Thursday, they will have had the chance to submit postal votes in advance. Here’s hoping they remembered to send off their ballot papers…

A spokesperson also confirmed that the housemates will be told the results of the election – and viewers will be able to watch their reactions live.

“Live tomorrow [Friday] night, Emma Willis will reveal the result of the General Election to the Big Brother housemates.”

The show starts live at 9pm on Channel 5. Democracy in action.

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