Big Brother bosses plan to film show on Mars
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 August 2014
'Big Brother' chiefs plan to film a series of the reality TV show from Mars
'Big Brother' bosses intend to take the reality show into outer space.
TV chiefs hope to send as many as 24 housemates to Mars to film the most ambitious reality show in history, which would cost as much as £4 billion.
The ambitious Mars One project is being led by businessman Bas Lansdorp, who told the Daily Star newspaper: "We want to send the first four settlers to Mars in 2024. Additional teams will follow."
Lansdorp, 37, added: "There will be a living unit for each along with inflatable green houses to grow vegetables. Water will be extracted from ice particles from the soil and some of it will be broken down to provide oxygen.
"Solar cells will generate electricity. The audience will be more excited than they have been since the moon landing."
Some 704 people have already volunteered for the cutting-edge concept, though they will be required to undergo eight years of training to appear on the show.
Financing for the project is being provided by the sale of broadcasting rights, according to Lansdorp, who is currently in negotiations with US firm SpaceX to use their Dragon V2 space vehicle.