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National Trust to open Big Brother house to public

9 September 2013 Last updated at 10:21 BST

The Big Brother House is going to be open to the public for a weekend by the National Trust.

Ivo Dawney, London Director of the trust, told the Today programme the Big Brother house was a special place.

Former Conservative minister Ann Widdecombe criticised the trust's decision.

First broadcast on the Today programme on Monday 9 September.