Tonight’s episode of Big Brother was filmed yesterday, prior to Housemate Josh Moore exiting the House for personal reasons. In this episode, viewers will see the Red/Blue task continuing, Ben and Angie catching up in the neutral zone and Zoe receiving a heart-warming message from home.

Last night, Josh was called into the Captain’s Quarters as the Housemates were getting ready for bed. Josh was taken out of the House to meet his parents, Terry and Carolyn, who told him of the tragic sudden death of his only sibling, brother Toby, 32.

Josh then spent the night outside the House with his family where he made the decision to leave the Big Brother competition and go home to support his family at this sad time.

Big Brother Housemates have been informed of Josh’s situation and had the opportunity to say good bye to him in person earlier today. Out of respect for Josh and his family, Big Brother turned the cameras off and this meeting was conducted privately.

As a result of Josh leaving the house, this week’s voting has been closed and funds from this period will be donated to The Salvation Army, a charity nominated by Josh and his family.

The Red/Blue task in the House has been cancelled and Live Updates from the Big Brother House on the program website and social media accounts have been paused for the day.

There will be no Big Brother Eviction this Sunday night; instead Big Brother will show extended footage from the weekend and celebrate Josh’s time in the House. From Monday, Live Nominations will continue as scheduled.

The Southern Star production team and the Nine Network wish to express their sympathy to the Moore family, and ask fans of Big Brother and the media to allow them privacy at this time.