The Australian version of the reality show will also feature Meghan Markle’s brother Thomas Jr.
Big Brother VIP star Caitlyn Jenner “escaped” from quarantine at a Sydney hotel in the early hours of the morning as Channel Seven tightens its security to keep the cast a secret
Caitlyn Jenner secretly left her five-star sydney hotel in the early hours of Friday morning, after completing 14 days of mandatory quarantine ahead of her appearance on Big Brother VIP Australia.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, 71, checked into a second hotel where he will remain until he enters the Big Brother house later this week.
A Channel Seven informant revealed that “Caitlyn was quickly driven by two polarized Mercedes-Benz Viano pickup trucks early this morning.”
“They made her sneak out of the parking lot early in the Meriton to keep photographers or other guests from seeing her.”
The source went on to state that it was the TV network’s idea that Caitlyn left at 5:30 a.m. in an attempt to prevent the paparazzi from following her and ruining her stay at her new shelter.
Meanwhile, another source tells Daily Mail Australia that the show’s stars are being driven in rented cars with black sheets hiding the windows.
“The drivers are not at all happy, they have had to look their heads out the window when reversing because of the sheets covering the windows,” they said.
Caitlyn had stayed at the Meriton Suites Pitt Street hotel, the same attic suite that Rita Ora stayed in while filming The Voice Australia, which cost the network $500 a night.
While many hotel quarantine packages include room food deliveries, Caitlyn’s room included a modern wooden kitchen with stainless steel appliances.
Meghan Markle’s half-brother Thomas Markle Jr. will also appear in Big Brother VIP, as well as Donald Trump’s former assesor Omarosa Manigault Newman.
Other rumored housemates include Jessika Power of Married At First Sight, Matt Shirvington, TV host James Tobin and comedian Josh Thomas.
In April, a network informant said the producers of Woman’s Day had their sights set on several big names, including former Hi-5 star Charli Robinson and radio star Ash Pollard.
Big Brother VIP is the second celebrity-themed Big Brother format to air in Australia, after a first season was made in 2002.
The show will air on Channel Seven later this year with Sonia Kruger as host.