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No police to be taken away from regular duties during Big Brother final in Elstree Studios, Shenley Road
Police will not be taken away from regular duties when the Big Brother final is aired live from Borehamwood on Friday night.
The final of the reality TV show will be broadcast live from Elstree Studios in Shenley Road at 9pm.
Organisers are expecting hundreds of people to line up and watch the remaining celebrities leave the house and see who has been crowned the winner.
DCI Dean Patient, Chief Inspector for Hertsmere, said that a risk assessment will be carried out to determine the amount of police required for the event.
He added: “Our officers will be present during the final to ensure the safety of those attending and to offer reassurance to those in the wider community who may be affected by it.
“As with other public events, such as football matches or concerts, the cost of officers’ time as well as management and administration expenses incurred by the force will be met by the company in full.
“All the officers drafted in will due to be on rest days. This means no officers will be taken away from their regular policing duties in other parts of Hertsmere or Hertfordshire.”
Contestants will be facing eviction before Friday’s final.
Still remaining in the house are Jersey Shores The Situation, Olympic Judo athlete Ashley McKenzie, So Solid Crew Member MC Harvey, TV presenter Coleen Nolan, comedian Julian Clary, Coronation Street actress Julie Goodyear, Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Eastenders actor Martin Kemp.