A contestant on American reality show Big Brother has a bittersweet homecoming to look forward to after Wednesday night's (15Sep10) finale - her home has been destroyed by fire.
Britney Haynes, 22, was cut off from the outside world for the summer while she competed for a $500,000 (£333,300) prize on the hit show - and she still hasn't been told she doesn't have a home to go back to.
The Arkansas house she shared with fiance Nick Grisham was severely damaged by a blaze early on Wednesday morning, and Haynes' family and friends and the producers of the show have agreed not to tell her the bad news until her time on the TV show is over.
Her future mother-in-law, Laura Grisham, tells the Arkansas Democrat Gazette newspaper that her son was in contact with production about the tragedy: "They agreed they wouldn’t say anything to Britney. She can’t do anything... There’s no sense in her knowing."
Haynes, a hotel sales manager, missed out on being a finalist on the show - but she won $10,000 (£6,600) in a challenge.