Big Brother return date CONFIRMED

Please do not swear


by Hannah Mellin |

Hold onto your hats OG reality TV fans, because Big Brother is officially about to make a triumphant return - just five years after the show came to an end in 2018, after Channel 5 announced that they would be saying goodbye to the format for good.

Talk of a potential revival has been in the works ever since, with former hosts Davina McCall, Emma Willis and Rylan Clark all protesting to bring it back. Ever protective host Emma has even said, "If you’re gonna do it again, you’ve got to do it fantastically well."

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heat have been very protective of Big Brother since it exploded onto screens in 2000 (and caused hundreds of outrageous TV moments) and we'd probably still rather have a beer with Kate Lawler or Glyn Wise than any of the TOWIE cast. Sorry not sorry.

So you could only imagine our faces when we caught wind of the news that the show is coming back imminently.

The news was dropped during the Love Island 2022 grand finale, that saw Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti crowned winners, with the ICONIC theme music blaring in the ad break.

According to reports, the show will air as early as 2023, possibly after Love Island in the summer.

A source told The Sun, "ITV is the home of big appointment telly. They know better than anyone how to put on big live events. It will open it up to a new audience and legion of younger fans."

They continued, "They are really keen on getting the deal done on Big Brother, and hope to have something firm to announce soon.

"The talks are still at an early, and delicate, stage and the next few weeks will be key."

When will Big Brother be back on screens?

Nothing is certain yet, but according to these reports, the show could air after the summer series of Love Island in 2023.

Why was Big Brother axed?

Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother and the spin-off Bit on the Side shows hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal were axed in 2018. At the time, bosses released a statement before the final series where they stated that it would be the last series.

They said in a statement, "The forthcoming series of Big Brother will be the last – of either celebrity or civilian versions – on Channel 5.

"We'd like to thank Endemol and all of the production team who have worked tirelessly to make the show a success.

"We'd also like to thank our brilliant presenters – Emma on Big Brother and Rylan from Bit on the Side – for their consummate professionalism, Marcus [Bentley], the voice of Big Brother and all of the housemates who have created so many memorable moments.

"Most importantly, we'd like to thank fans of the show for their support over the last seven years. We look forward to giving the final series a brilliant send-off."

Who was the last ever winner of Big Brother?

Cameron Cole became the youngest housemate ever to win in an emotional goodbye after 18 years on air. He recently reflected on his win in a cute throwback snap on Instagram, writing, "How it was 3 years ago I'll never know! Still pinching myself that it actually happened. Will never forget the love and support i got.The show was my life and I was so lucky to live in it.This truly was one of the happiest days of my life… until i turned my phone on lol 😂

"Miss you Big Brother, come bk soon. ❤️ #bbuk".

Who could host Big Brother?

Well, Emma, Davina and superfan Rylan could all take up hosting duties again, or we could have some fresh meat. Comedian Mo Gilligan has been tipped to possibly be the next host to give the show "a fresh start".

Where can I watch Big Brother?

Unfortunately, old Big Brother aren't available to watch on any streaming platforms - you can watch old clips on YouTube, though.

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