Reality television show Big Brother returns back to our television screens this year. It was axed last year by Channel 4 after a 10 year run. Channel 5 signed a two year £200m deal with its creator Endemol after eight months in negotiations.
Presented by former housemate Brian Dowling
The show will be hosted by former Big Brother housemate Brian Dowling taking over from previous Channel 4 presenter Davina McCall, with Emma Willis presenting the spin-off show Big Brother’s Bit on the side which will be a combination of previous shows Big Brothers Little Brother and Big Brothers Big Mouth. Dowling, 33 spoke about the show saying “I am so excited about this opportunity to host one of the most talked about shows on TV” he went on to say that the new channel means a fresh start for the show and that he is excited to be apart of it.
Starting on the 18th July, the series begins with a celebrity version, followed straight after with the series made with members of the public, which will run for 13 weeks. 12 celebrities will enter the house for a short time of four weeks. Channel 5 were said to be “hugely excited” to secure the deal and state that the series will be a “key part” of their TV schedule.
Show will be different
The reality show will run differently to the previous format, the evictees will not be taken into a studio to be interviewed it will all happen on a big outdoor stage. The housemates will not arrive in cars, instead walk through a huge retina, the center of the big brother eye logo, built into the stage. The placement of the diary room is through a small corridor to stop housemates overhearing each other.
The final line up of celebrity contestants has not yet been revealed, however rumours of Kerry Katona and her mother Sue, Jedward, actress Tara Reid and Pamela Anderson are all said to be entering the house.