Big Brother ‘set to return to ITV’ after Channel 5 ax

Big Brother is reportedly set to return to our screens next year.

However, there is a big twist as the show is being broadcast on a completely different channel.

The Sun reports that ITV executives are in talks to bring back the iconic reality show showing members of the general public who have never met each other before in a house.

Managers are thought to be considering the series on ITV2 in 2023, after the dating show Love Island has aired.

An insider has told the publication: “ITV is home to big deal TV. They know better than anyone else how to hold big live events.

It has been reported that Big Brother will return to the screens next year

“They think putting it on ITV2 will open it up to a new audience and a legion of younger fans.

“They are really keen to get traded on Big Brother, and hope to have something solid to announce soon.”

Conversations are reportedly in the early stages and the next few weeks are said to be crucial in the planning process.

ITV declined to comment when contacted by the Daily Star.

Davina McCall hosted the show for ten years
Davina McCall hosted the show for ten years

Big Brother first aired on Channel 4 from 2000 to 2010. Channel 5 then acquired the rights and relaunched the popular show in 2011.

Davina McCall was the first host of the show before she was taken over by former winner Brian Dowling.

Emma Willis later took over the reins until the show ended forever in 2018.

Emma recently spoke to the Daily Star at the W Channel Spring Launch and shared her thoughts on returning to the show if Big Brother were to return.

The program became very popular in the early 2000s
The program became very popular in the early 2000s

Emma said, “Would I go back? It depends on whether they want me for it, there are lots of people who could do it.

“I did not want to fight Davina … No, she’s the queen.”

The program’s spin-off show was previously hosted by Dermot O’Leary when it aired on Channel 4, but when Channel 5 took over, presenter Rylan Clark took over the reins.

It is now believed that there is also talk of Rylan hosting the revived version.

Big Brother produced several well-known names in its heyday, including This Morning’s Alison Hammond and the late Jade Goody.

The celebrity version also kept fans on their toes.

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