Is Big Brother returning? Everything we know about the rumours
19 April 2022, 10:38 | Updated: 19 April 2022, 11:59
Rumours have been swirling that a revamped version of Big Brother will be coming to ITV2 - here's what we know about the reports...
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In possibly the most exciting bit of news we've ever heard in our lives, Big Brother might be returning to our screens very soon.
Reports have been circulating that the iconic reality series, which first aired on Channel 4 in 2000, will be coming to ITV2 after Love Island in 2023.
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.
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"They think putting it on ITV2 will open it up to a new audience and legion of younger fans. 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.
"It needs the full treatment and they're confident they are the ones who can return it to its legendary former glory. It has millions of fans and is one of the most iconic TV shows of its generation."
Rylan Clark, who presented Big Brother spin-off show Big Brother's Bit on the Side, added further fuel to the fire after sharing a series of mysterious tweets beginning with the same emoji. Marcus Bentley, the narrator of Big Brother, then replied with: "Oh my god, Rylan, you're a terrible tease", prompting Rylan to proclaim: "Love you."
Big Brother was the UK's first ever major reality show, and was hosted by Davina McCall until it was axed from Channel 4 in 2010.
The show was then moved to Channel 5, where it was hosted briefly by Brian Dowling before he was replaced by Emma Willis.
It started as a social experiment, but quickly became a means by which ordinary members of the public were catapulted to fame over night.
The likes of Alison Hammond, Jade Goody, Nikki Grahame, and Josie Gibson all became household names after appearing Big Brother over the years.