Big Brother is expected to return to television next year.
There is however one important twist: the show will air on an entirely different channel.
Silver Screen Beat reports ITV bosses are in discussions to bring back the legendary reality show. It features members of the public who have never met in person in a house before.
After Love Island, the dating show about Love Island, bosses are believed to be looking at ITV2’s series in 2023.
A source close to the publication said that ITV was the home of big appointment TV. They are the best at putting on large live events.
“They think putting it on ITV2 will open it up to a new audience and legion of younger fans.
“They are keen to get the Big Brother deal done and expect to have something concrete to announce in the near future.”
Talks 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 approached by Silver Screen Beat.
Big Brother aired for the first time on Channel 4 between 2000 and 2010. Channel 5 acquired the rights to Big Brother and relaunched it in 2011.
Davina McAll was the first presenter before Brian Dowling, the former winner, took over.
Emma Willis was later appointed to the role until the end of 2018.
Emma recently spoke with Silver Screen Beat at W Channel Spring Launch to share her thoughts on returning to Big Brother.
Emma said: “Would I go back? It depends if they would want me to, there are lots of people who could do it.
“Davina is the queen, and I would not fight her.”
The programme 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 the reins.
It is now believed that there is also talks for Rylan to be the host of the revived version.
Big Brother produced several household 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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