AJ Odudu ‘in final talks to host Big Brother reboot on ITV2’
AJ Odudu is reportedly in “final talks” to host Big Brother’s reboot on ITV2.
AJ previously co-hosted spin-off show Big Brother’s Bit on the Side in 2013 but didn’t return for any further series.
A decade on and it’s claimed AJ is in talks to front the show’s upcoming revival next year.
The Sun newspaper report that AJ has been in “final talks” with producers about fronting the new series.
“AJ has been offered the Big Brother job and jumped at the opportunity,” a source said. They added: “AJ and ITV are still ironing out details in her contract but she has told a lot of people the job is hers.”
An ITV spokesperson said of the rumours: “All suggestions surrounding the host are speculation at this stage.”
Earlier this year ITV confirmed it will bring back the hit reality TV series in 2023.
No host has been announced yet and alongside AJ there have been a number of rumours, including Love Island’s Maura Higgins, former Big Brother housemate Alison Hammond and The Masked Singer’s Mo Gilligan.
Emma Willis, who last hosted the show when it was on Channel 5, has ruled herself out of returning.
“I think with every new era of, I think there should be a new host,” she told the Radio Times.
Big Brother will reportedly launch in autumn 2023 on ITV2 and ITV’s upcoming new streaming platform ITVX.
The channel tease of the reboot: “A new cast of carefully selected housemates, from all walks of life, will take up residence in the world’s most famous reality TV home for up to six weeks, with cameras capturing their every move, and the nation following every twist and turn.
“The action will all play out under the roof of the iconic Big Brother house, which will be given its own contemporary new look ready for this reimagining of the show.”
Watch this space for more on the new Big Brother series!