Big Brother ‘set to return in 2023 with brand new series on ITV2’

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ITV is reportedly close to bringing Big Brother back to UK TV.

Big Brother was last broadcast in 2018 on Channel 5 after first airing in 2000 on Channel 4.

The hit reality show could now be set for a comeback – this time on ITV2.

In April it was first reported by The Sun newspaper that discussions were underway to air a brand new series in autumn 2023.

It’s claimed that the show would be a ‘civilian’ version, featuring members of the public rather than celebrities.

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

The insider said that the talks were still at an “early, and delicate, stage”.

More recently, this month (June) saw Broadcast report that ITV was ‘closing in’ on a deal.

They suggest ITV are looking to take the series ‘back to basics’ and hope it could replicate the success of Love Island.

A spokesperson for ITV declined to comment on the reports.

The rumours come after former Big Brother host Davina McCall recently suggested the show wouldn’t work on TV today.

Davina, who fronted Big Brother from 2000 to 2010 on Channel 4, said that “people would be constantly getting chucked out for saying something” if the show were to return.

She told Fabulous magazine in January: “If it came back now, it would never be the same as it was.

“And it’s not because of the programme but because of society. It’s changed so much and the expectations of TV have changed – I just don’t know if you could do it.”

Davina added: “I don’t think it would work and that’s such a shame because it is a great format – but it was great for different times.”

Meanwhile, Rylan recently called for the return of Celebrity Big Brother.

Rylan, who won CBB before going on to host spin-off show Bit On The Side, tweeted earlier this year: “We need Celebrity Big Brother back. Now”

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