Celebrity Big Brother ‘to return next year on ITV1’


Celebrity Big Brother will reportedly make a comeback next year with a new series on ITV1.

ITV has become the new home of Big Brother in the UK this year with a brand new series of the show currently airing on ITV2 and ITVX.

It is the first series of Big Brother in the UK since 2018 when the show last aired on Channel 5. The series originally debuted in 2000 on Channel 4.

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Now it’s reported by Broadcast that work on a Celebrity version is underway, potentially airing on ITV1 next year.

ITV would only say in a statement: “At present we are focused on the current series of Big Brother and any announcements regarding future series will be made in due course.”

ITV’s Director of Reality Commissioning, Paul Mortimer previously teased future plans for the show.

He shared earlier this year: “It will be a hit. Its looking fantastic. The house looks amazing. We’ve got a six week run coming up, that’s our first foray into it, but it will be back next year of course.”

Asked whether we’d see a return of Celebrity Big Brother, he added: “We have bought into Big Brother, a lot of us at ITV are BB fans. I can’t imagine that we’re in it just to do two, six week runs across 2023 and 2024.

“This is the start of it – so just watch this space.”

For now Big Brother continues its new ‘civilian’ series on ITV2 on Sunday – Friday nights.

A fresh ensemble of meticulously chosen housemates, representing diverse backgrounds, have taken up residence in the renowned reality TV dwelling for up to six weeks. Cameras will capture their every move while the nation follows their every twist and turn.

The public will again play a pivotal role by voting throughout the series, ultimately deciding the victor who will seize a life-changing cash prize.

AJ Odudu and Will Best were previously announced to host both the main show and a nightly spin-off.

AJ said: “I couldn’t be happier. Following in the footsteps of some of my favourite broadcasting legends to front such an iconic show is an absolute honour – and to do it alongside my amazing friend Will is the icing on the cake.”

Meanwhile live feed will return on ITVX each evening.

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