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Big Brother 2017 bosses to scrap this year's 'pair's twist'?

Big Brother 2017's pairs twist may not come to fruition, it's been reported.

Back when auditions for the show began earlier this year, Channel 5 invited only duos to apply.

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In order to take part in summer's BBUK, you had to apply with a friend, relative or partner.

This led to rumours of a 'pair's twist', although exactly what was planned was never really explained.

Bit On The Side's Rylan Clark-Neal teased previously: “I can say that we were looking for pairs but I can’t say any more than that.

"Whether that means there’s only going to be pairs, or there’s going to be singles, I’ve got no idea. I mean I have, but I’m not telling you.”

Now it's being suggested that the whole idea may be scrapped, or at least scaled back from its original plan.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "It’s looking like the ‘pairs idea’ has either been dropped or maybe altered so only a few housemates are couples and the rest are singles."

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Naturally, Channel 5 isn't giving anything away ahead of the launch which will be in the first week of June.

So far the only official details of this year's series have teased a politicised British theme

A previously released announcement explained: "At a time of political upheaval and tough questions about unity in the UK, Big Brother brings you an alternative look at Britain."

Big Brother 2017 promises to be a "summer of contrasts, conflicts and collaboration… and more fireworks than you could imagine, as a selection of people, from a range of backgrounds, come together in the ultimate social experiment.

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"The United Kingdom of Big Brother… and everyone is welcome."

Big Brother will launch on Channel 5 this summer.

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