Celebrity Big Brother’s Emma Willis has teased a rumoured ‘all women’ twist to next year’s show.
It’s been claimed that show producers are considering a special series when CBB returns to Channel 5 in January, with a line up of all female housemates.
The Sun has claimed that the women-led cast would be part of a season of programmes marking 100 years since women won the right to vote.
A supposed TV source told the tabloid: “Channel 5 wants to make a real splash as part of their women’s vote celebrations.
“They are keen to cast opinionated women like Germaine Greer over no-mark reality TV girls who look good but have little to say or bring to the conversation.
“Bosses are expecting cat fights galore, plenty of tension and clashing personalities.”
Chatting on ITV’s Lorraine this week, Emma said she couldn’t confirm the rumours but gave the idea her backing.
“I’ve read these stories in the papers but I haven’t had a phone call to confirm anything,” she explained. “I think it would be an amazing thing to do though.
“It’s going to have been 100 years since women got the right to vote around that time and we now live in a world that is pro-feminism, finally! We deserve to be equal.”
Recalling Big Brother 8’s launch show twist, Emma went on: “Personally, I think it would be amazing to have all women in the house.
“We did it once before when Ziggy (Lichman) was the only man and it was all girls, but then the boys were slowly filtered in.”
The CBB host added: “It’s very interesting when it’s just women. I think it would be great for the series to be celebratory of women rather than what people are assuming [you put a group of women together and they’ll all argue].
“But we will have to wait and see if this is all true. These reports may have just come from somewhere and not be real.”
Celebrity Big Brother typically launches the first week of January on Channel 5.