Celebrity Big Brother's Emma Willis says "fingers crossed" show won't be axed

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Emma Willis says her "fingers are crossed" that Celebrity Big Brother won't be axed.

The host of the series on Channel 5 says she's still none the wiser as to the show's future.


Emma will return this summer for Celebrity Big Brother and Big Brother, for what could well be the last time.

As yet, Channel 5 hasn't revealed if it will be renewing the series beyond the end of the year.

Emma told the Daily Mirror this weekend: "I don’t know, we’re all waiting. I think they’re in negotiations at the minute.

"I’d hate to see it disappear."

She added: “Fingers crossed we have a fantastic summer series and the channel want to keep it.”

Emma has been fronting Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5 for the past five years.


She previously suggested that the most recent series in January was one of the best, because there weren't many rows.

“I loved this series – really loved it,” Eemma said. “It was fun, thought-provoking and had a really rounded cast. For me, it had enough of the old Big Brother and new Big Brother to make it great again.”

“It gets really exhausting when they’re at each other’s throats all the time,” Emma told The Sun's Fabulous magazine.

Emma admitted she preferred seeing housemates relaxed and having fun rather than the explosive argument-filled scenes from past series.


"It had kind of become very young and much more about arguments and having stress levels through the roof," Emma suggested. “This series was a much more fun house. So if it stays like that then yeah, I’d love to stay.”

Celebrity Big Brother and Big Brother air on Channel 5.

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