New look Big Brother 2018 revealed as start date is confirmed

Big Brother 2018 eye logo and air date announced

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A brand new look eye logo has been revealed for Big Brother 2018 alongside the start date.

The new series of Big Brother launches a week today (Friday, September 14).


Coming only days after the Celebrity Big Brother finale - and in this, its 18th year - the original social experiment, ‘Big Brother’ returns, with a selection of housemates from all walks of life entering a new-look ‘Big Brother’ House.

With this brand-new series comes the first surprise, a brand-new take on the ‘Big Brother’ eye – an interplanetary orb of luminous colours.

The Big Brother 2018 air date has been confirmed to begin live at 9PM on Friday, September 14.

The Big Brother Eye
The Big Brother 2018 Eye

Join presenter Emma Willis at the live launch to witness this highly anticipated new civilian series complete with a whole new feel, an indication of what’s to come for the new series. ‘Big Brother’ is ready with a bold new series of tasks and twists to challenge and surprise the housemates.

‘Big Brother’s Bit on the Side’ returns weeknights with Rylan Clark-Neal. Joining him will be a variety of celebrity panellists, talking heads and an audience of BB fans to debate hot topics, reveal exclusives and go behind the scenes of the main show.

Scheduling information currently puts the series at 53 days long - one shorter than last year.


Will it be the last ever Big Brother?

Channel 5 have so far not announced if the show will return beyond the end of the year when the current contract expires.

Right now alongside the new summer series, a potential final Celebrity run is airing nightly.

Earlier this year it was said Big Brother definitely won't return in its current form next year.

Hosts Emma Willis and Rylan Clark-Neal say they're being left in the dark.

Rylan admitted recently: "It's a massive part of my life and I know it can be even better with the right TLC. I'd do everything in my power to make sure CBB and the civilian BB are still on the air."

He vowed: "I will fight to the death to make sure it never goes away. If I had the money and owned the channel, I would buy the programme and film it in my garden."

Presenter Emma Willis
Presenter Emma Willis

And Emma said earlier this year: "I’m hoping it’s not the last Big Brother."

“I hope they recommission it. I love it. They did brilliant things in January. I think they could do that for the summer series.”


Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival last month, Channel 5 boss Ben Frow said of the future: "I have planned for a year without Big Brother. But never say never. The contract runs out at Christmas."

For now, CBB continues nightly on Channel 5. The final airs at 9PM on Monday, September 10.

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