Davina McCall thinks Big Brother will be back on TV

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Davina McCall says she thinks Big Brother will return to TV in the future.

The show was just axed by Channel 5 after 18 years, airing the final to its last series on Monday.

But Davina – who hosted the show when it originally aired on Channel 4 – thinks a comeback could already be on the cards.

She said: “I feel like it could definitely come back in three or four years, and slightly different, maybe with a slightly sort of tweaked, more modern format. Maybe with Facebook, maybe with Amazon – you know what I mean? Online in some way.”

In an interview with DigitalSpy, Davina said Big Brother would have to compete with new reality shows like Love Island and The Circle.

“Big Brother’s been on, effectively, for 18 years, so we know it inside out and back to front,” she explained. “If they rested it for a bit, they could still bring it back with a slightly fresher and maybe slightly more, I don’t know, social media aware, or something like that, format. And give it a whole new lease of life.”

However not everyone agrees.

The first ever winner of Big Brother, Craig Phillips, thinks the show has already gone on long enough.

“I personally do [think that’s enough],” he said in an interview on ITV’s Lorraine. “The show’s changed dramatically from the very first day I walked in the house, and I think over the years it swapped after 10 years on Channel 4, I believe it probably should have ended there, but it carried on regurgitating.”

Meanwhile, speaking ahead of the final on Monday, current Big Brother host Emma Willis said: “It’s hard to know what’s going to happen in fact it’s impossible to know what will happen with the show. All we can go on are the facts at this time and the facts, at this moment in time, is that the show is over.

“In my head, I’m treating tonight like the last ever show I do on Big Brother which is really difficult.”

It was Cameron who won Big Brother 2018 in Monday’s results, taking home the £100,000 prize fund. He beat Akeem Griffiths in the final two while Zoe Jones finished third and Cian Carrigan ranked in fourth.

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