Big Brother bosses 'in talks' to move show to new channel or online

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Big Brother bosses are apparently in talks to continue the show in the wake of its axe from Channel 5.

After 18 years on UK TV, Big Brother concluded its potentially last ever series on Monday night.

It was Cameron Cole who won Big Brother 2018 in the final, 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.

Before the launch of the season, Channel 5 announced it would no longer air the show beyond the end of the year.

But host Emma Willis has revealed that producers are “talking to people” about moving the show to a new channel – or even a streaming service like Netflix.

The series originally aired on Channel 4 between 2000 and 2010 before moving to Channel 5 in 2011.

Appearing on ITV’s This Morning, Emma said: “I’ve kind of asked and they’ve gone ‘we’re talking to people.’ People are very noncommittal at the moment because I think they don’t know, but they’re obviously having talks.

“If it happened, I’m one of those people who in a perfect world thinks it would be amazing, but until we get there no-one knows.”

Emma went on to suggest even if the show does make a comeback, she may no longer be a part of it.

“No-one knows who’s going to make it, what they want,” the telly host explained. “Do they want new presenters? Are they going to scrap it and start again? Who knows? Depending on what changes they make would depend on whether I’m there or not. We’ll see.”

Meanwhile, following the end of Big Brother’s 2018 season, Channel 5 has announced its final plans for the show.

They announced this week (on November 7): “As Big Brother will no longer be airing on Channel 5, the Big Brother website and app will be closing down on Wednesday 5th December.

“Episodes of Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother will remain on My5 for six months after they were originally broadcast.”

“From all of us at Big Brother, thank you for watching,” they added.

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