Big Brother 2013: Jamie East, Alice Levine ditched from Bit On The Side

Alice Levine (Big Brother 2013)

Jamie East and Alice Levine won't be returning to Bit On The Side for Big Brother 2013.

The duo originally hosted the spin-off series alongside Emma Willis but have both left the show to pursue other projects.

And it's left Channel 5 bosses trying to persuade Emma to host the late night programmes as well as the main show, after she was announced as the new host in place of Brian Dowling earlier this month.

Emma said at the time: “I am thrilled to have been offered this job. I’m a fan first and foremost, so to be able to front the show is going to be amazing.

“Roll on the summer!”

The Sun reports that making Emma the new face of the show is just the first step in what's to be a mini revamp of the aging reality series.

"As well as shaking up the main show, bosses are keen to freshen up Bit On The Side," a source told the newspaper today. “It is still early days – but Emma will still have a role on the show alongside other new presenters.

“The aim is to take the show a bit more upmarket than it is now.

“Sadly, Jamie and Alice won’t be back.”

Meanwhile, Big Brother has been named one of the most influential TV shows of all time.

The series, which started in Holland back in 1999, has been on British TV for over a decade now and its fourteenth series easily makes it the longest running reality show here too.

Other shows that made Broadcast's Top 10 influential shows includdd The Simpsons, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Got Talent and The Voice.

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