Big Brother 2017 bosses to scrap this year's 'pair's twist'?

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Big Brother 2017's pairs twist may not come to fruition, it's been reported.

Back when auditions for the show began earlier this year, Channel 5 invited only duos to apply.

In order to take part in summer's BBUK, you had to apply with a friend, relative or partner.

This led to rumours of a 'pair's twist', although exactly what was planned was never really explained.

Bit On The Side's Rylan Clark-Neal teased previously: “I can say that we were looking for pairs but I can’t say any more than that.

"Whether that means there’s only going to be pairs, or there’s going to be singles, I’ve got no idea. I mean I have, but I’m not telling you.”

Now it's being suggested that the whole idea may be scrapped, or at least scaled back from its original plan.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "It’s looking like the ‘pairs idea’ has either been dropped or maybe altered so only a few housemates are couples and the rest are singles."

Naturally, Channel 5 isn't giving anything away ahead of the launch which will be in the first week of June.

So far the only official details of this year's series have teased a politicised British theme

A previously released announcement explained: "At a time of political upheaval and tough questions about unity in the UK, Big Brother brings you an alternative look at Britain."

Big Brother 2017 promises to be a "summer of contrasts, conflicts and collaboration… and more fireworks than you could imagine, as a selection of people, from a range of backgrounds, come together in the ultimate social experiment.

"The United Kingdom of Big Brother… and everyone is welcome."

Big Brother will launch on Channel 5 this summer.

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