Emma Willis thinks Big Brother deserves to stay on TV amid axe rumours

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Big Brother host Emma Willis has still not been told if the show will be back next year.

The host of the series on Channel 5 says she's still none the wiser as to the show's future.

Emma will return this summer for Celebrity Big Brother and Big Brother, for what could well be the last time.

As yet, Channel 5 hasn't revealed if it will be renewing the series beyond the end of the year.

And Emma is still being kept in the dark, saying this weekend: "I’m hoping it’s not the last Big Brother."

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“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 to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Emma discussed Big Brother's new found 'rivalry' with Love Island.

The ITV2 series has proved a big hit in the summer, airing against Big Brother, but Emma thinks there is room for both shows.

“It’s not about beating anybody – Love Island is Love Island, and BB is BB," she said.

Emma suggested: “Big Brother shouldn’t try and ­compete with a show or become like Love Island. It’s nothing like it. They have ­different audiences.

“There are people who want to watch people in their bikinis on a beautiful island copping off with each other.

“That’s because we all love a bit of romance and ­watching love blossom. But there are a lot of people who don’t want to watch that.

“And those people may want to watch Big Brother. They will remain with it and they should be catered for.”

Emma has been fronting Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5 for the past five years.

She previously suggested that the most recent series in January was one of the best, because there weren't many rows.

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CBB host Emma

“It gets really exhausting when they’re at each other’s throats all the time,” Emma told The Sun's Fabulous magazine.

Emma admitted she preferred seeing housemates relaxed and having fun rather than the explosive argument-filled scenes from past series.

"It had kind of become very young and much more about arguments and having stress levels through the roof," Emma suggested. “This series was a much more fun house."

Celebrity Big Brother and Big Brother air on Channel 5.

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