Celebrity Big Brother has revealed a major shake up to its behind the scenes team.
Paul Osborne is returning to the show as Creative Director, programme makers Endemol have announced.
Paul has a close relationship with the show having worked on multiple series of Big Brother prior to his time in the States. He started as taskmaster of the very first series in 2000 and was Executive Producer of fan-favourite, Big Brother 7 where Nikki Grahame was introduced to the reality TV world.
The latest series of Celebrity Big Brother launches on Channel 5 in August and will be themed ‘The Eye of the Storm’ with all housemates having been caught up in their own media controversies. This will be followed by a new series of civilian Big Brother.
Speaking on his return, he says: “Big Brother is part of my DNA, so returning to my roots was a no-brainer. This year all the celebrity housemates have a unique shared experience, they’ve all weathered their own media storms. Under Big Brother’s eye their stories will be once again firmly in the spotlight and in the national conversation. This summer’s Celebrity Big Brother, like the new eye, is set to be electric.”
Meanwhile, Tamsin Dodgson will also return as Executive Editor after her first stint on Celebrity Big Brother: Year of the Woman in January. Her past shows include I'm A Celebrity, The X Factor and Celebs Go Dating.
Executive Producers are Anna Meadows (Blind Date, Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing on Ice, The Voice, Big Brother’s Little Brother) and Jess Thomas (Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Made in Chelsea, One Night With My Ex) with Lucy Crofts, Matt Green and Cally Haycox serving as Series Editors.
Celebrity Big Brother 2018 will start in August on Channel 5.
Teasing the new season this week, Channel 5 said: "All of the celebrity names entering the house will have been caught up in their own media storm. And now, the celebrities are once again putting themselves in the public eye and this time they have a lot to prove."