Big Brother narrator Marcus Bentley leaves Channel 4 after 10 years - but will he be moving to Channel 5?

Marcus Bentley

Narrator of Big Brother since the first series way back in 2000, Marcus Bentley has revealed he will be leaving Channel 4 next week. The voice over artist, who has worked on the channel for 10 years both on Big Brother and as a continuity announcer, spends his last day on air this Monday!

Marcus said it was "time to move on" from his job on the former home of Big Brother. However the 34-year-old refused to comment on suggestions he would moving to Channel 5 for the new Big Brother series next month.

Marcus said he'd be up for narrating what will be the twelfth series of the reality megahit on its new home, but didn't comment on whether he'd be approached. “Nothing would put me off doing the show,” he explained. “All you need are great housemates and amazing tasks.

“The thought of somebody else doing it would break my heart. I’m such a fan of the show. I’d do it hell or high water.”

Or perhaps Marcus is thinking of going one step further - and entering the Celebrity Big Brother house? "As you get a bit older you think ‘Why not, who cares?’," he said.

We're just not sure it would be the same without that gorgeous Geordie accent booming over our screens in the summer...

Big Brother returns to telly in August with a new Celebrity series on Channel 5!

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