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Big Brother's best bits show gets big ratings for E4 as fans beg for full series

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A special series of Big Brother best bits made its debut on E4 last night.

Davina McCall and Rylan Clark-Neal are hosting a nightly look back at some of BBUK's most iconic episodes in Big Brother: Best Shows Ever.

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The first instalment on Sunday night (June 14) achieved an average audience of just under 700,000 viewers, almost triple the slot average for E4.

#BBUK became the number 1 trend on Twitter as fans begged for a full revival of the reality show.

"Please please please bring it back #BBUK" one wrote.

Another posted: "Nasty Nick in Big Brother. Sensational tele. Bring it back! #BBUK"

Agreed a third: "Come on @E4Tweets we need #BBUK back on our screens next year."

And former CBB housemate India Willoughby posted: "The fact a re-run of ancient Big Brother on a small channel is trending tells you everything about how much love there is for this show. Think it’s coming back. #BBUK #BigBrother"

For now, Big Brother: Best Shows Ever continues at 9PM on E4 nightly Sunday-Thursdays for two weeks.

Introducing Sunday's episode, Rylan said: "We are going to be showing episodes just as they went out on air, so the same aspect ratio, not all in HD, nothing like that.

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"But remember some of the episodes back then were shorter than they are now so we have bolted a few together.

"And as ever, as I'm sure you're aware, there are some things that we have taken out of a few shows that just didn't feel right for 2020."

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