Big Brother will return next year on ITV2 and online

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One of the original UK reality TV programmes, Big Brother, will return in 2023 after being cancelled by Channel 4 and later by Channel 5.

ITVX and ITV2 will resurrect the programme, which launched the careers of Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts and ITV presenter Alison Hammond.

Monday night’s Love Island series finale featured a promotional video.

The renowned home will return with a “modern new style,” according to officials.

The 18-year-old show, which is returning, will feature a cast of “carefully selected roommates from various walks of life” who will live together for up to six weeks while being closely monitored.

Like in previous seasons, the public will frequently vote participants out during live evictions and select the winner of the grand prize in cash.

The all-seeing dictator from George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four serves as the inspiration for the television series, which debuted on Channel 4 in 2000 and was won by builder Craig Phillips from Liverpool.

It had a significant impact on the development of a new type of fame because it was a public social experiment in which regular people agreed to have every waking (and sleeping) moment captured on camera and broadcast to the entire world.

Celebrity editions with people like Katie Price, Gemma Collins, and Mark Owen were shown.

Despite its early popularity and significance, the National Television Award-winning show quickly became the subject of controversy after allegations of bullying, racism, rigging, and other toxic behaviours in the house were made, and complaints were filed to both the police and Ofcom.

The programme was relocated to Channel 5 in 2011, but due to a decline in viewership, it was cancelled in 2018. Later, Channel 5 controller Ben Frow stated that he had no misgivings about the choice and that reality television had overtaken the media landscape.

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