Big Brother to return on ITV2 in 2023 after five-year hiatus
Big Brother will return to screens next year after a five-year hiatus after being revived by ITV, it has been confirmed.
The reality TV programme aired for 18 years in the UK until it was axed in 2018. It will return in 2023 on ITV2 and new streaming platform ITVX, with its famous house featuring a “contemporary new look”.
The news was confirmed by a promotional video that aired during the Love Island series finale on ITV2.
A cast of “carefully selected housemates from all walks of life” will live together for up to six weeks as the public watch on via the house’s network of surveillance cameras.
Big Brother’s trademark live evictions will also return with the public once again voting throughout the series and ultimately deciding the winner of the cash prize.
Paul Mortimer, director of reality commissioning and acquisitions and controller of ITV2, ITVBe and CITV, said: “This refreshed, contemporary new series of Big Brother will contain all the familiar format points that kept viewers engaged and entertained the first time round, but with a brand new look and some additional twists that speak to today’s audience.”
It is not clear if the celebrity version will also return.
The programme, which sees housemates live together in a custom-built home for weeks without access to the outside world in a bid to win a cash prize, started in 2000 on Channel 4 and Channel 5 took over in 2011. However, it was axed by the broadcaster in 2018 amid a ratings slump.