Channel 5 sign new deal to keep Big Brother


Channel 5 bought the reality TV format in 2011 a year after the ‘final’ episode on Channel 4, where it had aired for ten years. 

They have confirmed that another celebrity version will air in the summer following the traditional version of Big Brother which is also due back in its normal summer slot. Last year Channel 5 aired Big Brother 12 from September – November.

Former Big Brother winner Brian Dowling will return to present the live programmes and Emma Willis will continue to host the spin-off show Bit On The Side. Voiceover Marcus Bentley will also be returning to narrate the highlight shows.

Jeff Ford, Director of Programmes, Channel 5 said: “We’re hugely excited to have secured the return of Big Brother for Channel 5 which will continue to form a key part our programming schedule. The show so far has captivated the energy and vibrancy of the channel and we are looking forward to continuing this successful relationship.”

The new deal announced today means Big Brother will be on Channel 5 until 2014.


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