Big Brother start date revealed as ITV make major change to new series | The Sun

BIG Brother bosses have revealed the show will return next Autumn.

Insiders said the top brass had confirmed the rebooted version of Big Brother would be broadcast later next year.

It was originally believed Big Brother would be back around Spring but it’s now been revealed the start date is a lot further away.

A TV source said: “Big Brother was originally touted to be back early next year but now it’s going to be on far later.

“Fans can expect it to air in the Autumn as ITV have such a packed schedule.

“As well as two series of Love Island, they also have the I’m A Celebrity All Stars special in South Africa to go out.

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“And that’s not forgetting their other major flagship shows like The Masked Dancer and The Masked Singer.

“ITV wants to make sure Big Brother gets the fanfare it deserves and the space it needs in the scheduling to flourish.

“It will be given a prominent spot in Autumn and will air on both ITV2 and ITVX to give it a bigger launch platform.”

The Sun exclusively revealed how Big Brother was returning in April.

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Big Brother was last seen on Channel 5 in 2018 and was taken off air following the civilian and celebrity series.

A source said at the time: “ITV is the home of big appointment telly.

“They know better than anyone how to put on big live events.

“They think putting it on ITV2 and ITVX will open it up to a new audience and legion of younger fans.

“They are really keen on getting the deal done on Big Brother, and hope to have something firm to announce soon.

“The talks are still at an early, and delicate, stage and the next few weeks will be key.

“It needs the full treatment and they’re confident they are the ones who can return it to its legendary former glory.

“It has millions of fans and is one of the most iconic TV shows of its generation.”

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A number of big name stars have been approached to host the new series – including Vick Hope and Emily Atack.
Insiders also revealed how Roman Kemp was in the running for the job.

Big Brother is being cast now with auditions going on until next summer to find the perfect housemates.

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