Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother have officially been cancelled

Angelo Anderson
September 16, 2018

"The final series of Big Brother starts tonight at 9pm", it noted. And the current host Emma Willis was also hopeful.

Host Emma said that this year's Big Brother would be "the most competitive ever" and us viewers would have more influence over the house more than ever before.

Channel 5 confirmed the news in a statement on Friday, thanking the production company Endemol and the production team, the presenters of the show and the fans for their support over the last seven years. "Genuinely, we had a grave for it and everything in the back garden".

A first look at the Big Brother 2018 contestants has been revealed ahead of tonight's launch.

There are a handful of possibilities for Big Brother in the United Kingdom; a number of industry execs have suggested that it could work on UKTV, the joint venture broadcaster owned by Discovery and BBC Studios.

"It would sad to see its end at the age of 18".

In recent years the show has been overshadowed in both ratings and press coverage by ITV2's Love Island.

The first series of the show gained widespread attention due to the antics of Craig Phillips and Nick Bateman - dubbed "Nasty Nick" - and peaked with an audience of 9.5 million.

The reality show, which became a social and cultural phenomenon following its launch on Channel 4 in 2000, has suffered a ratings decline over the years.

The dating show failed to captivate viewers when the channel brought it over in 2012, but the current appetite for dating shows could help revive its popularity.

A "teaser" ad for the upcoming series of Big Brother, which gets under way on Friday night on Channel 5, did not show any of the new contestants' faces but a caption introducing one of the people described him as "the farmer, 23, Co Tipperary", with a voice saying "I deserve a place in the Big Brother House because you have not had a 23-year-old gay farmer from the heart of Ireland".

However the hostess, who has fronted Big Brother for five years, is hopeful that this won't be the last of it.

Viacom, which bought Channel 5 from Richard Desmond for £463m lin 2014 extended the reach of Big Brother to its MTV UK channel to run repeats.

"It has been the biggest privilege being a housemate, a victor and a host on my favourite show on television".

Emotional: Bit On The Side spin-off show host Rylan Clark-Neal said he was "saddened" by the news.

Endemol Shine said: "While disappointed not to reach an agreement with Channel 5, the decision opens up a new chapter and we are excited about future possibilities for Big Brother in the United Kingdom".

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