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Big Brother announces comeback – and Jedward offers to host the show

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Irish singing duo Jedward has offered to host a new series of Big Brother, after it was announced that the popular reality TV show would return in 2023.

he is identical twin brother who appeared on the celebrity version of the show in 2011 and 2017, describing themselves as “iconic housemates”.

It comes after it was announced during Monday night’s Love Island finale that Big Brother would be revived by ITV after a five-year hiatus.

The show aired for 18 years in the UK until its cancellation in 2018.

Writing on Twitter, Jedward wrote: “Big Brother UK 2023, we should definitely host it. Iconic housemates. “

The pair first appeared on Celebrity Big Brother 8, won by Paddy Doherty and saw Kerry Katona finish as runner-up.

They then returned to the home for Celebrity Big Brother 19 as All-Stars, finishing as runner-up to Loose Women’s Coleen Nolan.

Big Brother will return in 2023 on ITV2 and the new streaming platform ITVX, with the popular house having a “modern new look”.

A cast of “carefully handpicked housemates from all walks of life” will live together for up to six weeks as the public watches over the home’s network of surveillance cameras.

The show’s trademark live performances will also return to the public once again voting throughout the series and ultimately deciding the cash prize winner.

It’s unclear if the celebrity version will also return.

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Paul Mortimer, director of operations and actual acquisitions and controller of ITV2, ITVBe and CITV, said: “This modern, refreshed Big Brother series will cover all the format points. familiar that keeps viewers engaged and entertained from the first time, but with a whole new look and some extras that speak to today’s audience.

“We are extremely excited to bring this iconic series to ITV2 and ITVX, where it will especially appeal to our younger viewers.”

Natalka Znak, managing director of Initial, Remarkable Entertainment and Znak TV, said: “Big Brother is the original and best reality format and the reality format I’ve never done before so it’s a real one. great privilege to make a brand new version with ITV2 and ITVX .

“Working with Claire O’Donohoe and the talented team at Initial, Katy Manley and Cat Lynch. This is possibly epic.”

The show – which shows housemates living together in a custom-built home for weeks without access to the outside world to win a cash prize – started in 2000 on Channel 4 and Channel 5 were taken over in 2011.

However, it was tweaked by the broadcaster in 2018 amid falling ratings.

Big Brother’s production company said at the time that there was “future possibility” for more series on British TV, prompting speculation another broadcaster or streaming service might take over. program.

Channel 5 host Ben Frow later said he has no regrets about the decision to end the series and that the television landscape has become “crowded with reality shows”.

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