CBB and Big Brother cancelled: Wont return after current season
Channel 5 bosses have announced that Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother will not be returning after this year. The civilian series launches tonight at 9pm, and is set to be the last time we see it on the channel. Big Brother cancelled for the second time in 10 years.
It's time for this game to end.
— Channel 5 (@channel5_tv) September 14, 2018
Here’s what those in charge had to say on the matter:
“The forthcoming series of Big Brother will be the last – of either celebrity or civilian versions – on Channel 5. We’d like to thank Endemol and all of the production team who have worked tirelessly to make the show a success.”
The series main show is presented by Emma Willis, with the spin-off show Bit on the Side being hosted by former X Factor contestant Rylan Clark-Neal. Both of these shows will be getting the chop on channel 5 after the recent statement.
Rylan took to twitter himself to express his feelings towards the Big Brother cancellation:
— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) September 14, 2018
Big Brother cancelled: Where did it all go wrong?
Big Brother first launched way back in 2000 on Channel 4, and was a staple there for 10 years until 2010. Channel 5 then picked up the rights in 2011, where it has remained since.
The show has been nothing short of controversial this year, with what’s being dubbed ‘Punchgate’ occurring between Roxanna Pallett and CBB 2018 winner, Ryan Thomas.
Despite the fact the show’s kicking off tonight, Friday 14th September, the names of those entering the house are still under wraps by Channel 5. Although Big Brother Xtra confirmed some of the people that will be entering.
We even know exactly what the Big Brother house is going to look like, with these exclusive pictures from BB Xtra.
Big Brother cancelled: Whats’s the future?
Channel 5 and production company Endemol had been in talks for months about the future of both shows. The conversation was especially important as their contract was scheduled to run out this year.
The reason bhind the cancellation stems from what Channel 5 boss Ben Frow has said about the program. That he’d be “much happier” for Channel 5 to focus on their own programmes instead.
So far there’s been no confirmed broadcaster to pick up the series in the future, with ITV and Channel 4 already stating a lack of interest.
If we do hear anything we’ll be sure to let you know. In the meantime settle down and enjoy the launch of the final Channel 5 Big Brother iteration tonight.
— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) September 14, 2018