Applications to become a housemate on the upcoming reboot series of Big Brother in 2023 are now officially open.
That’s right – the wait is finally over.
After it was confirmed that the long-running reality show – which first aired on Channel 4 back in 2000, before switching over to Channel 5 from 2011 until 2018 – is set to make a highly-anticipated return to our screens in 2023, ITV has now been revealed that applications for housemates are open.
Reckon you’ve got what it takes to move into what is arguably television’s most iconic house with cameras watching your every move? Now’s your chance.
Just like fans of the show will remember well, ITV has promised that the reboot series – which takes its name from the character in George Orwell’s 1949 classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four – will see a new cast of carefully-selected housemates take up residence in the Big Brother House for up to six weeks.
The cast of fresh-faced contestants are to come from “all walks of life”.
According to the ITV casting call, Big Brother is looking for the nation’s most “interesting, funny, and entertaining” characters from every corner of the country to take part.
Cameras will capture their every move, and the nation will follow every twist and turn.
Over the course of the six-week show, housemates face a series of clever tasks, nail-biting nominations, and live evictions – with the public once again playing a crucial role by voting throughout the series and ultimately determining the winner.
Producers have called the reboot a “refreshed” take on the series.
Speaking ahead of the return of the show, Paul Mortimer – Director of Reality Commissioning & Acquisitions and Controller at ITV2, ITVBe and CITV – said: “This refreshed, contemporary new series of Big Brother will contain all the familiar format points that kept viewers engaged and entertained the first time round, but with a brand new look and some additional twists that speak to today’s audience.
Applications to be a Big Brother housemate will close on 27 January 2023, and you can find out more information and get your applications here.
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Architect video shows the progress of the ever-changing Greater Manchester skyline
A building planner and architecture firm’s new YouTube video shows the remarkable progress of Greater Manchester’s ever-changing skyline.
VU.CITY is a city-planning firm based out of London that specialises in building out 3D platforms which render both existing, developing and future structures.
Better yet, it shows a 3D visual representation of what they will look like in the coming months and years.
It’s even crazier to think what the trajectory of this video would have looked if you wound the clock back even by another 10 years.
As you can, not only has the company shown city’s skyline evolves over time, the company recently highlighted both central and Greater Manchester, highlighting the likes of Salford, Salford Quays and Stockport as they continue to grow.
While plenty of people have been understandably concerned over Manchester’s ever-changing skyline, especially post-2020’s Manctopia programme about the local property boom, the money these new-builds and developments have generated in the city cannot be denied.
Not only is Manchester one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe but two different towns in the region have been named among the best places to live in Britain over the past 12 months alone, but the city centre itself was named by Time Out as one of the best locations to visit anywhere in the UK.
It’s no wonder some of the happiest people in the country also live here, apparently.
Just lots of people telling us what we already know: Manchester is mint and thanks to its ever-changing skyline, it’s only looking more attractive to city types.
The Holiday is apparently getting a sequel after 17 years and it’s featuring the original cast
One of the best-loved festive films is apparently set to get a sequel 17 years after the original was released.
There’s no denying that The Holiday is an absolute Christmas classic at this point.
Released all the way back in 2006, the romantic comedy film stars Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz as Iris and Amanda – two lovelorn women from opposite sides of the pond who arrange a home exchange to escape heartbreak during the Christmas season.
However, their lives change unexpectedly when they meet and fall in love with two local lads played by Jack Black and Jude Law.
The Holiday is a film many like to stick on each time the festive season rolls around, and if you’re one of those with it on your watch list each year, then you’ll be pleased to know that the whole cast has reportedly agreed to film a sequel.
According to reports in The Sun doing the rounds today, Winslet, Diaz, Black, and Law are all said to have “signed on” to return.
Filming for the sequel is set to kick off next year, according to insiders.
The insider told The Sun: “The plan is to start rolling on scenes next year, primarily in the U.K. and in Europe, but the main talent are all signed up and on board.
“It’s one of the most successful movies of its kind and still enjoyed every year by millions of fans around the world – it makes perfect sense to revisit those characters and find out what became of their lives after they hooked up.
“It’ll be funny, poignant, and heartwarming – just what everyone wants for Christmas.”
Although the sequel is said to be in the works, it’s all very up in the air at the moment as no further details about the plot have been released.