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Big Brother is returning to screens in 2023 after a five-year hiatus

Producers are calling the reboot a "refreshed" take on the iconic reality TV series.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 2nd August 2022

After five years off air, ITV has confirmed that the iconic reality TV series Big Brother is returning in 2023.

It’s official, Big Brother is back.

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 have a brand-new home as it makes its much-anticipated return to UK television, and moves onto ITV2 and ITVX from 2023.

Just like fans of the show will remember well, ITV promises that the reboot of the 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 from all walks of life take up residence in the world’s most famous reality TV home for up to six weeks.

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Cameras will capture their every move, and the nation will follow every twist and turn. 

As always, the action will all play out under the roof of the iconic Big Brother house – which will be given its own contemporary new look ready for this reimagining of the show.

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“Clever tasks, nail-biting nominations and live evictions will be back, with the public once again playing a crucial role, voting throughout the series and ultimately determining the winner, who will walk away with a life changing cash prize,” ITV explains in a synopsis for the upcoming show.

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.

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“We’re beyond excited to bring this iconic series to ITV2 and ITVX where it should especially engage with our younger viewers.”

Featured Image – Channel 5