Big Brother Teases 2023 Return: Here’s How To Apply
Big Brother will return to screens next year following a five-year hiatus after being revived by ITV, it has now been confirmed. The influential reality TV programme, which was shown on Channel 4 and 5 previously, aired for 18 years in the UK until it was axed in 2018.
It will return in 2023 on ITV2 and new streaming platform ITVX, with its famous house featuring a ‘contemporary new look’. The news was confirmed by a promotional video that aired during the Love Island series finale on ITV2.
A cast of ‘carefully selected housemates from all walks of life’ will live together for up to six weeks as the public watch on via the house’s network of surveillance cameras. Big Brother’s trademark live evictions will also return with the public once again voting throughout the series and ultimately deciding the winner of the cash prize.
The programme – which sees housemates live together in a custom-built home for weeks without access to the outside world in a bid to win a cash prize – started in 2000 on Channel 4 and Channel 5 took over in 2011. However, it was axed by the broadcaster in 2018 amid a ratings slump.
The reality show is of the world’s most successful reality television franchises, first hitting screens in the Netherlands in 1999. Since its debut, over 500 series of the show have aired around the world in over 64 countries and regions.
How to apply to Big Brother 2023
If you’ve always fancied yourself as a Big Brother contestant, applications for the new series are open now! All you need to do is send off a photo of yourself and make a video showing ‘exactly who you want to be’.
Applications will be made available to the general public, it’s likely that it will be done via the “Be on ITV” section of the ITV website. and you’ll be emailed by the show if they want to move forward with you in the casting process.
Who will host Big Brother 2023?
A presenter for Big Brother 2023 is yet to be confirmed, but there are a handful of names being speculated. Davina McCall hosted the show for much of its time on TV, before Emma Willis took over when it moved to Channel 5.
Rylan was a favourite to host the comeback series after he hosted Big Brother’s Bit on the Side from 2013 – 2018, but he’s confirmed he hasn’t been asked to front the show.
Mo Gilligan is also said to be top of the list for potential hosts, after his popularity hosting The Lateish Show and The BRITs 2022. He became a household name after becoming a panelist on The Masked Singer.
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