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Channel 5 secures Big Brother until 2014
Channel 5 have today revealed that they have signed a new two-year...
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Channel 5 have today revealed that they have signed a new two-year deal with Endemol, for exclusive rights to broadcast Big Brother until the end of 2014.

The series has proven to be huge ratings hit for the channel and a firm favourite with reality TV fans. Since Big Brother’s launch on Channel 5 in 2011, five million new viewers have tuned in to Channel 5.

While Celebrity Big Brother was on air (2011 & 2012 series), Channel 5 was the most popular commercial channel amongst young people across the 9.00pm – 11.00pm slot. The first normal series of Big Brother (September 2011) averaged 1.7m over its 10-week run, with viewing to the 9-11pm slot increasing by 54% amongst 16-34 year olds.

It has also been officially confirmed that Celebrity Big Brother will return for a second stint later this year after the ‘classic’ series. Brian Dowling will continue to present the live shows.

Jeff Ford, Director of Channel 5 Programmes said: “We’re hugely excited to have secured the return of Big Brother for Channel 5 which will continue to form a key part our programming schedule. The show so far has captivated the energy and vibrancy of the channel and we are looking forward to continuing this successful relationship.”

Big Brother’s spin-off show ‘Bit On the Side’ will also be returning with host Emma Willis. TV’s most iconic voiceover artist Marcus Bentley will also be returning to report on the housemates’ antics!

Nick Samwell-Smith, Creative Director of Initial (Endemol), said: “We are delighted with the success of Big Brother on Channel 5. The show continues to thrive and I’m thrilled to be renewing our partnership with the channel for another two years.”

Channel 5’s Head of Factual Entertainment, Steve Gowans, will oversee the new series of Big Brother.

The series will continue to be filmed in its original home of Elstree Film Studios (which has not burnt down), produced by Endemol UK.

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  1. MacinTyler95 on 11:57am April 3 '12

    YES! Finally! Some good news! Can’t wait! Given me something to do until 2014..

  2. coff3e on 12:30pm April 3 '12

    i love the has not burnd down bit lol

  3. Paul on 9:59pm April 3 '12

    The series will continue to be filmed in its original home of Elstree Film Studios

    That’s not it’s original home…

  4. BBNut on 1:54am April 4 '12

    Well there we have it, virtually wall to wall Big Brother until 2014, fantastic news! Do we have Big Brother AND Celebrity Big Brother until then is what I would like to know. All this talk about extra Celebrity Big Brother and hardly any mention of the classic Big Brother that we all know and love, which appears to be have been sidelined for now. Considering the next series is Big Brother the vibes are negative, and I really do hope they are going to pull the rabbit out of the hat and do something amazing. There has to be an improvement on last year’s civilian series which isn’t hard at all to achieve. Of course, it will all be hush hush and I suspect we will all frustratingly be kept in the dark prior to the launch as we were with series’ relaunch which was huge! I, like many others, believe Emma should host the main show as a female host works much better and she is a superb replacement for the much-missed Davina. Brian is OK, however, a spin off show would suit him better. Disappointed to hear Bit On The Side is returning as it’s nothing but an hour of silliness and smut with a revolving door of ex-housemates and none-entity ‘celebs’. It’s neither informative nor constructive and is a completely pointless show! Wonder if we will have any snippets of live feed following evictions/tasks etc as we did with the previous Celebrity edition of the show which proved popular? Again, I refer to Big Brother 3 and the saturday night live task, crucial to the series as we now know but it was also a magic ingredient to a super nine weeks and reeled in the viewers in their millions. I’m sure those figures can never be repeated, however, reintroducing a live task element can only boost the show. Channel 5 really need to be spot on or I fear the renewed contract will be cut short.

    • We’ve updated the article to make it more clearer that the classic series are still going ahead as normal.

      As for pulling a trick from a hat, for me that one and only trick has to be access to live streaming wither online or via the box. Both if they want to gain brownie points.

      I do enjoy BBOTS but did not watch it every night as it does get rather repetitive. I’d much rather cut that and give her Brian’s job and cut him from the show completely.

      BACKING TO WIN: Gina JOINED: 03/04/2011
  5. coff3e on 4:30pm April 4 '12

    ohh i hope big mouth comes back

  6. Sally on 6:44pm April 4 '12

    This is good news 2 more years Big Brother
    & Celebrity Big Brother.When will :c5:give us some information on the start of BB? I think they like to keep us in suspense.I have to admit I was not keen of Bit On The Side with its innuendoes.Big Brother Little Brother was a better program.also the clips from the diary room were worth watching.I think this was once a week.

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    This is great news! I always thought C5 were a more celebrity based channel.. I think they’re great at doing anything with celebrities in :yes: I’ll still be looking forward to the normal version too.. I just hope they put a better mix of people in this year!

    IDK if anyone else watched C4 series “The Hotel” with manager mark in it? He’d be Hilarious in CBB!! He’d pass as a celeb easily for Big Brother..I’d love him in it!

  8. microsis on 10:35am April 5 '12

    On the whole i think :c5 did a ok job on bb12. What I would like to see change is no nom talk :no contact with out side world: 24/7 live feed : 3 or more up for eviction every week :walkers out quicker : return of tree of temptation ; Emma replace Brian :Intelligent support show : guests who has watched bb who can give a descent opinion : get rid of Pete Burns : Carole:Lauren : maybe use more x hms : finally no farting. (lol. :giggle: )

    • After watching BBUS – I want housemates to be able to talk about nominations, and to use tatics to get people out. This creates a ‘game’, and I found it to be more entertaining to watch.

      BACKING TO WIN: Gina JOINED: 03/04/2011
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        I see your point Alec, but when I watched it I thought they were all so focused on getting certain people out.. that they didn’t really focus on friendship or anything else. I think BB is all about the people.. in my opinion the public should just choose who they want out just based on their own opinion. But like I said, I see your point, it’s funny to watch and it is very interesting :D

  9. microsis on 11:35am April 8 '12

    I really want that feeling back you get when you just can’t wait to tune into big brother every night :crying: ! Hopefully bb13 isn’t going to be a year of wannabe celebs put forward by agents instead of real people who actually auditioned ! :sun: :sun:

  10. Maybe this site could do updates on other currently airing big brother around the world (maybe weekly?)

  11. coff3e on 4:35pm April 10 '12

    so everyone being charldish and igrorin me oh wee j so suffering oh no what will i do now :crying: :crying: oh no wait live

    • Thanks, Just a note, someone asked about the aqimruuas and where I got them. (I erased it by mistake.) I got the aqimruuas after christmas 2008 for about $15 each.I typed in fake fish tank in amazon and see that this years model looks less like a video monitor. You may want to check ebay for used ones.

  12. ANNETTE on 6:35am May 9 '12


  13. :bigsmile: This is really good! So extremely happy!:) hopefully Channel 5 will keep it for one more year after 2014 so I can audition;) :love:

  14. Good news at last now ch 5 please just make sure its better than last year bb that was borring most of the hm were a let down any good hm went two soon try and get a better mix of hm young and old somethink for every one so it fun and laughs so its more entertaining unlike last year civlian bb glad brian still there also more live feed and live tasks.

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    Justin Tlmberlake
    Cheryl Cole
    Thomas Kelley
    Lucy Beale
    David Haye
    Michelle Phan
    Soctty McCreery
    Emma Louise
    Arron Neville
    Oivian Culpo
    Kian Eqan
    lmogn thomas
    Ray Mc Govern
    Bulle Zumba
    George Strait
    Nikk Milhaj
    Peler Ahdre

  16. Dont think so ? Oh and as for cheryl cole i would rather see speidi back mhouse

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