'Big Brother' To Return To Channel 4 After A Decade With Davina McCall
While, unfortunately, the show won't be returning for a full-blown series, we're being given the next best thing: throwback episodes.
Landing on E4 this summer, Davina McCall will be returning as the host of the special series, entitled Big Brother: Best Shows Ever Show, alongside Rylan Clark-Neal.
Plus, the pair will be discussing their favourite moments.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, they will film from their homes in lockdown, and we can expect episodes jam-packed full of hilarious throwback clips, to celebrate the show's 20th anniversary.
The show brought us the likes of Nikki Grahame, Jade Goody, Brian Dowling, Pete Bennett and 'Nasty' Nick Bateman, and catchphrases like: "Who is she?!" and "I like blinking, I do".
It brought us George Galloway pretending to be a cat, Makosi and Anthony's romp in the hot tub and Kinga and the wine bottle. But what will Davina and Rylan pick as their favourite moments *ever*?!
Karl Warner, Controller of E4 said: "Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the greatest episodes of Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother will be playing on E4.
"For some it might be the first time they've seen the shows, for others a chance to relive some properly iconic TV. We can't wait to see which moments Davina and Rylan pick."
While Davina - who hosted the show from 2000 to 2010 - also made a statement of her own.
"I lived and breathed Big Brother for 11 years of my life. I didn't miss one single episode.
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"Not one week goes by when I don't quote big brother in some form. It made me laugh, it made me cry and most importantly it taught me to never judge a book by its cover.
"I love the show with all of my heart and can't wait to share it with a whole new audience. And of course, all you diehard fans out there...It's good to be back. Big Brother's missed you."
Rylan Clark-Neal, who won the celebrity show himself, and hosted spin-off Big Brother's Big On The Side on Channel 5, echoed Davina's excitement.
"After being off air for nearly two years I'm so excited to be bringing some much-needed Big Brother back to our lives," he said.
"Over the years Big Brother has brought ground breaking television moments for many reasons, but now so more than ever whilst we're all playing the role of housemates, let's go back and rewind the clock to some of our favourite ever episodes.
"There will be laughs, tears and drama, but most of all we get to relive some of Big Brother's greatest episodes."
Big Brother first hit screens in 2000, and captivated viewers with its unique concept, based on George Orwell's 1984: trapping normal people in a house to be watched by cameras day-in-day-out.
It aired on Channel 4 until 2010, when it moved to Channel 5, and Emma Willis took over as host.
There, the show ran until 2018, before announcing its nineteenth series would be its last.
There is currently no news on whether Big Brother could ever return to screens for a brand new series, despite much demand and public outcry.
We couldn't think of a time more fitting for Big Brother's 20th anniversary than during lockdown!
Featured Image Credit: Channel 4
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