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Davina McCall speaks out on Big Brother return

Davina McCall speaks out on Big Brother return

The original Big Brother presenter shared her reaction as the revival aired on ITV on Sunday night.

Big Brother is finally back on our screens after what feels like forever.

The brand new version of the iconic social experiment reality show debuted on ITV after originally premiering on Channel 4 in 2000 hosted by Davina McCall.

For most of us reality TV aficionados, Davina and Big Brother go hand-in-hand, even if she stopped hosting the show all the way back in 2010 when the franchise aired its last ever season on Channel 4.

After she hosted Big Brother from 2000 until 2010, the 2011 revival on Channel 5 was presented by Brian Dowling.

After Brian hosted two series, he was then replaced by Emma Willis in 2013, who remained as host until 2018 when the Channel 5 bid farewell to the franchise.

Now that the 20th season began on Sunday evening after a five-year-long hiatus, the My Mum, Your Dad presenter shared her thoughts on social media as the first episode aired with new hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best.

Big Brother’s original host took to X - formerly known as Twitter - and asked the universe: “How’s it going? I’ve got horrific fomo.”

How sweet!

And fans flocked to Davina’s tweet to share their thoughts.

Davina McCall hosted Big Brother for a decade.
Channel 4

“Rylan and yourself should start a WhatsApp support group,” one user said.

Rylan Clark won Celebrity Big Brother and went on to host Big Brother’s Bit on the Side from 2013 until 2018.

“We have,” Davina replied to the tweet, with six laughing-while-crying emojis.

A second said they loved the references to Davina's time as host, adding: "You will forever be the BB Queen!"

While someone else wrote: “Missing you on it @ThisisDavina. Miss the good days but happy to see it back on tv!"

And a fourth person praised the reboot but said that Davina was sorely missed.

“It is great but we miss you presenting,” they posted on X.

And former host Rylan has also spoken about the Big Brother revival.

Big Brother is back with new hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best.

After the X Factor star quit as host of Strictly Come Dancing's spin-off, It Takes Two, earlier this year, many keen fans thought he was a likely contender in the running to take on the major Big Brother gig.

Instead of hosting the new version of Big Brother, however, Rylan returned to the telly last month to host the brand-new Channel 4 programme Sex Rated instead.

He took to X this morning to share a video of the sliding 'Diary Room' doors shutting along with the caption: "Good luck to team @bbuk. Have a fantastic series and welcome back Big Bro x."

Featured Image Credit: Karwai Tang/WireImage/ITV

Topics: Big Brother, ITV, TV And Film