Hosts for the revival of Big Brother, coming later this year, have been announced – alongside details of how you can apply to be a part of the latest line-up of housemates.
The influential reality TV programme aired for 18 years in the UK until it was axed in 2018.
It will return in 2023 on ITV2 and streaming platform ITVX, with its famous house featuring a “contemporary new look”.
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.
AJ Odudu and Will Best have been confirmed as the new hosts for the series, as well as its companion show which will look at all the day’s action from the house.
The pair will share the role on the main show, watching over weekly evictions and quizzing housemates on all of the goings on.
They will also host an additional nightly live show debating all the hot topics inside the house.
Odudu, who has appeared on The Big Breakfast, The Voice Kids and The Voice UK, said: “I’m so excited to finally be able to say that, yes: I’m hosting Big Brother!
I couldn’t be happier. Following in the footsteps of some of my favourite broadcasting legends to front such an iconic show is an absolute honour – and to do it alongside my amazing friend Will is the icing on the cake.”
Best, who is known for presenting Dance, Dance, Dance for ITV, said: “I grew up with Big Brother so getting a chance to host it with my mate AJ is a dream come true. I can’t wait to tell some housemates not to swear.”
Prospective housemates can apply by visiting the official website here.
Paul Mortimer, director of Reality Commissioning for ITV2 and ITVX, said: “AJ and Will really are our perfect pairing as we prepare to reintroduce Big Brother to the next generation.
“With a genuine chemistry, both of them will bring effortless wit, charm and heaps of character to their roles and we’re delighted to be working with them both again.”
Natalka Znak, CEO of Remarkable Entertainment, Initial and Znak TV, added: “It’s an all-new Big Brother on a new channel and with new hosts.
“AJ and Will are fresh, with bags of talent, and a real passion for this iconic show. It’s going to be such fun having them at the helm.”
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