Big Brother boss confirms show will never be the same again – if it returns to screens next year

This year’s series are the last in the contract and it’s still not known whether the show will come back.

During the inaugural Creative Cities Convention, Ben Frow, Channel 5’s director of programming said a deal has yet to be agreed.

According to Broadcast, he continued to say that the show would not return to the channel “in its current form”.

He also said the broadcaster would “not be spending the same amount of money,” on the show before adding: “The ball is in Endemol Shine’s court.”

Ratings for the show have fallen steadily over the past few years but it’s still a hit with viewers.

Big Brother's Bit On The Side has already been axed in a shake up for the series.

Last month, host Emma Willis said she was worried about her job if the two remaining shows this year don’t hit the spot.

Speaking to The Mirror, Emma, 42, said: “I don’t know, we’re all waiting. I think they’re in negotiations at the minute. I’d hate to see it disappear.

“Fingers crossed we have a fantastic summer series and the channel want to keep it.”

Emma took over the reins of the show from Davina McCall when the show switched from Channel 4 to Five in 2011.



The show produces three series a year with two Celebrity editions and one regular Big Brother in the summer.

Channel 4 ditched the show back in 2009, with their final series airing the following year.

The show kicked off in 2001, and was the first reality show of its kind.

It made people like Jade Goody, Kate Lawler and Nikki Grahame into household names.

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