Big Brother 2018: Start date for next ‘civilian’ series revealed – it’s literally next week
Big Brother’s 2018 civilian cycle is kicking off just next week.
It’s announced today that Friday, September 14 will be the launch of the 19th ‘regular’ edition of the country’s most iconic reality show, and a new eye logo has been revealed in anticipation.
The synopsis reads: “Coming only days after the Celebrity Big Brother finale – and in this, its 18th year – the original social experiment, Big Brother returns, with a selection of housemates from all walks of life entering a new-look Big Brother House.
‘Join presenter Emma Willis at the live launch to witness this highly anticipated new civilian series complete with a whole new feel, an indication of what’s to come for the new series. Big Brother is ready with a bold new series of tasks and twists to challenge and surprise the housemates.”
The last season of the show aired in 2017 – famously struggling against Love Island – and saw Isabelle Warburton scoop the £65,000 prize. It was the lowest-rated run of the programme yet, however, with an average of 1.2 million viewers across the entire run – a new low.
This will be the eighth season of the show to air on Channel 5, and apparently the last before the contract comes up for renewal. And speaking in Edinburgh over the summer, controller Ben Frow indicated that he’s not in any rush to recommission it – so this may well be your last chance.
Big Brother launched in 2000 on Channel 4, with Craig Phillips becoming the first ever champion.
The Celebrity series is still in full swing, and recovering from the huge Roxanne Pallett scandal.