Big Brother officially cancelled by Channel 5 – final season begins tonight
Big Brother has been officially canned by Channel 5 after months of speculation.
Tonight will see the launch of the final civilian run, with the show’s official Twitter account confirming “the final series”.
It's time for this game to end.
— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) September 14, 2018
Endemol said in a statement: “We are incredibly proud of Big Brother which has consistently been the highest rated show for Channel 5 over the past seven years, with the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother being the channel’s highest rating show of the year, growing its audience year on year by 17% and tripling the channel’s slot average for 16-24s.
They added: “Big Brother continues to be a global phenomenon… Whilst disappointed not to reach an agreement with Channel 5 the decision opens up a new chapter and we are excited about future possibilities for Big Brother in the UK.”
The Channel 5 Twitter account added: “The forthcoming series of Big Brother will be the last – of either celebrity or civilian versions – on Channel 5.
“We’d like to thank Endemol and all of the production team who have worked tirelessly to make the show a success.”
Here’s what Rylan had to say:
— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) September 14, 2018
Big Brother starts tonight on Channel 5.