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Big Brother to return with multi-channel takeover

September 25, 2023

ITV has announced that the new series of Big Brother will start on October 8th.

To mark the return of the ultimate social experiment, Big Brother: The Launch will air on ITV1, ITV2 and ITVX in a disruptive multi-channel and streaming takeover. The remainder of the series will be available nightly at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX (apart from Saturdays).

Big Brother: The Launch will see a new cast of chousemates, from all walks of life, become the first people to take up residence in the brand-new Big Brother house as they arrive at the famous destination in front of a live studio audience.

Given its own contemporary new look ready for this reimagining of the show, the Big Brother house will play host to all the action – tasks, nominations and live evictions will all be back. The public once again plays a crucial role, voting throughout the series and ultimately determining the winner, who will walk away with a life changing cash prize.

Big Brother will be followed each night by Big Brother: Late & Live – a new commission hosted live by AJ Odudu and Will Best from the site of the Big Brother house in front of a studio audience – giving viewers an additional hour of exclusive Big Brother content. Big Brother: Late & Live will be the only place to watch the evictees first live interview alongside an array of unmissable exclusive features including access to the camera runs, celebrity guest commentary and debate plus weekly nomination results.

The Big Brother: Live Stream also makes its return to screens, airing seven nights a week exclusively on ITVX, giving fans the opportunity to watch live footage into the small hours after Big Brother: Late & Live.

Big Brother is commissioned for ITV2 and ITVX by Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning & Acquisitions and Controller, ITV2 and ITVBe, and Peter Tierney, Commissioning Editor, Reality. Big Brother’s return to UK screens was the first major Banijay format commission for leading entertainment and format producers Natalka Znak and Claire O’Donohoe. Big Brother is overseen by Initial’s Managing Director Katy Manley and Creative Director Tamsin Dodgson. Big Brother will be executive produced by Colin Whitaker, Jess Thomas and Matt Green for Initial, a Banijay Company. Big Brother: Late & Live will be executive produced by Rhe-an Archibald for Initial, a Banijay Company.

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