Big Brother, as a concept, took the UK by storm when the first time it came out in the year 2000. The reality series is based out of a house where many a big and small celebrity share space, and live together. The series features people from different walks of life, with really diverse occupations who come together in a house to emerge as the winner. Now, giving this iconic ITV franchise a reboot, the reality series is set to return this year to the channel, with really big money.
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As fans already know, the age bracket, occupation and image of the stars are vastly different, giving the show a new twist with every season. Big stars such as Ian Terry, Kaycee Clark, and Nicole Franzel have won the show ever since its launch in 2000. Like always, one can expect love, drama and friendship to unfold, as star after star moves forward in the series.
Here's everything we know about the return of Big Brother after years. From its new host, the contestants/housemates, to the big money prize that the winner will get.
The awaited October return
Big Brother just made a return to the screens in October. With the Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Odudu as its host, the old show is back with a new look. Ever since its launch in 2000, Big Brother has made news given its image among its viewers. And now, ITV as a channel has just hit it out of the park, with the new season looking fire. While the drama between the housemates is yet to unfold, October seems promising as this reboot is what fans want to see. Now, ITV is giving some major competition to Strictly Come Dancing, with people torn between what to watch. Odudu is said to be excited to enter the new Big Brother house as its host, alongside one of the best hosts of this day and age, Will Best.
The Big Brother prize money
Big Brother is synonymous with big money. This time around, they aren't planning on skimping even a little bit. It is said that the budget for the show got a reboot as well, with the prize touching between £70k and £100,000. It is said that the housemates are ready to battle it out and live their life in the new Big Brother house with the best competitive spirit. Fans think that this prize amount has only doubled over the years, given that Big Brother always makes news.
Having one housemate is hard, but having a bunch of housemates just makes life a bit harder, as seen in Big Brother. Like the story goes every season, this year is also said to see a good amount of celebrity fights as the show goes forward. Despite following the old format, the contestant/housemate list has been kept a bit of a secret, till recently. But one thing is for sure, fans of the show think the ITV series will have some names looking to win big. ITV, as a channel, is said to have got its head in the game, as people really want to see love, drama, and friendship brewing in the Big Brother house.
Ever since its first stint on Channel 4, the years that followed have shaped the show, with its winners becoming big names after they won. And these winners carve a new occupation for themselves, from being a regular housemate to a public figure.
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