Marcus Bentley: Who is the narrator of Big Brother UK and how much does he get paid for each series?

One thing that has remained constant about Big Brother UK is Marcus Bentley aka the narrator of Big Brother.

Big Brother UK Narrator Marcus Bentley
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Big Brother UK Narrator Marcus Bentley

After a five year hiatus, Big Brother UK returned to our TV screens this year. The Big Brother UK reboot that started with 16 housemates has already seen too much drama, a love triangle and two evictions.

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ITV’s Big Brother UK has changed many of its aspects like logo and hosts - from Davina McCall to AJ Odudu and Will Best. However, the one thing that has remained constant ever since the start of the show is Marcus Bentley - aka - the Big Brother UK narrator. Here’s what we know about him!

Marcus Bentley - Big Brother UK narrator - how long has been a part of the show?

Change may be the only constant but now when it comes to the Big Brother UK’s voice. The Big Brother UK voice has remained constant since the start of the show in 2000. According to Radio Times, the British actor, broadcaster and voice-over artist started narrating the show in 2000 when it aired on channel 4 and continued his responsibilities again when the show moved to channel 5 in 2011.

The father of three landed the job in his life-changing role when he began his career as an actor. When the show moved to ITV, naturally, he was the first choice for narration again. Prior to the news of his return to the series, Marcus said he was confident that he would be asked to the narrator again. He said:

It's very early days. I think it sounds like I am. I'm getting calls from [producers] and they're going to keep me updated. But they haven't chosen anything.

Marcus Bentley salary, net worth and more

Marcus has been a part of many other shows like The Bill, Finney, London's Burning and the film Mad Dogs and Englishmen. However, he became the reality TV icon when he started narrating Big Brother UK.

According to The Mirror, Marcus was paid a whopping £100,000 per series in 2009. Meaning, the actual number would be much higher in present day and age.

The publication revealed that he starts his work at 2 PM and does it until 10 PM as his voice-over is the last bid added to the episode each day. According to NetWorthPost, he is worth around $3m, or around £2.45m.

Seeing how long Marcus has been a part of the show, many fans believe that he’s also the voice of Big Brother. However, that’s not true. Marcus Bentley confirmed he’s not the Big Brother Diary Room voice and has never been. Sharing the confirmation on his X account, he said:

Listen guys I’ve had a lot of this tonight - but just to reiterate, for some who think I wasn’t on the show this evening - I am not the voice of the diary room Big Brother - never have been. I’m the narrator of the show and I was narrating the show when all the housemates had entered.

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