Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Rylan Clark-Neal Says Big Brother Won't Return In Emotional Statement

Rylan Clark-Neal Says Big Brother Won't Return In Emotional Statement

And the current host Emma Willis was also hopeful.

"Most importantly, we'd like to thank fans of the show for their support over the last seven years.

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 United Kingdom".

"And then the next thing we know was, oh wow, it's coming back.

Don't want to say bye to Big Brother".

A teaser posted by the official Big Brother Twitter account added: "One of the most important choices a housemate can make on launch night will have consequences". It's part of our popular culture.

In recent years the show has been overshadowed in both ratings and press coverage by ITV2's Love Island.

The first edition of the show quickly built momentum thanks to the antics of Craig Phillips and Nick Batemen - dubbed Nasty Nick by the tabloids - and peaked with an audience of 9.5 million during the final.

Channel 5 boss, Ben Frow, indicated in August this year that the future of the series with the broadcaster was uncertain, saying that he "planned for a year" without the series, after it swapped channels in 2011.

This year's house is created to bring Big Brother back to its roots as a social experiment but everything has been created to remind the housemates that they are in a game: maze artwork, intriguing design features, and a gaming table.

However producers Endemol Shine, which has applied for planning permission to keep the Big Brother house at Elstree Studios open for a further three years, said the end of its Channel 5 deal, merely meant a "new chapter" for the format.

Under the deal, which was worth as much as £60m, Channel 5 secured the rights to broadcast Big Brother until the end of 2018.

Big Brother producers said they were "disappointed not to reach an agreement" with Channel 5 over the continuation of the reality show.

In a message on Twitter, he said hoped that "one day Big Brother will return" adding "my focus now, as with the rest of the team is to make our last series the best yet".

Big Brother's Bit On The Side host Rylan Clark-Neal has revealed that Big Brother will "not return" in an emotional statement.

It was then hosted by former victor Brian Dowling before Emma Willis took over in 2013 and been narrated by Marcus Bentley for the whole 18 years the show has been on air.

Big Brother was billed as a social experiment on Channel 4 18 years ago, and involved putting ordinary people in a house over a series of weeks with no contact to the outside world.

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