A familiar theme rang out during the ad break during the Love Island final on Monday night (Aug. 1), but quickly became apparent that Big Brother is back. Set to launch on ITV2 and ITVX sometime in 2023, the 20-second teaser contained little more than a flashback to the reality shows theme.
Big Brother has had its fair share of broadcasters since it was first broadcast on Channel 4 in 2000. With eight series and 15 celeb-filled seasons, the show has found a new home on ITV2. The broadcaster has been so generous as to give an insight into the show's history.
The new Big Brother has been described as a fresh and contemporary interpretation of the series by ITV2, ITVBe, and CITVs Director of Reality Commissioning and Acquisitions and Controller, respectively. According to ITV2, there will also be live evictions and an undetermined cash prize.
It's unclear who will present ITV2's Big Brother. Still, some think Rylan Clark, who said he'd be there in a heartbeat if asked. Others may include ITVs' Alison Hammond, who appeared in the third series, or Josie Gibson, who won the eleventh series. Of course, there's always scope for the OG presenter Davina McCall to return or Channel 5 hosts Emma Willis and Brian Dowling.
The precise outcome of ITV2's Big Brother plan remains to be seen, but its evident that fans are ecstatic that the popular OG reality series is returning. Below are just a few of the reactions on Twitter during the Love Island finale and the incredible commotion the unexpected 20-second teaser caused.