BIG BROTHER: ITV 'PLANNING DRAMA' TO COINCIDE WITH REBOOT

The Big Brother house has a brand new home, as the global television phenomenon makes its much anticipated return to UK television and moves onto ITV2 and ITVX from 2023.



A new cast of carefully selected housemates, from all walks of life, will take up residence in the world’s most famous reality TV home for up to six weeks, with cameras capturing their every move, and the nation following every twist and turn.



The action will all play out under the roof of the iconic Big Brother house, which will be given its own contemporary new look ready for this reimagining of the show.


Clever tasks, nail-biting nominations and live evictions will be back, with the public once again playing a crucial role, voting throughout the series and ultimately determining the winner, who will walk away with a life changing cash prize.



The Sun reports that ITV are looking to create a new drama based on the creation of the hit reality series, and will focus on the role of exec producer Ruth Wrigley. ITV declined to comment.


A source told The Sun: "The drama is likely to be in a similar vein to ITV hit Quiz which looked at Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? It focused on the story of cheating Major Charles Ingram, who infamously coughed his way to con the show out of its seven-figure jackpot...



"The Big Brother drama will similarly zone in on the career of Ruth who was instrumental in making it one of the nation’s biggest obsessions. Her story is particularly interesting as she had to fight huge misogyny to become one of ­Britain’s biggest exec producers."


Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning & Acquisitions and Controller, ITV2, ItvBe & CITV “This refreshed, contemporary new series of Big Brother will contain all the familiar format points that kept viewers engaged and entertained the first time round, but with a brand new look and some additional twists that speak to today’s audience...



"We’re beyond excited to bring this iconic series to ITV2 and ITVX where it should especially engage with our younger viewers.”


Big Brother returns in 2023 on ITV2 and ITVX.