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.
Unsurprisingly, previous host Emma Willis has ruled out returning to the show. Speaking exclusively to RadioTimes, Emma said: "I think with every new era of Big Brother, I think there should be a new host...
"You know, I loved my time on the show, and I very much kind of said goodbye to it back then because we thought it was over. I don't tend to go back. I like to move forward. I think it's right. It's starting again, it's got a new home – it should have a new host."
The Sun are reporting that ITV are looking to former Love Islander Maura Higgins as potential host.
A source told The Sun: "Producers are determined to distance themselves from former Big Brother names but the former favourite, Mo Gilligan, is now busy in the States...
"Now bosses are looking at female stars who have the strength to hold the show together, while also the warmth to gently quiz contestants in the way that Davina McCall and Emma Willis did so well. Maura is a homegrown ITV talent who has all that - plus of course looks great on screen."
Big Brother returns in 2023 on ITV2 and ITVX.