Classic series of Big Brother UK cannot be repeated to due contributor care and privacy concerns, the show’s producers said.
Katy Manley, Managing Director of Big Brother producers Initial, told a Royal Television Society panel: "It’s a really difficult one for contributor care. People who have signed up for something ten years ago don’t necessarily envisage that their series would be played back out... You have to be mindful of peoples’ lives and whether that’s the right thing to do.”
Katy Manley confirmed there had been discussions about making the most popular series of Big Brother UK available on demand. She said: "It’s not out of the question. You just have to be really careful of people’s privacy. The care process for a contributor starts the minute they apply for the show and ends very, very far afterwards if you’re showing something many years later."
Earlier this year, E4 aired a ten-part series celebrating Big Brother's 20th Anniversary. Titled 'Big Brother: Best Shows Ever', the series was fronted by Davina McCall and Rylan Clark-Neal. All episodes remain available on All4.