AJ Odudu and Will Best have been unveiled as hosts of the upcoming BBUK revival set to air on ITV2 & ITVX later this year.
ITV and Initial TV(Banijay UK), the production company behind the show made the announcement earlier today (25th April 2023) with the following trailer released on social media:
The duo will share the hosting duties on the main show, where they’ll preside over the weekly evictions and quiz housemates on all of the goings on in the world’s most famous house, whilst also hosting an additional nightly live companion show debating all the hot topics inside the house.
AJ has come a long way since one of her first gigs as co-host of BBBOTS on Channel 5, recently co-hosting the acclaimed revival of The Big Breakfast. She has also hosted on Comic Relief and as part of the Eurovision family, and is also known to ITV audiences having presented backstage on The Voice UK and The Voice Kids.
Close friend and fellow Big Brother superfan Will meanwhile has presenting credits across major broadcasters including Dance, Dance, Dance for ITV as well as other projects for E4, T4 and BBC Three.
Speaking of the news, AJ said:
“I’m so excited to finally be able to say that, yes: I’m hosting Big Brother! I couldn’t be happier. Following in the footsteps of some of my favourite broadcasting legends to front such an iconic show is an absolute honour – and to do it alongside my amazing friend Will is the icing on the cake.”
“I grew up with Big Brother so getting a chance to host it with my mate AJ is a dream come true. I can’t wait to tell some housemates not to swear.”
Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning for ITV2 and ITVX, said:
“AJ and Will really are our perfect pairing as we prepare to reintroduce Big Brother to the next generation. With a genuine chemistry, both of them will bring effortless wit, charm and heaps of character to their roles and we’re delighted to be working with them both again.”
Natalka Znak, CEO of Remarkable Entertainment, Initial and Znak TV, added:
“It’s an all-new Big Brother on a new channel and with new hosts. AJ and Will are fresh, with bags of talent, and a real passion for this iconic show. It’s going to be such fun having them at the helm.”
Big Brother is set to premier on ITV2 and ITVX later this year, and casting for the show is ongoing, with wannabe house mates invited to apply via https://www.bigbrother.com/.
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