ITV are planning to air a companion show to Big Brother, when the series returns to screens after a 5 year hiatus on ITV2 in 2023, Big Blagger understands.
The news was first reported in article in The Sun today, which Big Blagger has corroborated with our own sources.
Initially reporting the news, a source told The Sun: “ITV knows that it’s not just the main show that gets fans talking and the spin-off for Big Brother has always been a favourite for viewers.
“It’s been the spring-board for some huge careers over the years, and its irreverent content and styles makes for great telly”
While a companion does look likely to return, the name and format of the show is still to be revealed.
The first sister to the main show came in the form of Big Brother’s Little Brother which was initially hosted by Dermot O’Leary from 2001-2008, with George Lamb and Emma Willis fronting the show for it’s final season on Channel 4.
The broadcaster also aired Big Brother’s Efourum / Big Mouth, initially hosted by Russell Brand , Jack Whitehall, Davina McCall amongst others during the course of its run.
When Big Brother moved to Channel 5 in 2011, the channel aired Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, which combined some elements of BBLB with Big Mouth and continued to air for the duration of Big Brother’s outing on the channel.
Emma Willis, Jamie East, AJ Odudu & Rylan have hosted BBBOTS during it’s run, with Rylan seen as the show’s true host.
Big Brother returns to our screens for a 20th series in 2023 on ITV2.