Celebrity Big Brother bosses are planning a second ‘All Stars’ series, this time with stars from both Channel 4 and Channel 5 eras in order to mark the long running reality shows’ 20th series, The Sun reports.
A source said: “They’ve seen this series as a bit of a trial and error, but the formula has worked well with viewers. “They’re upping the budget for guests too and will spare no expense to make it the best out of the 20 series.”
The new series has a working title of ‘Summer Legends’ and will air in it’s usual slot, after regular Big Brother, which this year features a new twist by auditioning pairs of housemates.
Ratings saw a slow start for this most recent series, however following the arrival cleaning queen Kim Woodburn, her furious rants have seen viewing figures almost double with 2.1 million, peaking for an episode last week which saw security enter the house.
A source told The Sun: “The number is up on last year’s figure for the same show and up almost 500,000 viewers week-on-week, securing the show its best numbers since launch night – producers are keen to capitalise on the momentum by lining up and tempting back even bigger names while there’s the hype. ”
Celebrity Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5 at 9pm.