Channel 5 deny rumours of ‘Big Brother’ axe


Channel 5 bosses have denied rumours that its popular reality show ‘Big Brother’ will be axed after this year’s summer series.

Rumours of the show going off-air sent fans in a tizzy today but Channel 5 denied such reports. The Sun reports that ‘Big Brother’ is a staple part of the channel’s schedule, with consistent viewing. Talks about the show’s future are expected to take place when the current deal expires at the end of this year.

A Big Brother source told The Sun, “Channel 5 already has a deal in place for another civilian version of Big Brother and a Celebrity Big Brother which will both air later this year. It’s still a very successful show for Channel 5, with millions of viewers, so obviously there will be discussions with the production company about extending the show beyond that. It’s far too early to suggest it’s the end of Big Brother, quite the opposite, so fans can relax.”

The current series has been performing well for the channel.

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