Big Brother evicted from Channel 5
BY CRAIG SIMPSON THE new series of Big Brother will be the last to air on Channel 5, it has been confirmed.
Celebrity Big Brother will also be discontinued after another series packed with controversy.
The reality show first aired on Channel 4 from 2000 to 2010, and was relaunched by Channel 5 the following year.
Ahead of the live launch of the new series on Friday, Channel 5 announced it will be the final one.
The channel said: “It’s time for this game to end.”
The show suffered falling ratings compared with reality TV competition, such as Love Island on ITV2.
The final of the first series of Big Brother on Channel 4 attracted a TV audience of 9.45million. The final of the last series was watched by 1.11million.
Channel 5 said: “The forthcoming series of Big Brother will be the last – of either celebrity or civilian versions – on Channel 5. We’d like to thank our brilliant presenters Emma Willis and Rylan Clark-Neal.”
HOST Emma Willis