Big Brother has revealed a first peek at the new housemates, but it’s not what you’d expect.
In classic Big Brother fashion, ITV has promised a terrifying peek at the housemates as the countdown to the debut begins.
We can’t wait to see who joins the programme that has given us Alison Hammond, Adele Roberts, and Jade Goody.
We can’t wait to see them in the new home on Sunday, with Will Best and AJ Odudu presenting the revival.
But we still haven’t met the housemates, until today, when the Big Brother social media channels teased only one detail: all 16 of their eyeballs.
It’s also scary.
— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) October 7, 2023
Some fans are just as creeped out, with TV critic Scott Bryan writing: ‘I know DEEPLY unsettling.’
Others are far more excited though, with one writing: ‘Omg I just got that BB feeling. It’s like the Christmas feeling but with eyes.’
‘Giving me such BB1 vibes! Love it,’ someone else wrote.
Big Brother, initially hosted by Davina McCall, aired on Channel 4 until 2010, when it moved to Channel 5, where it remained until its last episode in 2018.
Kevin Lygo, ITV’s head of media and entertainment, has previously stated that the relaunch will attempt to retain the essence of the show’s “golden period.”
He stated in a statement, ‘The secret to Big Brother is to maintain it how it was in its golden age – more engaging, intellectual, and upscale than other reality series.’
With a recent glimpse at the renovated house, featuring the famed Diary Room’s refurbishment, further information about the rehabilitation have surfaced.
Big Brother will be followed each night by Big Brother: Late & Live, an exciting new commission hosted live from the location of the house in front of a studio audience by AJ Odudu and Will Best.
It will be the only site to witness the evictees’ first live interview, as well as a slew of other unique features such as access to the camera runs, celebrity guest commentary and discussion, and the weekly nomination results.
Big Brother: Live Stream also returns to screens, showing seven nights a week exclusively on ITVX, allowing fans to view live video until the early hours of the morning.
Big Brother starts on Sunday, October 8, at 9pm on ITV1, ITV2 and ITVX.