Big Brother, one of reality television’s most well-known personalities, will return to our screens in 2023.
From its inception in the late 1990s in the Netherlands through its suspension in the United Kingdom in 2018, the ‘ultimate social experiment’ has been one of reality television’s most popular series.
The programme originally aired for 11 seasons on Channel 4, which also broadcast seven seasons of its celebrity spin-off before its end, Ultimate Big Brother.
Jumping to Channel 5, another eight seasons of Big Brother were shown, along with 15 celebrity specials.
Big Brother has found a new home for 2023 and will return to our screens for the first time in nearly five years.
Everything you need to know is right here.
When is Big Brother on?
Big Brother 2023 will premiere tomorrow, Sunday, October 2023, at 9 pm.
Following the opening episode, a new group of Big Brother housemates from all walks of life will enter into the world’s most renowned reality TV home (with a brand-new look for 2023) for up to six weeks, with the public able to witness their every move.
The main show will air at 9 p.m. on Sundays through Fridays.
— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) October 6, 2023
As expected, the cast will next be subjected to the same set of tasks, nominations, and public votes, from which a victor will emerge and earn the life-changing prize money.
Who is hosting Big Brother 2023?
Fans of Strictly Come performing may recognise AJ Odudu because she appeared on the 2021 series with KAi Widdringotnm, just missing out on performing in the final due to an injury.
This isn’t her first time working on Big Brother; she co-hosted the spin-off series Big Brother’s Bit On The Side with Rylan Clark-Neal and Willis in 2023, when the reality show was on Channel 5.
Will Best is a little less well-known than his Odudu, but he also starred on Bit On The Side in 2013 and has appeared on Celebrity Coach Trip and Dance Dance Dance.
How to watch Big Brother 2023
Big Brother will now run on ITV2 and ITVX, marking its third new broadcast home in the UK.
Big Brother: Late & Live will also air six days a week immediately following the programme, and the Big Brother: Live Stream will be accessible on ITVX.
We're going LIVE with Big Brother: Late & Live straight after the show, six days a week. Plus, you can watch even more action from the house straight after with the Big Brother: Live Stream on @ITVX! #BBUK pic.twitter.com/Q2j2JRbuy6
— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) September 25, 2023
Director of Reality Commissioning for ITV2 Paul Mortimer said: ‘This refreshed, contemporary new series of Big Brother will contain all the familiar format points that kept viewers engaged and entertained the first time round, but with a brand-new look and some additional twists that speak to today’s audience.
‘We’re beyond excited to bring this iconic series to ITV2 and ITVX where it should especially engage with our younger viewers.’