Big Brother 2018

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  1. Ome

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    Apparently...


    The iconic reality TV programme will be back for what could be their last series later this year, and they are making sure they go out with a bang.

    Channel 5's contract for the show comes to an end this year and, while talks are still ongoing with production company Endemol, they are yet to re-sign the programme.

    Sources tell Daily Star Online the civilian series of Big Brother 2018 has been confirmed to start either the last week of August, or the first week of September.

    This means a Friday launch night would take place on August 31 or Septemeber 7.

    "Big Brother bosses are open about the fact they don't want to take on Love Island in the ratings," a source explained.

    "They have revamped the casting team behind the scenes in a bid to shake things up in terms of casting new housemates.

    "The show won't start until the end of August at the very earliest."


    But that's not all.

    The controversy-loving show which once gave us stars like Jade Goody and Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace, is set to be the longest ever.

    Currently Big Brother 8 in 2007 was the longest lasting 94 days – just over thirteen weeks.

    "Everyone is being told to leave at least twelve weeks free," a second insider added.

    "They are saying it could be the longest ever and are making people aware a fourteen-week stretch in the house is highly possible."

    Daily Star Online first revealed in December how BB was facing axing its traditional June launch date.

    A source at the time said: "Last year was understandably disappointing in terms of ratings and they will want to avoid taking on Love Island."

    When contacted by Daily Star Online at the time, a rep for Channel 5 failed to deny both the schedule change and Love Island's influence simply saying: "We will confirm a launch date nearer to transmission."



     
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  2. Angela Channing

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    Looks like they are trying to avoid competition with Love Island which easily beat Big Brother in the ratings last year.
     
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    Yes, though I'm more concerned about Celebrity Big Brother. If they do go ahead and have it start in August/Sept, what will happen with CBB?
     
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    I think with falling ratings, two CBBs a year wasn't sustainable. I think they will drop the one immediately after the regular series and just have CBB at the start of the New Year.
     
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    It doesn't really surprise me that this might be the last series, its been clinging on for the past couple of years.

    Wow, this is very late.

    Oh my goodness thats a long stretch. I'm not sure I would manage to see every episode.

    Its a shame if a summer series of CBB is sacrificed. I've grown to prefer CBB over the civilian series.

    I just hope BB survives into the new year for this to happen.
     
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    I don't think I realised the timings earlier, if this is going to last as long as they are predicting, we could be going into December. Not really sure that would work.

    Me too. Not only is it a better class of housemates (well, sorta anyway) but it's usually just a month in length and that suits me much more than something going on any longer, especially when there's no real stand out housemate.
     
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