Big Brother Australia is about to make a comeback.
Endemol Shine have confirmed that Big Brother Australia casting is now open. Users are now able to register to apply to be a housemate on the new series of Big Brother, the first since 2014.
In order to apply to be a housemate, applicants must be over 18 and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Big Brother Australia first aired in 2001, going on to screen eight series on Ten.
The show was later axed in 2008 before being picked up by Nine in 2012 for a further three series. Nine quietly axed the format after slumping TV figures haunted its last series. While no new series were broadcast, Nine did air the Celebrity edition of Big Brother USA when it launched its first series.
Rumours had previously appeared earlier this year, with reports that former network Ten were looking to reboot the format. Following the rumours, the iconic Big Brother House – which was on site at Dreamworld throughout its run – was destroyed in a fire.
Dreamworld later removed the remains of the house and the Dreamworld Studio, where all Big Brother live shows were broadcast, meaning that Big Brother will be in need of a new home when it returns next year.
Endemol are yet to officially confirm which network Big Brother will return too, with rumours circulating that Seven have picked up the reality juggernaut.
Seven reportedly picked up the format after Endemol Shine spent ‘several months’ pitching the show to networks. While Seven are yet to confirm the news, it is expected to appear in the network upfronts which are scheduled for Wednesday 23rd October.
The news comes as Big Brother celebrates its 20th birthday around the world. This year alone, Big Brother has been revived in Poland, Sweden and Finland, while Germany ordered its first civilian edition of the show in five years.
If you want to register your interest to become a housemate in the upcoming series of Big Brother Australia, head to bigbrothercasting.com.au and register your details.
Meanwhile, no news has emerged about a revival in the UK.