Channel 4 have denied that they are interested in returning Big Brother back to it’s former home
Yesterday, we reported that Channel 4 had hinted towards Big Brother returning to their schedules after moving to Channel 5 in 2011. However, a source has since said that Channel 4 has “no plans” to return the reality show back to it’s original home.
Big Brother began back in July 2000 and ran for eleven civilian series, seven Celebrity series, one teenage series, one pantomime series, one series of Celebrity Hijack and one series of Ultimate Big Brother – coming to an end in September 2010.
Channel 5 later snapped up the show in April 2011, and the show began broadcasting in August 2011 with Celebrity Big Brother 8 and Big Brother 12, which followed straight after.
Big Brother has given Channel 5 their highest ratings consistently since Celebrity Big Brother 8, eventually beating the audience share for Channel 4 last July. The latest series of Celebrity Big Brother, which aired in January, was the highest rated to date with an average of 3.0 Million viewers.
Big Brother returns in June.