E4 are set to air the Australian edition of Celebrity Big Brother this February.
Channel 4 have confirmed that the Australian edition of the reality format will be hitting screens in the UK from February 6th, spanning 11 episodes.
Big Brother VIP is the first celebrity edition of the show to air in Australia since their first attempt in 2002. This new series plays host to celebrities from across the world including reality star Caitlyn Jenner, former political aide to Donald Trump, Omarosa and Meghan Markle’s brother, Thomas Markle Jr.
Channel 4 confirmed that the series, hosted by Sonia Kruger, will see 12 celebrities live together in Big Brother’s first ever ‘luxury hotel’. The 12 famous faces will be battling it out to win $100,000.
The full cast of celebrities entering Big Brother’s hotel include Olympic gold medallist, media personality and former political candidate, Caitlyn Jenner; Married at First Sight Australia contestant Jessika Power; half-brother to the Duchess of Sussex, Thomas Markle Jr.; Australian Survivor’s Luke Toki; model and actress Ellie Gonsalves; models Josh Carroll and Imogen Anthony; former Australian Football League player Dayne Beams; actor Bernard Curry; BB Aus 2021 contestant Daniel Hayes; former National Rugby League player Matt Cooper and author and former political aide, Omarosa Manigault Newman.
This marks the first time any official Big Brother content has aired in the UK since the 2020 lookback at some of Big Brother’s best episodes, marking the 20th anniversary of the series.
However, unlike the traditional format of Big Brother, this series had been pre-recorded ahead of its airing in Australia, with the celebrity housemates deciding who would be evicted during the run. Unlike the traditional format known by viewers in the UK, housemates will compete in challenges to survive being evicted by their fellow housemates.
The only public vote of the series happened to decide the overall winner of the series – which is readily available online for those who don’t want to wait to see the end result.
Big Brother Australia is the first version of the format globally to adapt this new method of production, with the traditional Big Brother airing in “real time” with live feeds available and 24 hour highlights airing daily.
E4 have previously aired a number of international editions of Big Brother, including a series of Big Brother USA and Big Brother Africa.
Celebrity Big Brother Australia starts on February 6th.