BBAU: Big Brother return unlikely as House is dismantled
A return for Big Brother in Australia is looking very unlikely, as the House at Dreamworld has been dismantled.
Reports are currently suggesting that the Big Brother House – located at Dreamworld Theme Park on Australia’s Gold Coast – has been dismantled. This also comes as Channel 9 confirmed that they have no immediate plans to bring back Big Brother.
All references to Big Brother have been removed from Nine’s website however the network’s chief programming and production chief Andrew Backwell insisted: “We have no plans to bring it back at this stage, it is however still in consideration so we are certainly not ruling it out.
“We also believe it would work brilliantly on GO but we need to work through a business case to see if the investment was viable.”
It was originally believed that Nine were looking into bringing back Celebrity Big Brother, but the idea was scrapped after rival network TEN created their own version of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! earlier this year.
It is also believed that no other network is currently interested in purchasing the rights to Big Brother – which expire from Nine in 2016. Big Brother originally aired between 2001 an 2008 on TEN before being axed due to low ratings.
Nine later revived the series in 2012 and aired three series between 2012 and 2014.