Big Brother may about to be evicted from Channel 5 after its network boss gave its strongest indication yet that the broadcaster is set to rest the long-running reality programme.
The future of Big Brother has been in question over the last year when Frow made comments that he’d be “happier” if Channel 5 no longer aired Big Brother at last year’s Edinburgh International TV Festival.
Friday morning saw the show boss appear at the 2018 Edinburgh International TV Festival and he revealed he’s had no change of heart and gave his strongest hints yet that Big Brother is likely over on his network after the year.
“I have planned for a year without Big Brother,” Frow said. “But never say never. The contract runs out at Christmas.”
The wording Frow used has some thinking the show may be rested for a year depending on if Channel 5 can find something to replace nearly 200 hours of screen time with.
It is not yet known if Frow means civilian Big Brother or its celebrity spin-off that will be rested.
Frow also commented on the mess around Stormy Daniels, who pulled out from appearing on the show at the very last minute.
“I was bloody furious actually, we built the White House and the whole goddamn thing around her.”
The current series of Celebrity Big Brother airing on C5 launched with 2 million viewers, which was up 200,000 on last year’s summer launch and stayed on par with 2.1 million viewers from January’s “Year of the Woman” launch.
Celebrity Big Brother continues tonight on Channel 5 at 9 pm with the first live eviction of the series with host Emma Willis.