The length of Big Brother 2016 is set to be cut down with Channel 5 scheduling the final for July, it has been confirmed.
Presenter Emma Willis stated in her weekly video blog that the current series has “three and a half weeks left” and that had fans speculating if the series was actually going to end this month.
Channel 5 has confirmed the series will end later in the month, making it the shortest series ever. This will be the second straight year show bosses have cut the length of the series. Last year, Big Brother Timebomb was cut from 72 to 66 shows.
Originally, the broadcaster released a schedule that showed the current series running for 63 episodes since the launch date reveal in May.
Fans of the show have been left unhappy with lack of updates from the house. The Others twist failing and viewers being critical of the cast for being on television shows before entering the house.
Despite the fan complaints, the ratings are higher. The current series is averaging 1.2 million viewers, up 40,000 viewers on last year.
Channel 5 is expected to confirm the final date in the coming days.
Big Brother airs nightly on Channel 5.