Big Brother returned to Channel 5 tonight with the tagline “The United Kingdom of Big Brother”, however fans weren’t convinced.
Emma Willis welcomed a bunch of brand new housemates into the Borehamwood house, but fans online were quick to spot how familiar many of the faces looked.
Fans took to social media to vent their anger at being tricked, and asking why some of the housemates didn’t enter the Celebrity Big Brother house instead!
Im guessing the #BBUK producers are ex on the beach fans..
they might aswell have them walking out of the water
— Daryl Glynn (@darylglynn) June 5, 2017
The amount of ex on the beach "stars" lol #bbuk
— Hughie maughan (@hughie_maughan) June 5, 2017
You can smell the stench of the Viacom interference in some of this casting can't you #bbuk
— Richard Watkins (@richiew4ever) June 5, 2017
Channel 5 owners Viacom also own MTV, with some suggesting the father company being the reason for so many Ex On The Beach stars appearing.
During tonight’s show for the first time ever Big Brother hands over power to the public with one final housemate added to the mix.
The housemate was selected from four candidates with Tom voted as the People’s housemate who will hold great power within the house, even having access to the outside world.
Tom will be controlled by the public, and will be able to access outside information.
Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5.