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Big Brother reboot set to 'represent contemporary Britain' as revival talks escalate
Big Brother is set to return to our screens once again with the reboot promising to cast people who ‘represent contemporary Britain’.It's been reported that ITV is in advance talks to revive the show and wants to have the most 'interesting characters' possible.The network is keen to sign a deal to bring back the show and wants to raise it to the same popularity of the hit dating show Love Island. According to Broadcast, ITV want to have a back-to-basics approach for Big Brother and not only cast "beautiful people".The outlet reports that "Its casting will seek to reflect a slice of contemporary Britain and will be based on finding interesting characters."It is believed that former contestants from the show are being used as inspiration for the revival such as ex-nun Anna Nolan and transgender winner Nadia Almada.Originally starting on Channel 4 back in 2000, the show ran for 23 series and discovered many famous faces that we know now.This Morning stars Alison Hammond and Josie Gibson both appeared on the show with Alison starring in series three and Josie going on to win the competition in series 11.BBC DJ Adele Roberts was also on the show in series three and came in seventh place.Big Brother moved from Channel 4 to Channel 5 in 2011 but was axed five years ago by the broadcaster.However, it's looking like the show will make a return on ITV2 in Autumn 2023.It's been rumoured that Celebrity Big Brother winner Rylan Clark could be the host for the reboot as opposed to previous presenters of the show such as Emma Willis and Davina McCall.
Alison Hammond begs for Big Brother host role and says show 'needs to change it up'
Alison Hammond has admitted she would like to present the next series of Big Brother, the show from which she found her fame.The Channel 4 show was very popular in the 2000s and featured public and celebrity versions, in which stars spend a few weeks in close proximity to each other as they complete challenges for prizes.The show is known for its hilarious moments, fiery feuds, strange antics and of course, its famous finalists.Alison Hammond was on the show back in 2002 alongside fellow housemate Jade Goody.It helped skyrocket her career and she now enjoys a regular Friday spot on ITV’s This Morning, alongside former Big Brother’s Bit On The Side host Dermot O’Leary.The show came to an end in 2018 but rumours have been circulating for some time about the programme’s alleged return.It aired for 18 years and was a huge hit with the masses, which is why speculation has grown about its comeback.Some think that ITV have bought the rights to bring the show back and Alison could be a contender.She lasted just two weeks in the house back in the early 2000s but her bubbly personality and witty one-liners make her the perfect fit for the presenting role.She spoke about the potential gig on The Late-ish Show with Mo Gilligan and opened up about her enthusiasm to return.When asked if she would be good at presenting the show, she replied: “I think so, they need to change it up a bit. We’ve got to put it out there into the universe.
‘Don’t get that in the US!’ Tom Hanks praises BBC amid seeing Chris Packham on Springwatch
Tom Hanks openly praised the BBC on The One Show this evening, claiming that you “don’t get that” on American TV.The Hollywood star made the observation after watching a clip of Chris Packham presenting Springwatch ahead of the programme's return tonight on BBC Two. Tom, 65, appeared on the BBC One show today with his co-star Austin Butler, 30, ahead of their upcoming Elvis Presley biopic, which is entitled Elvis.Speaking to Emma Willis, 46, and Jermaine Jenas, 39, Tom expressed his admiration for the BBC.During their interview, the presenters introduced Chris and his Springwatch co-host Michaela Strachan, 56, as they joined them remotely from a Norfolk field. Chris’ stepdaughter Megan McCubbin, 27, also made a brief cameo as she was shown getting up close to some tawny owls in the North East of England. After the presenters had given a preview of this year’s Springwatch, Tom had some thoughts on the show.As Emma started moving on the conversation with the two actors on the sofa, Tom couldn’t help but interrupt her. “Now, I know you’re both very busy…” Emma began. “Can we just say how great the BBC is,” Tom interjected, causing the presenters to laugh at the unexpected interruption.Speaking about Springwatch’s award-winning live coverage of animals in the British country, Tom explained how UK TV differs from shows in the USA.“Now, you’re not going to get that live every night in the United States,” Tom mused.“That is just something else,” he said with a smile, as Emma agreed, “You’re really not are you?”Tom’s praise for the broadcaster comes after calls to “defund the BBC” have succeeded, after the government promised to abolish the licence fee by 2027. The BBC will also be forced to make deep cuts to its show budgets,
Prince Charles shares a joke with Ant and Dec at Prince's Trust Awards
Ant and Dec apparently joked to Prince Charles that they were looking forward to some "classic HRH bantz" at the Prince's Trust Awards.The cheeky duo were among the celebs who lined up to meet the royal as he arrived at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane for the event.According to reports, the Britain's Got Talent stars joked with the Prince ahead of the ceremony and quipped that he looked a bit disappointed when they kept coming back as hosts.Others stars at the glitzy awards - which recognise young people who have succeeded against the odds, improved their chances in life and had a positive impact on their community - included Ocean's Eleven star George Clooney's wife Amal.The human rights lawyer looked stunning in a form-fitting strapless white dress covered in red flowers, with her long dark hair bouncing down her back in lustrous curls.Amal's A-list hubby wasn't with her but she was joined by her mum.Good Morning Britain host Kate Garraway was also at the awards and was also snapped sharing a chuckle with the royal.She looked as polished as ever in a striking blue and orange patterned jumpsuit with an eye-catching gold belt and show-stopping purple boots.TV star Fearne Cotton turned heads in a floor-length white gown covered in twinkly embellishments in an array of colours.Fearne, who is a goodwill ambassador for the organisation, wore her long blonde hair pulled back into a sleek ponytail with a few wisps hanging around her face.Former Big Brother host Emma Willis also stood out in a bright pink suit with a black crop top and heels.
Harper Beckham looks adorable in unseen moment with dad David from Brooklyn's wedding
Harper Beckham and her father David have melted everyone's hearts once more with the release of a brand new photograph capturing a previously unseen adorable moment from Brooklyn Beckham's wedding.SEE: Victoria and David Beckham's 10 parenting rules they'll pass onto newlywed son BrooklynIn a candid new image, posted on Victoria Beckham's Instagram and taken by Vogue, we saw David and Harper embracing tightly on the dancefloor during their own special father and daughter moment. They couldn't keep their smiles from their faces as they swayed together with the band playing in the background.WATCH: Harper Beckham's cutest family moments you've forgotten aboutCaptured once all the formal family photographs had been taken on 9 April, the bond between bridesmaid Harper and her father was obvious as they relaxed, with Harper kicking off her white ballet flats and David his tuxedo jacket as his ten-year-old daughter went barefoot on the white marble dance floor in image number 2.A post shared by Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham)See David and Harper's special father-daughter momentEven A-listers were moved by the photo and Spice Girls star Geri Horner, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon and The Voice presenter Emma Willis all loved the Instagram post.
Davina McCall 'very excited' as she breaks silence on huge Big Brother TV return
Davina McCall has revealed her thoughts on a new series of Big Brother, and she's 'really excited' about the prospect of the iconic reality show's return.TV star Davina hosted the legendary housemate programme for 10 years during its initial run on Channel 4, from the very first episode in July 2000 until 2010.Emma Willis, who later hosted the series until it ended in 2018, said she wouldn't fight Davina for a presenting spot if the show comes back as Davina is "the queen".The series threw members of the general public who'd never met each other before in a house.Davina's now spoken exclusively to Daily Star about the show, following reports it could soon be making an epic comeback to screens.The Masked Singer star shared her thoughts about the show at the launch of her new Channel 4 documentary, Sex, Mind and the Menopause, which airs next Monday (May 2) at 9pm.The stunning ITV star said she "really hopes" Big Brother hits our screens again, and that the idea is "really exciting".She said: "[The prospect of] Big Brother returning is very exciting. I mean, I really, really hope it comes back, and I think if it's coming back to ITV2 then that is a really good home for it."The presenter also said she'd be keen to know if the show would change how they cast its housemates, and if they would be planning to try a "different mix" of people.Davina added: "I'd just be interested to see how they do casting and change it up at all.
Love Island's Chloe Burrows says she was 'put on this earth' to go on Big Brother
Chloe Burrows has shown an interest in entering the Big Brother house.The popular reality show ended in 2018 but is reported to be making a return to our screens next year on ITV.Although the premise of the show features regular members of the public living together, that hasn't stopped Love Island finalist Chloe from making it known she'd be keen to go in the house.This week, Chloe took to Twitter to tell her 127.9K followers she was "put on this earth" to enter the show.She tweeted: "I know what I was put on this earth to do… to go on Big Brother and win it."People were quick to respond to the 25-year-old's tweet showing their support for her to enter the Big Brother house.One person commented: "If you’re not on Big Brother then I’m protesting."Someone else added: "Hahaha go Chlo!!!! Will support you all the way."While a third said: "Yes!!!!! This would make me watch."Another follower commented: "It’s not what we need but it’s what we all deserve."The popular reality show was presented by Davina McCall and first aired in 2000 on Channel 4 before it moved to Channel 5 in 2011 with series two winner Brian Dowling hosting the show until it was taken over by Emma Willis.Speaking about its rumoured return, a source told The Sun that putting Big Brother on ITV2 will "open it up" to a new and younger audience.They said: "They are really keen on getting the deal done on Big Brother, and hope to have something firm to announce soon. The talks are still at an early, and delicate, stage and the next few weeks will be key."It needs the full treatment and they're confident they are the ones who can return it to its legendary former glory.