Recent reports suggested that this could be the last year for both the long-running Big Brother U.K and Celebrity Big Brother U.K series.
Now, we could be seeing Big Brother renewed for another three years.
Or at least, the lease on the Big Brother house… what else could they possibly use it for, mega house parties?
What is Happening With The Big Brother House?
BB production company Endemol Shine applied to extend the lease on the house by one year, giving enough time to home the Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother 2019 series.
Hertsmere Borough Council then pulled that public application from their site, however, causing plenty of drama and speculation.
So What next?
A new application went has been sent in, although this time for a three-year spell.
This suggests that, although Channel 5 and Endemol Shine are still negotiating the finer points of commissioning a new series, there must be promising enough progress for Endemol to make this bold move.
From a one-year extension to a three-year extension – what’s going on?
Rumours still persist that if Big Brother continues, it won’t be in its existing format, which many says has gone stale thanks to revolutionary new series such as Love Island on ITV2.
Big Brother could also switch channels, with the likes of E4 perhaps tempted into taking on the infamous reality TV series.
— Andrew McBride (@andrewmcb) July 9, 2018
What Else Do We Know?
For summer 2018, we know that Celebrity Big Brother will air first, picking up in August once safely out of the way of rating juggernaut Love Island. That will be followed by “normal” Big Brother.
In all the press and publicity over these shows, expect an announcement from C5 about the show’s future shortly.
Even if they do decide to let it go, there’s every chance it could return to Channel 4 or be picked up by a new broadcaster. Stranger things have happened.
There’s even a story going around that Davina McCall could be tempted back to present. She has her conditions, though.
Speaking to the Daily Express she said: “I’d never say never but only if Emma is presenting and I was her sidekick because she’s brilliant. She’s made it her own and I really like her.” pic.twitter.com/Pc90jFaozu
— Big Brother Zone (@BBZoneUK) July 10, 2018