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Celebrity Big Brother May Return
The current series of Celebrity Big Brother is supposed to
be the last-ever short-format version of Big Brother in the
UK. However, there's a glimmer of hope that it may return.
The whole Big Brother franchise was axed last year by Channel
4, who accepted that public interest had waned and promised
to fill the airtime with some fresh programming. However,
the success of CBB7 has not gone unnoticed.
On the Launch night, this year's show reached over half-a-million
more fans than last year's Celebrity Big Brother did, gaining
6.2 million viewers versus CBB6's 5.6 million. It also beat
the launch of last summer's main series by over a million
viewers, as that reached just 5.1 million.
That's a substantial increase in interest, which can be put
down to a combination of BB fans wanting to grab their last
chance to watch CBB, but also down to the chosen contestant
group this year.
As a consequence, long-time BB host Davina McCall recently
for the show to return in the future, which prompted us
to run a Poll asking fans for their opinion.
In the Poll, 53% of voters said that they would watch Celebrity
Big Brother next year if it was commissioned again, but indicated
that they'd still be pining for the main three-month-long
show. However, the latter will definitely be axed by Channel
4 when Big Brother 11 ends in the summer, and will not be
39% of voters in the Poll would welcome a Celebrity BB series
at the start of 2011, and would accept that the main summer
show has been cancelled. These voters actually preferred the
idea of just watching a month-long show in January, mainly
because it frees-up their summer.
Just 8% of voters in the Poll reckoned that the show has
had its day, and thought the whole Big Brother format should
be scrapped in the UK.
Commenting on the possibility of CBB returning, a Big Brother
insider told Sunday's Daily Star newspaper that the buzz around
Celebrity Big Brother 7 has been too great for the show to
be axed forever. "There is no way this is the end. It
may be rested for a year or two, but it will definitely be
back," said the source.
Fingers crossed, BB fans!
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