Everyone's favourite 'shouty' TV host Davina McCall, who's
fronted every series of Big Brother UK since the beginning,
has said that she thinks the show will be back at some point
in the future.
Last year, it was announced that the format had been cancelled
in the UK, and that January's Celebrity Big Brother 7 and
this summer's Big Brother 11 would be the last-ever series.
But Davina, 42, told the Daily Star Sunday: "I really
don't feel like this is the last we see of Big Brother. If
you ask me, it will be back in the next five years".
The Mum-of-three, who was pregnant during Big Brother 3 and
famously wore a 'Big Mutha' top at the evictions, re-iterated
that although the show makes money for Channel 4, it also
creates headaches for them and requires a lot of manpower
to keep it on air for three months continuously.
"If it does come back, then as long as it was done right,
I would want to present it again," said Davina, adding:
"It's my little baby and I can't imagine watching anyone
else presenting it".
You get the feeling that even if the well-paid presenter
had to take a large pay cut to take BB to another channel,
she would want to be involved. Indeed, Davina has already
hinted that she'll be really upset when it's all over in September.
Akin with Davina, Big Brother big cheese and Endemol top
bod Phil Edgar Jones recently suggested that the show could
return in the future too. There have also been calls to keep
(just) the short-format Celebrity version going, after the
success of January's series which was won by Alex Reid.
Big Brother 11 2010, the current and last series of BBUK,
is getting decent viewing figures given that the World Cup
is on at the moment and that (plus the spin-off shows) always
take a huge percentage of the available viewing audience.