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Celebrity Big Brother Australia 2022: when does new series come out on E4 - will there be another UK series?

Big Brother is set to make a comeback on UK TV screens

<p>Sonia Kruger is the host of Celebrity Big Brother Australia</p>

Sonia Kruger is the host of Celebrity Big Brother Australia

Celebrity Big BrotherAustralia is set to come to E4 in February 2022.

The new series combines the antics of the UK Diary Room, where contestants can talk confidently to Big Brother in a small room, with the most recent series of Big Brother VIP, the Australian version of the show.

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Announcing the ‘return’ of Big Brother, E4 has said in a statement: "The Diary Room Doors are preparing to open Down Under".

Who will star in Big Brother Australia?

The Australian version of Celebrity Big Brother will feature stars including Caitlyn Jenner and Meghan Markle’s half-brother Thomas Markle.

Also starring will be:

  • Married at First Sight Australia contestant Jessika Power
  • Model and actress Ellie Gonsalves
  • Former Australian Football League player Dayne Beams
  • Model Josh Carroll
  • Model Imogen Anthony
  • Australian Survivor’s Luke Toki
  • Actor Bernard Curry
  • Author and former political aide Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Former National Rugby League player Marr Cooper
  • Big Brother Australia contestant Daniel Hayes

The series will be hosted by Australian television presenter and media personality, Sonia Krugler, who also presents The Voice Australia and the civilian series of Big Brother Australia.

When will Celebrity Big Brother Australia air on UK screens?

E4 is preparing to launch Celebrity Big Brother on 6 February, with the show set to run for 11 episodes.

Twelve celebrities will enter Big Brother’s first ever luxury hotel for a chance to win a $100,000 cash prize for charity.

The series aired in Australia in November 2021, under the name Celebrity Big Brother.

Has Australia had a Celebrity version of Big Brother before?

Australia’s first celebrity edition of Big Brother aired in 2002 and was won by Dylan Lewis, a TV and radio host.

No further celebrity editions were commissioned in Australia before Big Brother was axed in 2008.

Will Big Brother come back to the UK? 

Big Brother has not aired on UK screens since 2018. The final winner, announced on 5 November, was vlogger Cameron Cole who was 22 at the time.

Ryan Thomas, a former Coronation Street actor,  was announced as the final winner of Celebrity Big Brother in August 2018.

Prior to the final series airing, a Channel 5 spokesman said: "The forthcoming series of Big Brother will be the last - of either celebrity or civilian versions - on Channel 5.

"We’d like to thank Endemol and all of the production team who have worked tirelessly to make the show a success."

Big Brother first launched in the UK in 2000, with Davina McCall as its host.

In 2011, when the show moved over to Channel 5, Big Brother winner Brian Dowling took over as the presenter. He was later replaced by Emma Willis.

Rylan Clark began presenting spin-off Big Brother’s Bit On The Side from 2013, and was the sole presenter from 2015.

In June 2020, after rumours of the show’s re-boot, Davina and Rylan hosted a special 20th-anniversary mini-series and spent time looking back at the most iconic episodes over the past 20 years.

However, the show has not made a UK comeback just yet. Following the announcement of the show, Rylan Clark took to Twitter and campaigned for the UK’s version to return. He said: “Amazing news…NOW BRING OURS BACK”.

Celebrity Big Brother Australia airs on E4 on 6 February 2022

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