Channel 5 signs new two-year Big Brother contract

32 comments - Posted on April 3 2012 at 11:39am

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Channel 5 has announced that it has signed a new two-year deal with Endemol for Big Brother, keeping the show on air until at least 2014.

The broadcaster moved to extend their contract after their revival of the format experienced ratings success, with last year’s Celebrity Big Brother launch becoming C5′s highest rated ‘commissioned show’ ever.

Their first two Celebrity series averaged three million viewers each, while last summer’s normal run attracted 1.7million viewers and a 54% increase in its timeslots among the key 16-34 year old audience.

Brian Dowling will continue to host the live main shows on C5, while Emma Willis will return with her popular spin-off show Bit On The Side on C5 and 5*.

Jeff Ford, C5′s Director of Programmes said: “We’re hugely excited to have secured the return of Big Brother for Channel 5 which will continue to form a key part our programming schedule.

“The show so far has captivated the energy and vibrancy of the channel and we are looking forward to continuing this successful relationship.”

Nick Samwell-Smith, Creative Director of Endemol subsidiary Initial added: “We are delighted with the success of Big Brother on Channel 5. The show continues to thrive and I’m thrilled to be renewing our partnership with the channel for another two years.”

It is unclear how many series are included in the new deal, but C5 has confirmed that another Celeb BB will air after the upcoming public run, which begins in May.

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32 comments on this article

  1. BBLF says:
    Thu 24 May Reply !

    It seems that C5 have learnt nothing about the show BB at all,the word is that they are happy with the social media Facebook etc and have no plans to show live feed.
    Looks like many of us will be watching BBAUS instead.
    Good luck and hope those that do stick with C5 have a good series
    but for me its over until live feed is restored.

  2. CH5BBUK says:
    Thu 24 May Reply !

    Thankyou Matt :D you do a great job with your BB website :grin:

    Your BB and CBB website is better then Channel 5′s and it looks like you put alot of time into making it look right. whereas it looks like Channel 5 put 5 minutes into theirs lol :grin:

  3. CH5BBUK says:
    Thu 24 May Reply !

    Celebrity Big Brother: ‘Mario Balotelli WAG Holly Henderson in talks’

    Celebrity Big Brother is reportedly in talks with a WAG who had an affair with Manchester City footballer Mario Balotelli.

    According to the Daily Star, insiders are hoping that Holly Henderson, who is a second cousin of Wayne Rooney, will have a similar appeal to Natasha Giggs in the last series.

  4. CH5BBUK says:
    Thu 24 May Reply !

    Who its not true as Holly isnt a Celebrity and hope they get Celebrities that everyone knows :grin:

  5. CH5BBUK says:
    Thu 24 May Reply !

    Is it true that Big Brother starts on 7th June? :grin:

  6. CH5BBUK says:
    Thu 24 May Reply !

    Does anyone have a clip of BB Marco and his mum falling down at the same time on stage after he left the BB house? XD

  7. Az says:
    Thu 24 May Reply !

    it clearly doesn’t begin in May.

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