Celebrity Big Brother 2018 could have only female housemates

Bosses reportedly planning twist to mark 100 years since women won the vote
2 comments - Posted on October 9 2017 at 12:29am

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Celebrity Big Brother producers are considering an all-female twist for the January 2018 series to mark 100 years since women won the right to vote, it is claimed.

Channel 5 is reportedly planning a slate of programmes to celebrate the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People act, which enabled some women to participate in UK elections for the first time.

According to The Sun, the next Celebrity series of Big Brother – beginning early in the new year – could participate in the special season by featuring female housemates exclusively.

In a bid to spark fierce debates in the house, bosses are also said to be ignoring model and reality star types in favour of “opinionated” women similar to Germaine Greer, who participated in the third series of CBB in 2005.

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“Channel 5 wants to make a real splash as part of their women’s vote celebrations,” the newspaper’s source said. “They are keen to cast opinionated women like Germaine Greer over no-mark reality TV girls who look good but have little to say or bring to the conversation.

“Bosses are expecting cat fights galore, plenty of tension and clashing personalities.”

If true, it wouldn’t be the first time Big Brother has had a gender-themed twist.

The eighth ‘civilian’ run, which aired on Channel 4 a decade ago this year, began with eleven women spending the first 48 hours in the house together.

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Men were then introduced gradually, and the series was eventually won by Brian Belo, making him the first late entrant ever to win the show.

The Bulgarian, African and Indian versions of BB later used similar twists.

It is thought that 2018 will be a make or break year for Big Brother UK after all three of this year’s instalments fell to new ratings lows.

Channel 5’s director of programmes Ben Frow recently admitted that he’d be “happier” if the broadcaster didn’t have the rights to the show.

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2 comments on this article

  1. Newton says:
    Tue 10 Oct Reply !

    Are they really trying to kill Big Brother???

  2. YoungsterJoey says:
    Thu 12 Oct Reply !

    It’s obvious fake news. They won’t dare do the all-female twist again. I liked it though but apparently it wasn’t received well with most folks. It would be interesting if BB went ironic and had a all-male launch and gradually introduced women. From a social behavior perspective, that would be interesting.

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