When does Big Brother 2023 start? Everything we know so far

8 October 2023, 15:00

Big Brother eye logo for 2023 reboot
Big Brother UK will reboot in Autumn 2023. Picture: ITV/Big Brother

A new-look version of the reality TV show is set to come to ITV2 and new streaming platform ITVX. Find out when to expect it.

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Big Brother is set to return for the first time in five years and it has a brand new home at ITV.

The global television phenomenon will make its much-anticipated return to UK television, which will see it move to ITV2 and ITVX.

Find out everything we know about Big Brother so far, including its start date, presenters, contestants and more.

When does Big Brother start?

Big Brother UK is set to return on 8th October at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.

Who is going to host Big Brother 2023?

AJ Odudu and Will Best will host the new Big Brother. The presenters have good innings, clocking up 15 years of presenting experience between them.

Will Best has appeared on the likes of T4, 4Music and hosted the likes of Suck My Pop, Love Shaft, Dance Dance Dance, and more.

Blackburn's own AJ Odudu's varied career kicked off in 2009 and has seen her present everything from Big Brother's Bit on the Side with Rylan Clarke and Emma Willis, the 2021 edition of The Big Breakfast with Mo Gilligan and Married at First Sight: Afters. She also appeared as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2021.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY AJ Odudu and Will Best at the opening of the Aperol Spritz Aperidisco at Battersea Power station in London. Picture date: Thursday June 1, 2023.
AJ Odudu and Will Best are the new co-hosts of Big Brother UK. Picture: Alamy

What channel will Big Brother 2023 be on?

Big Brother's new series will come to ITV2 and new streaming platform ITVX. The launch show will kick off at ITX but the rest of the series will be shown on both ITX and ITV2.

What can we expect from Big Brother 2023?

A new cast of housemates from all walks of life will be carefully selected to take up residence in the Big Brother house for six weeks, as the cameras capture their every move and the audiences at home follow ever twist and turn.

The house itself will be given a contemporary new look ready for this reimagining of the show.

Despite its new look, the show will stay true to its format with nominations, live evictions and voting taking place throughout the series and the public vote ultimately determining the winner, who will walk away with a life-changing cash prize.

Will Big Brother 2023 have a live stream?

Yes. Much to the delight of their UK fans, Big Brother 2023 will usher in the return of the much-loved live stream.

Taking to X, formerly, Twitter, ITV wrote: "We're going LIVE with Big Brother: Late & Live straight after the show, six days a week. Plus, you can watch even more action from the house straight after with the Big Brother: Live Stream on".

What else do we know about Big Brother's return?

According to reports, Big Brother will be getting a spin-off show in the vein of previous shows Big Brother's Big Mouth, which was hosted by Russell Brand, and Big Brother's Bit On The Side, which saw Rylan take over hosting duties.

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What have ITV said about Big Brother's return?

Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning & Acquisitions and Controller, ITV2, ItvBe & CITV “This refreshed, contemporary new series of Big Brother will contain all the familiar format points that kept viewers engaged and entertained the first time round, but with a brand new look and some additional twists that speak to today’s audience. We’re beyond excited to bring this iconic series to ITV2 and ITVX where it should especially engage with our younger viewers.” 

Natalka Znak, CEO of Initial, Remarkable Entertainment and Znak TV added; “Big Brother is the original and best reality format and one that I have never made before so it’s a huge privilege to be making an all new version with ITV2 and ITVX.

"Working with Claire O'Donohoe and the talented team at Initial, Katy Manley and Cat Lynch. This is going to be epic!”

ITV unveil Big Brother return

Big Brother first launched on UK screens in 2000, after debuted in The Netherlands in 1999.

Since its debut, over 500 series of the show have aired around the world in over 64 countries and regions.

In the UK, the programme was originally presented by Davina McCall - who became known for her famous line: "Big Brother house, this is Davina. You are live on Channel 4, please do not swear."

Season two winner Brian Dowling took over presenting duties once the show moved to Channel 5, with Emma Willis replacing him for later seasons.

It also spawned spin-offs including Big Brother's Little Brother, Big Brother's Big Mouth and Big Brother's Bit On The Side.

The most well-known British contestants of all time include Alison Hammond, "Nasty" Nick Bateman, Kate Lawler and the late Jade Goody and Nikki Grahame.

Celebrity Big Brother has also seen iconic names such as Perez Hilton, Vanessa Feltz, Calum Best, Katie Price, Chris Eubank, Tiffany Pollard, Louie Spence, Jodie Marsh, Rylan and the late David Guest, John McCririck and Pete Burns enter the house.

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