Seven has confirmed it would renew blockbuster reality show Big Brother following the ratings and streaming success of the current season, currently airing on Seven three nights a week Sunday-Tuesday nights and live and on demand on 7plus.
Sonia Kruger will return as host of the reimagined format which has been a success with audiences on its return to Australian screens after a six-year break, saying: “It’s been fantastic to reunite Big Brother with his fans and see a whole new generation of Australians fall in love with the show,” said Kruger. “He’ll be back cheekier than ever so our new housemates better be ready to play. Big Brother is about to go to the next level and I’m totally here for it!”
Network programming director Angus Ross said: “Big Brother is a television super brand and this season has been embraced by audiences around Australia. It’s the most talked about show in Australia, as well as being the most streamed – and a genuine social media phenomenon. We’re excited to be working with Endemol Shine Australia – who produce some of the best TV in the country – to deliver a new season of the reimagined Big Brother to Australian viewers.”
Endemol Shine Australia’s chief content officer Peter Newman said: “We’re extremely proud that Seven has commissioned us to deliver another series of the reality show that started it all, Big Brother. We’re also very grateful to the fans of the show who have embraced the evolution of this incredible format. In 2021 Big Brother will be back more mischievous and devious than ever before. You won’t believe what he’s got planned for the Big Brother house.”
Big Brother 2020 has delivered a whole new game. A new voice, a new house and new rules, along with epic nomination challenges, hilarious house tasks and a captivating and diverse cast.
For the first time in Australian Big Brother history, housemates are evicting each other from the game which has seen powerful alliances form and friendships crumble.
Ultimately, Australia – in a live finale – will decide which of the final three housemates has best played Big Brother’s game and deserves to win the title of Big Brother 2020 and the $250,000 prize.
Casting for the next season of Big Brother is now open. For a chance to be part of Big Brother 2021 apply now at www.bigbrothercasting.com.au