The Seven Network has announced a special event series of Big Brother VIP which will air on Australian screens later this year.
Big Brother VIP will be hosted by Sonia Kruger and feature Australian celebrities, removed from the world they know and locked away in a new Big Brother house.
The stars of Big Brother VIP will be announced soon, and the series will be produced for Seven by Endemol Shine Australia.
Seven Network programming director, Angus Ross, said: “The new season of
Big Brother looks fantastic. We can’t wait for Australia to meet this year’s amazing collection of housemates and to start discovering the many surprises and twists we have built into the show.
“With anticipation for the new season building, the time is right to commission
Big Brother VIP. The celebrity format is a proven success around the world. It was a hit here in Australia almost two decades ago and we’re looking forward to introducing a whole new generation of celebrities to Big Brother. Let the game begin.”
Endemol Shine Australia CEO, Peter Newman, said: “We were thrilled to be able to bring the new Big Brother to life on the Seven Network last year.
“Across last year’s season and the upcoming 2021 season, over 40 everyday housemates have had a chance to play Big Brother’s game. We now welcome a host of celebrities to a brand-new house, seal them off from society and see who can survive the twists, turns and surprises that Big Brother has waiting inside. Who will win? Australia will decide.”
The last iteration of the format was titled Celebrity Big Brother which aired on 10 in 2002 and went for 24 days.
Celebrity Big Brother contestants: