Big Brother followers bought the information they needed final night time (12th Might) – it’s coming back… effectively, kind of.
E4 have greenlit a new sequence revisiting basic moments from throughout the a few years of Big Brother – 20 to be exact.
In a tantalising tweet, E4 mentioned: “Big Brother: Best Exhibits Ever Present will land on E4 this summer time, celebrating 20 years since launch. BB icons Davina McCall and Rylan Clark-Neal will be revisiting a few of the exhibits juiciest and most memorable episodes.”
From the second this celebratory sequence was introduced, Twitter positively erupted, but some followers weren’t glad, demanding that Big Brother make a fully-fledged return to our screens.
Put all the episodes on
— Lee McVeigh (@LeeMcVeigh) Might 12, 2020
There’s no signal of that occuring in the rapid future – Channel Four boss Ian Katz even dominated out a correct comeback for Big Brother simply final month – so for now, shouldn’t we simply settle for the Best Bits as the first constructive step in direction of the present making a bona-fide return?
Let’s not neglect why Big Brother led to the first place – poor scores, an terrible lot of controversy and to be sincere, exhaustion.
The ultimate sequence aired in 2018 with a median of 1 million viewers, a far cry from season three in 2002 which bought round 5.eight million.
Realistically, it’s too soon to be introduced back. The informal viewer remains to be fatigued. Certain, die-hard followers would flock of their dozens, but for Big Brother to make a splash, there wants to be the identical hype for its return that there was 15 years in the past.
That’s why a Best Bits sequence isn’t simply a holdover, it’s completely essential. We’d like to relive Nikki Grahame’s iconic rant on the golden Diary Room Chair, Glyn making an egg for the very first time and naturally the did-they/didn’t-they fiasco between Makosi and Anthony in the scorching tub. And don’t even get me began on Gemma Collins’ outstanding flip in CBB 17.
Sure, a Best Bits to rejoice 20 years won’t be the full sequence we followers are hungry for, but let’s see this special for what it’s – the first step.
As all of us bear in mind the glory days of Big Brother – a trailblazing and noteworthy present in its heyday – hopefully, the response will be robust sufficient to start Channel 4 (or Channel 5) interested by reviving the present correctly in the future. Have a look at what Big Brother can be! Have a look at all the nice and wonderful episodes we’ve sat by way of in our lifetime!
Big Brother deserves a correct resurrection, but provided that the present’s in a position to get back to its 2002 roots and absolutely recapture the magic of the early days when, sure, we might fortunately sit about in our homes and watch a group of full strangers do a lot the identical.
When that point comes, given all the things we’ve all skilled of late, our connection to these self-isolating housemates may really feel stronger than ever.
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