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What You Need To Know About Applying For Big Brother 2023

Fancy yourself the next Alison Hammond or Rylan Clark?

by Sam Ramsden and Sophie McEvoy
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Rylan Clark winning 'Celebrity Big Brother' in 2023
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The show that started the reality TV phenomenon is officially coming back. Yes, Big Brother is set to make its grand return in 2023 on the brand new home of ITV2. Big Brother first launched on UK screens back in 2000, providing viewers with countless legendary moments and housemates until its eventual cancellation in 2018. With the show’s revival confirmed by ITV, many fans might now be wondering how to put themselves forward as a housemate. If you fancy yourself the next Alison Hammond or Rylan Clark, here’s how to apply for Big Brother UK 2023.

Applications for the upcoming series are currently open, and ITV is on the lookout for “the nation’s most interesting, funny, and entertaining characters from all walks of life,” and hopefuls have until midnight on Friday, June 30, 2023, to apply.

Although exact details of the forthcoming reboot are yet to be revealed – including the 2023 release date – it is likely that the reboot will air in September or October of this year, according to Radio Times. ITV has previously confirmed that Big Brother UK 2023 will consist of a “new cast of carefully selected housemates, from all walks of life.” Applicants must be 18 or over to enter, live in the UK, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, and have the availability to take part “for up to eight weeks from Autumn 2023.”

The network also revealed that the Big Brother house “will be given its own contemporary new look ready for this reimagining of the show,” and the new series will stay close to Big Brother’s classic format — that includes “clever tasks,” nominations, and live evictions.

Paul Mortimer, the Director of Reality Commissioning and Acquisitions and Controller at ITV2, said the network is “beyond excited to bring this iconic series” back to life. You and me both, Mortimer.

“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,” Mortimer said in a statement.

As for the show’s host, the likes of Rylan Clark, Emma Willis, Alison Hammond, and veteran Big Brother presenter, Davina McCall, have all been linked to the new series. However, nothing has been confirmed.

Big Brother will air on ITV2 and ITVX in Autumn 2023.

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