Big Brother bosses ‘eyeing up Celebrity Gogglebox star’ to host show amid return

Celebrity Gogglebox's Mo Gilligan has reportedly become the top name bosses are eying up to present the reboot edition of Big Brother next year.

The comedian is said to have found himself thrown into the mix alongside the likes of Rylan Clark and original host Davina McCall, who presented the show for ten years between 2000 and 2010.

But while the popular programme is reportedly returning to screens in 2023, bosses are believed to have had a whole hat full of names they want to entertain fans.

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Speaking to The Sun, an insider said: "He has the one thing that any Big Brother needs — pure on-screen energy."

The source went on to claim that while Davina and Rylan are both excellent presenters, bosses were keen to put a fresh spin on the programme that last aired in 2018.

"So they want a host who is not associated with the reality show's previous incarnations," the source added before going on to say: "They also want a cool figure who is going to hook in the younger viewers the reboot is likely to appeal to."

It was rumoured in April that ITV were keen to get the programme back on screens five years after the famous house closed its doors in 2018 after an emotional finale episode.

News about the programme started circling earlier this year, with sources saying it "needs the full treatment" for it to return to its "legendary former glory".

Big Brother had originally started as a social experiment in 2000, with members of the public entering the house where they could be watched 24 hours a day on television.

Shortly after the first series became a hit, Channel 4 who aired the programme at the time launched a celebrity edition of the show with the likes of Jackie Stallone, Paula Hamilton, Katie Price and Gemma Collins setting up home.

Speaking about a possible return, original host Davina McCall told the Daily Star: "[The prospect of] Big Brother returning is very exciting.

"I mean, I really, really hope it comes back, and I think if it's coming back to ITV2 then that is a really good home for it.

"I'd just be interested to see how they do casting and change it up at all. It would be good to kind of, just get really interesting people in the house and maybe try a different mix, so yeah, very exciting."

ITV have been approached for comment.


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