BREAKING: Big Brother is coming back to Australian TV
Casting is set to begin very soon
The original reality TV sensation, Big Brother, is returning to Aussie screens!
The show that made host Gretel Killeen a household name – and launched the short but brilliant career of Sara-Marie Fedele – was a pop culture touchstone at the beginning of the millennium, and now it’s back!
WATCH: This is what the abandoned Big Brother house looks like now
According to a report on industry website TV Blackbox, the popular format – which dominated the ratings and the water cooler for 11 seasons – is confirmed for a local reboot.
Following weeks of speculation that the format was set to return, the site insists that casting is set to be announced very soon, for a new series on free-to-air TV. So keep your eyes peeled!
The show first went to air in Australia in 2001 on Network Ten, before returning for a short run on the Nine network. No home for the new show has been publicly confirmed yet.
TV Blackbox reports that production house Endomol Shine has been shopping a revival of the show to Australian networks for a while.
The show was last in the headlines in Australia after six youths were arrested over a fire that has destroyed a building famous for being the original Gold Coast set of reality television series Big Brother.
The Gold Coast Bulletin reported that the fire was so fierce, five police vehicles and six firefighter crews were on the scene as the fire tore through the property.
The now abandoned property - which was the site of the hit show Big Brother for 11 seasons - has since decayed and been vandalised, and is owned by Queensland Investment Corporation.
Now it looks like the site might be due a major revamp. Watch this space!