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Big Brother 2020: Sonia Kruger confirmed as host

This is Big Brother, can Sonia Kruger please take the mic?

Sonia Kruger has been confirmed as the host of the all-new Big Brother 2020 on Channel 7.

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In a short video shared to Big Brother’s official Instagram an image of Sonia was shown with the word ‘host’ emblazoned across it. 

Big Brother has spoken and Sonia Kruger will helm the new game. Channel Seven is very excited to have Sonia on board for a thrilling new era of Big Brother,” a Channel Seven spokeperson said.

Sonia Kruger is your host for the all-new Big Brother 2020
Sonia Kruger is your host for the all-new Big Brother 2020 (Credit: Instagram)

Sonia previously hosted Big Brother between 2012 and 2014, she even hosted the show while pregnant with her daughter, Maggie.  

Fans of the show, which made its debut on Australian television almost 20 years ago, will recall memorable moments such as the ‘turkey slap’ and Merlin’s refugee protest.

Big Brother 2020 will return with a new house, new rules and without its live format.

Sonia previously hosted the show between 2012 and 2014, hosting while pregnant with her daughter, Maggie
Sonia previously hosted the show between 2012 and 2014, hosting while pregnant with her daughter, Maggie. (Credit: Paul Broben/Channel 9)

Sonia’s confirmation as host of Big Brother 2020 comes just three months after she announced she was leaving Channel Nine during a teary segment on Today Extra.

Confirming she would be returning to her old stomping ground at Channel Seven, the 54-year-old said in a statement “I’m beyond excited to be returning to the network where I first discovered my love of live television and family entertainment.”

‘With the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo and a slate of brand-new prime-time shows, Seven is the place to be,’ she added. 

Big Brother 2020 will return with a new house, new rules and without its live format.
Big Brother 2020 will return with a new house, new rules and without its live format. (Credit: Channel 7)

Sonia’s first gig at Channel 7 will see her present the bushfire relief concert Fire Fight Australia. The show will air on Sunday, February 16 from 1pm.

She will also act as a judge on Australia’s Got Talent: The Champion and will be part of the Olympics Tokyo 2020 coverage team.

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