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As we reported last week, Channel 5 has secured the rights to air Endemol’s hit TV concept Big Brother, and as revealed in a statement from Endemol, the channel will air the show for at least two years.

Here’s what Endemol had to say in their statement…

Channel 5 today announced that the worldwide smash hit series Big Brother, will return to British TV screens later this year.

The deal with Big Brother creators and production company, Endemol UK, will see Channel 5 hold the exclusive rights to the series in a two year deal.

The new reign of Big Brother will commence with an all star celebrity version later this summer followed by a brand new series featuring members of the public.

The series will be filmed in its original home of Elstree Film Studios, produced by Endemol UK production arm Initial.

Big Brother is one of the world’s most successful television brands having had 19 series aired across 81 territories in 2010 and its global popularity shows no sign of abating.

Jeff Ford, Channel 5 Director of Programmes comments: “We’re hugely excited to have secured the return of Big Brother for Channel 5 which will form a key part of this year’s schedule.

“The series has previously captivated a decade of television viewers and we aim to bring, Channel 5’s energy, optimism and vibrancy to the series.”

Tim Hincks, Chief Executive Officer of Endemol UK, adds: “Big Brother has a passionate and loyal fan base in the UK and I’m delighted it has found a new home on Channel 5.

“Ten years on it’s as potent and cutting edge as ever and it’s still one of the only truly multiplatform entertainment brands.”

Channel 5’s Head of Factual Entertainment, Steve Gowans, will oversee the new series of Big Brother. At Initial the series will be overseen by Creative Director, Nick Samwell-Smith and Managing Director, Laurence Jones.

Are you excited that the show’s back?

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