Big Brother 2023 start date as ITV promise 'twist and turns' in 'contemporary' new house

When does Big Brother UK start?

Big Brother UK 2023 will reportedly be back on screens on October 8 2023 and will air every night for six weeks.

According to The Sun, the launch show will kick off on ITVX, but the rest will be shown on ITV2.

Previous series have been recorded at Elstree Studios however the reboot will reportedly be located at Garden Studios in North London.

ITV said of the revived series so far: “The Big Brother house has a brand new home, as the global television phenomenon makes its much-anticipated return to UK television and moves onto ITV2 and ITVX from 2023.

“A new cast of carefully selected housemates, from all walks of life, will take up residence in the world’s most famous reality TV home for up to six weeks, with cameras capturing their every move, and the nation following every twist and turn.

“The action will all play out under the roof of the iconic Big Brother house, which will be given its own contemporary new look ready for this reimagining of the show. Clever tasks, nail-biting nominations and live evictions will be back, with the public once again playing a crucial role, voting throughout the series and ultimately determining the winner, who will walk away with a life-changing cash prize.”

AJ Odudu and Will Best, on hosting duties, have been expressing their excitement about presenting the show on their respective Instagram pages.

Earlier this week, they had a go at doing impressions of the show’s narrator Marcus Bentley, who will also be returning.

The show first began in July 2000 with Davina McCall as a presenter for the first 10 years followed by Brian Dowling and Emma Willis.

Speaking on the Chris Moyles Show recently, she addressed why she won’t be making a return.

The presenter said: “Of course I would have done it.

“I’m being really honest now, but in retrospect, I don’t think it would have been the right fit for me.

“It’s come a long way since I hosted it and I am a different person.”

Davina has also said she’s happy to pass the baton on to the show’s new presenters and has spoken to AJ about it.

“I spoke to AJ, I had to remind her that I used to do the show when it started,” she shared.

“It was quite daunting, so I wanted to give her my blessing. I know that I didn’t need to, but I wanted to pass on the baton.”

Emma also said of the new series: “I am literally as happy as a pig in muck.

“She’s [AJ] a very dear friend of mine and I did champion her from the beginning because I love her and I think she’s going to do a phenomenal job,” she added to The Sun’s TV Magazine.

Where can you watch Big Brother UK? 

Viewers can watch Big Brother’s launch show on ITVX and the rest of the series on ITV2.

It will also be available to stream on the ITVX website and app.