Rylan Clark-Neal calls for Celebrity Big Brother return amid Lockdown 3
- Bang Showbiz
- 6 January 2021
Former 'Big Brother's Bit on the Side' presenter Rylan Clark-Neal believes now is the ideal time for the return of 'Celebrity Big Brother', after England was plunged into a third lockdown
Rylan Clark-Neal has called for the return of 'Celebrity Big Brother' after England was plunged into a third coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
The TV presenter hosted 'Big Brother's Bit on the Side' and the celebrity version from 2013 until both, and the two main shows, were axed in 2018, and he believes now would be the perfect time to resurrect the reality TV show.
He wrote on Twitter: "Surely now is the time we all need a bit of Celebrity Big Brother (sic)"
Rylan – who won Celebrity Big Brother's 11th series in 2013 – called for 'Big Brother' to be picked up by the likes of streaming services Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.
Speaking in August 2019, he said: "People like watching TV when they want to watch TV, and you could certainly do 'Big Brother' like that.
"Every day a new episode could drop with the 24-hour highlights of the day before, then every Friday at 9pm you could log into your account and watch the eviction live. The technology is there with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
"There'll never be another 'Big Brother'. There's only one 'Big Brother'. You can dress up all these other shows all you want but there's only one.
"It was the only reality show left that was real. You know producers wouldn't be going in there and telling people what to do."
Former 'Big Brother' presenter Emma Willis – who held the role from 2013 to 2018 – has also previously called for the show's comeback.
Speaking in January 2020, she said: "It needed time to have a little break, but maybe one day it will come back. We all miss it, especially in January ... It was the celeb version, it filled up January."