Emma Willis: There's no Big Brother and Love Island rivalry
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 August 2017
Emma Willis doesn't think there's a rivalry between 'Big Brother' and 'Love Island' because the shows are "completely different"
Emma Willis doesn't think there's a rivalry between 'Big Brother' and 'Love Island'.
The 41-year-old beauty currently hosts the Channel 5 reality show in which contestants are forced to live together in a house filled with cameras, and has said she doesn't believe there's any competition with ITV2's 'Love Island' - which has aired at around the same time over recent weeks - as the programmes are "completely different".
Speaking about the two shows - which both finished airing their latest series recently - Emma said: "I don't think there is any rivalry between the two shows, they are completely different. They can both exist alongside each other.
"'Love Island' is about couples looking for romance and 'Big Brother' is about a group of people being taken out of their comfort zones, from different walks of life, and seeing how they cope living with each other."
And Emma is desperate to see her show continue for many years to come, and has said she'd love for 'Big Brother' - which turned 17 this year - to make it to its 20th anniversary.
She said: "I hope it's got legs. I've been obsessed with it since it began in 2000, but everything has a shelf life. Hopefully it will go for a little while longer. It would be nice for it to at least make 20 years."
The show host is gearing up for the celebrity edition of the show which starts on Tuesday (01.08.17), and hopes there won't be any divas in the line up.
She told The Sun newspaper: "In the normal Big Brother the contestants are fighting for a lot of money, but in 'Celebrity Big Brother' I like it to be fun as all the housemates are being paid to be in there.
"The housemates who threaten to walk because the hot water is turned off are a bit annoying, as it's not like anything seriously bad will happen to them. They just need to enjoy it and put on a good show."