After only just marking its 21st birthday in 2022, it seems like Big Brother Australia will not be returning for 2023.
According to a well-placed source, the once-hit show has now been “axed”.
“The new head of reality TV at Channel 7 cancelled it,” the source dished. “Endemol [production company] was already in production and already coming up with ideas.”
The source also revealed that the 2023 season was “shelved” due to low ratings in 2022.
“They have already purchased the licensing rights for next year, and they are still not commissioning it even though they’ve forked out big to licence it,” they added. “So, they’ve wasted millions and millions.”
Upon reaching out for comment, Seven denied the rumours.
What Were the Big Brother Australia 2022 Ratings?
While Big Brother saw 1.08 million viewers on average tune in during the 2021 season, it was a different story come 2022.
Even returning housemates Reggie Bird, Tim Dormer, Anthony “Drew” Drew, Trevor Butler, Estelle Landy and Layla Subritzky couldn’t save the show, with the series delivering low ratings against the likes of MasterChef Australia.
It’s a shame to lose it, but maybe bringing back the old format would be more of a success?
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