Big Brother legends Nasty Nick, Chanelle Hayes and more could return for ITV revival

'Big Brother' bosses are reportedly considering bringing back some iconic housemates for the upcoming revival.

Chanelle Hayes

'Big Brother' bosses could bring back 'Nasty' Nick Bateman, Chanelle Hayes and more for the upcoming reboot.

The iconic reality show is returning later this year with a revival on ITV2, and some former housemates from the original Channel 4 series - including Nick, Chanelle and 2004 winner Nadia Almada - have contacted producers about going back into the famous digs.

A source told The Sun newspaper's TVBiz column: "They have really fired the imaginations of show bosses because they are keen to recapture the magic that made the programme such a hit when it launched 23 years ago.

“It won’t be a reboot full of old faces, it’s likely to be a smattering rather than a deluge of BB veterans.

“They know that they need the random mix of people that featured in the original C4 version, so this is a way to help achieve that."

It's said bosses are determined not to turn the 'Big Brother' cast into a mirror image of 'Love Island'.

The insider added: "The one thing they don’t want to do is deliver a show which is essentially a 'Love Island'-style contest full of beautiful people.

“They actually want the quirky, often controversial characters that are going to stir things up and make things interesting — and many of the names in the frame have proven track records in that respect.”

AJ Odudu and Will Best will host the show, while original narrator Marcus Bentley will return.

Announcing the gig, AJ wrote on Instagram: "This is not a drill! I’m beyond excited to finally be able to say that, I am hosting Big Brother!

"I couldn’t be more ecstatic to front such an iconic show and to do it alongside my amazing friend @iamwillbest is the icing on the cake.

"Get ready to be obsessed! Big Brother House, I’m coming to get you!"


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