The multi-coloured “TikTok” inspired eye was broadcast for the first time to viewers on ITV1, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 and ITVBe, with the reboot series set to air on ITV2 and ITVX in October.
The revamped eye features fresh designs with cartoon images of lips, heartbreak, a play button, a question mark, and a red x, leading to speculation about upcoming tasks and twists when the new series starts in October hosted by Aj Odudu and Will Best.
AJ said: “I’m so excited to finally be able to say that, yes: I’m hosting ‘Big Brother’! I couldn’t be happier.
“Following in the footsteps of some of my favourite broadcasting legends to front such an iconic show is an absolute honour – and to do it alongside my amazing friend Will is the icing on the cake.”
Will added: “I grew up with Big Brother so getting a chance to host it with my mate AJ is a dream come true. I can’t wait to tell some housemates not to swear.”
“I went for a few meetings, went for a screen test and stuff. There were a few other people,” he admitted, without naming names.
“We went in and we basically sort of did the launch show together, and a runthrough of what the after show might be.
“I’ve been sitting on it for a while, and it’s hard to hold that kind of thing in. I have to confess, I did tell my mum. She doesn’t have many contacts in the press!”
“That was about six weeks ago, they had to get their ducks in a row, my contract had to be sorted. I had to agree how much I’m gonna pay for the honour of hosting Big Brother!”
Will spoke of his love for Big Brother and revealed his friendship with Aj.
“We’re mates, we have a good chemistry, good bants,” he said. “We go way back. We used to present shows together on
4Music, we did Release The Hounds together.
“We’ve been chased by huge, terrifying, bloodthirsty dogs together, so dealing with some housemates should be a breeze!”
The former Dance Dance Dance frontman also promised that the reboot would feature contestants from ‘all walks of life’.
“It’s gonna be a diverse group of real, normal people, and that’s what makes Big Brother so good,” he said.
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That’s not all, Big Brother fans can stream hours of live feeds every night on ITV2 and on ITVX.
The series has now been confirmed by ITV to be 6 weeks – 36 episodes and hours of live programming.
The details follow last weeks claims in The Sun that “Nasty” Nick Bateman, 55 Nadia Almada, 46 and Channele Hayes, 35 are reportedly in talks with show producers and could potentially be part of a “launch night twist” ahead of the shows ITV2 launch in October.
ITV bosses however denied the speculation teasing fans on Twitter: “All we’ll say is, not everything you read on the internet is true.”
Big Brother 2023 will also see the return off live feed on the networks new ITVX streaming platform and nightly on ITV2.
Along with Marcus’ booming “Day one in the ‘Big Brother’ house” announcement, the infamous live feed that enabled viewers to watch the housemates 24 hours a day on the Channel 4 run. Politicalite exclusively revealed the live feed return back in 2022.
Former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant AJ Odudu, 35, and ex-T4 presenter Will Best, 38, are fronting the new show, due to return in the autumn.
Big Brother 2023 launches in October on ITV2 and ITVX