Marcus Bentley has revealed that he’s signed up to remain the narrator of Big Brother UK for two more years – despite Channel 5 only having the rights to the show until the end of 2014.
The iconic Geordie voice shared the good news with fans on his Facebook page earlier today, writing: “Great news – just agreed my next two years on Big Brother!”
His post suggests that the long-running reality format will remain on our screens in 2015, although it is currently only contracted for one more year.
Channel 5 announced last April that it would keep Big Brother until 2014, in a deal that is due to expire after the fifteenth civilian and fourteenth Celebrity series next summer.
The broadcaster is yet to officially confirm whether it will extend its arrangement with producers Endemol – but it has recently hinted that a renewal is on the cards.
Speaking at August’s Edinburgh Television Festival, C5′s director of programmes Ben Frow said: “I like to think that it’s got a lot more in it and that we will continue to surprise people and evolve it. I think there’s a good few years in it yet.”
Meanwhile, Hertsmere Borough Council recently granted Endemol permission to keep the Big Brother house standing at Elstree Studios until at least 2018.
Read more: http://www.bbspy.co.uk/cbb13/news/1031/marcus-bentley-agrees-two-year-big-brother-deal
btw it seems that uncharismatic idiot of AJ has been fired from BOTS
Rylan Clark has sparked rumours that AJ Odudu has been dropped from the Celebrity Big Brother 2014 presenting team with a Twitter post today.
Earlier this year, Channel 5 hired Rylan and AJ to become the new faces of Big Brother’s Bit On The Side after its former frontwoman Emma Willis was promoted to the main show.
However, AJ’s future on the late-night spin-off has now become the subject of speculation after Rylan posted a photo of just himself and Emma online this afternoon, with the official hashtag ‘#CBB’.
The image is thought to have been taken during a promo shoot for the thirteenth edition of Celebrity Big Brother, which is due to begin in around six weeks’ time.
Rylan and AJ garnered a mixed reaction during their first series of Bit On The Side, with the latter suffering embarrassment after mistakenly leaking nomination results on Twitter.
So far only Emma – who still hosts BOTS three nights a week – and former X Factor contestant Rylan have stated that they’ll be returning.
Read more: http://www.bbspy.co.uk/cbb13/news/1114/aj-odudu-dropped-from-celebrity-big-brother-2014-rylan-clark-photo#ixzz2lhghFnJ1