Big Brother bosses reveal that they may consider moving the show abroad in order to save their dismal ratings.
Over the previous few years, Big Brother’s ratings have suffered from the introduction of rival shows such as TOWIE, Made in Chelsea, Ex on the Beach and most recently- Love Island.
Talking to The Daily Star, Peter Salmon, chief creative officer at Endemol- the makers of Big Brother- aroused speculation about the future of the programme:
“If Big Brother is not on top form, we have to keep changing it. You have got to get at it creatively to think what its next manifestation will be.”
He also mentioned the hit television programme at the moment: ‘I think Love Island has been sensational.’
When he was asked if he would consider moving Big Brother abroad like Love Island’s location of Mallorca: ‘Listen, we should not rule anything out.’
This suggestion of change comes after rating figures for Big Brother plummet and Love Island continues to dominate the ratings war.
The Sun reported that an average of 2.4 million people tuned into Love Island this week compared to the 800,000 who tuned into Big Brother.
This week has seen some of the lowest ever ratings for Big Brother with a low point of 540,000 viewers tuning into Saturday’s show.
The location change, if perused, will be a drastic change to the show as it has been filmed at Elstree Studios ever since its third series back in 2003.
However, despite the low ratings and negative comments about the show, Peter stated that he was ‘really positive about the future’.
Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5.