Channel 5 have reportedly axed both Celebrity Big Brother and its civilian spin-off series, according to a report.
Big Brother “will be axed later this year” according to a report by The Daily Star, it’s reportedly due to a ‘ratings plummet’.
Channel 5 bosses have decided to ‘pull the plug’ after 18 years of the show after ratings for the show have fallen over the years.
The current contract with Channel 5 runs out at the end of 2018, so there could be one last attempt to save the show.
Big Brother host Emma Willis has been promoting the next civilian version of the show asking for viewers to apply – The paper reports that this would be the last instalment of the reality show.
Channel 5 did not comment when requested by TwitCelebGossip.
Channel 5 boss Ben Frow admitted a decision has yet to be decided: “We’re going to have a discussion about it. I need to know, like I would with any commission, what are the plans for the future? How will it be creatively renewed? How is it still important to me?”
He added: “It’s a very established brand, a very successful brand but there’s a big shiny new show on the block called Love Island. We need to take a good long look at Big Brother and go what does it look like for the future?”