Big Brother returns to our screens this weekend on ITV after a five-year hiatus.
There has been ongoing speculation over incoming changes to the iconic format and new hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best have revealed one big switch up with eviction nights.
OG fans of the series will remember how evicted housemates would have to exit the through double doors to a very unforgiving crowd.
If housemates weren’t particularly liked by the public they would be subjected to a sort of … walk of shame … made even more humiliating by the chants and boos bellowing from the crowd.
This year, producers are taking a much kinder approach to the eviction process and the new presenters told The Sun they will be mindful of contestant’s mental health.
AJ told reporters: “I do feel a responsibility towards the housemates’ mental health, for sure.
“They may come out to a baying audience on eviction night, but I think it’s up to me and Will to put our arm round them and give them an opportunity to share their side of the story.
“We’re still going to ask the important questions that viewers want to know, and I still want the housemates to spill the tea, but we’re not going to be mean in any way, I am very mindful of that.”
Will then added: “It’s been a long time since the show was on. The world has changed and move forward.
“I don’t think we’ll be telling the audience not to boo, but are people going to want to boo in 2023? It feels like the world has changed a bit.”
The launch night for the new series is now less than one week away on Sunday, October 8th, and viewers will be able to catch all the action across the whole ITV network.
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