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02nd Aug 2022

Yes, Jedward have really offered to host Big Brother

Get them in.

Irish national treasures Jedward have put themselves forward to host the new series of Big Brother after it was announced yesterday that the show would be making a return.

The twins who made a name for themselves on The X Factor appeared on the celebrity version of the show in 2011 and 2017.

It was announced that the show would be returning in 2023 during the Love Island final, but will now be aired on ITV2 and ITVX.

The programme aired from 2000 to 2018 before it was inevitably taken off our screens.

Taking to Twitter, Jedward wrote: “Big Brother UK 2023 we should definitely Host it. Iconic Housemates.”

First appearing on Big Brother 8, Paddy Doherty was crowned the winner and Kerry Katona finished as runner-up.

They later returned for Celebrity Big Brother 19 as All-Stars and finished as runners-up to Loose Women’s Coleen Nolan.

Returning next year, the show is looking for a “contemporary new look” with a cast of “carefully selected housemates from all walks of life” to live together for six weeks.

The trademark evictions are also set to return as the public votes for their favourites as well as the winner getting a massive cash prize.

Paul Mortimer, director of reality commissioning and acquisitions and controller of ITV2, ITVBe and CITV, said: “This refreshed, contemporary new series of Big Brother will contain all the familiar format points that kept viewers engaged and entertained the first time round, but with a brand new look and some additional twists that speak to today’s audience.

“We’re beyond excited to bring this iconic series to ITV2 and ITVX where it should especially engage with our younger viewers.”

Natalka Znak, chief executive of Initial, Remarkable Entertainment and Znak TV, added: “Big Brother is the original and best reality format and one that I have never made before so it’s a huge privilege to be making an all new version with ITV2 and ITVX.

“Working with Claire O’Donohoe and the talented team at Initial, Katy Manley and Cat Lynch. This is going to be epic.”