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Davina rules out return to BB

Former Big Brother presenter Davina McCall said she thinks the show could be revived but ruled out returning as host.

The reality television show was dropped by Channel 4 last year after 10 years.

She said: "I think Big Brother has got legs and any channel that picks it up would be a very lucky channel but I don't think I'll go back to it. I think I've said goodbye."

The star said she would like to see Emma Willis, who presented the spin-off show Big Brother's Little Brother, take over if the show came back.

She said: "She loves the programme and she is a great presenter."

It has been reported that Channel Five bosses considered bringing the show back.

The show launched in the UK in 2000 after it had been a big hit in the Netherlands.

It made stars of contestants including Ryanair flight attendant Brian Dowling who went on to present SMTV Live, becoming one of the first openly gay children's TV presenters, and Jade Goody.

The dental nurse from Bermondsey in south-east London became an unlikely celebrity and remained in the public eye until her death from cervical cancer in 2009.

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