Big Brother axed from Channel 5
Channel 5 has announced that the forthcoming series of Big Brother will be the last to air on the channel.
The Channel tweeted that it was "time for this game to end" alongside a trailer for the new series which starts tonight.
The forthcoming series of Big Brother will be the last - of either celebrity or civilian versions - on Channel 5. We’d like to thank Endemol and all of the production team who have worked tirelessly to make the show a success.#BBUK— Channel 5 (@channel5_tv) September 14, 2018
They thanked their "brilliant presenters", including Emma Willis and Rylan Clark-Neal, for their "consummate professionalism".
"We look forward to giving the final series a brilliant send off", they wrote.
The Mirror reported that the decision was made following the show's sliding ratings.
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