Big Brother applications officially open as show returns five years after axe

Big Brother applications are now open as the heavily anticipated reality show returns to TV.

The formerly Channel 5 favourite will be heading for pastures new as it heads over to ITV2 with a launch incoming in spring 2023.

READ MORE: AJ Odudu 'in advanced talks' to host upcoming revival series of Big Brother

And if you want to throw your hat in the ring, the wait is finally over as applications for the upcoming series have officially opened today, October 10.

Those who think they’re up to the challenge and hope to take up residence in the famous Big Brother House can apply by visiting

The new series from Initial will see brand new faces from “all walks of life” attempt to be the last person standing as they fight for a life-changing sum of money.

The casting team are after interesting, funny and entertaining characters from all across the country who are ready to be under constant watch for up to six weeks.

Tasks, nominations and live evictions will all return and, of course, the public will be voting for their favourite throughout the series.

Applications will remain open until January 27, 2023.

Over the course of its history Big Brother has thrust some unforgettable TV personalities into the spotlight including the likes of Aisleyne Horgan Wallace, Pete Bennett and the late Jade Goody.

It’ll be the first time the famous eye has been back on screens since 2018 after Channel 5 declared their end-of-year series would be the last.

In a statement at the time they thanked presenter Emma Willis for her time on the show alongside Rylan Clark for his hosting duties on Bit on the Side.

Emma ruled out a return to the revival of the show, as did former host Davina McCall – but one person who is in the running to take over is AJ Odudu.

Insiders told Daily Star that she has had "advanced talks" with producers about the new series, adding that it's "looking promising", though ITV are considering a few different stars.

AJ certainly has the experience after working on the show already as a host of spin-off Bit On The Side in 2013, but it's now down to the ITV execs to decide who lands the gig.

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