This week E4 is airing a series of specials called Big Brother: Best Shows Ever, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show that gave us some of the most iconic moments reality TV has ever seen. And, let's be honest, was essentially the birthplace of the genre.
Each episode compiles the biggest and most outrageous moments of the show which began in 2000 before leaving Channel 4 in 2010 and moving to Channel 5 before ending in 2018. Last night E4 aired the first episode, which took people right back to the super iconic first series in 2000, when the diary room had an actual doorbell on it and the main bedroom looked like a budget hostel.
Original host and BB icon, Davina McCall has returned to front the show, alongside former housemate and Big Brother's Bit on the Side host Rylan Clark-Neal, who like many viewers has said that he hopes the show could be brought back one day. But sadly earlier this year Channel 4 stated there are "no plans" to film new episodes of the show, or showing past episodes. Spoilsports.
Here are the best reactions to Big Brother's 20th birthday series.
People were overjoyed to have Big Brother back on our screens...
But lots of people want the show back for good (including Rylan)...
I’m sure this is not how it works... but if we ALL watch Big Brother live tonight, Channel 4 *might* consider bringing it back next year. Even if it’s on E4 (like tonight’s highlights show) I’ll take that. I’m surprised Netflix have slept on it for so long. #BBUK— Elliot Gonzalez (@elliot_gonzalez) June 14, 2020
Me at launch if BB ever comes back (even if I’m just in the crowd) 😂 pic.twitter.com/gWEgODNMZ6— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) June 10, 2020
People couldn't believe how different the first series looked...
#BBUK Series 1 so pure they waited until the morning to have a group discussion around the table which went on for some time and they all remained incredibly calm 😂— Kate Lawler (@katelawler) June 14, 2020
I remember sitting on the tube in London and a complete stranger turning to me and asking if I knew if Nasty Nick had been evicted or not?There was no online streaming or social media, you just had to wait to watch that nights episode to find out #BBUK— Billy Passmore (@billypassmore) June 14, 2020
And Rylan had the time of his life...
Big Brother: Best Shows Ever continues tonight at 9pm on E4.
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