Big Brother 2017 start date revealed
The reported start date for the 2017 summer series of Big Brother has been revealed.
The latest Big Brother theme and eye logo was unveiled last week and now it has been claimed that the new series will launch in the first week of June.
However, it looks as though there will be a change in schedule this time around. Usually host Emma Willis welcomes new housemates into the BB digs on a Tuesday, but reports suggest that proceedings will kick off on a Sunday this year.
A source informed The Daily Star: “Channel 5 pencilled in the 2nd to the 6th of June for the launch of Big Brother.
“Normally the show kicks off on a Tuesday which would make it June 6 but this year things are different.”
The insider added: “All signs point to the show kicking off on Sunday June 4.”
The source also revealed how the show plans to have some sort of link to previous series.
“They already plan to have a second house like last year and are hoping to bring in a second wave of housemates to the main house within the first few weeks of the show,” they said.
“One idea is to bring in housemates linked to previous year’s contestants to give the 2017 series a twist that’s never been done before.
“Ex-housemates are known for speaking their minds so bosses are hoping it will help create a massive buzz on social media.”
Last week, Channel 5 unveiled the new BB theme: “This summer, Big Brother presents a must-watch culture clash of modern Britain.
“At a time of political upheaval and tough questions about unity in the UK, Big Brother brings you an alternative look at Britain.”
The new series will bring a “summer of contrasts, conflicts and collaborations and more fireworks than you could imagine, as a selection of people, from a range of backgrounds, come together in the ultimate social experiment.
“The United Kingdom of Big Brother… and everyone is welcome.”
Big Brother is expected to return June 2017 on Channel 5.