Channel 5 bosses have confirmed that the upcoming series of civilian Big Brother will be its last.
Taking to Twitter, the broadcaster announced that after 7 years, both the celebrity and civilian versions of the reality show are finished.
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) 14 September 2018
We’d also like to thank our brilliant presenters - Emma on Big Brother and Rylan from Bit on the Side - for their consummate professionalism, Marcus, the voice of Big Brother and all of the housemates who have created so many memorable moments.#BBUK— Channel 5 (@channel5_tv) 14 September 2018
Most importantly, we’d like to thank fans of the show for their support over the last seven years. We look forward to giving the final series a brilliant send-off.#BBUK— Channel 5 (@channel5_tv) 14 September 2018
Big Brother's Bit on the Side presenter Rylan Clark Neal released an emotional statement, following the news.
"I hope that one day Big Brother will return but my focus now, as with the rest of the team is to make our last series the best yet.
"It has been the biggest privilege being a housemate, a winner and a host on my favourite show on television."
The final series of civilian Big Brother kicks off on Virgin Media Two tonight at 9pm. Yesterday, Big Brother teased that an Irish farmer from Tipperary was heading into the house. Read more on that here.