With Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother approaching the end of their current contracts with Channel 5, the future of the reality TV series is unknown.
It had been reported that Channel 5 were not going to renew the fly on the wall shows contract when it expires this year, while others claimed the show is very much safe.
With no sign of negotiations starting yet, Big Brother’s Bit on the Side host Rylan Clark-Neal has weighed in, saying he would be “utterly devastated” if it didn’t come back.
The 29-year-old presenter told The Sun: “I can’t imagine TV without Big Brother. When C4 got rid of it I rang the helpline in Heat magazine. I was that devastated.
“Not many reality shows can say they’ve been on air for 18 years. I’d love to see it make 20 years — of course I would.
“I think it’s time to make Big Brother what it was. I’ve always had one million per cent faith in the format and that it can be the greatest show on telly.”
Following Love Island’s major success last summer, regularly beating Big Brother in overnight ratings, Rylan added: “There are changes coming, definitely. They did such a great job with Love Island.”
For now, Celebrity Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5, while Big Brother will return this June.