Thanks to regular Ryno_091 for picking up on this.
The Courier Mail has today spoken to upcoming Big Brother and Mornings host Sonia Kruger who claims that the upcoming season of Big Brother will be aimed at a ‘broader audience’ and will have a stronger emphasis on weekly challenges.
“It’s the all-new Big Brother. It’s going to be bigger and better than anything we’ve seen,” Kruger says.
“It’ll be more engaging and appealing to a broader audience because children will be watching and, because Nine is running it every night at 7pm, it has to be family-friendly.”
The news is set to spark some debate. Many fans of the show urged TEN to push it to a later timeslot when they aired the show. A lack of lewd material was considered the downfall of the show, which attributes its success to libel material in other countries.
But fans needn’t worry. The 7PM edition of the show may remain family friendly, a format that works well for shows like MasterChef and The Block; however this does not rule out a possible relaunch of any Uncut or Uplate service.
With Nine running the show on a tighter budget, this possibility looks thin.
While not much else was said on the matter of ‘weekly challenges’, it does seem like a Friday Night Live-esque show is in the works however this may also refer to a bigger emphasis on the show’s infamous weekly tasks.
Big Brother airs on Nine after the Games.