CONFIRMED: Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother have been cancelled

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It hinted that it might not be the end of the show completely, adding "the decision opens up a new chapter and we are excited about future possibilities for Big Brother in the UK". And the current host Emma Willis was also hopeful.

"I'd like to thank all of our guests, housemates and teams from over the years, Endemol and Channel 5 for having me and most of all the viewers for sharing this fantastic journey.

Whilst disappointed not to reach an agreement with Channel 5 the decision opens up a new chapter and we are excited about future possibilities for Big Brother in the United Kingdom". "Genuinely, we had a grave for it and everything in the back garden".

"Big Brother continues to be a global phenomenon".

She added: "The news was a shock, but I still hold out hope that somebody out there loves it as much as we still do and will give it a home in the future because it has been on the TV for a bloody long time".

One fan said it was the "end of an era", while another tweeted they were "sad to see it's ending".

The show first appeared on screens in 2000 and was extremely popular, but viewing figures have dwindled in recent years.

The first series of the show gained widespread attention due to the antics of Craig Phillips and Nick Bateman - dubbed "Nasty Nick" - and peaked with an audience of 9.5 million.

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Ratings fell towards the end of its Channel 4 run and in 2011 Channel 5, then owned by Richard Desmond, signed a contract with Endemol to acquire the programme.

The dating show failed to captivate viewers when the channel brought it over in 2012, but the current appetite for dating shows could help revive its popularity.

Under the deal, which was worth as much as £60m, Channel 5 secured the rights to broadcast Big Brother until the end of 2018.

Channel 5 said in a statement: "After a further incident, Rodrigo has been removed from the Big Brother House and will not be returning".

Alongside the main show, Big Brother's Bit on the Side returns weeknights with Rylan Clark-Neal.

It was then hosted by former victor Brian Dowling before Emma Willis took over in 2013 and been narrated by Marcus Bentley for the whole 18 years the show has been on air.

Channel 5 posted a statement ahead of tonight's launch that this season, which begins at 9pm, will be the last on its air.

The UK is one of 20 countries where the show will air in 2018, including the USA where Celebrity Big Brother was recently renewed, four different versions in India and last month's Celebrity Big Brother in Germany which saw a rise of 85% series on series.

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