We're over halfway through Big Brother 2023 and the series has certainly not been short on drama so far.


There is another double eviction on the horizon, with Trish, Noky, Chanelle, Olivia and Jenkin all on the chopping block.

This week, there has been drama like no other, with Yinrun receiving her first ever nomination when Channelle chose her for crying after having to nominate Jenkin in the Hunger Games task.

There was also another rule break on the series this week, when Olivia and Chanelle spoke about nominations. This meant Chanelle's immunity was removed and Olivia was banned from nominating anyone.

The reality show's anticipated return has brought with it some fan-favourite moments, including punishments for breaking the rules and countless arguments over food.

New hosts AJ and Will have been overseeing the show's return five years after it originally went off air, with new episodes airing nightly (except Saturdays) and the live stream available on ITVX.

The duo take turns in presenting Big Brother: Late & Live, which has been jam-packed with celebrity guests and audience members full of hot takes.

Fans got to watch the first set of contestants for this season enter the brand new Big Brother house on Sunday 8th October, with the likes of 40-year-old NHS manager Kerry, 25-year-old customer support agent Yinrun and 28-year-old model Zak making their debut, with Zak being the second housemate to be evicted.

Since entering the house, they have all been taking part in tasks, getting to know one another and trying to avoid being evicted, although they have had to say goodbye to Farida, Zak, Hallie, Kerry, Paul and Dylan so far.

As Big Brother airs over six jam-packed weeks, read on for everything you need to know about the reboot, including what channel it airs on each week.

What time is Big Brother on?

Big Brother airs nightly (except Saturdays) at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.

The next episode is due on our screens on Friday 10th November, which will see the housemates' reactions to the results of the Hunger Games.

The show will be 60 minutes long, so make sure to get your snacks, as it's due to be a night of pure entertainment.

Does Big Brother air on Saturdays?

Big Brother doesn't air on Saturday nights - in fact, this is the only night of the week that the show doesn't air at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.

However, viewers will still be able to access the live stream exclusively on ITVX, meaning fans can still watch live footage from the house on a Saturday.

Big Brother release date

Big Brother came back with a bang on Sunday 8th October at 9pm. The remainder of the series will be available nightly at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX (apart from Saturdays).

Unlike the original series, this year the launch show was "pre-recorded". However, there was other live content on launch night, with Big Brother: Late & Live following immediately after the launch show.

What does the Big Brother house look like?

A photo of the new Big Brother house
The Big Brother house. ITV/Initial TV

ITV has teased that the upcoming season will air over six weeks, with cameras following the contestants as they live in "the iconic Big Brother house" – which will be given its "own contemporary new look" for the show's reboot.

As for challenges, the housemates will face "clever tasks, nail-biting nominations and live evictions" - while the public will vote throughout the season and ultimately for their winner, who will receive a "life-changing cash prize".

The new Big Brother house will be filmed at Garden Studios, moving away from Elstree Studios where the house once was when the show aired on Channel 5.

ITV recently released a first look at the new Big Brother house, filled to the brim with new decor and a Diary Room chair that will go down in history.

While Big Brother narrator Marcus Bentley told RadioTimes.com in an exclusive interview that he didn't think the 24-hour live feed would return as it was too expensive to run previously, it has been confirmed the live feed will return and will be streamed exclusively on ITVX.

Who presents Big Brother?

AJ Odudu and Will Best for Big Brother 2023 standing next to each other, smiling into camera
AJ Odudu and Will Best for Big Brother 2023. ITV ITV

AJ Odudu and Will Best were previously confirmed to host the reboot.

"I'm so excited to finally be able to say that, yes: I’m hosting Big Brother! I couldn't be happier. Following in the footsteps of some of my favourite broadcasting legends to front such an iconic show is an absolute honour - and to do it alongside my amazing friend Will is the icing on the cake," Odudu said at the time.

"I grew up with Big Brother, so getting a chance to host it with my mate AJ is a dream come true. I can't wait to tell some housemates not to swear," Will added.

Former host Emma Willis has backed AJ Odudu as presenter of the reboot, saying: "[AJ] would be phenomenal!"

She added: "I know how much she loves it, I know how brilliant she is at live TV, and you need somebody who can handle that situation, but you really need somebody that loves that show and genuinely wants to talk about it, is invested in it and wants to watch it every night for months on end. I know she does."

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Meanwhile, original host Davina McCall would love a Big Brother cameo.

"I'm manifesting right now, are you ready? I only want to appear once and then I will never be on it again and I shall watch from my sofa, but I think I should be pre-titles and I think I should say, 'Hey, fancy another one?' I'm putting it out there!" she said.

Big Brother cast

The new cast was announced during the show on Sunday 8th October, and viewers got their first look at the new contestants as they stepped into the new Big Brother house.

Here's a full list of the Big Brother 2023 housemates:

What channel is Big Brother on?

Big Brother will air each night (other than Saturdays) on ITV2 and ITVX at 9pm.

Each night, Big Brother will be followed by Big Brother: Late & Live which will see AJ Odudu and Will Best live from the site of the Big Brother house in front of a studio audience, giving viewers an additional hour of exclusive Big Brother content.

AJ Odudu and Will Best for Big Brother 2023
AJ Odudu and Will Best for Big Brother 2023. ITV ITV

What days is Big Brother on?

Big Brother will be available nightly at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX, other than Saturdays.

The live stream will also return, airing seven nights a week exclusively on ITVX, giving fans an opportunity to watch live footage from the house, seeing what the new housemates are getting up to.

Big Brother narrator

Marcus Bentley wearing a green shirt, smiling into camera
Marcus Bentley – the voice of Big Brother. Marcus Bentley

Marcus Bentley will return to narrate the reality TV show.

Since 2000, Big Brother has been voiced over by broadcaster Marcus Bentley, whose Teeside accent has become an instantly recognisable staple of the show.

Bentley previously told RadioTimes.com in an exclusive interview that he's "quietly confident" he'll be asked back, adding: "It's very early days. I think it sounds like I am. I'm getting calls from [producers] and they're going to keep me updated. But they haven't chosen anything."

Big Brother continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.

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