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Big Brother renewed for 3 years

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Big Brother renewed for 3 years

'Big Brother' will run for "at least" another three years.

Channel 5 has confirmed it has renewed its UK rights deal with Endemol Shine UK meaning the reality TV series and celebrity version 'Celebrity Big Brother' will run until the end of 2018.

Under the terms of the new deal, the channel will broadcast one series of 'Big Brother' and two seasons of 'Celebrity Big Brother' each year.

Channel 5's Chief Operating Officer, Paul Dunthorne, who negotiated the deal extension, said: "Big Brother in all its guises brings a huge and varied cross section of viewers to Channel 5 and typifies the appointment-to-view programming we want on the channel.

"It remains one of TV's most talked about and popular programmes and I'm genuinely delighted we've secured it for at least three more years."

Nick Samwell-Smith, Managing Director of Initial - Endemol Shine UK's label , said: "Channel 5 is a fantastic home for 'Big Brother'.

"Over the past four years we've worked closely together to keep this extraordinary format feeling fresh, noisy, and creatively vibrant.

"I'm thrilled that this landmark deal means we can look forward to three more years of big characters and juicy storylines from inside our favourite house."

The move comes after the latest series of 'Celebrity Big Brother', which aired in January and starred Katie Price, Calum Best and Katie Hopkins, drew in record ratings averaging at 3.1 million per episode.