According to reports BIG Brother bosses are banning influencers for the reboot due to Love Island’s dwindling ratings.
Big Brother moved across to Channel 5 in 2011 before falling ratings led to it being axed in 2018.
But last year Central Recorder revealed it was coming back — and going to ITV2.
The reboot is expected to air in October and will be hosted by former Strictly star AJ Odudu and her close pal Will Best.
A source told The Mirror Influencers are not expected to compete in Love Island’s reboot. This is a pattern that has been repeated with Love Island despite the fact that there were hopefuls of all kinds.
It was said that “Bosses selected contestants who were genuinely innocent of the world fame and had a range of diverse opinions.
They want to recapture the original spark of success.
Insiders claim that bosses immediately rejected “Love Island contestants” or those who were fame-hungry.
The source said: “Casting began for the series in October, last year. It was a huge success.”
Big Brother has been the subject of much interest from bosses, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise since it is the first reality show.
The casting team has now narrowed down their favorite applicants and is in the final stages of selection.
The selection of potential housemates is diverse and representative of the populace. The show’s producers hope to include both longtime viewers and newcomers on the screen.
It is almost over.
ITV are also carrying out “rigorous” background checks on each candidate to ensure no skeletons from their past plague the new series.
Central Recorder has reached out to ITV regarding a possible comment.