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ITV has confirmed that it is reviving reality show Big Brother for its youth-skewing channel ITV2.

A six-week series, due to air next year, will feature “carefully selected housemates from all walks of life”, the broadcaster said.

ITV is the third UK home for the format, which was launched by Channel 4 in 2000 and ran for 11 series before moving to Channel 5, where it aired for a further eight until 2018.

The revival, which joins Love Island in the ITV2 stable, is the first major commission for Banijay’s two recent senior signings.

Natalie Znak is chief executive of Initial alongside fellow Banijay labels Remarkable and her own ZnakTV, and Claire O’Donohoe, a former Big Brother executive producer, is director of programmes for the labels.

Initial co-managing directors Cat Lynch and Katy Manley will executive produce the series, which was ordered by ITV2 controller and director of reality commissioning and acquisition Paul Mortimer and commissioning editor Peter Tierney.

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