It’s official! BIG BROTHER is coming back in 2021

Channel 7 has recommissioned its biggest hit of 2020, with a callout for housemates to air on tonight… and there could be a surprise twist!

Sonia Kruger will return as host of Big Brother in 2021 (image – 7)

Filming is set to begin on a second series of Big Brother for Channel 7 in the coming months, with the network confirming the news to TV Blackbox.

Host Sonia Kruger will return to the reimagined format:

“It’s been fantastic to reunite Big Brother with his fans and see a whole new generation of Australians fall in love with the show. He’ll be back cheekier than ever so our new housemates better be ready to play. Big Brother is about to go to the next level and I’m totally here for it!”

TV Blackbox understands filming for the new series will take place between October and December, with pre-production kicking off in August. And in a new twist, there could be an all-stars element to the game. Our sources say you can expect to see some familiar faces return (and not just from the Channel 7 series).

*Don’t forget the evicted housemates appear on The Ben, Rob & Robbo Show the day after their eviction

Big Brother has been a triumph for Seven, increasing its audience and performing strongly in the demos. Network Programming Director Angus Ross is excited about having the program on Seven:

“Big Brother is a television super brand and this season has been embraced by audiences around Australia. It’s the most talked about show in Australia, as well as being the most streamed – and a genuine social media phenomenon. We’re excited to be working with Endemol Shine Australia – who produce some of the best TV in the country – to deliver a new season of the reimagined Big Brother to Australian viewers.”

*Don’t miss our nightly recap show EYE ON BIG BROTHER – 9.30pm after every episode at

Eye on Big Brother; Episode 13 – Garth (2020) and Johnnie (2001)

Eye on Big Brother; Episode 13 – Garth (2020) and Johnnie (2001)Once again we are dissecting the latest episode of Big Brother, with a bit of the old and a bit of the new, as Garth (2020), and Johnnie (2001) join the show! We will be bringing you all the latest on the show, plus some gossip from Aunty Garth himself!Have your say, and join the conversation!

Posted by The Ben, Rob & Robbo Show on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Endemol Shine Australia were determined to revolutionise the format of the iconic show and their determination has paid off. You can bet other countries will now follow suit (will the show make a triumphant return to the UK?).

Chief Content Officer of Endemol Shine Peter Newman says:

“We’re extremely proud that Seven has commissioned us to deliver another series of the reality show that started it all, Big Brother. We’re also very grateful to the fans of the show who have embraced the evolution of this incredible format. In 2021 Big Brother will be back more mischievous and devious than ever before, you won’t believe what he’s got planned for the Big Brother house.”

Casting for the next season of Big Brother is now open. For a chance to be part of Big Brother 2021 apply now at

Robert McKnight
"Leading TV commentator" - The Daily Telegraph. Robert McKnight is a highly regarded Australian Television Producer having worked at SEVEN, NINE and TEN during his 25 years in the industry. Publicly he is most well-known for creating and producing STUDIO 10 but has worked on Sunrise, The Morning Show plus other prime time productions in addition to creating award-winning news campaigns for both 7 News and 9 News. Currently Rob is the host and producer of the TV Blackbox, McKnight Tonight and Monsters Who Murder podcasts plus host & Executive Producer of the video streaming show The Ben, Rob & Robbo show

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