RUMOURS were swirling round over who will host ITV’s conceivable reboot of Big Brother.
But I will be able to disclose bosses have comic Mo Gilligan close to the highest in their want listing.
A TV insider stated: “He has the only factor that any Big Brother wishes — natural on-screen power.
“Although Rylan and Davina have that during bucketloads, manufacturers are prepared to make a recent get started with the display.
“So they would like a bunch who isn’t related to the truth display’s earlier incarnations.
“They also want a cool figure who is going to hook in the younger viewers the reboot is likely to appeal to.”
The Sun solely published in April that the display was once set to go back on ITV2 in 2023, 5 years after it was once axed.
But negotiations are nonetheless below means and the highest activity of presenter continues to be up for grabs. The sequence was once up to now screened on Channel 4 and Channel 5 by means of Davina, Brian Dowling and Emma Willis.
ITV is taking a look against its personal pool of ability.
Mo has been a well-liked addition to its primetime Saturday evening displays The Masked Singer and the newer spin-off, The Masked Dancer.
He is changing into one of the in-demand presenters, specifically after internet hosting his personal a success Channel 4 chat sequence, The Lateish Show, since 2019.
Mo may also be internet hosting a reboot of The Big Breakfast with AJ Odudu.
That comes after a a success “one-off” episode of the previous morning favorite for C4’s Black To Front day final September, which was once a part of the channel’s dedication to making improvements to black illustration on display and within the business extra broadly.
It was once filmed on the former Big Brother space in Bow, East London, the place the primary two sequence have been made in 2000 and 2001.
I reckon Mo could be an incredible signing.
But ITV bosses had higher be fast or they’ll uncover he’s already booked up from right here to retirement.
THE TWINSIDE STORY
HERE are two ladies with actual guts.
Twins Alana and Lisa Macfarlane graced our monitors on Love Island: Aftersun as DJ duo The Mac Twins.
But after collaborating in a clinical find out about they changed into professionals on vitamin, micro organism and, you guessed it, the whole thing to do with the intestine.
They will likely be again on our monitors as hosts of recent Channel 4 display Know Your Sh*t.
The pair stated: “We’re bursting to take everyone on a journey of discovery, to educate, inspire and change lives like it has ours.”
One goal is to shatter the taboo of checking our poo. It’s a message that changed into the fight cry of Dame Deborah James, who died this week of bowel most cancers.
Know Your Sh*t may no longer be extra well timed.
GEMMA WHELAN is again as DS Sarah Collins in a brand new sequence of The Tower, the ITV crime drama in accordance with Kate London’s novels. Tahira Sharif additionally returns as PC Lizzie Adama as they are trying to discover a lacking schoolgirl who disappeared at the day of Princess Di’s funeral.
WRITE ‘N’ WRONG, CORRIE
CORONATION Street author Jan McVerry has advised how she needed to fight sexism and different prejudice when she first joined the ITV cleaning soap in 1991.
She advised the Corrie podcast she was once advised to not discuss in conferences and, when she did, it was once no longer simply her gender that was once held towards her.
Liverpudlian Jan, whose paintings gained her the Tony Warren Award finally month’s British Soap Awards, recalled: “Some extent got here up in a tale and I assumed, ‘What if we did this?’
“So I spoke and it was once a tumbleweed second. It was once about Steve McDonald being in a automotive crash and I went, ‘What if they swapped seats and it ended up being an insurance scam?’
“One of the writers stated, ‘That’s an overly Liverpool tale’. Which I used to be angry about on the time.”
OTI: IT’S A NOGOGO WITH ANT
IT’S a marvel to listen to Oti Mabuse throwing even the slightest little bit of color – as she is understood for being probably the most most endearing other people in showbiz.
But that’s simply what the previous Strictly skilled dancer does on Channel 4’s The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan this night.
Oti was once requested which of her companions at the BBC1 contest she least appreciated, and answered: “OK, they weren’t worst, and I didn’t dislike them.
“We simply didn’t perceive every different and we didn’t final lengthy. It was once my first famous person. I’ll say Anthony Ogogo.
“We just didn’t know each other really well. He came in with an injury, so it was really, really hard for him. That’s it. Yeah, first voted out.”
The boxer was once paired along with her in 2015, above.
Even when she’s naughty, Oti continues to be in reality great.
PRIMED FOR FILM NIGHTS
VIEWERS can now watch a brand new carrier, StudioCanal Presents, by means of Prime Video.
Subscription supplies fast get right of entry to to nearly 300 motion pictures and sequence, with extra added repeatedly.
One deal with is 2015 gangster film Legend with Tom Hardy as each Ronnie and Reggie Kray, in addition to 1976 David Bowie flick The Man Who Fell To Earth, and 2013 comedy movie Partridge: Alpha Papa.
Sharon Stone’s 1992 erotic mystery Basic Instinct, and 1981 dystopian sci-fi vintage Escape from New York, are amongst fresh additions.
IT would possibly handiest be July, however the BBC has simply introduced a gem for its festive agenda.
It plans to carry Charlie Mackesy’s bestselling illustrated e-book The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse to existence as a brief animation.
Hollywood actors Tom Hollander and Idris Elba are each on board.