Big Brother: Hosts confirmed for upcoming revival on ITV

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TV have announced AJ Odudu and Will Best as the new hosts for Big Brother when it hits screens later this year.

After the series reboot was confirmed last year, several names including Rylan Clark, Alison Hammond and Emma Willis were linked with the project.

However, the broadcaster has now confirmed that Odudu, 35, and Best, 38, will be helming the main show, presiding over the weekly evictions and quizzing housemates on their antics in the famous house.

The duo will also host an additional nightly live show debating all the hot topics inside the house.

Odudu recently co-hosted the revival of The Big Breakfast and has also hosted on Comic Relief, is part of the Eurovision family, and is known to ITV audiences after having presented backstage on The Voice UK and The Voice Kids.

Meanwhile, close friend and fellow Big Brother superfan Best has presenting credits across major broadcasters, including Dance, Dance, Dance for ITV as well as other projects for E4, T4 and BBC Three.

Odudu, 35, and Best, 38, will be helming the main show

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Odudu said: “I’m so excited to finally be able to say that, yes: I’m hosting Big Brother! I couldn’t be happier.

“Following in the footsteps of some of my favourite broadcasting legends to front such an iconic show is an absolute honour – and to do it alongside my amazing friend Will is the icing on the cake.”

Best added: “I grew up with Big Brother so getting a chance to host it with my mate AJ is a dream come true. I can’t wait to tell some housemates not to swear.”

The reality TV series, which was first broadcast on Channel 4 in 2000 before moving to Channel 5 in 2011, will be airing on ITV2 and ITV’s streaming service, ITVX .

Launching later this year, a cast of housemates will be moving into the site for up to six weeks, with cameras capturing their every move. Casting for the show is ongoing and you can apply here.