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McCall back for new Big Brother

Davina McCall
McCall has presented Big Brother since it started in 2000

Davina McCall will return to present the ninth series of Big Brother, Channel 4 has confirmed.

The show will return to TV screens in June, despite reports that Channel 4 bosses were considering resting the reality series for a year.

Brian Belo was last year's winner, but the 2007 series - the eighth - was panned by critics and viewing figures were down compared with previous years.

Meanwhile, the new Big Brother logo - a shattered eye - has been unveiled.

Channel 4 bosses cancelled spin-off show Celebrity Big Brother in January, following rows over alleged racism and bullying last year.

This year, it screened Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack, in its place, but the new format was only screened on digital channel E4, where it attracted an average of 600,000 viewers.


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