Big Brother has been a firm fixture on the TV schedule for 18 years, however, some are now saying that the show could be near its end.
Big Brother has been on air for nearly 18 years, originally on Channel 4 until 2010, and moved to Channel 5 in 2011 after its first cancellation. 'The safety of housemates, production and audience members is of paramount importance and Big Brother has appropriate security measures in place at all times'. "It's far too early to suggest it's the end of Big Brother, quite the opposite, so fans can relax".
Heartbreak stories continued to pour in: "Waking up and reading big brother is getting cancelled I really hope this isn't true love this show #cbb #cbbuk #bbuk #bigbrother". In those days, the show was broadcast on Channel 4, and was widely regarded as pretty groundbreaking reality television - before the influx of other reality shows saturated the market and devalued the format slightly.
Both showsmade the move to Channel 5 in 2011, by which point popularity was already waning.
Last year, Channel 5 boss Ben Frow stated that he would be "much happier if the channel didn't air Big Brother", adding that he'd prefer Channel 5 to focus on their own programming. "I find it really odd".
It's not cheap to run, either - especially the celebrity version, where stars are paid to appear on the show.
Celebrity Big Brother aired the first backdoor eviction of the series tonight, with the women deciding who got the boot.
Earning an incredible ten million viewers at its peak historically, this year's show has reportedly only hit 800,000 in recent months.
Then the team that wins overall will have to decide who to kick out.