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Alison Hammond calls on Netflix to revive 'Big Brother UK'

Alison Hammond calls on Netflix to revive 'Big Brother UK'
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Big Brother icon Alison Hammond urges Netflix to bring back the show in the UK.

Big Brother icon Alison Hammond has appealed to Netflix to revive the seminal reality series in the UK.

The show ran on Channel 4 from 2000 to 2010 before transferring to Channel 5 in 2011, where it lasted until 2018 before a new programming director swung the axe.

At the time of the cancellation the series was averaging around 1 million viewers - a large proportion of which were from the 16-34 age range coveted by advertisers.

Hammond appeared on the show in 2002 and despite being evicted second, went on to forge a successful presenting career with This Morning, and still champions the programme that gave her a break.

"They should [revive it]," Hammond told Metro. "You know what, I don't actually understand why they stopped it. I don't know what the issue was.

"I felt like so many people was watching it! I don't think them ratings are right. I really don't. I just think... hey maybe Netflix will buy it! You never know."

Recent reports suggested that the celebrity version of the series could be revived on Channel 4 but the network moved quickly to deny the rumours, keeping the show in limbo for the foreseeable future.

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