Big Brother: Fans praise selection of AJ Odudu as host

Will Best will co-host with the former Married at First Sight star

AJ Odudu and Will Best are the new hosts of Big Brother. (ITV)
AJ Odudu and Will Best are the new hosts of Big Brother. (ITV)

Big Brother fans are happy that AJ Odudu will co-host the rebooted reality show on ITV2 later this year.

Earlier today, ITV announced that Odudu and Will Best will front the series, presiding over its evictions as well as hosting a nigthly live show.

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The decision has been largely well-received by Big Brother fans on social media.

One fan tweeted: "AJ Odudu is *such* a good shout for Big Brother imo. Promising sign for the whole thing.

"Now they just need to make sure it's got the cross-population cast that made the first few series so great."

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: In this image released on April 24th 2023, AJ Odudu, host of The National Lottery's Big Eurovision welcome event, poses for the presenter announcement photo shoot on April 14, 2023 in London, England. AJ Odudu and Joel Dommett will host 'The National Lottery's Big Eurovision Welcome' on 7th May at St George's Hall, Liverpool. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for The National Lottery)
AJ Odudu has been well-received as the new co-host of Big Brother. (Getty Images for The National Lottery)

Another said: "Fab AJ Odudu and Will Best will present ITV's main Big Brother show and its additional live magazine series. It's a triumphant full-circle moment for AJ as she had a short-lived stint co-presenting Big Brother's Bit On The Side with Rylan for Channel 5."

One fan was excited to see Odudu get the gig: OMFG!!!!! A huge congratulations to @AJOdudu for securing the #BBUK presenting gig. Big shoes to fill following @ThisisDavina and @EmmaWillis.

Odudu said in a statement: “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 rebooted version of Big Brother will last for six weeks and air some time later in 2023.

Watch below: AJ Odudu and Will Best are the new Big Brother hosts