Big Brother star responds to question of being the reboot's host

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With ITV2's Big Brother reboot officially coming our way, the hunt for a new host has started.

Former winner Josie Gibson has answered the question of whether she'd be up for the role as she went on to enjoy a successful presenting career, recently stepping in for This Morning's Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield during half term.

"Oh my God, that's a massive, massive gig," she told The Mirror.

"Could I be trusted? I don't know? With an accent like this," she joked, adding: "I love the show, I absolutely idolised the show but it's quite daunting."

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The presenter also reflected on her relationship with the reality TV programme's first host, Davina McCall, likening her to "a long-lost auntie."

"She's so lush," Gibson said. "Davina is the first face I saw when I got thrown into the celebrity world, so it's so comforting when I see her."

McCall, who currently serves as a judge on The Masked Singer and The Masked Dancer, has ruled herself out of hosting the Big Brother revival.

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"I had the best 11 years of my life. Whoever does it, I will be supporting it with every fibre in my body. But I don't think it's me," she told Radio Times last September.

Similarly, Emma Willis, who hosted the show on Channel 5, revealed she wouldn't go back.

"I loved my time on the show, and I very much kind of said goodbye to it back then because we thought it was over. I don't tend to go back. I like to move forward," she explained.

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The reboot, due to grace screens this autumn, has been described as a "refreshed, contemporary new series of Big Brother".

"[It] will contain all the familiar format points that kept viewers engaged and entertained the first time round, but with a brand-new look and some additional twists that speak to today's audience," said ITV exec Paul Mortimer when the reboot was first announced.

"We're beyond excited to bring this iconic series to ITV2 and ITVX where it should especially engage with our younger viewers."

Big Brother will air on ITV2 and ITVX in 2023.

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