Big Brother's AJ Odudu and Will Best reveal favourite housemates ever

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Big Brother hosts reveal favourite housematesKieron McCarron - ITV

Big Brother reboot presenters AJ Odudu and Will Best have reflected on some classic housemates and unforgettable moments from the show's past.

The duo will be opening the doors of the Big Brother House once again this Sunday, welcoming the first new housemates since the iconic reality show went off the air in 2018.

Before they meet all of the new housemates, AJ and Will have shared some of their favourite housemates of all time – starting with one who has gone on to present This Morning and Bake Off.

aj odudu and will best behind the scenes at the filming of the new big brother promo, sitting on folding out chairs and having a laugh
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"Alison Hammond. She was funny, positive, and always a joy. No wonder we still see her on our screens to this day, the UK couldn't let her go," AJ answered.

Will found that it was "impossible to choose one" housemate, adding: "I’m going to have to choose my favourite group of housemates, and I’m going old school – BB3. Huge names in there, and especially nostalgic for me because that was the first series I was properly obsessed with.

"Kate Lawler, Jade Goody, Spencer, Alex Sibley, Alison Hammond, Adele Roberts, PJ, Sandy (who wee'ed in a bin then climbed the fence never to be seen again), Lee the bodybuilder – I loved them all."

When it comes to the most iconic moments from the show, the duo pointed to perhaps the most disastrous mix-up in the history of reality television.

"'David’s Dead'. It had it all. It was hilarious, dramatic, tragic, poignant…all in one rollercoaster reality tv episode," Will said.

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Angie Bowie and Tiffany Pollard on Celebrity Big BrotherChannel 5

In a jaw-dropping episode of Celebrity Big Brother, Tiffany 'New York' Pollard mistakenly thought housemate David Gest had died when, in reality, it was Angie Bowie's ex-husband David who'd passed.

AJ couldn't limit herself to just one, choosing to look back on the Diary Room tantrums that made one housemate a telly legend.

"My favourite moment of all time is the legendary housemate Nikki Grahame’s iconic outbursts; God rest her soul," she said. "She gave us unforgettable diary room moments like ‘Who is she?’ and ‘the mountain of cornflakes’. It doesn’t get more iconic than that."

Big Brother: The Launch airs on Sunday, October 8 at 9pm on ITV1, ITV2 and ITVX. After launch night, the show airs on Sundays-Fridays at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.

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