Channel 5 boss doesn't regret cancelling Big Brother

Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

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Channel 5 controller Ben Frow has no regrets over cancelling Big Brother two years ago.

Running for 18 years in total, Big Brother was a pioneering title in the reality TV genre, but you could argue that its relevancy waned towards the end in an overcrowded market.

Rumours are still echoing around the industry about a reboot, but while attending the virtual Edinburgh TV Festival this month, Frow suggested he "never" experienced any bad feelings over the situation.

Photo credit: Justin Goff - Getty Images
Photo credit: Justin Goff - Getty Images

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Via Metro, he also revealed that there's no plans to introduce a similar reality show on the channel in its place.

"Right now I couldn't afford it. The world is very crowded with reality shows," noted Frow.

"I think there are supreme reality shows out there. Don't go where you can't be the best – turn left and go in a different direction and provide an alternative."

Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

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Elsewhere during his appearance, the channel boss went on to address claims that the programmes he commissions are very 'Yorkshire-heavy and white'.

"Yorkshire is very white," he responded. "We have to make much more effort. Sometimes when I'm talking to producers they say: 'It's very white' and I say, 'Find them, you've got to make the extra effort', that is something that is always in the back of our minds, though.

"Yorkshire is part of Channel 5's DNA."

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