General Election could have huge impact on Big Brother

Bea Mitchell
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From Digital Spy

The upcoming General Election continues to cause grief, even in the world of reality TV – as the next series of Big Brother is likely to be pushed back.

Theresa May shocked the UK last week by calling a snap General Election on June 8, which happens to be the week Channel 5 is reportedly kicking off Big Brother 2017.

So which is a bigger deal – an assortment of fame-hungry wannabes fighting and shouting on TV for your votes... or Big Brother?

Photo credit: Channel 5

Digital Spy has reached out to Channel 5 for comment on its programming plans.

This isn't the first time Big Brother has been affected by politics, as the very same thing happened for the election back in 2010, when David Cameron and Nick Clegg formed a government.

(And given what's happened to their respective political careers, let's hope they won't have to resort to an appearance on Big Bro.)

May's election announcement took place on April 18 outside her official residence, 10 Downing Street, immediately after a meeting with her Cabinet.

It not only resulted in ITV cancelling Loose Women for the day – an episode of The Nightly Show was moved back from 10pm to 11pm as a result of an extended news bulletin, meaning that News at Ten was back in its timeslot for one night only.

At least we got to enjoy the News at Ten again.

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