Marcus Bentley wants 'Big Brother' to return.
The 54-year-old broadcaster is best known for having narrated the reality show - which saw groups of strangers live together in a specially constructed house isolated from the outside world throughout its original run and believes the programme is "sorely missed" and in need of a revival.
He said: "'Big Brother' is sorely missed and there is nothing out there quite like it. People were talking about it when we were all in lockdown. It was a strange time, we were all stuck at home and there was a big call for it to come back."
The Geordie voice-over artist - who narrated the show from 2000 until 2018 and reprised his role throughout all of the series' celebrity editions - went on to claim that he "loves" the show and wants it to come back.
He is quoted by The Daily Star newspaper as saying: "This time it feels a bit different. I haven't seen any denials and I've seen no rubbishing of the claims. I want it to come back. I love the show. It's how I made my living and I do think it will come back."
Marcus' comments come just days after it was reported that the long-running reality show is to return to screens in autumn 2023, but this time will be aired on ITV2 despite having aired on Channel 4 and Channel 5 during its initial run.
While nothing has been confirmed by ITV, it was recently claimed that former 'Celebrity Big Brother' winner Rylan Clark is a favourite to replace former hosts Davina McCall and Emma Willis.
An insider told The Sun newspaper's TV Biz column: "Rylan couldn’t have made it any clearer with his intention – he would love that job. Those working on the early stages of the production think the same and
this role is made for Rylan. He is the first choice of host above Davina [McCall] and Emma [Willis] for many."