Maura Higgins is apparently ITV's "favourite" to host Big Brother revamp 7 months ago

Maura Higgins is apparently ITV's "favourite" to host Big Brother revamp

Something we'd love to see.

Maura Higgins is apparently the favourite to host the new Big Brother series as it makes a much anticipated return to ITV2 next year.


After rising to stardom on Love Island in 2019, the 31 year old is now in the running to host the upcoming series as ITV is looking for "homegrown ITV talent".

Producers are reportedly saying that the Longford native has the "warmth" to interview each housemate but also has the ability to "hold the show together."

"Producers are determined to distance themselves from former Big Brother names but the former favourite, Mo Gilligan, is now busy in the States," a source told The Sun.

"Now bosses are looking at female stars who have the strength to hold the show together, while also the warmth to gently quiz contestants in the way that Davina McCall and Emma Willis did so well.


"Maura is a homegrown ITV talent who has all that - plus of course looks great on screen."

The upcoming and revamped series of Big Brother was announced during the final of Love Island as an advertisement for the new show appeared during the ad break on ITV2.

Showing a short teaser for the show, the 2023 series was confirmed to have a new home after previously being aired on Channel 4 and Channel 5.


Big Brother was axed by Channel 5 in 2018 but is now aimed at the "Love Island generation" on ITV2, with the housemates being real people rather than celebrities, with a new UK location.

Maura isn't the only person tipped to be in the running for the host as Rylan Clark has made it known that he would love to get involved as well as original host Davina McCall is also said to be "very keen" to return.

Emma Willis ended up taking over during the show's later seasons but has said that it's time for a change as it is a "new era, new host."