Newcastle Big Brother winner Anthony Hutton calls on reboot to prioritise diversity
The hit reality show will return to screens in 2023 under the ownership of ITV
Newcastle Big Brother winner Anthony Hutton has called on the show's reboot to prioritise a diverse casting.
A teaser for the hit reality show's return played after last night's Love Island final on ITV2 and sent fans of the series into a social media frenzy.
The former Channel 4 and Channel 5 moneymaker is now owned by ITV and will hit screens in 2023 with producers teasing a "contemporary new look".
Speaking on This Morning on Tuesday, Geordie contestant Anthony Hutton called on the casting team to strive for diversity.
The 34-year-old from Consett won the show in 2005 and appeared on the sofa talking to Vernon Kay and Rochelle Humes.
He said: "It's such a nostalgic show. I think if it's done right [it'll be great]. I hope they make it diverse with characters."
Hutton also called for casting directors to avoid picking contestants who have already amassed a large social media following.
Speaking about his triumph on Big Brother 6, he added: "I'm just the most competitive man you'll ever meet. My mindset was that I wanted to be in it until the end.
"I didn't have a plan, I've always tried to be a nice guy. I was the biggest fan you've ever seen, when I got told I was on the show I was buzzing."