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Channel Seven divides fans with major twist for Big Brother 2023: 'Big mistake'

Channel Seven has confirmed that Big Brother will return in 2023, but not as we know it.

The reality TV show is now titled Big Brother: House of Love and will feature a house full of single players, with Big Brother playing the role of cupid.

Big Brother Australia 2023 logo.
Big Brother Australia will return in 2023 with a ‘House of Love’ theme. Photo: Channel Seven

“What will happen when a houseful of singles form romantic connections but then need to vote each other out?” a statement from the network reads.

Big Brother first teased the new format back in August when they posted a casting call for “single housemates to come and play Big Brother’s game”.

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Season 15 will once again be hosted by Sonia Kruger and, according to So Dramatic!, will kick off filming next week.

A source told the publication that there will be 14 contestants entering the house, adding that there will be “no celebrities, just influencers”.

Big Brother Australia's Sonia Kruger.
Sonia Kruger will host season 15. Photo: Channel Seven

‘Big mistake’

After Channel Seven announced the show’s new romantic twist at their Upfronts event on Tuesday, a number of people took to social media to share their opinions.

“Ugh, I love Big Brother but this has really made me question if I'm going to watch it. There are too many ‘love’ shows, just put strangers in a house and make a show from that,” one person wrote.

“If I want to watch a show about a group of singles hooking up then that's what Married At First Sight is for,” another added, while a third said, “Big Brother really needs to go back to the old Big Brother!”

“Really Big Brother!? Make them build parts of the house each week and the worst room has to do cooking challenges for elimination and you’ve got all reality shows covered!” someone else shared.

“Well that's just great now Big Brother has stuffed the show right up this time,” a different user remarked. “Can't stop shaking my head. Why do we need 20 shows of singles hooking up? It's madness. Big mistake.”

However, others admitted they were “so excited” for the new season and can’t wait to watch it.

“I’d rather have BB on our screens than off it, so I’m happy!” 2022 housemate Aleisha Campbell commented.

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