Cheryl Cole Wanted as Big Brother Host
Cheryl Cole is being lined up to present a revamped version of Big Brother.The reality TV show was axed by Channel 4 last year after 11 series but rival network Five are set to pick it up and are keen for the Girls Aloud beauty to take over from Davina McCall with the hosting duties.
Bosses believe they have a chance of landing the X Factor star as her boss Simon Cowell has failed to land her a judging role on the US version of the show and think she will want to get her revenge. A source said: “It really is true. Big Brother looks certain to return – bigger, brighter and more shocking than ever before. As part of that deal we want to get a really big name involved as the host and they don’t come any bigger than Cheryl. We’re confident she can be tempted away from Simon with the offer of fronting the most talked-about show of the year. There is going to be a real buzz around Big Brother and we’re confident she will want to be a part of that deal.”
The show – which made household names out of ordinary people – is set to kick off with a celebrity version, followed by a series featuring members of the public.