Oh God I hope this is true:
“Big Brother Australia has been officially axed, with Channel 10 holding a media embargo on the announcement until midnight tonight,” fan website behindbigbrother.com reported today.
The site quoted a Big Brother website administrator, known as Lulu-b, who posted an announcement on the official Big Brother discussion forums.
“Hi everyone, I can confirm Big Brother won’t be renewed on Channel 10 in 2009,” Lulu-b said on the bigbrother.com.au site this afternoon.
“A statement with more information will be forthcoming,” the post said.
Behindbigbrother.com reported: “Our sources inside the Big BrotherBB producers, who did what they felt was in the best interests of the show and believed this year would be a season benchmark.” compound tell us the announcement was unexpected for the
NEWS.com.au is seeking comment from Channel 10.
The show’s ratings have been poor since radio jocks Kyle and Jackie O replaced previous host Gretel Killeen as the faces of this year’s series.
Big Brother was even beaten in the ratings by Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan’s Budget speech in May. [News.com]
I would rather watch a federal budget speech then Big Brother as well. I don’t think there is a worse show on Australian TV then Big Brother though the show Farmer Wants A Wife sure is trying.