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Is this the End of Big Brother?

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 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 site this afternoon.

“A statement with more information will be forthcoming,” the post said. 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 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.  []

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.