NEW PRESENTER LINE UP FOR CHANNEL 5’S BIG BROTHER’S BIT ON THE SIDE – RYLAN CLARK, AJ ODUDU AND EMMA WILLIS
· Emma Willis will share presenting duties with Rylan and AJ alongside her new role hosting the main show
· Brand new psych show on Saturday night – Big Brother’s Bit On The Psych
· New Sunday lunchtime show fronted by Rylan
· Return of live streaming nightly from 7-9pm on Channel 5’s sister channel 5*
Channel 5 announced today Rylan Clark and AJ Odudu will be joining the presenting team for Big Brother’s Bit On The Side. Emma Willis will continue presenting Bit On The Side alongside her new role as host of Big Brother.
BB fan Rylan entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in January 2013 after becoming a household name on The X Factor. He was crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother in a tense final against housemates Speidi (Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt). Rylan, a proud native of Essex, stole the show with his extreme emotional reactions, quick wit and natural showmanship. He has since appeared on Daybreak and This Morning as a guest presenter and regularly appears as a guest on Celebrity Juice.
Rylan Clark comments: "I have followed the show since the very beginning. It was a dream come true to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house this year, let alone win it! Being offered the job to present Big Brother’s Bit On The Side was amazing.”
Newcomer AJ has presented on both TV and radio and is no stranger to Bit On The Side having appeared before as a panelist on the show.
AJ Odudu comments: “It’s going to be brilliant fun hooking up with Rylan and Emma for Big Brother’s Bit On The Side. I can’t wait to find out who the housemates are and get stuck in.”
In further news, a new psych show will air, Big Brother’s Bit On The Psych. The Bit On The Psych team will be joined by a panel of experts and psychologists to analyse the behaviour of the housemates over the past seven days. Rylan will also front a Sunday lunchtime edition of Bit On The Side.
Ben Frow, Director of Programmes Channel 5 comments: “Big Brother’s spin off shows have a history of bringing on new talent and with Rylan and AJ I think we have two future stars.”
Big Brother’s Bit On The Side is made by Initial (an Endemol company) for Channel 5. The show will return this summer, nightly Monday to Saturday after Big Brother and on Sunday lunchtimes on Channel 5. BB fans will also be pleased to hear that live streaming returns nightly between 7-9pm on 5*.
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