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Celebrity Big Brother: Late & Live is back! AJ Odudu and Will Best return to host spin-off show with host of famous guests

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Big Brother spin-off show Late & Live will return for the new series of Celebrity Big Brother when it begins on March 4.

Big Brother spin-off show Late & Live will return for the new series of Celebrity Big Brother when it begins on March 4.

Hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best return to host the panel where they will be joined by a host of celebrity guests.

Television presenter Oti Mabuse, radio host Jordan North and dancer and actor Layton Williams will take turns taking on the role of Celebrity House Guest.

They will offer commentary and discussion alongside a star-studded cast and other celebrity guests.

The launch episode of Big Brother: Late & Live in 2023 achieved 0.6 million viewers and the series’ best episode achieved 1 million viewers, which was ITV2’s third biggest show title that year according to the best episode.

Big Brother spin-off show Late & Live will return for the new series of Celebrity Big Brother when it begins on March 4.

Big Brother spin-off show Late & Live will return for the new series of Celebrity Big Brother when it begins on March 4.

Hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best return to host the panel where they will be joined by a host of celebrity guests.

Hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best return to host the panel where they will be joined by a host of celebrity guests.

Hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best return to host the panel where they will be joined by a host of celebrity guests.

With the return of the celebrity series less than a week away, ITV bosses have reportedly secured a sensational line-up of stars for the exciting reboot of the show, which last aired on Channel 5 in August 2018.

And AJ and Will took to Instagram on Monday night to reveal a big change ahead of the launch, as viewers will now vote to save their favorite housemates, rather than evict them.

AJ announced: “Celebrity Big Brother is just around the corner, so we’ve got some big news for you.”

As Will explained: ‘You’ll remember the last Big Brother series you voted to evict. This time for Celeb BB you are voting for your favorite housemate. You are always voting to save.

Reflecting on how this huge change in voting structure will affect the show, AJ continued: “I don’t know how the dynamics within the Big Brother house are going to change or how fans will rally behind their favorite celebrity, but of course! We can’t wait to find out!’

However, not all fans were convinced by the new format and took to the comments section to share their frustration over the change.

One exclaimed: “I never understood why people prefer to vote rather than save.” The guests propose eviction, we should vote the same.’

A second ranted: “I’ve never really understood voting to save – surely they’re called evictions for a reason so the vote should be to evict.”

TV presenter Oti Mabuse (pictured), radio host Jordan North and dancer and actor Layton Williams will take turns taking on the role of Celebrity House Guest.

TV presenter Oti Mabuse (pictured), radio host Jordan North and dancer and actor Layton Williams will take turns taking on the role of Celebrity House Guest.

TV presenter Oti Mabuse (pictured), radio host Jordan North and dancer and actor Layton Williams will take turns taking on the role of Celebrity House Guest.

Another mused, “if voting had been done this way last season, the evictions would have been very different.”

Another angry fan wrote: “I hate voting to save so there’s no way to get the one you want out because you can’t vote for everyone else.”

While another added: ‘I hate voting to save…always have. It’s not how it should be BB, I hate it…so are celebrities too sensitive to be voted out?’

Channel 5 experimented with the ‘save vote’ when Big Brother switched to the network from Channel 4 in 2011.

However, after just two series, show bosses reverted to the “vote to evict” format until the show was finally axed in 2018 before its return to ITV last year.

However, amidst the frustration were some fans who were eager for the change and supported ITV’s decision.

One pleaded: ‘SAVE THIS FOR NORMAL BB TOO!!’ and a second added: ‘Get me to vote to save ON BOTH series please!’

AJ and Will took to Instagram on Monday night to reveal a big change ahead of the release, as viewers will now vote to save their favorite housemates, rather than evict them.

AJ and Will took to Instagram on Monday night to reveal a big change ahead of the release, as viewers will now vote to save their favorite housemates, rather than evict them.

AJ and Will took to Instagram on Monday night to reveal a big change ahead of the release, as viewers will now vote to save their favorite housemates, rather than evict them.

However, not all fans were convinced by the new format and took to the comments section to share their frustration over the change.

However, not all fans were convinced by the new format and took to the comments section to share their frustration over the change.

However, not all fans were convinced with the new format and took to the comments section to share their frustration over the change.

However, amidst the frustration were some fans who were eager for the change and supported ITV's decision.

However, amidst the frustration were some fans who were eager for the change and supported ITV's decision.

However, amidst the frustration were some fans who were eager for the change and supported ITV’s decision.

Ekin-Su Culculoglu has reportedly signed up for the next series of Celebrity Big Brother

Ekin-Su Culculoglu has reportedly signed up for the next series of Celebrity Big Brother

Louis Walsh will also reportedly appear (pictured last year)

Louis Walsh will also reportedly appear (pictured last year)

While the housemates are yet to be announced, celebrities said to be in talks to take part include former Love Island winner Ekin-Su Culculoglu (left) and former X Factor judge Louis Walsh ( right).

Another wrote: ‘Voting to Save is always better. We would have never lost Nikki on BB7 if her eviction had been Vote to Save. Many examples of why Save is better. Let’s keep those great characters around longer! ❤ well done ITV!!!!!’

Meanwhile, Kerry Riches from the latest series of Big Brother wrote: “Love the new change.” Voting to save feels good! Let the release of the coffee borer come.

While the housemates are yet to be announced, celebrities said to be in talks to take part include former Love Island winner Ekin-Su Culculoglu and former X Factor judge Louis Walsh.

Sharon Osbourne is also rumored to be in the line-up, as is former This Morning presenter Fern Britton, who has no intention of “holding back” from shedding light on her past feud with Phillip Schofield.

Celebrity Big Brother starts on March 4 on ITV1, STV, ITVX and STV Player.

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