Big Brother Africa, a popular reality television show, is expected to return in 2022 after a seven-year hiatus.
MultiChoice South African TV network Mzansi Magic revealed the news on Saturday.
According to reports, the show’s producer, Randburg-based Red Pepper Pictures, who also produced the Nigerian version of the game, has begun casting for the show.
“This year marks 20 years since the very first Big Brother on MultiChoice’s M-Net, and we are pleased to celebrate this milestone by commissioning a new Big Brother season, which will be housed under our Mzansi Magic stable,” M-Executive Net’s Head of Programming, Nomsa Philiso, said in a statement.
“This is a show that has consistently delivered high ratings and entertainment value, and our viewers and advertising partners can expect another fantastic season of Big Brother.”
The reality TV show’s final season aired in 2015, with Ace Khumalo and Ntombi Tshabalala winning.
Before it was canceled, Big Brother Africa was hosted in South Africa and featured contestants from 12 African countries, including Nigeria.