Talks continue to find new Channel 5 show

Channel 5 has told ATV Today that talks are continuing as the channel looks to find a long running reality show.



When Richard Desmond bought Channel 5 earlier this year, he made it clear he was interested in bringing a variety of programmes to the channel, including Big Brother. The final Big Brother bowed out last month on Channel 4.


Last week the Media Guardian reported that talks about buying the format were all but over. Interest is now on a show called ‘The Golden Cage’. The show is similar to Big Brother, but has no end date and no nominations or evictions.


ATV Today asked Channel 5 this weekend about the claims. A spokeswoman told us “We are talking to lots of people about a range of programming, but not in a position to confirm anything yet.” When we asked if talks regarding Big Brother were over, the spokeswoman would neither confirm or deny the reports.