Big Brother EXCLUSIVE: Big Brother narrator hints an adult-only ‘Up Late’ and ‘Uncut’ spin-offs could be revived despite controversial past
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Big Brother fans went wild for footage of model Chad Hurst showering naked on Sunday night’s episode.
And the show’s former narrator Mike Goldman, 47, has hinted Channel Seven may reintroduce an adult-only Up Late spin-off for eager viewers.
‘I wouldn’t be surprised if in another week, Big Brother goes “guess what everybody? Big Brother: Up Late is back!”‘ he told Daily Mail Australia.
Big Brother EXCLUSIVE: Former narrator Mike Goldman has hinted adult-only spin-offs could be revived despite their controversial pasts. Pictured: Model Chad Hurst on 2020 season
While Seven’s reboot is promoted as family-friendly entertainment with a PG rating, Big Brother once had two separate MA15+ spin-off series: Uncut and Up Late.
Mike hosted the late-night series Up Late during the first five Australian seasons on Channel 10.
‘I don’t think it should have ever left. It was such a great show and it’s got a really hardcore, solid group of fans,’ he claimed.
‘Easily around 600,000 to 700,000 fans will watch that show, no mater what. They are so dedicated to it, and when they couldn’t watch it, they just went overseas and watched other country’s seasons,’ Mike added of its popularity.
‘I don’t think it should have ever left’: Mike hosted the late-night series Up Late during the first five Australian seasons on Channel 10, which included live footage from the house, exit interviews and games with viewers watching from home
‘Fans are addicted to it!’ Mike claimed an MA15+ spin-off could easily become a ratings hit. Pictured: Model Chad Hurst showering on Sunday night’s episode
When asked if he thought Up Late or Uncut would ever see a resurgence on Australian television, Mike appeared hopeful.
‘I wouldn’t be surprised if in another week, Big Brother goes “guess what everybody? Big Brother:Up Late is back and you can see them having a shower, you can see them getting it on, and you can see them in their relationships making out and talking about sex and really edgy topics,’ he said.
However, when pressed on whether that was a hint of what’s to come, Mike admitted: ‘Honestly, the only information I have comes from my 20 years experience, having a TV and (host)Sonia Kruger’s mobile number – there’s no other way I would know anything else at this point.’
Mike, who hosts his own recap series The Big Bro Show, did say though that he thought the new Big Brother was definitely here to stay.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel Seven for comment.
Will Big Brother share? Mike said he was hopeful a suitable format could return that would show things that do not currently fit into the reboot’s PG framework. Pictured: Chad Hurst and Sophie Budack sharing a cheeky kiss in bed on Sunday night’s show
‘Get this stupid programme off the air’: Former Prime Minister John Howard called for Big Brother to be axed amid controversy with its adult-only content. Pictured: April, 2006
In 2001, Big Brother: Uncut was introduced to showcase adult content from the house, including nude scenes, risque behaviour, and sexual discussions.
The program was removed from the air in 2006 after continual controversy and viewer complaints.
Former Prime Minister John Howard even called for Big Brother to be axed at the time: ‘Get this stupid programme off the air.’
Since its cancellation, the TV watchdog enforced new rules about the depiction of sexual content, meaning that Big Brother Uncut is unlikely to return in the same capacity it did in the early noughties.
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