Big Brother host Emma Willis struggles to hold back tears as she addresses show axe

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It’s the end of an era!

Following the shock news the current series of Big Brother will be the last after 18 years, host Emma Willis made an emotional appearance on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side last night.

Joining co-host Rylan Clark-Neal on the spin-off, Emma said: ‘This should be a positive thing because we should just show everybody how great this programme is and we should love it and embrace it and give it the send off it deserves.’

But Emma, 42, also addressed the possibility that this won’t be the last we see of Big Brother, after Channel 4 dropped the show in 2010 and Channel 5 picked it up a year later.

Emma continued: ‘I’ve also been here before when it finished, so I’m like, “Oh yeah, we buried it and then it came back to life”. It was brilliant actually and all the changes that the production team have made this series for celebrity and the one we’re about to enter.

‘I think they’ve taken all the brilliant bits from the past and brought them back and mixed them with something different for the future, because it’s been on for a long time and it has to be different.’

Will you miss Big Brother, or do you think it’ll be back?