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Sunday 16th December 2018

Rylan Clark-Neal "doing everything in his power" to get Big Brother back

The show aired its final episode this month

Rylan Clark-Neal has revealed he's "doing everything in his power" to get Big Brother back on screens.

The 30-year-old presenter hosted sister show Big Brother's Bit on the Side for five years, after winning the celebrity series in 2013.

But he's been left devastated by Channel 5 axing the show and doesn't want to believe it's over.

Rylan said he's doing everything he can to bring the show back (Credit: Splashnews.com)

Read more: Emma Willis breaks down as she bids farewell to Big Brother

He told the MailOnline: "My brain just doesn't understand that it's not coming back. To me, I can't understand that I have presented it for the last time.

"It's going to be majorly missed. And trust me, I am doing everything I can do in my power to get it back."

However, if the show did return, they'll need to build a brand new house, as the one that has been at Elstree Studios for 18 years is being demolished.

A source told The Sun: "The production company who make Big Brother own the house, but Elstree Studios own the land, so the house has to be taken down now the show has been cancelled.

The show aired its final episode earlier this month (Credit: Channel 5)

"It's not the end for the show and everyone is convinced it'll find a new home one another channel, but the house has to leave the site it's stood on for the last 18 years."

There had also been talks for the show to be taken over by Netflix.

Trust me, I am doing everything I can do in my power to get it back.

Endemol, who own the format of the programme, were said to be sitting down with the streaming service to discuss the option, and sources said it could act as the "saviour" of the show.

The news came after show host Emma Willis admitted she was "sad and disappointed" that Channel 5 had decided to drop the programme.

Rylan and Emma were gutted when the show ended (Credit: FameFlynet)

Read more: Rylan Clark-Neal lands new job on BBC Radio 2

She told The Sun recently: "I feel sad and disappointed because it's been a massive part of my life as a human being before I worked on it and also as a career and as a member of the British public, as it's been on TV for almost 20 years.

"I am sad about it but everything needs a break at some point or a rest or a new home to breathe life into it again.

"So hopefully it will come back in some way shape or form at some point but if it does come back it needs to be in the right way and not rushed."

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