Rylan Clark-Neal has raised hopes for a Big Brother TV comeback after a late-night tweet tease.
The former Bit on the Side host shared his thoughts with his 1.5million followers on Thursday evening after attending a TV bash with the production company that made the iconic Channel 4 and Channel 5 reality series.
Working fans into a frenzy, he echoed a quote from author George Orwell as the Celebrity Big Brother 2013 winner tweeted: "Big Brother is always watching."
Big Brother is always watching....Feel like you’ve been given some VERY big news.
— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) November 29, 2018
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."
Rumours have also claimed TV bosses have been in talks with Netflix to become the “saviour” of the long-running series, which first launched in the summer of 2000.
And even though Rylan’s mention was at best a hint of a future for the show, fans still went wild at the possibility of BB coming back to TV screens.
"Feel like you’ve been given some VERY big news," tweeted one fan, adding a hopeful prayer emoji to their message.
"Don't tease us like this as it's cruel," begged another.
And a third, very excited commenter, added: “Omg omg omg omg. Is it coming back?!?!?!”
In October it appeared Rylan had let the cat out of the bag - again, on social media - about winning a new gig as the presenter of a revived series of Supermarket Sweep.
Sharing a snap of documents featuring his face next to a new version of the gameshow's logo, it appears Rylan was not aware the papers on a table in front of him were included in the quickly-deleted shot.
Or was he?
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