Big Brother Africa has announced that the 2015 edition of its critically-acclaimed continental show, Big Brother Africa, has been put on hold. Meanwhile, the regional Big Brother shows, including Big Brother Angola and Big Brother Mzansi will go on.
According to its management, though the move to regionalise the show allows producers to re-evaluate its direction, Big Brother continues to captivate audiences in each market in which it is produced.
“M-Net wish to thank Big Brother Africa fans for their continuous support and assure them that in the future further announcements will be made,” a statement from the body reads.
Though no concrete reason was given for the development, it is rumoured that M-Net had to cancel the highly critiqued TV show for want of sponsors.
Last year, the annual show was almost marred when what was described as a devastating fire engulfed the Big Brother house.
The 2014 competition, dubbed Hotshots, saw Tanzania’s Idris emerging winner after 63 gruelling days in the house. Coming closely behind him was Nigeria’s Tayo who came a few points short of clinching the prize.