The Bit On The Side host broke down in tears as he bid a final farewell to the reality show yesterday.
Speaking to the camera, Rylan was visibly emotional as he told viewers: “That’s all we have time for tonight, and for the series… And forever.
“It is sadly time for us to say a final farewell.
“I just want to thank my amazing team on BOTS, my family – I love each and every one of you – and our audience.”
The star went on to defiantly add: “I am sure the powers that be are trying to make sure that this show comes back, and believe me, me, Marcus, and Emma will make sure that Big Brother will get back to you.”
The live studio audience cheered as Rylan spoke, starting a chant of “BB BOTS” as the show wrapped.
Meanwhile the main show’s host Emma Willis fought back tears as she embraced the show’s narrator, Marcus Bentley, with the duo rushing over to hug Rylan as the credits rolled.
Rylan’s rousing speech comes just days after it was reported that online streaming giant Netflix were holding secret talks to buy the rights to the iconic reality series.
The Sun revealed that Endemol, who own the show’s format, will sit down to discuss a deal with the company imminently.
An insider explained: “Netflix could be the saviours of Big Brother — the news fans have wanted to hear since Channel 5 made the announcement.
“Executives at Endemol are meeting with Netflix early next week. Of course it’s still early days.
“Streaming sites have a lot of money so it’s an option they’re looking at.”
Big Brother aired on Channel 4 from 2000 until 2010, with Channel 5 taking over as host channel from 2011.
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However, earlier this year the broadcaster confirmed that they would not be renewing the series.
Bob Bakish, the CEO of Viacom, Channel 5’s parent company, explained: “We continue to do reality programming all around the world and I don’t think it says anything about Big Brother broadly speaking, this is a decision we made based on the evolution of Channel 5 which again is a multi-year process we’ve been on.
“A place where we’re getting traction on the original programming side and where we thought it was right.
“I don’t want that to be interpreted as any kind of broader judgement on Big Brother.”
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