It’s official! Sonia Kruger to host Big Brother reboot in 2020

She’s back with a vengeance!

By Erin Doyle
As soon as news broke last year that old favourite reality show Big Brother was getting a reboot, speculation was rife as to who would host.
And while names such as Gretel Kileen and Sophie Monk were thrown into the mix, we now have a definitive answer as to who is taking the reins of the latest incarnation.
On Wednesday night, Channel Seven announced Sonia Kruger will be back on board as host for Big Brother: Revolution in 2020 - and the cast has already been selected!
Sonia Kruger is the new host of Big Brother. (Image: Channel Seven)
"I knew 2020 was going to be a fantastic year but to be asked to host the big daddy of reality shows is icing on the cake," Sonia said of the appointment.
"I've always loved Big Brother and this brand new series of the show will take it to an exciting, contemporary level that will make for addictive viewing.
"The housemates have been selected, the new home is mind blowing and Big Brother is as mischievous as ever. The game has changed and I can't wait to give fans their all access pass to the greatest reality show on earth!"
Sonia recently defected to Seven from the Nine Network where she had been hosting The Voice and co-hosting Today Extra.
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She previously hosted Big Brother on Nine from 2012 until it was axed in 2014. Gretel Kileen was originally at the helm when it launched on Channel Ten in 2001 until Kyle Sandilands and Jackie "O" Henderson took over in 2007. Ten dropped the series from its line-up after the 2008 season.
In November last year, it was announced Sonia would be joining Seven and would be a judge on AGT: The Champions, hosting Mega Mini Golf and will be part of the Tokyo 2020 coverage team.
However, it has now been revealed that Sonia will drop her Mega Mini Golf duties to make room for the Big Brother gig.
Sonia previously hosted the reality show from 2012 to 2014. (Image: Channel Nine)
"Big Brother has spoken and Sonia Kruger will helm the new game. Channel Seven is very excited to have Sonia on board for a thrilling new era of Big Brother," a Channel Seven spokeperson said.
"Sonia's Big Brother filming commitments mean she's no longer able to host Mega Mini Golf. Seven will soon reveal the all-star cast who'll be teeing off on the epic new competition series."
Meanwhile, it is rumoured the show will no longer be filmed at Dreamworld and will be filmed in advance rather than in its traditionally live format.

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