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Applications are officially open for the 2020 revival of Big Brother Australia.

Endemol Shine has begun the casting process for the new season, which will air on Channel Seven next year. 

Potential housemates can apply here by completing an online form. 

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It’s official! Applications are officially open for the 2020 revival of Big Brother Australia. Pictured: Big Brother host Gretel Killeen and contestant Igor Vurmeski on May 23, 2004

Big Brother famously launched the careers of Chrissie Swan (season three), Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald (season four) and Blair McDonough (season one).

The applications opened just a day after TV Blackbox reported that Seven had purchased rights to the format.

The deal was apparently made after Channels Nine and 10 rejected offers from production company Endemol Shine.

It’s back! Endemol Shine has begun the casting process for the new season, which will air on Seven next year. Pictured: Big Brother 2014’s Aisha Mckinnon, Lisa Clark and Skye Wheatley

Launching pad: Big Brother famously launched the careers of Chrissie Swan (left), Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald (right) and Blair McDonough (not pictured)

Golden era: Big Brother, which was filmed at the Dreamworld amusement park on the Gold Coast, premiered in 2001 and lasted for eight seasons on Channel 10. Pictured: the 2004 cast

Channel 10 turned down the opportunity to air Big Brother because chief content officer Beverley McGarvey is ‘not a fan of the show’.

Nine decided against it because the network already has a ‘strong slate’ planned for 2020, including season seven of Married At First Sight.

According to TV Blackbox, Channel Seven plans to finance Big Brother using the budget originally allocated for Sunday Night.

Behind the scenes: Seven purchased rights to the format after Channels Nine and 10 rejected offers from Endemol Shine. Pictured: Gretel and Simon ‘Hotdogs’ Deering on July 10, 2005

The network’s current affairs flagship was officially cancelled earlier this week after months of lacklustre ratings.

Reports first surfaced on Wednesday that Endemol Shine was about to launch a casting call for the show, which last aired in Australia five years ago. 

Big Brother, which was filmed at the Dreamworld amusement park on the Gold Coast, premiered in 2001 and lasted for eight seasons on Channel 10. 

Money matters: Channel Seven reportedly plans to finance Big Brother using the budget originally allocated for Sunday Night (cast pictured), which was cancelled earlier this week

Following a significant decline in ratings and several high-profile controversies, Channel 10 decided not to renew the series.

In 2012, the format was revived by Channel Nine with Sonia Kruger as host and aired until 2014.

Before securing a deal with Seven, Endemol Shine had been pitching the show to several Australian networks.

History: Big Brother, which was filmed at the Dreamworld amusement park on the Gold Coast, premiered in 2001 and lasted for eight seasons on Channel 10. The show later aired between 2012 and 2014 on Nine, with Sonia Kruger as host. Pictured: Sonia and housemate Tim Dormer

Endemol’s chief creative officer Peter Salmon told Deadline: ‘It’s rare in most big territories that there isn’t a conversation about [Big Brother] in some shape or form every year.

‘We’re close in a couple of interesting territories to further reboot, but I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves.

‘There are constant conversations and exchanges of ideas where we’re thinking what’s next.’

Long time coming: Before securing a deal with Seven, Endemol Shine had been pitching the show to several Australian networks. Pictured: Big Brother logo during the Channel Nine years

Big Brother Australia applications are OPEN: How to apply

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