It looks like Gretel Killeen might just be heading back to Big Brother!
While the reboot of Big Brother has been confirmed to head to Channel Seven next year, a host for the reality TV show was not named.
But according to The Sunday Telegraph, Gretel has reportedly been “signed up to host the Big Brother Reboot”.
The network was believed to be interested in Sonia Kruger or Chrissie Swan for the hosting position, but TV insiders have reportedly told the publication that the 56-year-old will front the revamped show in 2020.
Gretel previously hosted Big Brother for seven seasons and recently made a comeback to our TV screens as the Octopus on the first hit season of The Masked Singer.
Speaking with Kyle and Jackie O earlier this month before the Big Brother reboot was officially confirmed, Gretel was asked if she would consider hosting the show once again.
While she deflected the question, Gretel did reveal that she thought bringing back the show would be a “hoot”.
“I think the essence of Big Brother is brilliant,” she said at the time. “Because when we first started that show it was about just watching humans interact without interference. Just seeing what humans do and that is fantastic.
“It wasn’t who’s going to win, it was just let’s see what relationships form and how people pass their time and converse.
“And I think watching ourselves is something we could actually learn from now. I think this is a time of analysis and introspection and redefining our values so I think it would be a hoot.”
Whether or not Gretel will actually host, Seven recently revealed that the reboot of Big Brother will be vastly different from the original series.
There will no longer be live voting from the public as the episodes will be filmed well in advance to airing on TV and housemates will instead vote against each other, similar to Survivor.