The following article is from the UK Gaurdian and is in my opinion great news for the future of Big Brother, it’s safe to say that it has gone off the boil in recent years and in order to bring it back to it’s former glory I do strongly feel like big changes are needed, a complete shake up of the show and having one of the big wigs move on is a great start
The man whose name is synonymous with the Big Brother phenomenon in Britain is to step down as chief creative officer of Endemol, the independent production company behind the show.
As part of a wider management shakeup that coincides with the return of founder John de Mol, Peter Bazalgette said yesterday he would step down on January 1, when he will also relinquish his position as chairman of Endemol UK. He has been with Endemol for almost a decade since he sold his TV production company Bazal to the Dutch group in 1998. Mr de Mol retook control of the company this year with Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset and Goldman Sachs after a protracted sale process, in a deal worth â‚¬3.5bn (Â£2.4bn). The consortium bought it from Spanish telecoms group TelefÃ³nica, which had paid â‚¬5.5bn for the company at the height of the dotcom boom in 2000.