Over the last decade, the Big Brother Eye has become one of the most familiar and iconic emblems of any TV show. With the final series on Channel 4 due to start in a matter of weeks the last Big Brother Eye has, at last, been revealed to eagerly awaiting fans.
Made up of hundreds of brightly coloured flowers the Big Brother 11 Eye is a vibrant floral tribute marking the end of Big Brother and the eleven years of entertainment the show has brought its millions of fans over the summer months.
This tribute is echoed in the start of the new trailer for the series which depicts the final farewell of the Big Brother Diary Room chair. But in true Big Brother style things do not remain sombre for long.
On Monday night, directly following Davina McCall’s new show, The Million Pound Drop Live, on Channel 4 viewers will see the trail on TV for the first time.
The trailer shows a sombre funeral presided over by voice of Big Brother Marcus Bentley, and attended by former Housemates loved and loathed, as they bid fond farewell to the show that made them household names. But, as the diary room chair is lowered into the ground the scene erupts into a colourful mardi gras as the true nature of the show is celebrated with a joyful explosion of confetti, carnival music and dancing.
Offering a glimpse of what they can expect from the final series the trail communicates to fans that although this may be the end there are still a few more surprises in store.
David Williams, Commissioning Editor for Big Brother at Channel 4 said
“Yes the series is ending and yes we wanted to mark that but we also wanted to show viewers that Big Brother is essentially an incredible entertainment show and there are plans afoot to ensure that a carnival atmosphere of fun and enjoyment will be at the forefront for what we hope will be a lively final series. “
Viewers are invited to watch Davina’s new show, The Million Pound Drop Live, on Monday at 10pm to see the trail for the first time on Channel 4 directly following this.