ITV is reportedly planning a drama concerning the creation of ‘Large Brother’.
The broadcaster – which is bringing again the enduring actuality present with a revival set for ITV2 in 2023 – is claimed to be trying to get ‘Downton Abbey’ creator Julian Fellowes on board to adapt the story of producer Ruth Wrigley and her function within the authentic launch in 2000.
A supply advised The Solar newspaper’s TVBiz column: “The drama is more likely to be in an analogous vein to ITV hit ‘Quiz’ which checked out ‘Who Needs To Be A Millionaire?’
“It’s centered on the story of dishonest Main Charles Ingram, who infamously coughed his option to con the present out of its seven-figure jackpot.
“The ‘Large Brother’ drama will equally zone in on the profession of Ruth who was instrumental in making it one the nation’s greatest obsessions.”
The present could be anticipated to take a look at the “large misogyny” Ruth battled as she rose up the TV business.
The insider added: “Her story is especially attention-grabbing as she needed to struggle large misogyny to develop into one in all Britain’s greatest exec producers.”
In addition to serving to launch ‘Large Brother’ – which was on Channel 4 for a decade earlier than transferring to Channel 5 in 2011 for a seven-year stint – Ruth helped create ‘The Solely Means Is Essex’.
It is also thought the drama would see somebody play Davina McCall, who was the fact present’s first ever host.
In the meantime, earlier this week it was reported that AJ Odudu is in remaining talks to entrance the ITV2 revival.
A supply mentioned: “AJ has been provided the Large Brother job and jumped on the alternative. It’s an enormous enhance to her profession.
“AJ and ITV are nonetheless ironing out particulars in her contract however she has advised lots of people the job is hers.”