Big Brother host Emma Willis admits axed show ULD return as she reveals producers are in talks

Emma Willis admits Big Brother could be thrown a TV lifeline, despite Channel 5 permanently jettisoning the show from its programming schedule on Monday evening.

The long-running programme set the benchmark for reality television following its launch as a unique social experiment in 2000, but declining ratings and a general lack of public interest resulted in producers axing the show following the culmination of its nineteenth successive series.

However Emma, 42, insists it could find its way out of the wilderness, and if so would be ready to resume her role as the show’s regular presenter.

Hopeful: Emma Willis admits Big Brother could be thrown a TV lifeline, despite Channel 5 permanently jettisoning the show from its programming schedule on Monday evening

‘I’ve kind of asked and they’ve gone “we’re talking to people.”’ she told Thursday’s edition of This Morning. ‘People are very noncommittal at the moment because I think they don’t know, but they’re obviously having talks.

‘If it happened, I’m one of those people who in a perfect world thinks it would be amazing, but until we get there no-one knows. No-one knows who’s going to make it, what they want. 

'Do they want new presenters? Are they going to scrap it and start again? Who knows? Depending on what changes they make would depend on whether I’m there or not. We’ll see.’

The end is nigh: The long-running programme, hosted by Emma, set the benchmark for reality television following its launch as a unique social experiment in 2000, but declining ratings resulted in producers axing the show

You never know: However Emma, 42, insists it could find its way out of the wilderness, and if so would be ready to resume her role as the show’s regular presenter

It's possible: ‘I’ve kind of asked and they’ve gone “we’re talking to people.”’ she told Thursday’s edition of This Morning 

Big Brother host Emma Willis admits axed show ULD return as she reveals producers are in talks

Emma's farewell to Big Brother comes as she welcomes a rather more demanding role in new show Emma Willis: Delivering Babies.

The show sees Emma follow hardworking midwives during full 13-hour shifts as they assist with the birthing process, perform C-sections and assist pregnant women in the throes of labour.

Reflecting on the difficult experience, the presenter admitted she agreed to do it with the caveat that she could work on the frontline in a local hospital. 

New role: Emma's farewell to Big Brother comes as she welcomes a rather more demanding role in forthcoming show Emma Willis: Delivering Babies

Ward patrol: The show will see Emma follow hardworking midwives during full 13-hour shifts as they assist with the birthing process, perform C-sections and assist pregnant women in the throes of labour

Getting involved: Reflecting on the difficult experience, the presenter admitted she agreed to do it with the caveat that she could work on the frontline in a local hospital 

'I had to do my full MCA (to Maternity Care Assistant) training,' she explained. 'You do written work and classroom stuff and then you get on the ward and you train theFre and then; twelve weeks in total and you just kind of do it as you go. I learned how to take blood and give breastfeeding support.'

She added: 'I worked the full hours an MCA works during the whole period. The crew was there 24-hours a day seven days a week. Even when I wasn't on shift they were still filming women who gave consent.

'I did night shifts. The whole point doing the show was that I won't do it unless I do it properly. I wanted to do it and I wanted to train properly and walk in their footsteps one hundred percent.'  

Challenging: 'I had to do my full MCA ('I had to do my full MCA (to Maternity Care Assistant) training,' she explained. 'You do written work and classroom stuff and then you get on the ward and you train there and then,' she explained

Hard graft: 'I did night shifts. The whole point doing the show was that I won't do it unless I do it properly. I wanted to do it and I wanted to train properly and walk in their footsteps one hundred percent' 

Emma, a mother to children Isabelle, Ace and Trixie with husband Matt Willis, admits her desire to experience everything on the new show even resulted in her passing out unexpectedly while visiting an operating theatre. 

'I was in theatre doing a post birth repair, and was fifty percent really up for it, and fifty percent apprehensive because I had a similar experience with my first birth,' she recalled. 

'It was one of those things and I could feel myself going. At the time I didn't know I was reliving it so I thought I'm not going to look, but it was one of those things where I just couldn't stop looking and stars happened.

Queasy: Emma, a mother to children Isabelle, Ace and Trixie with husband Matt Willis, admits her desire to experience everything on the new show even resulted in her passing out unexpectedly while visiting an operating theatre 

'The last thing I heard was "sit down," and then I woke up and heard Crocs in front of my eyes. 

She added: 'When I was out I was in the playground picking up my kids and I heard what I thought was a teacher calling my name saying "EMMA!" 

'They said I was foaming at the mouth, eyes rolling. They got me in a bed - I was written up on the board as a patient.' 

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