Celebrity Big Brother is reportedly going to return to Channel 4.

The controversial show was axed last year after the race row involving Jade Goody and Bollywod star Shilpa Shetty.

It was replaced by Big Brother CELEBRITY HIJACK in which celebrities acted as Big Brother and controlled a group of gifted youngsters.

However, Channel 4 bosses have decided to return the show to its original format after a dive in ratings, reports the Sun

A source told the publication: "We never said Big Brother would be gone forever.

"We just wanted to give it a 'time out' – a resting period after all the friction and chaos of the Shilpa and Jade saga."

However, a spokesperson told the newspaper that no final decision regarding the show's future had been made.

Meanwhile, long-time BIG BROTHER presenter Davina Mccall has denied rumours that she is quitting the show to pursue an acting career, saying: "This is just a silly rumour. There is no truth in it."

13/05/2008 12:00:08