Looks like the end is nigh for 'Big Brother'. There has been a lot of speculation recently about the future of the reality series, and Channel 5 has now pretty much said that there won't be a show next year.

Speaking at the 2018 Edinburgh TV Festival, Channel 5 boss Ben Frow told audiences: "I have planned for a year without 'Big Brother'". However he added: "But never say never. The contract runs out at Christmas".

The latest 'Celebrity Big Brother' is reportedly the most expensive series to date but viewers dropped by 100,000 from the CBB launch in January, while there was no regular 'Big Brother' at all this year.

Frow was also said to be "absolutely furious" at Stormy Daniels pulling out of the series, which it later emerged was because of a custody issue that occured in a divorce battle with her husband.

Speaking on the 'Loose Women' panel recently, Stormy said: "Full disclosure. I didn’t really know what I was getting into. I was offered a lot of money. It was just crazy."

When a complication in her custody case arose, she no longer wanted to be out of contact with her daughters, saying: "I told the truth to the producers that I was uncomfortable spending the night in the house. Being a mom comes first and I wanted to be able to talk to her."

In a statement at the time, CBB said: "Stormy Daniels was booked to appear on the show several months ago. Hours before the show was due to go live, informed the production team that she no longer wished to enter the house as previously agreed.

"Producers discussed a variety of options with her but were unable to agree any acceptable conditions for her to enter the house. Reports that Stormy asked for more money are completely false. Our focus is now on making a brilliant series with our fantastic celebrities."