Big Brother closed its door for the final time last night and some fans are not ready to say goodbye to the iconic reality TV show.
From everyone here at Big Brother, a massive thank you to YOU for being so dedicated to the show. #BBUK and #CBB wouldn't be the same without you, we love you. Night night ❤️ pic.twitter.com/I9g5uFYVSM— Reality On 5 (@RealityOn5) November 6, 2018
The show, which was launched in the UK in 2000 on Channel 4, has given us stars such as Rylan Clark-Neal, Nikki Grahame, Jade Goodie and our very own Brian Dowling.
The emotional goodbye began moments into the episode as host Emma WIllis broke down in tears during the show’s prologue.
“Big Brother entered our lives in the year 2000,’ she began. ‘Before iPhones, IPods, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter,” she began fighting back the tears.
Moments after Cameron Cole was crowned what could potentially be the show’s last winner, host WIllis teared up again thanking everyone who has been involved in the show over the last 18 years.
*pass the tissues*
And it didn’t end there.
It’s the final Big Brother, and with it, the final ever episode of Big Brother’s Bit on the Side.
Host Rylan Clark-Neal teared up as he sat down with Willis and thanked her for everything she’s done for the show.
The duo's sweet heart-to-heart moment sent viewers, former housemates and fans to social media to say their goodbye.
Much like I couldn’t believe I was in the Big Brother house in this photo, I can’t believe @bbuk is really saying goodbye. Wishing @EmmaWillis and @Rylan lots of love for their final show tonight. I’ll cherish the memories forever. #BBUKFinal #BBUK 👁 pic.twitter.com/k9MmP1gl2z— Kate Lawler (@katelawler) November 5, 2018
I published this a couple of years ago so it's not terribly up to date, but felt like sharing today. #BBUK was not perfect, but for all its faults, it did start a lot of important conversations, and was an introduction to queer people for a lot of viewers https://t.co/gdBGUZXhmx— Daniel (@sillyolddaniel) November 5, 2018
Gutted @bbuk 💔 pic.twitter.com/8cdgFL8nFW— Nicola McLean (@NicolaMcLean) November 5, 2018
Ok so I’m in tears 😑☹️💔 #bbuk please don’t let this be the end ???— AISLEYNE (@Aisleyne1) November 5, 2018
I can’t say goodbye. I just can’t— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) November 5, 2018