Big Brother rumors: Host Julie Chen Moonves to return for 2019

Big Brother 22 host: Will Julie Chen get a new contract? (Photo of host Julie Chen by Sonja Flemming/CBS)
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Big Brother rumors about host Julie Chen Moonves revealed that she wants to return for more seasons of the reality competition show. This is great news for fans of the show, many of which have been pleading on social media for CBS to keep her at the helm.

This could be great news, even though no confirmation has come from Julie Chen Moonves or CBS just yet. The information stems from a report by Deadline, which states it as a fact that she will be back as the host for the summer 2019 season. It could also indicate that she is around for many years to come. Those Big Brother rumors are addressed in the article.

Julie Chen Moonves as Big Brother host

The commonality for the entire history of the US version of Big Brother has been Julie Chen Moonves as the host. She has been with the show through its up and downs (mostly ups) and helped it become a ratings winner three nights a week during the summer. She has even been on hand to host the celebrity and online versions of the reality competition. It was just recently that she started using her full name to sign-off from the show.

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Doubts about her return

Due to the drama and accusations about her husband, Leslie Moonves, it had appeared like Julie Chen returning to the program was in doubt. He has been the CEO for the network, so when he got accused of sexual assault, it created a lot of bad publicity for her as well. She left her position as a co-host of The Talk, raising questions about whether the network would move on without her or if she would simply leave the show to focus on her family.

While CBS hasn’t released any confirmation about Julie Chen Moonves staying with the program, Deadline writer Dominic Patten is adamant that she will be back as the host. That’s pretty strong confirmation that she should be returning as the host and great news to provide continuity for the show moving forward. He also included a note that she wants to return for years to come. Now, CBS needs to release a statement about the Big Brother 21 renewal.

Though it seems like great news, fans should take these Big Brother rumors with a grain of salt until official confirmation is made. As it stands, it’s exciting that it appears Julie Chen Moonves will return as host and that Big Brother 21 will be on CBS next summer.