RETURNING AUGUST 2022, Channel 4

01 July 2022- The BIG Breakfast needs you!


Today the show has launched a drive to find fun familes, groups of friends and workmates to join them at The BIG Breakfast House for fun & games this summer.


Is that you? If so, what are you waiting for. Head to the show's production website to complete the application forms!

28 May 2022 - Thirsty for more?


Channel 4 this week confirmed that The Big Breakfast is to return for a four-week run in August.

All we know so far is that the show will air on Saturday mornings for two & a half hours with Mo Gilligan & AJ Odudu returning to the presenter’s chairs.

Sources have also hinted that the show will be broadcast live from Lock Keeper’s Cottage – The Big Breakfast’s home since 1992 however, there has been no confirmation whether Judy Love, Phil Gayle or Melvin Odoom will return to their roles from the 2021 Black to Front special.

On the return of the show AJ Odudu said: “There really is nothing like The Big Breakfast on our screens. I loved hosting it last year and I am looking forward to being back at the house to kick off summer weekends on this now award-winning show.”

Mo Gilligan added: "I love being part of this incredible history making show. The whole team are so spectacular, and I have so much fun working with AJ - she’s one of the best in the business. And now a live summer series? LET’S GO!"

Channel 4’s Head of Entertainment and Events, Phil Harris commented: “Mo and AJ both have their own big primetime entertainment shows on Channel 4 with The Lateish Show and The Bridge, so it’s really exciting to be able to harness their combined power and brilliant chemistry to smash into the morning schedules once again”

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Lee McNicholas, Creative Director at producers Lifted Entertainment enthused: "Bringing the Big Breakfast back with a bang last year was a real joy for all the team working on the show and RTS recognising the programme as best Entertainment show and Mo and AJ as Best Presenters was the icing on the cake. We're so excited to get the team together and bring the show back."

Vivienne Molokwu, Senior Commissioning Editor at Channel 4, said: ”I genuinely believe that the Black To Front Project unearthed one of the best presenting double acts that telly has seen in sometime in bringing Mo and AJ together for The Big Breakfast so it’s absolutely no surprise that we’re reuniting them for more early morning madness and making them a regular staple of our summer schedule.”

Channel Four have yet to confirm a launch date but we will keep you updated with more as we get it!


Channel 4 press release in full

30 March 2022 - Breakfast of Champions

The winners of the RTS Programme Awards 2022, in partnership with Audio Network, have been announced.

The Big Breakfast scooped up best entertainment show with judges decreeing that the winning show “felt both joyful and timely, with a special chemistry all of its own”.

That wasn't the show's only win. Presenters Mo Gilligan & AJ Odudu won the entertainment performance award with a style that was “Playful and generous, funny and warm” said the judges.

While the show's return didn't set ratings alight, the fact that it is receiving high praise from the industry can only be good omens for any future serving of The Big Breakfast.

A full list of RTS winners can be found here.

09 September 2021 - Breakfast Eve

Set your alarm clocks for 8am, tomorrow is the day. Channel 4 have treated us to our first glimpse inside the house with press images of Mo & AJ in the kitchen and posing by the pool.

The classic fried egg wall paper is back with a crisp modern vibe. Fans on social media caught glimpse of the fried egg design laid out in the front garden as Lock Keepers cottage was dressed for its return to telly.

It looks great. We can't wait. The Big Breakfast is back!

08 September 2021 - FIRST LOOK TRAILER


Channel 4 have revealed the show's new trailer and it's perfect. The colours, the graphics, the house and the glorious cheerful chimes of David Arnold's original 1992 theme tune. Don't take our waffle for it - watch it now!


01 September 2021 - IT'S NOT ALL DOOM & GLOOM


From Da Bungalow to your doorstep it's time to shout "Where Are You MELVIN!"

Yes, Melvin Odoom joins The Big Breakfast's revival as the new roving reporter!


Melvin had this to say: "'The Big Breakfast' inspired me, and I’m sure many more of us in the industry, to get into TV back in the day. With its colourful chaos in the mornings, it looked like the most fun job in the world, so it’s a real dream come true to be part of the squad bringing the show back and giving it our own flavour."


You can join the chaos live on Channel 4 from 8am on Friday 10th September!


RIP LINTON CONRATHE


Some sad news to announce. Linton, a much loved crew member and 'steps of woe' regular often seen during the show's Johnny & Denise era has passed away.


Love and thoughts to his family and all who knew him. Linton Conrathe. December 1968 - August 2021

(Photo from @brekkiememories on Insta)

27th July 2021 - HOME SWEET HOME


Channel 4 have confirmed that the new edition of The Big Breakfast will come from the show's original home.


All together now.... Lock Keeper's Cottage, Old Ford Lock, London, E3 2NN!



22th July 2021 - GALE WARNING


We're excited to see Phil Gayle returning to The Big Breakfast.


Phil handled the news & weather on The Big Breakfast alongside Johnny & Denise in the 90s and he'll be bringing his expertise back to this role on the show with new presenters Mo & AJ when The Big Breakfast returns to Channel 4 in September.



21st July 2021 - AJ JOINS THE BB


The Voice UK and 4Music presenter AJ Odudu will join The Big Breakfast presenting team when the show returns in September.


Speaking about Big Breakfast, AJ said: "I absolutely can’t wait to get stuck into The Big Breakfast. It is such an iconic show to be part of and I am buzzing it is finally coming back!


"I’m so looking forward to working with Mo and I can’t wait to wake up the nation!


"I’m thrilled to be part of Channel 4’s Black to Front – which quite rightly gives a platform to deserving Black British TV talent across our industry, both on and off-screen. It’s going to be really special."


27 October 2020 - Vaughan's Return


With news that Lock Keeper's Cottage is up for sale one of it's old residents has returned for a nostalgic look around.


Johnny Vaughan revisits Old Ford Lock after 19 years and Radio X captured every moment with interesting insights into the show's production and why Johnny feels the house really added to the character of the show.




19th October 2020 Christ, don't update the site for three years then along come two MASSIVE news items in two months.


Basically:


Big Breakfast House. For Sale


Yes our beloved home is currently available for viewing. Sold for around £800,000 in 2003 following the end of the original run of The Big Breakfast, and an arson attack, the sale price of nearly £6million represents a remarkable return on the buyer's investment.


Obviously they lucked out when the UK Government decided that their new neighbour would be the 2012 Olympic Stadium - no doubt regenerating a considerably rundown area of London.


Rightmove's photos show the results of the incredible make-over Lock Keepers Cottage received once the show went off-air.


How this effects the likliehood of the House's use for the forthcoming reboot of the show remains up for speculation.



25th August 2020 - Smoke us a kipper, we'll be back for Breakfast


Channel 4 has announced that it is rebooting its iconic morning show The Big Breakfast after an 18-year hiatus, with BAFTA-winning British comedian Mo Gilligan hosting a one-off special.


Gilligan, who won a BAFTA for Channel 4’s The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan, said: “Like so many of us, I loved The Big Breakfast and I am so grateful to be asked to host this special event, particularly as part of such a hugely thrilling and history-making day for British television!”


The revival will form part of a Black Takeover Day in 2021, during which the British broadcaster will mark a year since the international protests and debates sparked by the killing of George Floyd on May 25.


ITV Studios will produce The Big Breakfast revival after the show was originally made by Charlie Parsons’ production company Planet 24. Channel 4 promised to recapture the show’s anarchic spirit and said it will be reimagined through an “unashamedly Black British lens.”


We'll have more news as we get it!