Big Brother will return to South Africa next year after a seven-year hiatus, it has been announced.
The show launched in the country in 2001, running for just two seasons, although it came back for two further seasons in 2014 and 2015.
Known as Big Brother Mzansi - the local name for South Africa - the fifth season will air on the pay channel M-Net in the first half of 2022.
Nomsa Philiso, the channel's executive head of programming, said: "This year marks 20 years since the very first Big Brother on MultiChoice's M-Net, and we are excited to celebrate this milestone by commissioning a new Big Brother season, which will be housed under our Mzansi Magic stable.
"This is a show that has always delivered top ratings and entertainment value, and our viewers and advertising partners can look forward to a stellar season of Big Brother."
The return of Big Brother to South Africa comes hot on the heels of the show's revival in multiple territories, including Germany, Australia, Sweden, Portugal, Greece and the Netherlands. body check tags ::