Hold onto your seats, Big Brother fans! Winner of the 2004 series, the trailblazing Nadia Almada, has hinted she’s eyeing up a sensational comeback to the reality TV beast on ITV2.
In a candid chat with Radio Times, Nadia, who smashed records as the first trans person to bag the coveted Big Brother crown, admitted she’s got a hankering to revisit the thrill of the reality show house.
She shared, “I would because I think, not only do I love the show and I think it’ll be great but I have a different perspective from 20 years ago and I want to show the kids how it’s done.”
Flashback to 2004, when Nadia Almada sealed her historic victory in Big Brother’s fifth series. Reflecting on how the landscape of reality TV has evolved, she boldly claimed, “I think it would be an honour to go back and also it’s recognition for us pioneers – the founders of what is reality TV, this great phenomenon that we respected and embodied 100 per cent with our body, mind and soul for the whole 12 weeks.”
“Because it’s only six weeks for them, so I guess it’s like a pilot test. For us it was three months, which was the best summer I ever had. I had the best time. I was me. I was real. So would I go back again? Of course I would.”
But Nadia’s potential return isn’t just about personal glory. The reality queen wants to make a strong statement on behalf of the trans community and the wider LGBTQI+ community, amid a “narrative that’s been projected” which she believes needs to be challenged.
Speaking of her intent, Nadia expressed, “I need to speak louder and I need to bang harder on certain doors to remind people what they once saw.”
Stay tuned, folks! Big Brother is set to roll out the red carpet on ITV2 this autumn. Will we see Nadia return to shake up the house? Only time will tell!