Rylan Clark-Neal hints that Big Brother could RETURN for its 20th Anniversary as he celebrates the show's birthday eight months after it was axed

It came to a sad end last year after 18 years and over 250 housemates.

But Rylan Clark-Neal has hinted that Big Brother could return to screens next year, as he marked the show's 19th birthday with a commemorative Twitter post.

The presenter and longtime fan - who hosted sister series Bit On The Side - told fans he 'hoped' the show would be back on screens in time for its 20th anniversary next year.

Is it coming back? Rylan Clark-Neal has hinted that Big Brother could return to screens next year, as he celebrated the show's 19th birthday

Is it coming back? Rylan Clark-Neal has hinted that Big Brother could return to screens next year, as he celebrated the show's 19th birthday

Returning? The presenter took to Twitter to share a post paying to tribute to the show, as he told fans he hopes the show will be back on screens for its 20th anniversary

Returning? The presenter took to Twitter to share a post paying to tribute to the show, as he told fans he hopes the show will be back on screens for its 20th anniversary

The tweet read: 'Today is @bigbrotheruk 19th birthday. Let’s hope for it’s 20th he’s back and bigger than ever. Happy Birthday #BBUK.'

Rylan's post sparked a slew of responses from fans,and while many simple marked the show's birthday, others wondered whether this was a hint of things to come.

One wrote: 'Do you know something we don't lol I do miss it,' while another added: 'Here's hoping' with a fingers crossed emoji.'

A third also shared: 'Happy birthday to my favourite show it will be back with you hosting, fingers crossed sunshine.' 

What? While many fans also hoped that the show could return to screens soon, others asked whether Rylan was hinting at things to come

What? While many fans also hoped that the show could return to screens soon, others asked whether Rylan was hinting at things to come

Dynamic duo: Rylan hosted sister series Bit On The Side, while Emma Willis presented the main show from 2013 to 2018 (above in 2016)

Dynamic duo: Rylan hosted sister series Bit On The Side, while Emma Willis presented the main show from 2013 to 2018 (above in 2016)

Big Brother came to an end last year when it was axed by Channel 5, who previously took over the series in 2011 after it had been dropped by Channel 4.

Despite interest in the most recent celebrity series following the so-called 'punchgate' around actress Roxanne Pallette, ratings had dwindled and fans were devastated when the show bid farewell last year.

The final series also saw its youngest ever winner as Cameron Cole was crowned the champion at the age of just 18. 

RIP: Big Brother came to an end last year after it was axed by Channel 5, with its finale in November seeing Cameron Cole crowned its youngest every winner (pictured in November)

RIP: Big Brother came to an end last year after it was axed by Channel 5, with its finale in November seeing Cameron Cole crowned its youngest every winner (pictured in November) 

Since its axe fans have campaigned for a streaming service such as Netflix to pick up rights to the show, but so far nothing has been confirmed.   

Meanwhile Rylan's career has gone from strength to strength as it was recently confirmed that he will host a revival of the 90s cult game show Supermarket Sweep.

He has also left viewers in hysterics after appearing on Celebrity Gogglebox with his mum Linda, and has also continued to have hosting stints on This Morning.

Iconic: As a longtime fan, Rylan hosted the sister show Bit On The Side, after winning Celebrity Big Brother in 2013

Iconic: As a longtime fan, Rylan hosted the sister show Bit On The Side, after winning Celebrity Big Brother in 2013

Rylan Clark-Neal hints that Big Brother could retunr for its 20th Anniversary

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