TV personality Mike Goldman will return to the small screen later this year when Nine revives the once-popular reality series, Big Brother.
As the voice-over and former host of the show's Up Late series when the series was with Ten, Goldman, below, has revealed that he was excited about reprising a role on the revamped show, where he is said to be helping producers tell the stories of the Big Brother housemates.
He said that he has missed the show, which was hosted by Gretel Killeen, until 2008 when she was replaced by radio duo Kyle Sandilands and Jackie-O, and that it became a big part of his life.
"You really feel a part of the house in so many ways," he told an Australian TV news website. "You get to know these people and you feel like they're a part of your family and you start to care for them - and when they're crying their eyes out saying they don't want to go back to their lives, then you don't want them to either. You want their life to change."
The revamped, and reportedly "cleaner" version of Big Brother, will be hosted by former Dancing with the Stars co-host Sonia Kruger and will launch on Nine next month.The network's subsidiary channel GO! will screen a late-night M-rated edition of the show but it is said not to contain the sort of risque themes which saw the show pulled off air.