Davina McCall thinks that "Big Brother" needs a rest so that it can return bigger than ever.
The 51-year-old presenter hosted the show when it aired on Channel 4 between 2000 and 2010 and although she can accept that people are disappointed that Channel 5 have decided to cut the show from the schedule she believes it will come back under the stewardship of another broadcaster bigger and better than ever.
In an exclusive interview with HuffPost UK, she said: "I definitely think it needs resting for a little bit. I think if you rest it, you can muck about with it a little bit and come back to a new audience. The "Big Brother" addicts will still be there, the transient viewers will move on and then you'll be new and fresh to a whole new, young audience."
Davina contacted current "Big Brother" host Emma Willis - who has presented the live shows from 2011 to 2018 - in the wake of the cancellation and they spoke about how much of a big influence the Big Brother House had on their lives.
She said: "I spoke to Emma quite quickly afterwards. I know what that's like - it's weird. It's been a big part of her life, and it was a massive part of mine for a number of years. It's like saying goodbye to a friend.
"Emma's got an amazing career, so she's got nothing to worry about, it's just weird."
Davina isn't sure if she can be part of the "BB" finale that's coming up as she's filming a new series of "The 100K Drop" in Manchester, but she thinks it should be 42-year-old Emma's job to say goodbye to the show this time.
She added: "If I'm honest, I'd love to say goodbye in some way, but I think this is Emma's moment. It's her series and I think she should get to do it all on her own."