Is Julie Chen Moonves leaving ‘Big Brother’? Sources say the host wants to stay ‘for years to come’

Ever since her husband Les Moonves was ousted as CBS’s CEO and chairman over allegations of sexual misconduct, “Big Brother” fans have wondered whether Julie Chen would be leaving their favorite reality TV show. After all, she already announced her exit from the network’s daytime chatfest “The Talk.” Well, there’s no need to worry according to our sister site Deadline, as sources close to Chen say that she “looks forward to hosting the show for years to come.”

CBS has yet to renew “Big Brother” for Season 21, but the long-running reality competition series has already been picked up for a second edition of “Celebrity Big Brother,” which Chen will reportedly host in early 2019. Chen’s “BB” contract officially ends in late 2019, meaning if there is a 21st season next summer then she’ll likely return to host that, too.

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Chen broke her silence about the scandal surrounding her husband during last week’s live episode of “Big Brother.” “I’m Julie Chen Moonves. Good night,” she said at the end of the hour, essentially making it clear to the world that she was standing by her husband. CBS announced last week that they would donate $20 million to #MeToo organizations in an effort to combat sexual harassment.

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Who will be eliminated during Thursday’s live episode of “Big Brother”: Angela Rummans, Kaycee Clark or Tyler Crispen? (There’s still time to update your predictions.) Since JC Mounduix won the Head of Household competition, that means he automatically advances to the final four. Find out how it all plays out when Chen returns to host #BB20 on Thursday, September 20 at 9/8c.

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