However, due to the high ratings of recent seasons, it was announced that the first ever Celebrity edition would air during the winter, following Big Brother 19, with Big Brother 20 to follow in the summer.In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Julie said, "We have discussed it as far back as season 2. And then again about a year or two ago, but the economics didn’t make sense then. We found a way to make it work, and that’s all I can say! Game of Thrones likes to say “winter is coming” — well, guess what? With winter, comes the unexpected… Celebrity Big Brother, baby!"