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The makers of the controversial reality show "Bigg Boss 8" (BB8) have decided to extend the show by airing a special series titled "Bigg Boss Halla Bol", which will be hosted by film maker Farah Khan.

Farah, who hosts the show from Sunday, has received some "great tips" from Salman Khan, who has hosted the previous seasons of the show.

The grand finale of the show is scheduled for telecast on Saturday (3 January) on Colors TV and the special series will feature the five champions from the current show and some ex-housemates from the show's previous seasons.

Following the announcement of Farah's name for the show, the "Happy New Year" director expressed her excitement on hosting the most popular reality show.

"I have loved watching 'Bigg Boss' and enjoy everything about it. The 'Bigg Boss Halla Bol' series is unlike anything that regular viewers of the show could have ever perceived," IANS quoted her as saying.

She also praised Salman's skills in hosting the show and said she is looking forward to build a rapport with the contestants.

Meanwhile, Gautam Gulati, Pritam Singh, Karishma Tanna, Sonali Raut and Ali Quli Mirza are reportedly the top five contestants of "BB8", while Dimpy Mahajan and Puneet Issar might be evicted on Saturday night's episode.