A storm is coming to the Celebrity Big Brother house and fans won’t have to wait long to feel its wrath.
Channel 5 officially confirmed on Wednesday that the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother will launch on Thursday, August 16 at 9 pm. The theme for the series is “Eye of the Storm”, with the celebrities being involved with scandals from their past.
Emma Willis will return to host the series from 9 pm and Rylan Clark-Neal will host Bit On The Side at 11.05 pm following the launch. The next night at 9 pm, a special episode titled ‘Celebrity Big Brother: A Storm Unleashed’ will air and it is likely a late arrival will come in or a twist will occur.
While fans are excited about the return of the show, the news of no live feed on the first two nights of the new series has angered many. Also absent is next day repeats on Channel 5 or 5STAR, leaving fans wondering if the show is truly going back to basics as it has been heavily rumoured.
The new series will see many behind the scenes changes including Trevor Boris coming across the pond after serving as a producer on Big Brother Canada. Also joining the team is Paul Osborne, who returns as executive producer.
Celebrities rumoured to be taking part in the series include US Adult Film star Stormy Daniels, TOWIE’s Pete Wicks & Bobby Norris, Corrie’s Ryan Thomas, TV presenter John Leslie, and Celebs Go Dating’s Charlotte Dawson.