Channel 5 has confirmed that the Celebrity Big Brother will return on Thursday January 3rd at 9.00pm with a two-hour ‘live launch’.
The show features presenter Brian Dowling introduce us to a fresh batch of star housemates, who are expected to move in to Britain’s most famous house for a stay of up to three weeks.
Emma Willis, Jamie East and Alice Levine will be back with an hour-long edition of Big Brother’s Bit On The Side immediately afterwards at 11.00pm, including reactions to the night’s events from the panel and studio audience.
The first highlights show is scheduled for Friday January 4th at 9.00pm, with a new episode of Celebrity Wedding Planner seperating it from a half-hour of live feed at 11.00pm on Channel 5. Bit On The Side follows at 11.30pm.
The new series is the first to air as part of the broadcaster’s renegotiated Big Brother deal, announced in April, which will see it remain on telly until at least 2014.