Channel 5 ‘still planning full Celeb BB All-Stars series’

New 'Summer Legends' edition set to feature C4 and C5 ex-housemates
- Posted on January 24 2017 at 02:14pm

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Channel 5 is still planning a full ‘All Stars’ series of Celebrity Big Brother for later this year, with the working title ‘Summer Legends’, it’s been reported.

The Sun first claimed in August last year that memorable CBB housemates would be invited back for summer 2017 to mark the show’s milestone 20th series.

This was before it emerged that the current run – due to end on 3rd February – would feature an ‘All Stars’ and ‘New Stars’ twist, pitting returning favourites against fresh faces.

Despite this The Sun reports that producers are pressing ahead with plans for a full All Stars edition, which has a working title of ‘Summer Legends’.

According to the newspaper, ex-housemates from both the Channel 4 and Channel 5 eras of CBB will be invited back – unlike the current series, which has only featured C5 faces.

Celebrity Big Brother 2017 All Stars/New Stars rumoured housemate line-up

“They’ve seen this series as a bit of a trial and error, but the formula has worked well with viewers,” a source said. “They’re upping the budget for guests too and will spare no expense to make it the best out of the 20 series.”

While die-hard Big Brother fans have relished the chance to see old housemates again, a sharp drop in ratings suggests the ‘All Stars’ and ‘New Stars’ twist hasn’t been as popular with casual viewers.

Most episodes throughout the first two weeks came in at well below the 2million mark – although viewing figures have been on the rise since Kim Woodburn entered the house and began stirring up tension.

The 20th series of CBB will take place immediately after this year’s ‘civilian’ Big Brother, which is currently seeking pairs of potential housemates to take part.

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