Celebrity Big Brother 2014: start date announced!

Published Wednesday, Aug 6 2014, 15:35 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The new series of Celebrity Big Brother will return to our screens on Monday 18 August, it has been confirmed.

The 14th series of the popular reality series will kick off with a live launch in just 12 days and the house will be given a "glamorous VIP makeover" for its new residents!

Celebrity Big Brother 2014 promo shot - Rylan Clark and Emma Willis

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Celebrity Big Brother: Rylan and Emma

Shows bosses have already warned that celebrities will should be prepared for "countless twists, turns and tough tasks guaranteed to cause drama and tension from day one".

Earlier today, the new CBB eye logo was unveiled for the first time, which features a star-shaped pupil and additional smaller stars aligned in a circle.

Every night, viewers will be updated with all the action from the CBB house over the past 24 hours, and Emma Willis will be presenting the live shows, including the all-important evictions.

Emma will join Rylan Clark to host Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side to dissect and debate all the latest drama in the house.

Celebrity Big Brother series 14 - new eye logo. 6 August 2014.

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The new CBB eye logo.

On Saturday nights, Rylan and Iain Lee co-present Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Psych with Luisa Zissman and a panel of experts and psychologists.

CCB returns to Channel 5 hot on the heels of the Big Brother live final, which takes place on Friday 15 August at 9pm.

Rumoured stars tipped to enter the house include Gladiator star David McIntosh, Misfits actress Lauren Socha and Britain's Got Talent star Lettice Rowbotham, as well as Gogglebox's George Gilbey and Eurovision champion Conchita Wurst.

The last series of CBB was won by Jim Davidson, with N-Dubz star Dappy coming in second place.

Celebrity Big Brother: Live Launch - Monday 18 August at 9pm on Channel 5.