'There'll be an explosion on launch night.' CBB's Emma teases new show

Published Thursday, Dec 17 2015, 18:40 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Ooh, we can't wait!

Celebrity Big Brother hosts Emma Willis and Rylan Clark-Neal have predicted this year's vaudeville-themed house will cause plenty of drama!

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Not much is known about the January 2016 series of the show other than the unusual theme, which is a pretty big departure from last series' slick, modern home for Team USA v Team UK.

Emma said: "It's going to be quite a theatrical and dramatic theme. The house will look theatrical and plush. And the garden is like an old Whitechapel street, Jack the Ripper-style, which will be amazing.

"We're going to basically see an amazing period drama play out over the weeks. It's about testing how good they are as actors. Will their masks slip? There's always going to be a sinister side to any Big Brother theme and I'm sure there was a sinister side to Vaudeville. So it's going to be Big Brother being naughty and messing with them."

She added: "I think they will have to be quite clever. There will be a big explosion on launch night which will set the cat among the pigeons."

Meanwhile, Bit On The Side host Rylan was equally enthusiastic about the new theme, saying: "The house is a lot sexier and more theatrical than usual. Exactly what you'd expect from vaudeville. But the garden is the total opposite, it's a smoky Whitechapel style street, which is a bit eerie. I'd feel on edge in the garden.

"The house will make them feel they are very much in a drama and that it's time to act up. Most of the houses over the years have been very modern, very plush, and quite homely. This one does remind you that this is a show. The series is like a dress rehearsal and if you want to make it to the final which is the real deal, then you have to make sure your understudy doesn't take over.

"Launch night is going to be fantastic and it's connected to the vaudeville theme. As the years have gone on, they've got bigger and better and they really set the scene for the whole series. This one is going to be brilliant. I can't say any more than that!


Celebrity Big Brother: Live Launch, Tuesday 5th January at 9pm on Channel 5