For those wondering what they’re going to do with their lives after Love Island, a) take up a hobby that gets you out of the house or b) watch Celebrity Big Brother. If you’d rather do the latter, good news! It’s set to return next month.
The premiere has been revealed as August 17th on Channel 5.
C5 bosses have delayed the start of the show in order to avoid a clash with the hit ITV2 show.
Viewers can expect several changes to the show this year after Channel 5 audiences left the show in droves last year.
CBB only pulls in 690,000 on a Sunday night episode, compared to a huge 1.5 million for Love Island.
Last year, the show started earlier on August 1st, but because of Love Island’s huge popularity, it has been pushed back to avoid the clash.
The ‘civilian’ version (i.e, the one full of people they’ve pulled from being extras on Geordie Shore) will be aired afterwards.
The theme for this year is the “eye of the storm” following on from “the year of the woman” in January. The new logo is believed to be a dark eye among clouds.
Rumours have been circulating about who is going in this year.
The most recent rumour is that former TV presenter John Leslie is in talk to go into the house.
Bosses are believed to be hoping that his controversial appearance will attract viewers.
Earlier this year, Channel 5 boss Ben Frow insisted the format of the show “had to change” after revealing that the budget had been cut.
He warned that the reality TV show would not return in 2019 “in its current form”. This means that this could be the final year viewers will be able to watch CBB in its original format…
The last edition of the show was won by former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant, Courtney Act.