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What time does Big Brother 2017 start tonight? All about BBUK's new series!

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There are just HOURS TO GO until Big Brother 2017 starts but what time is it on tonight and what's in store?!

We've got all you need to know about this year's BBUK launch on Channel 5 this evening.

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What time does Big Brother start tonight?
The BBUK start date has been confirmed for Monday, June 5 at 8:30PM at Channel 5.

Rylan Clark-Neal will then front Bit On The Side on straight after at 10:35PM.

Picture shows: Presenter Rylan Clark-Neal and Emma Willis
Picture shows: Presenter Rylan Clark-Neal and Emma Willis

And then after that will be live streaming from the house.

What's all this about a big twist?
For the first time ever Big Brother is handing over power to the public. There will be one final housemate position up for grabs which will be decided by the public in tonight’s live launch, from a selection of candidates.

The lucky housemate voted in by the public, will become the People’s Housemate and will hold great power within the house, even having access to the outside world.

Big Brother 2017 house: The living area
Big Brother 2017 house: The living area

Meanwhile, there's also set to be a number of pairs in the house this year.

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Big Brother searched for only housemate duos - be they couples, friends or relatives - to audition for the new series.

How the pairs twist will actually work on the show remains to be seen...

Bit On The Side's Rylan teased: “I can say that we were looking for pairs but I can’t say any more than that. Whether that means there’s only going to be pairs, or there’s going to be singles, I’ve got no idea. I mean I have, but I’m not telling you.”

What's the new BB house like?
For the new series the BBUK House has been totally revamped and looks completely different than any series before.

The bright and colourful new layout includes two bedrooms - but they are far from equal.

While the inhabitants of one will enjoy luxury, the unlucky housemates in the other will have to deal with grotty beds and basic blankets.

There's a circular pool in the middle of the garden, while the kitchen is now separate and themed on a sweet and cake shop.

The revamped bungalow is reminiscent of "one of Britain's best kept villages", which ties into the previously released British themed eye.

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> PICTURES! Big Brother 2017 house pictures revealed - take a tour!

Who are the Big Brother 2017 housemates?
The first Big Brother 2017 contestants were revealed ahead of launch last week.

For only the second time in BBUK history, show bosses have unveiled some of this year's Big Brother UK cast ahead of launch night.

Not everyone has been revealed (yet) but six people - making up four housemates, with two pairs - have been officially confirmed by Channel 5.

big-brother-2017-cast

They include Ex On The Beach star Kayleigh Morris and Dreamboys' stripper Lotan Carter.

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Joining them will be sisters Hannah and Deborah Agboola and husband and wife duo Imran and Sukhvinder Javeed.

> Meet the first Big Brother 2017 housemates

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