Big Brother 2013: Emma Willis kicks off filming for new series

Emma Willis (Celebrity Big Brother 2013)

New Big Brother 2013 host Emma Willis has kicked off filming for the new series.

The Channel 5 reality show will launch its fourteenth series next month, with new presenter Emma at the helm.

The former Bit On The Side frontwoman has replaced Brian Dowling, saying last month: “I am thrilled to have been offered this job.

"I’m a fan first and foremost so to be able to front the show is going to be amazing. Roll on the summer!”

Emma tweeted yesterday: "Had a great day today filming for #BB soooooo exciting!"

And she revealed that the Big Brother 2013 launch date had yet to be confirmed, telling her followers: "Not sure of the date yet. But if we're filing now, it can't be far off...; ) #bbuk"

Emma's appointment to the main show is only the first change in this year's series, brought about by new Channel 5 director of programmes, Ben Frow.

Both Alice Levine and Jamie East will also be leaving the series, while behind the scenes a shake up of the production team is already underway.

Bosses are also said to be working on making the line up of housemates more 'normal' compared to recent series.

A source claimed: “We want to get back to the essence of what made it must-see telly."

Auditions for Big Brother 2013 took place earlier this year, being completed online only for the first time in the show's history.

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