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

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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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