When does Celebrity Big Brother 2014 start? All you need to know on the new series

Celebrity Big Brother 2014

Celebrity Big Brother 2014 launches next week, and here's a run down of all the info you need to know.

When does Big Brother 2014 start?

First of all is the launch: CBB starts MONDAY - August 18 - on Channel 5 from 9PM.

Launch night will see all the celebs enter, and no doubt a twist or two as well!

Will the Celebrity Big Brother house stay the same?

NO! The CBB house will been given a "glamorous VIP makeover" (whatever that means) for its new star residents.

But rest assured, the celebrities should not expect their usual VIP treatment: The CBB 2014 celebrity housemates should be prepared for countless twists, turns and tough tasks guaranteed to cause drama and tension from day one.

Who's in Celebrity Big Brother 2014?

As for the celebs, amongst those linked to the new series are Gladiator star Tornado – real name David McIntosh – and MisFits’ Lauren Socha.

There’s also set to be yet another TOWIE star in the form of Lauren Goodger and another writer with Julie Burchill having reportedly been offered a £300,000 deal.

Dominatrix Natalie Rowe and Benefits Street star White Dee have too been tipped to become Celebrity Big Brother housemate this year, as well as The Hills turned Made In Chelsea cast member Stephanie Pratt and Corrie actor Michael Le Vell.

Completing the current rumours are Gogglebox’s George Gilbey, Hollywood star Gary Busey and most recently, magician Paul Daniels and his wife Debbie McGee.

But a spokesperson for Channel 5 commented: "We never comment on speculation and rumours about the line-up.”

Browse pictures of the rumoured Celebrity Big Brother 2014 line up below...

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