When does Celebrity Big Brother 2016 start? All you need to know about new series

CBB housemates, presenters and spoilers

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With Celebrity Big Brother UK set to start next month, we recap all of the latest news and everything we know about the new series as it stands

When does Celebrity Big Brother 2016 start?

The start date for Celebrity Big Brother 2015 has been confirmed for Tuesday, January 5 at 9PM on Channel 5. Bit On The Side will follow at 11PM.

Who's presenting it all?

Emma Willis will once again be returning to front the main show on Channel 5 while newly married Rylan Clark-Neal is back in charge of the Bit On The Side crowd weeknights, so no changes there.

Celebrity Big Brother - Emma Willis

What's this year's theme?

This year's Big Brother will have a 'vaudeville theatre' theme throughout the show. Channel 5 have teased: "What lies in store for the cast of new recruits nervously waiting in the wings? Which celebrity Housemate will shine in the leading role and win…and who will be evicted as the understudies?

"This year Big Brother is hosting a spectacular that will captivate and delight viewers, as they witness brand new Housemates adapting to life under the glare of Big Brother’s limelight."

What's the new Celebrity Big Brother 2016 house like?

The famous house has undergone a major costume change, and Housemates will be transported to a striking and theatrical setting which echoes the new theme of a bygone era.

This year's Celebrity Big Brother celebrities will descend down a majestic staircase, leading to glamourous rooms made up of rich opulent textures and packed with intriguing curiosities.

Big Brother may have set the scene of a decadent, antiquated world, but behind the performance there are hints at a grittier undertone…what lurks in the shadows? The Housemates will discover that there will be unwelcome surprises in store.

Outside, the BB garden has been transformed into a Whitechapel style foggy street scene with a Victorian pub snug which will provide a hidden corner for sharing secrets and backstage backstabbing.

Who's on Celebrity Big Brother 2016?

Nothing is official just yet but there have been LOADS of rumours already. Names 'speculated' for Celebrity Big Brother 2016 in the new year include Strictly Come Dancing pros Ola Jordan and Kristina Rihanoff, supposed comedian Dapper Laughs, disgraced I’m A Celebrity star Spencer Matthews, Prince Andrew’s former lover Koo Stark and American rapper Vanilla Ice.

Further potential housemates could include TOWIE's Gemma Collins and former Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis, as well as Love Island's Rachel Christie.

More recently, Geordie Shore's Scotty T and Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Scott Disick.

Browse pictures of the rumoured Celebrity Big Brother 2016 housemates here..

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