Celebrity Big Brother 2016 start date confirmed for January 5

When is Celebrity Big Brother back on TV?

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The Celebrity Big Brother 2016 start date has been confirmed this afternoon.

Channel 5 has officially revealed today that the new series will begin next month on Tuesday, January 5.

The live launch show will air from 9PM as Emma Willis introduces to the new cast of celebrity housemates.

Straight after the two-hour opener and Rylan Clark-Neal will take charge of the rowdy Bit On The Side audience from 11PM with all the latest news, gossip and exclusive clips from the house.

And then there's good news for live feed fan with Live From The House airing for two hours between midnight and 2AM across Channel 5 and sister channel 5*.

The nightly highlights shows will then air across the week from 9PM with Bit On The Side and limited live streaming following.

The first live eviction (or at least the next live show) is scheduled for the Friday, January 8 with two parts at 9PM and 10:30PM.

The launch date news comes after Channel 5 this week revealed the first details about this year's series, including the Celebrity Big Brother 2016 eye.

As for who else has been rumoured, other potential celeb housemates this year include Strictly Come Dancing pro Kristina Rihanoff, Made In Chelsea's Spencer Matthews, Prince Andrew’s former lover Koo Stark and American rapper Vanilla Ice.

Further names rumoured for the line up are TOWIE's Gemma Collins and former Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis, 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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