Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother 'to be merged' in big new twist

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Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother are set to become one for a brand new twist to the show this summer.

Rumours began earlier in the week that the new series of Big Brother this year would feature celebs alongside 'regular' housemates.

It's been said that the new house - which will feature a major extension - will be split in two to accommodate the bumper cast.

However details about just how the new hybrid series will work have not been made clear, with the rumours prompting all sorts of questions.

Usually in the summer there will be both a Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother series, but now even this could be in doubt with one 'mega series' replacing both.

A spokesperson for Channel 5 said that they did not comment on rumours or speculation about the new series.

However Bit On The Side's Rylan Clark previously hinted at the big changes to come, saying that this summer's run could essentially be a brand new show.

"It’s all change at Big Brother so it’ll be like starting a new job," he teased last month. "We’ve been ready for a while for that, and I think the public have been ready for that, so I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s reactions on launch night."

He added: "This year, expect something very different.”

Rylan went on to suggest that the changes will mean better viewing for us fans as the housemates won't be able to 'play' the game.

“People know what Big Brother is now, the contestants know what to expect," the former Celebrity Brother champ explained. "This year they won’t, because we’re doing something brand new which they haven’t even thought about!”

However the rumours of celebs invading the main series of Big Brother hasn't been met with too much celebration from long-term fans of the show.

Right now we're going to reserve judgement until we actually know what's going on!

Big Brother is set to begin in May or June on Channel 5.

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