Big Brother 2016 housemates may include some familiar faces..

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The new Big Brother 2016 housemates could include celebrities or past contestants, it's been hinted at.

Bit on The Side's Rylan Clark-Neal has teased fans that we could see some 'familiar faces' but refused to say any more.

There have been rumours that year's 'civilian' BBUK would include celebrities playing against the main housemates as part of the big two houses twist.

Teasing the housemate line up, Rylan said this week: "I haven't met them but I have seen them.

"Some years we don't get it right but this year it's completely right, it's going to be amazing."

He told viewers: "Expect controversy, it wouldn't surprise me."

And Rylan added: "This year is probably the most mixed we've had in a long while, different races, gender, sexuality, age..."

Speaking about 'The Others', the mysterious group of contestants who will take up residence in the new second house, Rylan warned: "Watch out for The Others, The Others are coming and it's not what you think.

"They're dangerous, that's all I'm going to say. DANGER!"

He went on to reveal: "There might be a few familiar faces in there, you never know."

While Rylan's hopeful for a great series, he admitted last month that it's impossible to know just how things will go when they all move into the brand new Big Brother house together.

"You can never predict it because you put housemates in, and a week later they're all behaving totally differently, depending on who else they're in there with," he said.

Rylan explained: "This is one of the only non-scripted reality shows out there, so nobody knows what's going to happen.

"That's what makes it so exciting – and nerve wracking – to work on."

The housemates aren't expected to be revealed until launch night, and it sounds as though they've no idea what they're in for.

Rylan concluded: "I want people to know that the game is changing this year. I love the show. I'm a fan more than a presenter."

Big Brother 2016 launches LIVE on Tuesday, June 7 at 9PM on Channel 5.

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