First ever American Celebrity Big Brother will air next February

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The first ever version of American Celebrity Big Brother will launch in 2018

CBS, who currently air the 'normal' version of the show in the States, made the announcement this month.

Although Celebrity Big Brother has been going here in the UK for almost 20 years, it's never made it across the pond - until now.

"'Big Brother' has been dominating pop culture throughout its 19 seasons, and it is exciting to grow the franchise with the first-ever celebrity edition in the US," executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan said.

They added: "Celebrities will be under the watchful eye of the Big Brother cameras, facing the classic game elements, and of course new twists in this special winter event."

The US Celebrity Big Brother will be hosted by Julie Chen, who also fronts the civilian series, and will air from February 7, 2018.

The first series is scheduled to run for just over two weeks, ending on February 25.

The show will air multiple episodes a week and in a move to make Celebrity Big Brother UK viewers jealous, feature online live feeds from the house.

Rumoured names for the first ever American Celebrity Big Brother line up so far include Jersey Shore's Sammi Sweetheart, Made in Chelsea's Stephanie Pratt and Blac Chyna.

Over the years many US stars have taken part in the British version of the show with Brandi Glanville, Chad Johnson, Trisha Paytas and Marissa Jade all appearing in this summer's series alone.

With that in mind, some are hoping that the American Celebrity Big Brother could see British celebs compete.

"Let's hope #CBB USA doesn't clash with #CBB UK and they can have @Rylan 😉 #BBCelebrity," @SuperTV247 tweeted.

The latest run of Celebrity Big Brother UK will air in January on Channel 5.

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