Celebrity Big Brother 2018's Eye Of The Storm: One week to go!

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There’s just one week to go now until Celebrity Big Brother 2018 kicks off, and here’s what we know so far...

It's already been confirmed this year's series will have a new 'Eye Of The Storm' theme.

Channel 5 explained: "All of the celebrity names entering the house will have been caught up in their own media storm.

"And now, the celebrities are once again putting themselves in the public eye and this time they have a lot to prove."

Emma Willis will host the live launch on Thursday, August 16 at 9PM on Channel 5.

Celebrity Big Brother line up

As always, no names on the cast are confirmed before the launch night.

But there have been a LOT of rumoured stars.

Celebrities linked to the Celebrity Big Brother cast this year include headline grabbing footballer Jermaine Pennant, Hollywood actress Kirstie Alley, So Macho hitmaker Sinitta, 'Human Ken Doll' Rodrigo Alves and American porn actress Stormy Daniels, who is currently at the centre of controversy surrounding president Donald Trump.

Yet more celebs tipped for the Celebrity Big Brother 2018 line up this summer include, TOWIE's Dan Osborne, Love Island's Gabby Allen, Corrie's Ryan Thomas.

Further potential celebrity housemates are TOWIE's Bobby Norris, S Club 7's Paul Cattermole, American reality TV star Mehgan James and star of Netflix series Queer Eye Jonathan Van Ness.

However there have been reports that two celebs have quit this year's Celebrity Big Brother cast.

TV presenter John Leslie and transgender rights activist and journalist Paris Lees are said to have walked away from the show.

The Sun reports that show bosses are now left struggling to find replacement names.

The insider explained: “It’s left frantic bosses scrambling to fill the remaining slots. They want to land big names but they’re really up against it with time."

Meanwhile, the CBB house has had a makeover with the a neon themed refurb.

This year's Celebrity Big Brother celebrities will descend down the famous staircase to find a new look bungalow that's been given a complete overhaul since January.

45 cameras will be filming every inch of every room as always, with all the highlights on Channel 5 every night.

Celebrity Big Brother 2018 launches on Thursday, August 16 on Channel 5 at 9PM. You can get tickets to the live shows online here.

Alongside the main show, Bit On The Side will be back weeknights with Rylan Clark-Neal.

There will also be live feed on eviction nights.

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