Celebrity Big Brother to run for just over two weeks on Channel 5

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The new series of Celebrity Big Brother will run for just over two weeks on Channel 5, it has been revealed. The new show - hosted by former big Brother winner Brian Dowling - will kick off with the celebrity version on August 18, before being followed by a 'normal' series straight after.

The regular version of the show will run for around 10 weeks, with a final in mid-November.

The switchover between the series has yet to be made clear, but will happen within a day or two, if not the same night.

The synopsis of the new show reads:

Eleven months after Channel 4 turned out the lights on the Big Brother house, the grandaddy of all reality shows is back, on a different channel and with a different presenter.

Brian Dowling, who not only won series two, but was also crowned the public's ultimate housemate last year, steps into Davina McCall's presenting shoes, and begins by introducing the foolhardy celebrities who have agreed to be locked up with each other for the next two and a half weeks and have their every move and conversation filmed for public consumption.

Even better, once the celebrities have had their turn, there will be 10 weeks of the `classic' series, featuring brave members of the public. And yes, Marcus Bentley will be back to provide the voiceover. Big Brother simply wouldn't be the same without his Geordie narrative.

Celebrities rumoured for the new show include X Factor twins Jedward, reality star Kerry Katona and he Only Way Is Essex babe Amy Childs.

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